Our Team

Project Healthy Schools Founder

Kim Eagle, M.D., M.A.C.C.

The alarming increase of childhood obesity and other preventable cardiovascular risk factors compelled Dr. Kim Eagle to contribute with a solution in 2004 through the co-founding of the Project Healthy Schools program. Dr. Eagle is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine and director of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center at Michigan Medicine. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1976 and from Tufts University Medical School in 1979. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1979 to 1983 followed by research and clinical fellowships in cardiology and health services research at Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts General Hospital from 1983 through 1986. From 1986 to 1994, Dr. Eagle served The Massachusetts General Hospital where he was promoted to associate director of Clinical Cardiology and associate professor of Medicine at Harvard.

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Kim Eagle, M.D., M.A.C.C.

The alarming increase of childhood obesity and other preventable cardiovascular risk factors compelled Dr. Kim Eagle to contribute with a solution in 2004 through the co-founding of the Project Healthy Schools program. Dr. Eagle is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine and director of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center at Michigan Medicine. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1976 and from Tufts University Medical School in 1979. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1979 to 1983 followed by research and clinical fellowships in cardiology and health services research at Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts General Hospital from 1983 through 1986. From 1986 to 1994, Dr. Eagle served The Massachusetts General Hospital where he was promoted to associate director of Clinical Cardiology and associate professor of Medicine at Harvard.

Project Healthy Schools Team

Project Healthy Schools Team

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Melissa Boguslawski became the Project Healthy Schools manager in the summer of 2021.  Boguslawski came to PHS with ten years of public health work, leadership experience, and involvement in conducting school-based child and adolescent programming and research studies in various demographics across Michigan, Mississippi, Indiana, and Florida.  Her work encompasses considerable knowledge about building community relationships, fostering cross-sector partnerships and strategic planning, as well as successful grant writing and grant management efforts. Boguslawski’s education includes a doctorate in Health Behavior and minor in Educational Leadership and Law, as well as a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Science.

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Miriam provides administrative support to the program manager and the Project Healthy Schools team. She joined PHS in the fall of 2012. A graduate of Washtenaw Community College, she is a proponent of healthy living and believes in the mission of Project Healthy Schools.

Miriam Dineen

Program Assistant

Brad previously worked at Florida Gulf Coast University for four years as a resident director. He is passionate about bringing student health and wellness to the forefront of school environments. Brad completed his undergraduate work in interpersonal communication at Western Michigan University and his Master of Arts degree in higher education/student personnel administration from New York University.

Bradley Newman

Wellness & Grants Coordinator

Grace holds an MSA in health service administration, a bachelor’s degree in public health education and she is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Her previous work includes working in COVID-19 response for public and private K-12 schools and she has worked with school-aged populations for eight years. Grace works with our first and second year schools as well as supporting the ongoing health and wellness efforts of PHS.

Grace James

Wellness Coordinator

Jacob joined the PHS team in August of 2018. Jacob was born and raised in Gardiner, Montana at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from Montana State University in K-12 health and physical education.

Jacob Robidou

Wellness Coordinator

Nathan joined PHS in 2016 as a program assistant. Nathan found out early in his PHS career that his talent for graphic and web design were a great need to PHS. This led to Nathan working as the main admin for the PHS public website and the PHS wellness champion portal. Nathan earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from Washtenaw Community College. And his Bachelor's of Science degree in healthcare administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Nathan Saulter

Web Designer

Supporting Staff

Development

Vince Cavataio serves as Director of Development for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and leads philanthropy for Project Healthy Schools. He is passionate about enabling impactful philanthropy that improves health and wellness. Vince earned a BAA in integrative public relations and a MA in communication, both from Central Michigan University.

Research

Rachel Krallman is a research coordinator at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP). She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in brain behavior and cognitive science. She began working on Project Healthy Schools research in 2012 as a student intern. Since then, she has contributed to several PHS publications and has presented research findings at national conferences. She also participates in the spring and fall middle school screenings. In addition, Rachel coordinates the research efforts of the Bridging the Discharge Gap Effectively (BRIDGE) and Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) registries at MCORRP, and helps to organize the MCORRP summer internship.

Research

Rachel Krallman is a research coordinator at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP). She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in brain behavior and cognitive science. She began working on Project Healthy Schools research in 2012 as a student intern. Since then, she has contributed to several PHS publications and has presented research findings at national conferences. She also participates in the spring and fall middle school screenings. In addition, Rachel coordinates the research efforts of the Bridging the Discharge Gap Effectively (BRIDGE) and Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) registries at MCORRP, and helps to organize the MCORRP summer internship.

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MCORRP

Additional Research

Patsy Bruenger, BA, CCRC

Caren Goldberg, MD

Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH

Eva Kline-Rogers, RN, NP, AAC

Dan Montgomery

Karen E. Peterson, Sc.D.

Tom M. Reischl, Ph.D.

Brian Shensky, BS

Advisory Board

Alan Weder
Albert Berriz
Beverly Stone
Bill Wetsman
Florine Mark
Janis Wetsman
Katherine Goldberg

Kitty Moeller
Michelle Parker
Myra Weiss
Robert Galardi
Sheryl Fellows
Zina Kramer