October 1, 2015

Announcing our new Executive Director:  Pam Hess

Healthy Waltham is pleased to announce that Pam Hess has been hired as Executive Director. Healthy Waltham is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Waltham that creates opportunities for Waltham residents to learn to live healthier lives through healthy eating, cooking, gardening and increasing physical activity, and develops connections between community stakeholders.
Pam was most recently Director of Youth Engagement and Education at the Appalachian Mountain Club for 13 years. Pam was recognized at the White House last year as a 2014 Presidential "Champions of Change" award winner for career-long efforts to provide outdoor opportunities for young people and for designing and managing an innovative and collaborative outdoor recreation initiative called "OutdoorsRX." OutdoorsRX is a partnership program that encourages kids and families to "get up, get out, and get moving." Pam holds a Master of Science degree in environmental education and is a Waltham resident with two children attending the Waltham Public Schools.
"We are very excited that Pam Hess is joining Healthy Waltham," said Dr. Nadene Stein, President of Healthy Waltham's Board of Directors. "She brings a wealth of expertise in health and wellness education, along with extensive experience engaging youth, community collaborators, and volunteers. 

"I am really looking forward to working within my own community of Waltham to improve the health of Waltham's residents," stated Pam.
Pam joins Healthy Waltham's existing staff: Maria DiMaggio, Communications and Development, and Reva Haselkorn, Program Coordinator and Chef Instructor. Pam can be reached starting October 5 at pam@healthy-waltham.org or 781-891-4700. For more information about Healthy Waltham, please see our website at http://www.healthy-waltham.org .

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