NPAPA Sector Committees

(February 8, 2017)

Standing Sector Committees

The NPAP standing sector committees engage in a number of NPAP functions including prioritizing sector strategies, suggesting revisions to the NPAP, and identifying metrics for evaluation of Plan implementation. In addition, committees may be called upon to provide guidance on special projects undertaken by National Physical Activity Plan Alliance Board. Each standing sector committee is comprised of approximately 8-12 members with expertise related to initiatives to promote physical activity in the sector to which he or she is appointed.

Business and Industry

The Business and Industry Sector encompasses the private, for-profit segment of the economy. This includes “businesses” that provide goods and services to consumers, governments, and other businesses, and “industry” that relates to manufacturing finished, usable goods and products from raw materials.

  • Laurie Whitsel
    AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

  • Jack Groppel
    WELLNESS INC/ HUMAN PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

  • Tom Richards
    AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

  • Wendell Taylor
    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER HOUSTON

  • Catrine Tudor-Locke
    UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

  • Nico Pronk
    HealthPartners
  • Jennifer Fassbender

Community Recreation, Fitness, and Parks

The Community Recreation, Fitness, and Parks (CRFP) Sector includes a wide range of close-to-home facilities and services available at low or no cost to most Americans. Facilities and services provided through this sector include non-profit and local government community centers; public parks and trails; and private fitness facilities and services.

  • Deb Cohen, Chair
    RAND
  • Myron Floyd
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Sheila Franklin
    AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

  • Andy Kacynzski
    University of South Carolina
  • Steven Loy
    California State University Northridge

  • Kellie May
    National Recreation and Parks Assocation

  • Andy Mowen
    Pennsylvania State University

  • Ric Rosenkranz
    KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Education

The Education sector is comprised of formal educational institutions at all levels, including preschools and child care centers, K-12 schools and higher education. Both public and private schools are included.  Also included are federal, state and local authorities that establish policy for educational institutions.

  • Jayne Greenberg, Chair
    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Darla Castelli
    University of Texas

  • Jamie Chriqui
    University of Illinois Chicago

  • Lauren Finn
    Community Health Educator

  • Kim Graber
    University of ILLINOIS

  • Hans van der Mars
    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Thom McKenzie
    SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Shannon Michael
    CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

  • Elizabeth Walker Romero
    ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL HEALTH OFFICIALS

  • Dianne Ward
    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL

Faith Based Settings

The Faith-Based Settings Sector is comprised of religious organizations including religious congregations, organized religious denominations, faith-based social service agencies, and faith-based charities.

  • Melissa Bopp, Chair
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Jason Carter
    Michigan Technological University
  • Lorna McNeil
    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

  • Melicia Whitt-Glover
    GRAMERCY RESEARCH
  • Sara Wilcox
    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Healthcare

The Healthcare sector is comprised of health care systems--organizations that deliver health care services to a patient population.  Health care systems include health care providers, infrastructure such as medical centers, and information systems such as electronic health records (EHR). 

  • Liz Joy, Chair
    INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE

  • Rosemary Agostini
    GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE

  • David Buchner
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

  • Sheri Colberg
    OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

  • Felipe Lobelo
    EMORY UNIVERSITY ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Natalie Muth
    AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

  • Kevin Patrick
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

  • Bob Sallis
    KASIER PERMANENTE

  • David Sabgir
    WALK WITH A DOC

Mass Media

The Mass Media sector is comprised of traditional media outlets, including print, television and radio, and “new” media outlets such as social networking.

  • Jay Maddock, Chair
    TEXAS A&M SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Adrian Bauman
    UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Nick Cavill
    CAVILL AND ASSOCIATES

  • Sara Johnson
    PRO-CHANGE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS

  • Justine Leavy
    FIND 30 CAMPAIGN IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • Ernie Medina
    MEDPLAY

  • Greg Norman
    CENTER FOR WIRELESS POPULATION HEALTH SYSTEMS

Public Health

The Public Health sector consists of governmental organizations, such as public health agencies and federal, state, county, and local health departments. It also includes non-governmental organizations that seek to address public health goals.

  • Amy Eyler
    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF ST. LOUIS

  • Angie Craddock
    HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Bill Dietz
    GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

  • Steve P. Hooker
    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Rebecca E. Lee
    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Rodrigo Reis
    Washington University in St Louis

Sport

The Sport sector includes a wide range of organizations that deliver competitive or recreational athletic programs. Included in this sector are organizations delivering sport programs at local, state, regional, and national levels for participants ranging from beginning amateurs to professionals.

  • Jim Whitehead, Chair
    AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE

  • Amy Callender
    NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION

  • Thomas Dompier
    Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention, Inc.

  • Jean Knaack
    ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

  • Benjamin Reed
    THE Y

  • Walt Thompson
    Georgia State University

Transportation, Land Use, and Community Design

The Transportation, Land Use and Community Design sector encompasses transportation systems, and community design and planning organizations.  Included in this sector are transportation and community planning organizations at all government levels. Also included are non-government organizations that contribute to transportation and community planning policies.  

  • Risa Wilkerson, Chair
    ACTIVE LIVING BY DESIGN

  • Mark Fenton
    TUFTS UNIVERSITY

  • Christopher Hinze
    PT, DPT, Traverse City, MI

  • Kelly Kavanaugh
    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

  • Leslie Meehan
    TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

  • Robert Ogilvie
    San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association

  • Margo Pedroso
    SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

  • Yolanda Savage Narva
    AMERICA WALKS

  • Shin-Pei Tsay
    TRANSITCENTER AND TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES