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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Darrin W. Anderson, Sr., PhD, MS, is the State Deputy Director of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and the Associate Executive Director of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. Darrin leads a statewide multidisciplinary team that advances changes to systems, environment and public policy through strategic operations and planning, community and civic engagement, collaborations, financial development, communications, and program evaluation. He has fostered and continues to foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through his positions as co-chair of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Task Force, member of the executive committee of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and Get Hype Philadelphia, former co-chair of the U.S. Region II Health Equity Council, and board member of the Advocates for Children of New Jersey. 

Prior to joining the Y, Darrin was the Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association, State Health Alliance Director of the American Heart Association, and Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Eugene DuPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute (Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation), Christiana Care Health System. He has served on the Governor’s Council on Lifestyle & Fitness (DE), Hope Commission (Special Task Force for Positive Youth Development (DE) , and was Vice Chair of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, Delaware, Community Service Project. A recipient of the University of Delaware Presidential Award for Minority Students, he received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health and exercise science from University of Delaware and his doctorate from Temple University (Kinesiology) and is adjunct faculty at Springfield College and Richard Stockton University. Darrin’s research interest is in nonprofit leadership development, exercise science, and community-clinical linkages in chronic disease prevention with a focus on public policy, at-risk youth, and communities of low income.

Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH
Professor, Associate Dean for Health
Equity and Community Engagement, University of South Florida

Adewale Troutman identifies himself through his commitment to social justice, human rights, community activism, health equity and national and global health. His life’s work has been a testimony to this fact. Dr. Troutman has over 40 years of dedication through action to the principles of universal freedoms and the elimination of racism, injustice and oppression. His unique educational background has been a major factor in this quest. Dr. Troutman has an MD from New Jersey Medical School, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, Masters in Black Studies from the State University of New York in Albany,and as of October 2009, board certification from the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He is a residency trained Family Physician graduating from residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. His career has included clinical emergency medicine, hospital administration, academic and public health practice. He served as an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences while directing the Metro Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness.

His experience includes special consultancies with the World Health Organization in Thailand and Japan, health assessment missions in Angola, Jamaica and Zaire and training in India and Austria. His commitment to Justice has evolved into his nationally recognized efforts to create health equity and the supremacy of the social determinants of health, the founding of the first Center for Health Equity at a local health department and the creation of the Mayors Healthy Hometown Movement. He is also credited with the passage of one of the strongest anti-smoking ordinances in the country.

Dr Troutman has had multiple publications including “What if We Were Equal”, co-authored with former Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr David Satcher. His awards and recognitions include the Medistar physician of the year award, the St Stephens Community Man of the Year Award, the Ottenheimer Award for Social Justice, The Power to End Stroke Award and numerous others. 

He is featured in the nationally televised PBS series; Unnatural Causes; Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Dr Troutman serves a member or past member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, the Academy for Health Equity, the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Health Promotion Disease Prevention Healthy People 2020, the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, the Board of Directors of Public Health Law and Policy, the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association the African American Heritage Center and the National Association of County and City Health Officers. Dr. Troutman will assume the presidency of the American Public Health Association at the close of the national convention on October 31, 2012. 

A nationally known speaker, Dr Troutman is an accomplished African Percussionist, a SCUBA diver, published poet and writer. He is married with 4 children.

 

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH has worked for Qualis Health since 2006 as Medical Director for Healthcare Informatics. His special interest is integrating information technology into clinical workflows for quality improvement. He is currently involved in several national and regional projects designed to integrate oral health into primary care in a medical home setting.  

Dr. Hummel is a general internist who started his career in a solo practice in rural Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Following that he spent 13 years at Group Health in Seattle combining clinical practice innovations in a multi-disciplinary care team with the emerging discipline of chronic disease management. He then spent another 11 years at the University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics involved in early efforts to use EHR data for clinical quality reporting in population health.  


 

Dr. Scout has appeared on NPR, The Larry King Live Show, the Melissa Harris Perry Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show; he's been interviewed by the Washington Post, New York Times, and dozens of other newspapers. In 2014 he was named one of the Out100 by The Advocate Magazine and received a Rockefeller Foundation writing fellowship on transgender health. Prior to that he was named the CDC Health Equity Champion and National Youth Pride Services Advocate of the Year. Dr. Scout received his Ph.D. from Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He prepares a weekly column on Huffington Post about LGBT health and is a frequent public speaker. Dr. Scout is a grant writing and technical assistance consultant and the Director of LGBT HealthLink at CenterLink. He is an openly transgender father of three kids, a vegetarian, a leader in Rhode Island Hiking Club and an aficionado of bikeshare programs across the U.S. 




