Healthy LifeStars has an experienced, passionate and accountable Board and Leadership

Ruann F. Ernst
Chair

Ruann Ernst is former chairman and CEO of Digital Island, a managed hosting and internet services company that was acquired by Cable & Wireless PLC.

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Jeff Sisson
Vice Chair

Jeff Sisson is a Human Resources operating executive, PE talent advisor and portfolio Board member with a global private equity firm.

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O. Kim Goheen
Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee

MBA, CMA, 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.

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Jerre and Mary Joy Stead
Business & Community Leaders

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.

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Kurt MillerIndependent Consultant

Mr. Miller is an independent consultant and advisor to early stage healthcare companies and nonprofit organizations focused primarily in the Health and Wellness spaces.

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Cindi Englefield
Business & Community Leader

Cindi grew up in Newark and Granville, Ohio. She worked part-time during school in her fathers business, Englefield Oil Company. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a B. S. in Business Administration and a major of Marketing.

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Deb Kelly
Managing Partner / GENESIS

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.

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Executive Leadership

Melanie Campbell
Executive Director

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.

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Ashley Godsil
Arizona Director

Ashley is a dedicated nonprofit professional with 10+ years of proven success in fundraising development while stewarding donor relations and satisfaction. Ashley has worked across the state of Arizona spearheading innovative event campaigns and advocating for sustainable community programs.

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Tami Anderson
Colorado Director

Tami has an extensive background in school health and wellness, having worked 15 ½ years for Western Dairy Association and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program for Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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Vickie Miene
Iowa Director

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.

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Jeanie Bochenek
Ohio Director

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.

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Kelly King
Ohio Program Manager

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.  

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Josie Hentzen
Iowa Program Manager

Josie Hentzen is the Program Coordinator for Healthy LifeStars at the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy at the University of Iowa. As the ProgramCoordinator she provides support to partner sites, coordinates student coaches, maintains community relationships, and assists with implementation of the program.

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Investors & Sponsors