New York

Philip Haberstro
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
65 Niagra Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 851-4052
Fax: (716) 851-4309

The New York State Physical Activity Coalition
announces our first statewide summit

The primary purpose of the Summit will be to strengthen the skills and capacities of persons and/or organizations to facilitate more physical activity in their communities. Please join us on October 14 and 15, 1999 at the Desmond Hotel, Albany, N.Y. Contact Philip Haberstro at the numbers listed above for more information.


Vision Statement:
The Citizens of New York State are physically active in their daily lives.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the New York State Physical Activity Coalition is to unite the strengths of public, private, non-profit and citizen efforts to enhance the means and opportunities for physical activity and inspire citizens of New York to be physically active in their daily lives.

Chairman: Philip L. Haberstro
Executive Director
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY
Phone: (716) 851-4052
Co-Chairs: Diane H. Hart
President, Hart to Heart Fitness, Albany, New York
Corporate Fitness Consultant to Capital District Physicians' Health Plan
Phone: (518) 783-7128
Daria Luisi
Wellness At Work, New York City Department of Health
Phone: (212)442-1860

Coalition Membership:
The Coalition is an open membership group of committed volunteers/ professional staff and organizations (currently 25) that support the Coalition's mission statement. Stakeholders from the public, non-profit, private, civic and media sectors with an interest in achieving a physically active society in New York State are encouraged to become involved.

Action Teams:
1. Public Relations/Communications
2. Resource Development
3. Membership
4. Planning/Goals/Evaluation/Priorities
5. Programs/Activities
6. Advocacy
7. Operations/Administration

New York State Physical Activity Coalition
American Association of Retired Persons
American College of Sports Medicine, Greater New York Chapter
American Heart Association
Black Woman's Health Project
Brooklyn College, Department of Health & Nutrition Sciences
Genesee Transportation Council
Hart to Heart Fitness
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition
New York City Department of Health
NYS Association of County Health Officials
NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
NYS Department of Health
NYS Department of Transportation
NYS Federation of Professional Health Educators
NYS Labor Community Services Agency, Inc.
Riverside Church Wellness Center
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & Western New York
YMCA of Schenectady

New York State Physical Activity Coalition Steering Committee Members/Organizations
Michael Acosta, Bureau of Health Risk Reduction, New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)
Kristin Bennett, Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Planner, Genesee Transportation Council
John Cahill, Bureau of Community Relations, NYS DOH
Colleen Corsi, Executive Director, NYS AHPERD
Gail Curtis, Regional Representative, AARP
Cristina Dyer, Project Coordinator, NYS Association of County Health Officials
James Ercolano/Judith Kuba, Pedestrian Specialist, NYS DOT Pedestrian/Bike Program
Dr. Thomas Fay, Past-Executive Director, NYS AHPERD
Beth Goldin, Physical Education Teacher, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY
Phil Haberstro, Executive Director, Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and WNY (Chair)
Diane Hart, President, Hart to Heart Fitness (Co-Chair)
Rev. Diane Lacey-Winley, Pastor, Riverside Church Wellness Center
David Loux, Health Program Administrator III, NYS DOH
Daria Luisi, Department of Health & Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College (Co-Chair)
David Lutz, Program Director, Neighborhood Open Space Coalition
Dr. Lewis Maharam, President, NY Chapter American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Brother James Martino, President, NYS Federation of Professional Health Educators
Elissa Nolan, Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health, NYS DOH
Maria Spencer, Director of Advocacy, American Heart Association
Deborah Spicer, Public Health Nutritionist II, NYS DOH
Frances Stevens, Director of Disability & Health Program
Elaine Troy, Director of Health Promotion, NYS DOH
Deborah Williams-Muhammad, Black Woman's Health Project
Sue Waltz, Safety & Health Coordinator, NYS AFL-CIO
Michael Wilson, Executive VP, American Heart Association

For more information, contact the NCPPA at (317) 637-0349
or e-mail

Kai Sommer ist ein etablierter Fachmann in den Branchen Gesundheit, Fitness und Medizin. Er schreibt bereits - neben anderen Tätigkeiten in diesen Bereichen - seit über 7 Jahren für unseren Gesundheitsblog und beweist dabei immer wieder seinen einmaligen Expertenstatus.


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