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The 2017, Second Annual Healthy Schools Summit

Every child should have the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in, enhance their health and well-being and prepare them for their future. The Healthy Schools Summit invites you to this engagement opportunity for leaders and advocates who are passionate about creating and maintaining K-12 schools that promote the health, wellness and performance of its students and staff. Our summit will focus on the crucial role that healthy, sustainable schools play in strengthening the communities around us. This event will address key issues in school health and the built environment, along with interactive opportunities on how to implement various strategies in our schools. The event will conclude with a Lead and Radon workshop that will discuss a mini-grant opportunity through our campaign, “1000 hours: Protect Where We Learn” to help schools test and mitigate for these harmful toxins.

Friday, October 20, 2017 • Hampton Inn and Suites
301 W. Waterfront Dr., Homestead, PA 15120

Register here!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty
Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty - is the CEO of The Kobet Collaborative,
a parent company that includes Sustainaissance International and The
International Eco-Friends Network. Sustainaissance International, began in
1979 as Energy Design Associates, is a multi-disciplined architectural
consulting firm specializing in sustainable design and development, high
performance LEED Certified buildings and environmental education.
For over 38 years, he has worked in 11 countries on five continents creating
innovative places to live, work and learn.

Kristi Wees
With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemistry Kristi utilized her
extensive industrial, academic and research experience, as well as, hands
on medical and clinical know-how, to navigate her own daughter’s medical
journey back to restored health. Through this process, Kristi became a
passionate advocate for all children no matter what the diagnosis and all her
work is founded on the belief that every family deserves the best quality
of life together with their child.

Ponzella Johnson
This New York native and school nurse at Harriet Tubman Learning
Center has a well-rounded background in the fields of psychology and
women’s health that she developed before bringing her expertise to schools
as a nurse. Ponzella Johnson serves as the asthma and diabetes educator,
teaching students and staff how to manage health issues. She also serves on
the wellness council where she imparts what is expected from both a
medical and public health perspective.

Jennifer Elliot
is an Associate Professor in the Pharmacy Practice department in the
School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. She is also a clinical pharmacy
specialist with the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and Director of the
Pediatrics Concentration at Duquesne University. Dr. Elliott received her
Pharm.D. from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP-accredited
General Pharmacy Practice Residency at Trinity Health System, Duquesne
University, and Palliative Therapeutics, LLC. Dr. Elliott is a member of the
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, The Pediatric Pharmacy
Advocacy Group, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

 

Friday, October 20, 2017 • Hampton Inn and Suites
301 W. Waterfront Dr., Homestead, PA 15120

Register here!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT WHE at 412-404-2872 OR mbuford@womenforahealthyenvironment.org