Creative Approaches to Promoting Walking

Thursday October 29, 10:15 – 11:45am

A quick look at 10 successful and energetic programs aimed at getting people out and walking across the county, plus “walk’n talk” opportunities with the presenters to learn more about their programs.

Moderator: Jill Chamberlain, Senior Project Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN


  • Jill Hamilton Buss, Executive Director, Healthy Central Florida
    Healthy Central Florida – a Tale of Three Cities
  • Karen Bracey, Extension Educator, Penn State Extension
    Everybody Walk Across PA
  • Linda Fondren, Shape Up Mississippi
    Getting People to Walk Now
  • Laura Holloway, Director of Pryor Creek Recreation Center, Pryor Creek Recreation Center
    Walking for Wellness
  • David Mays, Kaiser Permanente Manager Public Relations and Communications
    Nature Is Medicine
  • Leah Moser, Program Coordinator, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, Syracuse University
    Move it Monday and the Monday Mile: Jump Start Your Week
  • Gita Rampersad, JD, MHA, Independent Health Equity Consultant
    Innovative PA Activity Models to Promote Health, Community Advocacy, Organizing, and Empowerment
  • Jannie Cox, Managing Member, Meet Me Concepts, LLC,
    ”Meet Me” Social Walking Events for Communities
  • Laura Fenn, Creator and Executive Director, The Walking Classroom
    Walk, Listen and Learn with The Walking Classroom
  • Michel Edwards, Fitiverse Advisor, and Joseph Brent, Fitiverse Founder
    Get Social and Be Fit: Buddying up is the best way to get and stay fit