Former Living Lab Coordinator Kyle Ross joins HealthCorps as Program Supervisor
New York –August 7, 2019– HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a national non-profit with innovative approaches to help teens grow mentally strong and physically fit, welcomes back staff member Kyle Ross to serve as Program Supervisor, Eastern Region. Kyle previously served as a HealthCorps Living Lab Coordinator at Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey from 2015-2017.
HealthCorps Living Labs Coordinators commit to HealthCorps for two years and work in high-need high schools around the country. They research public health data to create a wellness program for that is uniquely suited to the needs of the student body. HealthCorps Living Lab coordinators are recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in public health and/or medicine.
As Program Supervision, Kyle will be based in New York City and will work to supervise and lead a group of coordinators who work full-time in high schools across the country delivering the HealthCorps curriculum and program. The Program Supervisor is instrumental in developing regional relationships with school administrators, districts and funders.
“It’s such a privilege return to HealthCorps and work in these schools, in this capacity. Understanding the impact that can be made, I felt compelled to pay it forward and support the next generation of HealthCorps Coordinators as they continue to shine,” said Kyle.
Kyle is a native of Long Island, New York. He received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton in English with a minor in health and wellness studies. After serving as a HealthCorps Coordinator, he participated in a post-baccalaureate program at Columbia University in psychology. He presented research findings at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. He also worked as a research assistant and lab manager at the university’s Couples Lab.
HealthCorps is a 501 (c)(3) founded in 2003 that works in high need high schools to give teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. The organization has impacted 2.5 million students and educators since then. HealthCorps has a network of 320 schools and school sites across 23 states that it has worked in through its Living Lab and educator training program.