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Active for Life - Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Adults Age 50 and Older!
National Program Office

National Advisory Committee

Some of our NAC membersThe National Advisory Committee (NAC), a broad-based and diverse group of content experts, provided the Active for Life National Program Office (NPO) with advice and counsel in the development, launch and maintenance of the program.



Their roles included:

  • Developing grantee selection criteria
  • Reviewing and rating grant applications
  • Making site visits to grant applicants
  • Making final funding recommendations to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Participating in Active for Life program meetings
  • Serving as advisors to the NPO
  • Assisting the NPO and RWJF with dissemination of program activities and results.

The Committee was formally retired at the end of their two-year term following the September 2003 grantee meeting. However, some of the members remain engaged with the program in an advisory manner to assist both the NPO and grantees in the execution of the Active for Life program.

Active for Life National Advisory Committee

David Buchner, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief - Physical Activity and Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Patti Allman
President - Dillon, Allman and Partners
Bethesda, MD

Elizabeth Fox
Senior Advisor for Experience Corps - Civic Ventures
Washington, DC

Steven Hooker, Ph.D.
Director- Prevention Research Center
University of South Carolina - Arnold School of Public Health
Columbia, SC

Thomas Prohaska, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Division of Community Health Sciences -University of IL at Chicago School of Public Health
Co-director of the University of Illinois Center for Research on Health and Aging
Chicago, IL

Nico Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP
Vice President of the HealthPartners Center for Health Promotion
Investigator and co-director of the Population Health Unit in the HealthPartners Research Foundation
Minneapolis, MN

Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., FACP, FACC
Health Editor of PARADE MAGAZINE
Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center
Practicing cardiologist
New York, NY

William Satariano, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Professor of Epidemiology - School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Maria Stefan
Ellesse USA
North Palm Beach, FL

Jeanette Takamura, Ph.D.
Dean - School of Social Work
Columbia University
New York, NY

May Wykle, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean of Nursing and Florence Cellar Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

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SRPH Building
1266 TAMU
College Station, Texas

Phone: 979-458-4202
Fax: 979-458-4264

Active for Life National Program Office | SRPH Building | 1266 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1266
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