A Culture of Health

Walking is a great way to change the health of an individual and a community with a single step. This session will explore programs and partnerships that help to get community members moving, improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of all.

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Moderator: Wendy Landman, Executive Director, WalkBoston

About the Panel

Chyna- Lloyd Nicole Johnson serves as Director of Impact at GirlTrek. She joined GirlTrek in 2017 as the Summer Fellow while completing her graduate degree at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. During her time in GirlTrek she has served in several roles. The latest being the Director of Data Management where she oversaw management of GirlTrek internal systems, information management and administrative program support.

In her current role as Director of Impact she oversees the development and implementation of the systems and tools that identify and capture the depth and breadth of GirlTrek’s impact. In this role she is responsible for the collection, management, and analysis of impact data and works closely with the each facet of the GirlTrek team.

Chyna is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and African & African American Studies from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky and earned her Master of Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She now resides in the Atlanta area.

Larry Smith founded the German Village Walking Club in 2015 after he and his wife sold their house in the suburbs, and moved to downtown Columbus to live their empty-nester dreams! Smith, a chemical engineer by training, is a leading expert in Brownfield redevelopment. His particular focus is helping small communities in Ohio turn run-down and abandoned properties in the urban core, back to beneficial reuse such as parks and mixed use development. When not working or walking, Smith loves to travel with his wife to visit their two adult children and families in Chicago and Vermont.

David Sabgir, M.D., a Columbus, Ohio, native and full-time cardiologist at Mount Carmel Health System, founded Walk with a Doc in 2005 after becoming frustrated by his inability to affect behavior change in a clinical setting.  Many years later, Dr. Sabgir continues to personally invite his patients to walk alongside him as a Walk with a Doc leader.

As CEO of Walk with a Doc, Dr. Sabgir cultivates a strategic vision for the organization, develops vital partnerships and educates others about the medical benefits of movement and social connection.  He absolutely loves Walk with a Doc and sees it as an important next step in care of our communities.