Board of Directors

Scott Goudeseune (Chair)
American Council on Exercise

Mark Schoeberl
American Heart Association

Elliott Fegelman, MD, FACS
Ethicon

Ed Foster-Simeon
United States Soccer Foundation

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey Poltawsky
American Family Childrenís Hospital 

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
National Hispanic Medical Association


Stephanie Silverman
Venn Strategies, LLC

Joe Thompson, MD, MPH

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement



Staff

Stephanie Silverman
Director

Chris Fox
Senior Director, External Affairs

JoHannah Torkelson
Senior Director, Policy 

Chelsea Doubleday
Manager, External Affairs
About Us

Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity.  The effects of the nationís obesity epidemic are immense:  taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to obesity, including nearly $200 billion in medical costs.  Obesity is the reason that the current generation of youth is predicted to live a shorter life than their parents.  Much can be done to reverse the epidemic, yet important opportunities to tackle obesity at the national policy level -- including changes that enable more Americans to eat healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical treatment for patients -- have gone largely unmet.  The Campaign works to fill this gap.  By bringing together leaders from across industry, academia and public health with policymakers and their advisors, the Campaign provides the information and guidance that decision-makers need to make policy changes that will reverse one of the nationís costliest and most prevalent diseases.


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