National Advisory Council


Steve Blair, PhD

Professor Department of Exercise Science

University of South Carolina

Ruth Ann Carpenter, MS, RD, LD


Heath Integration, LLC

Tim Church, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor Biomedical Research Center

Louisiana State University System

Baton Rouge, LA.

Barbara Haas, PhD, RN

Doctoral Program Director

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

University of Texas at Tyler

Adrian Hutber, PhD

Vice President, Exercise is Medicine™

American College of Sports Medicine

Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Yale School Medicine

Gary T. Kimmel, MD

Founder and Board Chairman Emeritus

Cancer Foundation For Life®

FitSTEPS for Life®  Tyler, Texas

Harold W. Kohl, III, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and

University of Texas at Austin

Debu Tripathy, MD

Chair, Breast Medical Oncology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center