Health Impact Assessment and the 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Chris Danley is the owner of Vitruvian Planning located in Boise, Idaho. Having spent his youth in Southern California, he joined the US Navy and spent five years in Naval Aviation traveling the world and experiencing numerous cultures and environments. Upon his honorable discharge, Chris went back to Southern California to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Chapman University in Orange, California before moving to Spokane, Washington to enroll at Eastern Washington University and earning a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Soon after, Chris relocated to Boise to become the first Comprehensive Transportation Planner at the Ada County Highway District.  In 2011, he founded Vitruvian Planning with the intent of bringing the planning field back to its origins by infusing health into various projects.

In Vitruvian Planning, Chris has created a company intent on infusing health considerations and impacts into infrastructure and land use plans while working to develop programmatic and encouragement solutions. Chris has a rare education including formal Health Impact Assessment training, is a Safe Routes to School and League of American Bicyclist instructor, creator of the Activity Connection Plan® model and co-creator of the Looking Glass Academy; a formal training academy that teaches people from all backgrounds how to conduct walk and bicycle audits in their own community. Tapping into his personal experience as a former personal trainer, coach, and avid runner and cyclist, Chris seeks to mesh his professional knowledge and personal passions by “Bridging Health and Mobility” into all planning endeavors. Recent projects have included numerous Health Impact Assessments, Complete Streets policy development, several bicycle and pedestrian plans, and health chapter development for numerous comprehensive plans.

Mark Peyrot is Professor of Sociology at Loyola University Maryland and Professor of Health and Social Sciences at Bergen University College (Norway). He was formerly a faculty member in the departments of Sociology and Medicine at the University of Kentucky and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. His recent projects comprise multiple funded studies, including: surveys of psychosocial and behavioral outcomes and determinants among diabetes patients, their family members and health care providers (e.g., the DAWN and DAWN2 studies); studies of patient reported outcomes in diabetes clinical trials (e.g., adherence, treatment satisfaction and quality of life); and studies of the drivers, consequences and relationships among diabetes, depression, and complications of diabetes. Dr. Peyrot has served leadership roles within the ADA and the AADE and was one of the developers of the National Diabetes Education Outcome System, the AADE7 Self-care Behaviors, the National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education and the National Standards for Outcomes Measurement of Diabetes Self-management Education. His 300+ publications include a co-edited collection of diabetes psychosocial care guidelines recently published by ADA.



Kelsey Ruszel is a Registered Dietitian, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a 10-month Dietetic Internship at Idaho State University-Meridian, receiving her final certification through the Registration Examination for Dietitians. She is an ACE Certified Health Coach with skills in counseling and motivational interviewing. Her education has provided her with hands-on training focusing on how the social aspects of different populations relates to their nutrition and overall health. Her educational projects included organizing cooking classes for persons with HIV using food pantry items; participating in free community health screenings with ISU; and writing and team-teaching a semester-long curriculum for an after-school nutrition program at a Title I elementary school.

In her current role at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI), Kelsey provides nutrition education for diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and weight management, and education for children, families, and pregnant women. Kelsey seeks to understand the social determinants that affect the daily choices of patients and provide practical advice for improving their nutrition and lifestyle.
                           
Kelsey is a volunteer nutrition instructor for Idaho Food Bank Cooking Matters classes, which teach low-income participants hands-on cooking, shopping, meal planning, and nutrition skills over a 6-week period. Her past-participants include adults, families, Somali-Bantu refugees, and persons with HIV.

For the past year, Kelsey has been working on the Screen and Intervene: Food is Medicine pilot project at FMRI in collaboration with a pediatrician at the clinic and the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force. She is excited to share this project with attendees at the Collaborating for Health Conference.

Mike Wenrick is the Executive Director of Portland based non-profit, Zenger Farm.  Zenger Farm is a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. Mike believes all people have the right to access the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and is committed to collaborative, community-based approaches that address health and equity issues. Before joining Zenger Farm, Mike worked for more than a decade in international health development as a director at Medical Teams International, and was an agricultural volunteer with the Peace Corps in Honduras. Mike enjoys cooking, operates a small commercial winery and has been known to rescue a chicken that crossed the road. 

Mike will be speaking on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 with Kelsey Ruszel during the Screen and Intervene session from 2:35-3:35. His presentation will focus on Zenger Farms CSA Partnerships for Health program. 

