Suzanne McCormick, YMCA of the USA President & Chief Executive Officer and Scott Goudeseune, Chief Executive Officer of American Council on Exercise (ACE), have been named two of the new appointments to the 2022 – 2028 National Fitness Foundation Board of Directors
Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has appointed new members to the Board of Directors of the National Fitness Foundation, which was established by Congress in 2010 to collaborate with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
The foundation has long supported the missions of the President’s Council by facilitating investments and forming partnerships to promote healthy lifestyles.
“This experienced group of advisors will enable the National Fitness Foundation to take the next step in advancing the health of our nation through fitness and nutrition,” said Becerra. “These leaders will help shape the direction of the Foundation as it strives to further the important mission of the President’s Council in supporting sports, health, and fitness initiatives for young people.”
The Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction of the Foundation’s mission, also directs the Executive Director in carrying out the agenda in order to meet the Board’s expectations.
Suzanne McCormick, YMCA of the USA President & Chief Executive Officer, and Scott Goudeseune, Chief Executive Officer of American Council on Exercise (ACE), have been two of the new appointments to the 2022 – 2028 National Fitness Foundation Board of Directors. Other appointees include:
- Judith Brown Clarke, Ph.D., OLY – Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, Stony Brook University
- Elizabeth Kunz – Chief Executive Officer, Girls on the Run International
- Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. – Professor and Dean, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland and Former Acting Surgeon General
- Michael McConnell, M.D., M.S.E.E. – Chief Medical Officer and Head of Cardiovascular and Digital Health, Tesseract Health and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
- Damon Phillips – Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at NBC Sports Group and Head of Diversity & Inclusion
- James Siegal – Senior Fellow, KABOOM!
Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.