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Amy Pocai-Majewski,
President

Home: (859) 273-9064
Work: (859) 252-2598

Clinic nurse/health educator for Harrison Healthy Kids Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky.

An integral part of Amy's daily activites includes childhood immunizations, vision/dental screenings, wellchild exams, asthma management, and other clinical procedures. Amy alsomanages the school health education componet of the school based healthcenter. The clinic provides care for the 350 children of Harrison Elementary School (Preschool-5th grade).

Amy is a regional coordinator of the Kentucky Oral Health Speaker's Bureau (KOHSB) and a member of the Kentucky Association for School Health (KASH) since 1998. In 2001, Ms. Pocai was awarded the KASH Health Educator of the Year.

Amy received her B.S. in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University at Marion, Indiana in 1998.

 

Vacant - tba
President (Elect)

 

This position is vacant, so if you know of someone who would be great in this position, please contact or any of the other KASH Officers.

 

Bonnie Ciarroccki,
Past President

Work: (502) 485-7920
Home: (502) 456-6085

Coordinator I for the Jefferson County Public Schools Health Promotion Schools of Excellence program

She has been the manager since the beginning of the program in 1992. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is certified to teach physical and health education in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Furthermore, she is certified in Aqua Aerobics and Adaptive Fitness. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), through The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Her teaching experience includes elementary physical education and adaptive physical education for Jefferson County Public Schools. She was a part-time instructor and graduate teaching assistant for the University of Louisville. Other teaching experience includes working with Behavior and Emotionally Disturbed students.

She has received personal, and state and national awards for her outstanding professional contributions to school health. Specifically, Health Promotion Schools of Excellence received a national American Hospital Association NOVA award in conjunction with Norton Healthcare.

 

Jennye Grider,
Executive Secretary

Chronic Disease Branch in the Department for Public Health

Jennye has been with the Chronic Disease Branch in the Department for Public Health for two years. She works with local health departments to promote physical activity in local communities across Kentucky. Jenny completed her under-graduate work in Early Childhood Education from Kentucky State University.

Jim Tackett,
Treasurer

Cardiovascular Health Coordinator - Kentucky Department of Education

Serving southeastern and eastern areas of the state, Jim has devoted his last three years to working with schools, parents and communities on improving the cardiovascular health of Kentuckians. Increasing physical activity, improving nutritional choices, and decreasing tobacco use are the targeted risk factors he is concentrating on for school-aged children and youth. Integration of content, development and refinement of policy, and classroom instructional strategies are just a few of the areas schools are requesting assistance.

Previously, Jim served the Lake Cumberland District Health Department as a health educator and senior health educator in the areas of teen sexuality and wellness for 4 ½ years. Regardless of his position, Jim has incorporated Coordinated School Health into his work. When such a program is successfully implemented, there are no limitations!

Jim completed his undergraduate work in health education and Masters in secondary education at Western Kentucky University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

 

Joyce Swetlick,
Councilor, 2003

(606) 783-5373

Cardiovascular Health Coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Education

Joyce has a variety of experience in program development, implementation, and assessment, while working with schools, children, and communities. Nine years before her present employment, she was a health educator at the northern Kentucky District Health Department. She was involved with Coordinated School Health, specializing in substance abuse prevention with a special emphasis on tobacco use prevention, intervention, and cessation.

Joyce has an undergraduate degree in health education from Texas A & M University, and a graduate degree in public health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC.

Joyce has been a member of KASH for approximately eight years and was honored by KASH with the "Individual of the Year Award" for significant contributions to Comprehensive School Health in Kentucky on March 20, 1999.

 

Tammy Gay,
Councilor, 2004

Director, Richmond Family Resource Center, Madison County

Tammy has been the director of the Richmond FRC for 10 years. She received her bachelor's degree in social work from Eastern Kentucky University. She is the immediate past president of the Family Resource Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky and is currently serving that organization as public policy chairman. Tammy also serves on the board of the Kentucky Dental Health Coalition. She is married and has two daughters who are attending EKU.

 

 

Lisa Arvin,
Councilor, 2005

 

Nutrition Consultant, KY Dept. of Health

Lisa is currently employed by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. She has been in the Frankfort office since February 2001 working as a nutrition consultant. She is a current member of KASH, Kentucky Public Health Association, and Society for Nutrition Education.

A graduate of Western Kentucky University with a dietetics major, Lisa completed Spalding University's Approved Practice Program in July 1995.

Lisa attended her first KASH conference in 1999 and was immediately sold on the importance of coordinated school health.

Areas of special interest to Lisa are school and work site wellness, eating disorders and chronic disease.

 

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