Vice President of Public Relations for Continental Resources, Kristin Thomas appointed to HealthCorps’ Board of Directors
For Immediate Release.
HealthCorps: Jason Feinberg: Jason.Feinberg@healthcorps.org (212) 742-2875
NEW YORK, NY (July 19, 2016) – HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), HealthCorps®, a leader in the nationwide movement of healthy young people, is proud to announce that Kristin Thomas, Vice President of Public Relations for Continental Resources, has been appointed to HealthCorps’ Board of Directors.
“Kristin was instrumental in bringing HealthCorps to Oklahoma City in 2012. We now work in 6 schools throughout the state”, said Dr. Mehmet Oz, founder of the organization. “Through her involvement with the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, she understands the importance of health education and physical activity on an individual’s long-term wellness. We are honored to bring her passion and expertise to our board of directors.”
Kristin joined Continental Resources in 2011 to build the company’s national prominence as a leading oil producer. She has extensive experience with national and international media; business, financial and consumer media; and crisis communications having served as vice president for Biophysical Corporation; practice leader for The Richards Group in Dallas; and vice president for Hill & Knowlton, where she provided media relations counsel to clients.
As Continental’s senior executive in public relations, she is responsible for media relations, advertising, internal communications, events and strategic corporate giving. In addition to HealthCorps, she also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and on the Board for Allied Arts, an organization that helps ensure that a variety of local arts organizations have the tools and resources they need to remain strong and offer quality programming to the public.
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. HealthCorps operates Living Labs in eight California High Schools and HealthCorps University in 27 Schools across California. For more information please visit Healthcorps.org