Ruann Ernst is former chairman and CEO of Digital Island, a managed hosting and internet services company that was acquired by Cable & Wireless PLC.
Jeff Sisson is a Human Resources operating executive, PE talent advisor and portfolio Board member with a global private equity firm.
MBA, CPA, ICD.D. Retired. Previous Senior VP and CFO of Cameco, one of the world’s largest uranium producers. Played a key role in building Cameco’s strong financial position and prudent approach to financial management.
Jerre and Mary Joy Stead are passionate about combating childhood obesity and have been long time friends of Healthy LifeStars. They have been continually present as wise advisors, strong cheerleaders, coaches and caring friends.
Mr. Miller is an independent consultant and advisor to early stage healthcare companies and nonprofit organizations focused primarily in the Health and Wellness spaces.
Deb has been a partner of Genesis, Inc. since 1995. Prior to that
she was VP of Business Development for the Gatorade business of The Quaker Oats Company after serving for 10 years as Quaker’s VP of IR and then Corporate Affairs.
Melanie Russell was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a double alum from The Ohio State University, earning her Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2015 and Doctorate of Medicine in 2021.She is now completing her medical residency at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Jan Ackmann, MBA, M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction) is the founder of GAME-SET-MATH LLC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jan is a former kindergarten teacher and curriculum developer. GAME-SET-MATH® (GSM) was created for an early childhood math enrichment program as a hands-on STEM tool.
Shaunda is a Principal M&A Deal Leader for Workday. Over the course of her career, she has supported more than 100 successful transactions, most of them with a global footprint and the complexities of labor relations and works councils.
Seasoned leader with experience leading efforts to support community stakeholders across multiple sectors, Extensive experience working with professional business associations and various community and business organizations, both public and private.
Holly is passionate and driven to support the success of programs that impact the lives of our youth. She loves a challenge, always surpasses fundraising goals, and values intentional and meaningful relationships.
Vickie Miene, MS, MA, LMHCis the Interim Director of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. She is also the Director of the Iowa Healthy LifeStars program.
Jeanie Bochenek, DNP, RN,NCSN, EBP-C is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice at The Ohio StateUniversity –
College of Nursing where she is a lead faculty in the School NurseCertificate program and Community Health Nursing- pre-licensure program. Dr. Bochenek is also the Director of the Ohio Chapter for Healthy LifeStars and is leading the expansion of spreading Healthy LifeStars programming through out the state.
Kelly King is committed to improving the health and well-being of Ohio’s children. Kelly has a background in population health data collection and analysis, and has a passion for community service. She believes that the key to creating lasting healthy habits begins with early intervention.
Josie Hentzen is the Program Coordinator for Healthy LifeStars Iowa. As the Program Coordinator she provides support to partner sites, coordinates student coaches, maintains community relationships, and assists with implementation of the program.
Sofie Dollison is the Assistant Program Coordinator for Healthy LifeStars Iowa. She recently graduated with her B.S. in Public Health with a certificate in nonprofit management, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.