 

Lindsey Turner, PhD, is a research associate professor in the College of Education at Boise State University. She is also the founder and director of the College's new Initiative for Healthy Schools. The Initiative is home to several national and locally-focused research studies on school health policies and practices, and studies of the links between student wellness and academic outcomes. In addition, the Initiative provides technical support and assistance to Idaho schools that are implementing best-practices for promoting student wellness. Lindsey uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work, and her doctoral coursework included a minor in statistics and research methods. Her postdoctoral training was in program evaluation.





Helen Brown, RDN, MPH is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Exercise Sciences of Health, Movement Sciences Department at the University of Idaho where she teaches community health and engages students in service learning healthy active lifestyles programming. Helen most enjoys participatory action research with communities across Idaho to improve nutrition, physical activity and overall quality of life. She has conducted community and health access assessments for Idaho Tribes and conducted a statewide surveillance of obesity related data indicators in Idaho.  Helen is most interested in helping communities collect the data they need most to identify needs and successfully obtain funding and resources to take action to improve health. Prior to coming to the University of Idaho, Helen worked as a public health practitioner and nutritionist in a variety of settings. She is married to a fine man, has three wonderful adult kids and when she is not working, you can find her in her garden or out and about traveling. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Lawrence Wallack served for nine years (2004-13) as Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. He is currently Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Studies at Portland State and Distinguished Fellow of the Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness at Oregon Health and Science University. He is also Emeritus Professor of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. He was the founding director of the Prevention Research Center (1983-86), the first federally funded national alcohol research center with a primary emphasis on prevention. From 1986 to 1995 he was the principal investigator for the California site of the Community Intervention Trial to Reduce Smoking (COMMIT). This project funded by the National Cancer Institute was the largest randomized community trial ever developed for the prevention of smoking.

In 1993 he was the founding director of the Berkeley Media Studies Group, an organization conducting research and training in the use of media to promote healthy public policies. Dr. Wallack is one of the primary architects of media advocacy -- an innovative approach to working with mass media to advance social and public health issues. He has published extensively and lectures frequently on the news media and public health policy issues. 
Dr. Wallack has been honored with various awards and was one of the original recipients of the Innovators Award (2000-05) from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This award recognized lifetime achievement and innovation in the area of prevention. 

He is past Chair, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council of Oregon and served for five years on the Board of Governors, City Club of Portland. He currently serves on the governing boards of, Upstream Public Health (Portland, OR), and The Praxis Project (Washington, DC). He also serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. He has served on several Institute of Medicine committees and is a Lifetime National Associate of the National Academies based on “extraordinary contributions through pro-bono service to National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.” 

Dr. Wallack’s current work focuses on translating the science of developmental origins of health and disease into public health policy and practice on a community, regional, and statewide level in Oregon. He is also part of the team evaluating Voices for Healthy Kids, a national effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association to reduce childhood obesity through passing and implementing policies at the local and state level.

Mary Ann Hodorowicz is a RD, CDE and Certified Endocrinology Coder with a MBA in marketing. She is a consultant for the health, food and pharmaceutical industries and is recognized for her expertise in multiple diabetes topics. She especially loves helping clients achieve AADE accreditation for their DSME programs with her turn-key materials. Thus, she sees herself as a “Diabetes Department Store”! Mary Ann has volunteered in many capacities within the AADE and served on the board of directors from 2013 to 2015. She has also been active on numerous committees of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over 20 years, including the task force that spear-headed the Medicare MNT benefit. Besides her 1 husband and 2 sons, the other loves of her life are chocolate and Champaign….so if you have a recipe combining the two, please email it to her!




Darrin W. Anderson, Sr., PhD, MS, is the State Deputy Director of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and the Associate Executive Director of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. Darrin leads a statewide multidisciplinary team that advances changes to systems, environment and public policy through strategic operations and planning, community and civic engagement, collaborations, financial development, communications, and program evaluation. He has fostered and continues to foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through his positions as co-chair of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Task Force, member of the executive committee of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and Get Hype Philadelphia, former co-chair of the U.S. Region II Health Equity Council, and board member of the Advocates for Children of New Jersey. 

Prior to joining the Y, Darrin was the Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association, State Health Alliance Director of the American Heart Association, and Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Eugene DuPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute (Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation), Christiana Care Health System. He has served on the Governor’s Council on Lifestyle & Fitness (DE), Hope Commission (Special Task Force for Positive Youth Development (DE) , and was Vice Chair of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, Delaware, Community Service Project. A recipient of the University of Delaware Presidential Award for Minority Students, he received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health and exercise science from University of Delaware and his doctorate from Temple University (Kinesiology) and is adjunct faculty at Springfield College and Richard Stockton University. Darrin’s research interest is in nonprofit leadership development, exercise science, and community-clinical linkages in chronic disease prevention with a focus on public policy, at-risk youth, and communities of low income.


