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New Webinar: Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement (July 14th)

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Please note, this webinar also serves as the Module #3 webinar for our 2016 Walking College.

Date and Time: July 14, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific

Webinar Title: “Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement”

About the Webinar

At the 2015 National Walking Summit, keynote speaker Ron Sims reminded us that though we may work as individuals, we are part of a larger walking movement and stronger than we realize. What can we do to expand this movement? Join America Walks as we explore possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk, learning and growing with organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement. This webinar will hear from three organizations that are friends and allies of the walking movement. Participants will learn about the work of these organizations and how walking plays a role.

About the Presenters

Eliana Profile PicEliana Meirowitz Nelson’s daily work for women’s heart health is just one battle in a lifelong fight for gender equality. She’s Manager of Health & Wellness at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, one of the largest women’s organizations in the country. With a Masters of Public Health from Boston University and a BA from Columbia College in New York, she loves both the Red Sox and Art Deco skyscrapers. She gets 12,000 steps/day by walking around Brooklyn with her husband and son while vowing never to own a car.

IMG_0081-1[2][2]Simran Noor, Vice President of Policy & Programs(VPPP) at Center for Social Inclusion, is a key senior level manager who works directly with the President and Senior Vice President, providing programmatic leadership through the management and coordination of all program staff, strategy development, program management, organizational networking, alliance building and relationship management. In this role, Simran’s primary responsibilities include  programmatic strategy, planning, implementation, staffing and evaluation. Simran has written and commented on a variety of media including the Detroit Free Press, The Times-Picayune, and City Limits Magazine.  She also has been a featured panelist on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry.

HeadshotAllison Hoit Tubbs, MS, ACSM EP-C, is a certified exercise physiologist and Project Coordinator of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD).  Her work is focused on building healthy, inclusive communities where all people have equal access and opportunities for healthy living.  She holds a BS in Exercise Science from Auburn University as well as MS in Community Health Education with emphasis in Worksite Wellness from the University of West Florida.  Ms. Tubbs has applied exercise science and community health education experience in the areas of industrial rehabilitation, health promotion, wellness coaching, health communication, and physical activity programming for people with disability across the lifespan.  Ms. Tubbs has developed and implemented public health advocacy campaigns including, Commit to Inclusion, in partnership with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition and How I Walk, in support of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities.  Additionally, she coordinates the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC), a formal partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine, which consists of over 220 organizations and 900 individuals.  Ms. Tubbs has been published in MediaplanetUSA distributed throughUSA Today, the ACSM’s  Fit Society® Page, and Sports ‘N Spokes magazine.  She is also a regular contributor to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service’s Be Active Your Way Blog.


We are grateful to the Centers for Disease Control, American Public Health Association, New Jersey Department of Health, and Every Body Walk! Collaborative for sponsoring this program.