Action for Healthy Kids Adds New Members to Board of Directors
Hillary Morgridge, Dr. Kymm Ballard and Dr. William Potts-Datema Join Board of Directors
CHICAGO (January 19, 2023)— Action for Healthy Kids announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors in connection with its recent merger agreement with RMC Health. The new board members join an esteemed group of individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact in child health and well-being of America’s youth.
Action for Healthy Kids added the following new board members:
Hillary Morgridge, CPA, Founder, Hillary Morgridge CPA, LLC. Morgridge founded her own practice, offering finance, tax and accounting solutions to not-for-profit organizations. As former Director of Client Tax Services at The Accounting Department for Nonprofits, Morgridge brings over ten years of nonprofit financial compliance experience in both industry and public accounting. She currently serves as the Treasurer of Impact 100 Metro Denver, as well as an advisor to the Morgridge Family Foundation.
Dr. Kymm Ballard, Ed.D, Assistant Professor at Campbell University & Kymm Ballard Consulting. Ballard runs her own consulting practice, offering 25 years of experience and networking to provide technical assistance on ESSA, grants, and policies in education, organizations, and corporations. Ballard is most recognized by her passion and networking for physical education. Her work on policy and legislation is driven by her desire to make a difference in this profession she loves. Ballard is currently serving as president of SHAPE America.
Dr. William Potts-Datema, MS, MCHES, FASHA, FAAHE, Retired, Lead Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Potts-Datema is a founding board member of Action for Healthy Kids, a past chairman of the AFHK board and has served in education and public health for 39 years. He has held several national leadership positions including Chief of the Program Development and Services Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health, Director of Partnerships for Children’s Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and Executive Director of the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education in Washington, DC.
“We are thrilled to add these new board members, whose diverse skills and experience are a perfect match for our evolving organization,” said Rob Bisceglie, CEO of Action for Healthy Kids. “Our mission of improving children’s health and well-being requires a strategic approach to grow our impact, and these new members will add significant value to the Board as it guides our organization toward this vision.”
All three members served on the RMC Health Board of Directors prior to the merger. Background information on AFHK board members can be found at: www.actionforhealthykids.org/our-team/.
Action for Healthy Kids and RMC Health, two established nonprofit organizations with decades of experience serving education and public health at the local, state and national levels, recently joined forces to tackle child health and well-being together. The merger will result in the availability of robust programs and services, enhanced subject matter expertise, new partnerships, improved efficiency, and a greater capacity to serve the communities most in need.
ABOUT ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS
Action for Healthy Kids is dedicated to improving children’s health and well-being by bringing together and mobilizing educators, families, and other key stakeholders to help children lead healthy lives. Through its core programming and family-school partnerships, Action for Healthy Kids has impacted more than 20 million children in 55,000 schools nationwide to address systemic challenges in underserved communities. To learn more about its growing network of volunteers and champions, visit: actionforhealthykids.org.
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