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

Suzanne W. Herrmann
Executive Director

Suzanne is committed to nonprofit excellence. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Administration. Suzanne’s leadership as a finance executive in the national nonprofit arena extends over a period of 30 years working for large organizations such as Make-A-Wish of America, St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Boy Scouts of America, and other youth service organizations.

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Tami Anderson
Colorado Director

Tami has an extensive background in school health and wellness, having worked the past 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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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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