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Advisors & Partners

Take Charge! Be Healthy would like to thank the following individuals for their support and contributions to this web module. Without your help and expertise Take Charge! would not have been possible.

Initial Conceptual Framework and Content Team

  • Eloise Elliott, PhD - President, eLearning for Kids, Inc. Athens, WV
  • Derek Belcher - Technology Specialist, eLearning for Kids, Inc. Athens, WV
  • Mark Manross, MS- Executive Director, PE Central, Blacksburg, VA
  • Francesco Zavacky, National Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Steve Palmer, PhD - Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Content Expert Reviewers

  • Celeste Peggs, - WV Office of Nutrition, WV Department of Education
  • Pam Hamilton, RD - Fairmont State University
  • Amy Gannon, RD - Nutritionist, Marshall University
  • Elaine Bowen, EdD - Family Specialist, WVU Extension Services
  • Cindy Fitch, PhD, RD - Professor of Pediatric Nutrition, WVU
  • Alyson Ward, BSN, MPH, Research Nurse - CARDIAC Project, WVU
  • Ruth Kershner, PhD, RD - Profesor of Health, WVU
Physical Activity
  • Dave Hinman, MS - Teacher, Los Lunas, NM
  • Dolly Lambdin, PhD - Professor, University of Texas - Austin
  • Starla McCullum, PhD - Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
  • Bane McCracken, MA - Retired, WV Department of Education
  • Emily Murphy, PhD - Exercise Physiologist, WVU
  • Fran Zavacky, MS - Program Coordinator, NASPE, Reston, VA
  • Mark Manross, MS- Executive Director, PE Central, Blacksburg, VA
  • Bill Neal, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, WVU School of Medicine
  • Pat Kelly, MD - Adolescent Medicine, Marshall University
  • Steve Sondike, MD - Adolescent Medicine, Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Karen Northrp - School Nurse Coordinator, Wood County, Parkersburg, WV
  • Germaine Weiss, MA - Program Manager, WV Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

Website/Technology Expert Reviewers

  • Tim Barnes, MS - Director of Educational Technology, Concord University
  • Katie Polak - Communications, CARDIAC Project, WVU
  • Emily Murphy, PhD - Exercise Physiologist, WVU
  • Valerie Minor, RN, MSN - Assoc. Professor, School of Nursing, Alderson Broaddus, WV
  • Daryl Seidentop, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Jackie Epping, Coordinator of Physical Activity and Nutrition, CDC, Atlanta, GA
  • Connie Bryant, Retired Teacher / Principal, Lewisburg, WV
  • JoAnne Owens-Nausler - AAHE Board of Directors, Past AAHPERD President
  • Kymm Ballard - Physical Education Coordinator, NC Department of Education
  • Don Chapman - WVDE, Office of Healthy Schools
  • Todd Pennington - Associate Professor, BYU, Provo, UT
  • George Graham, PhD - Professor, Penn State University, State College, PA
  • Steve Palmer, PhD - Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Charlene Burgeson - Executive Director, NASPE, Reston, VA
  • Cathrine Himberg, PhD - Associate Professor, CSU - Chico
  • Rod Auvil - Health and PE Teacher, Taylor County, WV

Supporters and Partners

  • The WV CARDIAC Project
  • The WV Governor's Office
  • The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • WV Bureau for Public Health, Caridovascular Health Program

Pilot Schools

  • Frankfort Middle School, Ridgley, WV - 22 7th Graders, 24 6th Graders, 25 8th Graders
    • Sue Long, Teacher
  • PikeView High School, Princeton, WV - 25 9th Graders
    • Wanda Ross, Teacher
  • Collins Middle School, OakHill, WV - 15 7th Graders
    • Diana Carter, Teacher
  • Princeton Senior High School, Princeton, WV - 36 9th Graders, 22 10th Graders
    • Ann Wells, Teacher

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