 

Corey Surber currently serves as Director of State Advocacy for Trinity Health, representing Saint Alphonsus Health System, and has been with Saint Alphonsus for the past 23 years. Corey is also adjunct faculty at Boise State University, teaching courses dealing with health policy, health delivery systems and health care quality. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from College of Idaho, and a Master of Health Science degree from Boise State University.






  

Josh Bishop serves as Vice President and Idaho Regional Director for PacificSource. In this role, Josh is responsible for business development and operations in Idaho, which includes offices in Boise and Idaho Falls. Josh has been with PacificSource since 2008, and is based in Boise. Josh previously served as PacificSource's Director of Pharmacy Services, and as Executive Director of our Columbia Gorge CCO in Oregon, where he successfully collaborated with public and private stakeholders to improve quality outcomes and lower costs in one of Oregon's Medicaid plans. Prior to joining PacificSource, Josh worked as a clinical pharmacist for Rocky Mountain Health Plans in Colorado. 
He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2006 from Oregon Health Sciences University and Oregon State University. In his spare time, Josh enjoys active outdoor sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking. You will also find him volunteering with organizations that enhance the health and wellness of our community.




 

Mary Ann Hodorowicz is a RD, CDE and Certified Endocrinology Coder with a MBA in marketing. She is a consultant for the health, food and pharmaceutical industries and is recognized for her expertise in multiple diabetes topics. She especially loves helping clients achieve AADE accreditation for their DSME programs with her turn-key materials. Thus, she sees herself as a “Diabetes Department Store”! Mary Ann has volunteered in many capacities within the AADE and served on the board of directors from 2013 to 2015. She has also been active on numerous committees of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over 20 years, including the task force that spear-headed the Medicare MNT benefit. Besides her 1 husband and 2 sons, the other loves of her life are chocolate and Champaign….so if you have a recipe combining the two, please email it to her!




Darrin W. Anderson, Sr., PhD, MS, is the State Deputy Director of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and the Associate Executive Director of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. Darrin leads a statewide multidisciplinary team that advances changes to systems, environment and public policy through strategic operations and planning, community and civic engagement, collaborations, financial development, communications, and program evaluation. He has fostered and continues to foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through his positions as co-chair of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Task Force, member of the executive committee of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and Get Hype Philadelphia, former co-chair of the U.S. Region II Health Equity Council, and board member of the Advocates for Children of New Jersey. 

Prior to joining the Y, Darrin was the Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association, State Health Alliance Director of the American Heart Association, and Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Eugene DuPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute (Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation), Christiana Care Health System. He has served on the Governor’s Council on Lifestyle & Fitness (DE), Hope Commission (Special Task Force for Positive Youth Development (DE) , and was Vice Chair of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, Delaware, Community Service Project. A recipient of the University of Delaware Presidential Award for Minority Students, he received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health and exercise science from University of Delaware and his doctorate from Temple University (Kinesiology) and is adjunct faculty at Springfield College and Richard Stockton University. Darrin’s research interest is in nonprofit leadership development, exercise science, and community-clinical linkages in chronic disease prevention with a focus on public policy, at-risk youth, and communities of low income.


 

Michele Cronen is the Senior Associate Editor at Healthwise, Inc., where she leads the associate editor team. This team copyedits and proofreads every piece of health content that Healthwise produces in its mission to help people make better health decisions. Michele has been a professional editor for nearly 30 years, working at newspapers and a professional association before joining Healthwise 12 years ago. In addition to getting plain-language training at Healthwise, Michele attended the University of New England’s Health Literacy Summer Institute in 2006 and is passionate about plain language and clear communication. She created and maintains Healthwise’s Plain-Language Glossary and frequently leads fun and engaging training sessions on plain language.  


 

Nora Carpenter, President and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley is a well-known leader in Idaho’s nonprofit community. She’s an Idaho native, originally from Caldwell, and a proud Idaho Vandal. Nora joined United Way in 2012 as part of her professional quest to never grow up. Nora has a long history of leadership and involvement in Idaho’s nonprofit community including serving as the President of the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Idaho for nearly 20 years, and as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. She took a short four-year diversion to Washington, D.C. to focus on leadership and capacity building for the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Throughout her career, Nora has focused her energy on building and inspiring emerging leaders, to channel their talents toward positive, meaningful impact for themselves and their community.




