The Power of Representation

Who’s at the table of the walking movement? This session will explore the strategies and success stories of encouraging more people to pull up a chair to the table of walking advocacy.

About the Panel

Kelly McGowan is a proud St. Louisan and health equity advocate for Black communities. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from SLU, and Master of Public Health from Washington University in St. Louis, Ms. McGowan worked as a Health Coordinator in the Harlem Children’s Zone where she facilitated nutrition and fitness education afterschool to students in Central Harlem. Ms. McGowan currently serves as the WEDO Wellness Coordinator, working out of the Emerson YMCA branch of the Gateway Region YMCA (WEDO is an acronym for Women Empowered to End Disparities in Obesity). In her role she works with mothers and caregivers in the Ferguson-Florissant, Normandy, and Riverview Gardens School Districts to create positive and healthy changes in their communities.