JPC Welcomes Four New Members
It is with pleasure that AAHPERD and AHA introduce the four newest inductees to our esteemed Joint Projects Committee! By their impressive bios, Donna, Deb, Sasha, and Chad will have a lot of great things to offer to this group and to the future growth of Jump Rope and Hoops For Heart. We look forward to seeing everyone in Seattle next month for our fall JPC meeting!
Donna Hester – Executive Director, Alabama AHPERD
Donna Hester has been the executive director of Alabama AHPERD since 2002, and has been a fine supporter of Jump and Hoops during her tenure. While she is not in an employment setting generally conducive to holding Jump and Hoops events, Donna's position as ED of Alabama AHPERD puts her in prime position to support the program on a higher level. As ED, Donna works closely with the Alabama State JRFH/HFH Coordinator to ensure the program is being promoted throughout the state via the Alabama AHPERD convention, publications, and special events.
Deb LaComb – Las Vegas, Nevada
Deb has been teaching for 20 years in the elementary level in Las Vegas, (2 years high school/coaching in Illinois), she taught at UNLV for 7 years as a adjunct instructor, she taught at numerous staff developments, district and state conferences. Deb has been a Jump Rope for Heart coordinator for 20 years. She also coached a demonstration team for 10 years. Deb has also contributed to a video with Christy Lane Enterprise (Tinikling) and has a Jump Rope Video. She is the NVAHPERD State JRFH Coordinator for the last 8 years.
Sasha Taylor – Bellbrook, Ohio
Sasha Taylor teaches Physical Education in Bellbrook, Ohio, and in her 11th year of coordinating JRFH, Bell Creek Intermediate School raised over $9,500.00 for AHA. Sasha was first inspired to participate in JRFH by her students with heart disease, but recently her father's heart issues have renewed her passion in this great program. She uses the heart challenge course in her P.E. classes to educate students prior to their JRFH event. She has co-coached 5 Co-ed Jump Rope Teams and 3 were selected as JRFH Demonstration Teams for Ohio. She received the AAHPERD JRFH/HFH Grant in 2007. She motivates her students to participate in JRFH in many ways, but recently she awarded students a chance to cut 11 inches of her hair off during a school celebration assembly.
Chad Triolet – Chesapeake, VA
Chad Triolet has been involved with Jump Rope For Heart for nearly his entire life. As a child, he was a Jump Rope For Heart participant, and as a physical educator he has become a fantastic Jump Rope For Heart Coordinator. Chad was honored for his contributions to the program by AAHPERD in 2008 as a JRFH/HFH Grant recipient, and is currently in the running for the Virginia AHPERD JRFH Coordinator of the Year Award. Chad has been a physical educator for the past 15 years and has held a JRFH program at his school for the past 13 years.