Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Webinar: “Behind the Scenes, Front of the Cameras, and In the Gym: Learn How the President’s Council is Working for You!”
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A few “Tidbits” About Our Guest Speaker –
• Shellie Pfohl was appointed by President Barack Obama in February 2010 to serve as the Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
• About the Council: The Council is up to 25 volunteer citizens appointed by the President who are charged with educating, engaging and empowering Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to live a more active, healthy lifestyle.
• Shellie’s Role: As Executive Director, she is responsible for developing the vision, strategy, and goals of the Council in consultation with its members, and directing the organization’s daily operations.
• Works Closely with the First Lady: In addition, she leads the Council’s efforts to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s national Let’s Move! initiative aimed at solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
• Prior to the President’s Council: Shellie served as the Executive Director of Be Active North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that works statewide to increase physical activity among North Carolina citizens. Her accomplishments include:
• Policy Development: She also oversaw the training of more than 40,000 classroom teachers on the implementation of the Healthy Active Children Policy to incorporate physical activity into classroom settings throughout the state.
• Pre-School: While there, she led the implementation of Be Active Kids, a preschool physical activity and nutrition program implemented in over 7,000 childcare centers across North Carolina.
• Local Community Advocacy: Shellie also provided a new vision and energy for the development of Local Fitness Councils, serving to strengthen the ability of K-12 physical education and health teachers to engage community and school leaders towards consensus of higher quality programs for students.
• Strong Public and Community Health Focus: She also served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health from 1990 to 1998; Head of the Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Assistant Director of the National Association of Governor’s Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports (1986-1988), and planned and implemented the first International Conference on Physical Fitness and Nutrition.