HealthCorps’ Board of Directors Elects Four New Members
NEW YORK, NY (October 20, 2016) – HealthCorps, a national health and wellness not-for-profit organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa, announces the election of four new members to its board of directors.
Joining the board of directors are Pamela Kehaly, Ranndy Kellogg, Reza Razzaghipour and Kristen Thomas.
“These four individuals will strengthen our board with their breadth of talent and knowledge from their respective backgrounds. We are honored to welcome them and look forward to advancing our shared goal of a healthier future for all of America’s children,” said HealthCorps co-founder Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Pamela Kehaly is currently the president of Anthem Blue Cross Western. Among her many accomplishments is her major role in the development of Anthem’s Vivity program. Vivity, an integrated health network is a coordinated health system experience that includes care and coverage to achieve greater wellness.
Ranndy Kellogg is the president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc. Omron Healthcare is a world leader in heart health and wellness technology. Kellogg served as vice-president and director of marketing for Baxter Healthcare prior to his work at Omron Healthcare. HealthCorps bestowed its Golden Heart Award, an award given to organizations for outstanding efforts in promoting health and wellness among America’s youth, to Omron Healthcare at the 2016 HealthCorps Garden Gala in May.
Reza Razzaghipour is the regional president of the Pacific Coast Community Bank for Wells Fargo. Razzaghipour overseas 1,700 banking professionals at 118 banking stores across California. Razzaghipour sits on the board of Casa Pacificas Center for Children and Families which serves abused and neglected children and adolescents.
Kristen Thomas serves as vice president of public relations for Continental Resources. Continental Resources is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Thomas was involved in bringing HealthCorps Living Labs program to Oklahoma City in 2012, the program is now in schools throughout the state.
HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. The program will impact almost 1 million students across 19 states in 2016.
The HealthCorps curriculum has been refined and developed in its in-school Living Labs program since 2003, where a full-time Coordinator is placed inside a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities. Coordinators are recent college graduates who go on to careers in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices.
HealthCorps University is an intense professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps’ innovative health and wellness curriculum to their organization whether it’s a school system, community organization or corporation. In 2015, HealthCorps teamed with CK-12 to distribute free, interactive and customizable versions of the HealthCorps curriculum for educators and students to use. For more information please visit HealthCorps.org