Leaders focus on better health for our kids

Jump IN for Healthy Kids is a community-wide initiative led by a broad group of business, civic, government and academic executives who serve on the Leadership Council.

Working together with a shared vision, common goals and measurable outcomes, this group serves as the governance body of Jump IN for Healthy KidsThe Leadership Council is Co-Chaired by Dr. Virginia Caine, Director, Marion County Health Department, and Mark Nagy, Vice President of Global Patient Outcomes & Real World Evidence, Eli Lilly and Company.

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Jerome Adams, MD
Surgeon General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kevin Brinegar
President & CEO
Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Cal Burleson
Vice President of Baseball & Administrative Affairs
Indianapolis Indians

Virginia Caine, MD
Marion County Health Department


James T. Callaghan, MD
CEO/Central Indiana Region President
Franciscan St. Francis Health

Kathy Davis
President & Owner
Davis Design Group

Miriam Acevedo Davis
President & CEO

Eric Ellsworth
President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Lewis Ferebee, EdD
Indianapolis Public Schools

S. Maria Finnell, MD, MS
Medical Director
Anthem Medicaid Indiana

Carol Friesen, PhD, RDN, CD
Professor & Graduate Program Director,
Department of Nutrition & Health Science
Ball State University

Tedd Grain
Deputy Director
LISC Indianapolis

Ron Gifford
Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives
Jump IN

Matt Gutwein
President & CEO
Health and Hospital Corporation

Paul Halverson, DrPH
Professor & Founding Dean
Fairbanks School of Public Health

Lisa Harris, MD
Eskenazi Health

Sue Henry, RN
Health Science, Health & Wellness, & Physical Education Specialist
Indiana Department of Education

Joyce Hertko
Director of Community Outreach & Engagement
Indiana University Health

Honorable Joe Hogsett
City of Indianapolis

Kalen Irsay Jackson
Vice Chair/Owner
Indianapolis Colts

Louonna Kachur
Vice President of Workforce and Organizational Development
Early Learning Indiana

John Kunzer, MD, MMM
Senior Vice President & Regional Physician Executive
Community Health Network

Susan Matthews
Consulting Principal

Mark Nagy
Vice President, Global Patient Outcomes & Real World Evidence
Eli Lilly and Company

Georgiana Reynal
Chief Advocacy Officer
St. Vincent

Calvin E. Roberson, Jr.
Vice President of Planning and Program Development
Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Juan (Kiko) Suarez, PhD
Chief Community Impact Officer
United Way of Central Indiana

James Whitehead
Executive Vice President & CEO
American College of Sports Medicine

W.R. "Ace" Yakey, Jr.
Vice President, Community Development
Lilly Endowment Inc.


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