Mary Ann Hodorowicz is a RD, CDE and Certified Endocrinology Coder with a MBA in marketing. She is a consultant for the health, food and pharmaceutical industries and is recognized for her expertise in multiple diabetes topics. She especially loves helping clients achieve AADE accreditation for their DSME programs with her turn-key materials. Thus, she sees herself as a “Diabetes Department Store”! Mary Ann has volunteered in many capacities within the AADE and served on the board of directors from 2013 to 2015. She has also been active on numerous committees of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over 20 years, including the task force that spear-headed the Medicare MNT benefit. Besides her 1 husband and 2 sons, the other loves of her life are chocolate and Champaign….so if you have a recipe combining the two, please email it to her!




Nora Carpenter, President and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley is a well-known leader in Idaho’s nonprofit community. She’s an Idaho native, originally from Caldwell, and a proud Idaho Vandal. Nora joined United Way in 2012 as part of her professional quest to never grow up. Nora has a long history of leadership and involvement in Idaho’s nonprofit community including serving as the President of the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Idaho for nearly 20 years, and as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. She took a short four-year diversion to Washington, D.C. to focus on leadership and capacity building for the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Throughout her career, Nora has focused her energy on building and inspiring emerging leaders, to channel their talents toward positive, meaningful impact for themselves and their community.




Photovoice Project

Rhonda Heggen began her teaching career in the Boise School District in 1985 as a junior high PE and Health teacher, and coach. She taught across the Boise School District grades K-12 and enjoyed a variety of teaching assignments working with different age groups and demographics. She earned her master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 1991 and did some adjunct teaching in education at Boise State University. She continued her teaching career at Cole Valley Christian Schools for 13 years as a teacher, coach and athletic director before coming to the State Department of Education as the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for Idaho schools. She works to make schools a healthier place for students and staff, encouraging health across the curriculum. She is married with two grown children and enjoys hiking, biking and skiing with her husband.




Heather Blume, MS, RD, LD, is a Child Nutrition Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education. She has been reviewing schools in Idaho that conduct the National School Lunch Program for the last three years. In addition to working with school meal programs, she works on a grant with the Department of Health and Welfare to promote wellness and sound nutrition practices in schools. Heather is a registered dietitian and holds a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Idaho. Prior to joining the Child Nutrition team she worked as an instructor for the University of Idaho teaching nutrition and food science courses. 






4H Food Smart Families

Maureen Toomey, M.Ed., directs Idaho 4-H’s statewide healthy living program. She is successful in developing resources to support programs serving low-income and ethnically diverse youth. Toomey partners with schools, recreation and afterschool programs, and Eat Smart Idaho, delivering healthy living education including basic nutrition. Under Toomey’s leadership college interns and teen advocate teach these classes. The teen advocate program, designed by Toomey, gives teens training on nutrition and healthy habits and fosters their public speaking, critical thinking and leadership skills.

Toomey has administered grant funded afterschool programs in multiple counties. She has provided technical assistance and staff training in the areas of healthy living (nutrition and physical activity), visual and cultural arts, and science. To support these programs Toomey oversaw the partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA, having up to ten placements at a time. She was also instrumental in securing the C. S. Mott partnership grant that launched the Idaho Afterschool Network. Recent regional and national presentations include “Connecting Internally to Build Healthy Youth,”  “Teen Advocates Impacting Idaho’s Health,” “Science Out Your Backdoor,” “The Best 4-H Snacks,” “Healthy Living with Challenged Youth,” and “Idaho 4-H Afterschool, Outreach to Rural Communities.” 

Toomey currently sits on the National 4-H Council Hispanic Advisory Committee and the USDA- National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Positive Youth Development – Health Team. For all her efforts Toomey received the Idaho Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Meritorious Service Award, 2015.

Fuel Up 2 Play 60

Jennifer Stoor has been an elementary physical education teacher for the past 18 years in the West Ada School District. In 2015, she was selected as Idaho’s Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
by the Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In 2013, she made the top 15 in the country for the NFL Network Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

She was born and raised in Fruitland, Idaho participating in all the sports available. She played basketball at the local junior college, Treasure Valley Community College and enjoyed coaching at the high school level and recruited for TVCC. She went on to Boise State University to earn her B.S. in Physical Education.

As a teacher at Ponderosa Elementary, Jennifer stays motivated and excited with their student walk/run program, “Pacers.” Pacers has sparked a wildfire of excitement for many schools in the valley wanting to start their own programs. Jennifer encourages students to
find their passion; that spark that keeps them ablaze down their path toward a healthy life. Her motto is to “Make it fun or it won’t get done! Play!”