I am very excited to join the Live Healthy Appalachia team as the new Executive Director!

I am so excited to find myself back at Live Healthy Appalachia and in a new role as Director of Children's Programs. I am enthusiastic about healthy eating, active living, and I also love the outdoors. After graduating from Ohio University with my Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology, I served as the AmeriCorps/COMCorps LHK Coordinator at Live Healthy.

Hi! My name is Adrienne Fratczak, the new AmeriCorps COMCorps Live Healthy Appalachia Adult Education Coordinator!

Hello, my name is Bri Bretzfelder, the new AmeriCorps COMCorps Live Healthy Kids Coordinator serving at Live Healthy Appalachia. I recently graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Community and Public Health and I am thrilled I found an organization that allows me to turn my passion into my purpose.

Dear friends,

As many of you know, this is my last week at Live Healthy Appalachia. Starting Monday, August 14, I will begin serving as the Executive Director of Community Health Programs and the Area Health Education Center at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. I'm thrilled for this new opportunity, and hope to continue to find ways to partner with many of you in my new role!

Hello, my name is Dylan Bean the new AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Live Healthy Appalachia. I am truly excited for the opportunity to work at LHA, an organization of the utmost importance to the region in which I am fortunate to now call home.

When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to other priorities. Luckily, today we thought of a couple ways to bring it back to the forefront of your life.

I visited Athens one time before I began my service. I remember walking uptown, looking down the brick streets, and seeing these brightly “Live Healthy Love Athens” flags hanging from the lampposts. I really can't describe the feeling I had when I saw them, other than sensing I made the right decision moving from Virginia to Ohio. A year later I found myself serving Live Healthy Appalachia during my second AmeriCorps term and learned those beautifully-designed flags were one of the many community health initiatives linked to LHA.

When I first started COMCorps in 2015, I had no idea that it would have such a profound impact on me. During my first year, I had the opportunity to teach the Live Healthy Kids curriculum and to meet the staff (strong, vibrant women) of Live Healthy Appalachia. Right away, I fell in love with LHK and all the second graders. The more I was involved with the program, the more I learned about LHA and their mission. When I decided to serve a second year with COMCorps, I knew it had to be at LHA.

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