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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.

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Project Healthy Schools Team

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Melissa Boguslawski, PhD, MPH

Program Manager

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

Administrative Specialist
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.

Brad Newman

Wellness & Grants Coordinator
Ben joined the Project Healthy Schools team in September 2015 and is excited to be working with schools throughout Southeast Michigan. Prior to joining the team, Ben spent the last 10 years working with students to develop healthy habits and achieve academic excellence as a physical education teacher and student advisor in Arizona and Michigan schools.

Ben Ransier

Curriculum & Training 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 earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health administration from Eastern Michigan University and his associate degree in applied science-occupational studies from Washtenaw Community College. Nathan grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Community High School. Since coming to PHS in 2016, he has expanded his role at PHS while learning graphic design, media production, and web development. Nathan is now the lead web designer/administrator for all PHS web development.

Nathan Saulter

Web Designer/Administrator
 

Supporting Staff

Development

Ryann serves as the Associate Director of Development for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. In this role he forges relationships with individuals and corporations to benefit institution wide priorities and initiatives, including Project Healthy Schools. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Adrian College and a master's degree from Villanova University in Public Administration.

Ryann Eff

Associate Director of Development Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Research

Rachel 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.

Rachel Krallman

Research Coordinator 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 Moeller
Bill Wetsman
Florine Mark
Janis Wetsman

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

PHS Award Photo
The PHS team receiving The University of Michigan President’s Staff Award of Distinction. From Left to Right: Julie Nelson, Ryann Eff, Richard Holcomb Jr., Rachel Krallman, Karen Schmidt, Nathan Saulter, Jana Stewart, Brad Newman, Kim Eagle, Jacob Robidou, Jean DuRussel-Weston, Miriam Dineen, Ben Ransier, and LaVaughn Palma-Davis.
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