HealthCorps Coordinator starts semester at 3 Kingston, Oklahoma Schools
NEW YORK, New York (August 22, 2019) — HealthCorps, a national health and wellness nonprofit, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, is pleased to announce the addition of Living Labs coordinator Gabriela Mendez (Tishomingo, OK)) to its team. She will serve as HealthCorps Coordinator to Kingston Elementary, Middle and High School in Kingston, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University.
Gabriela will use HealthCorps research and public health data to create a wellness program that is uniquely suited to the needs of the community. “I’m eager to cultivate healthy change and have a positive impact”, said Gabriela.
As a HealthCorps Coordinator, Gabriela will commit to HealthCorps for two years and facilitate the HealthCorps’ skills-based curriculum (fitness, nutrition, mental strength, and personal health) at her schools throughout the school year while developing a strong relationship with school personnel and officials to deliver the HealthCorps components. She will convene and engage with the school wellness council.
Gabriela will help extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by organizing health events such as health fairs, parent and teacher outreach events, lunch time demonstrations, and an after-school cooking club. She will also serve as a mentor and role model to the students.
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