The opportunities to serve ACSM are truly among my most valued professional experiences. From being elected to the Board of Trustees to participating in interest groups including Psychology and Behavior, Pregnancy and Postpartum, and Cancer, I have committed myself to ACSM and the mission of the College. I was a Board of Trustee representative from 2015-2018, elected to the Administrative Council 2016-2018, and served on the ACSM Strategic Planning Committee for the last several years. In addition, I served on the SHI-Behavioral Strategies Committee from 2004-2012 and was chair from 2009-2013. I was also a member of the Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee from 2009-2013 and again in 2017. I am actively involved in the Exercise Is Medicine® initiative, where I am a current member of the EIM Advisory Board.
I enthusiastically advocate for students and professionals at every stage in their careers to become involved in ACSM leadership. In 2002, as a post-doctoral fellow at The Cooper Institute, I proposed and co-chaired my first symposium at an ACSM Annual Meeting. Since then, I have participated in numerous sessions at Annual Meeting and the Health and Fitness Summit, including a recent leadership workshop at the 2019 NEACSM fall meeting.
I was Behavioral Section Editor of the 7th edition of ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and was a chapter contributor for the previous two editions. I have contributed to other ACSM publications including roundtable proceedings, The Role of Physical Activity on Chronic Disease Risk during Pregnancy and Postpartum, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, and ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology. I am currently serving as an Associate Editor for the upcoming edition of ACSM’s Resource Manual for the Exercise Physiologist.