Kathleen loves advocacy and education, and believes prevention is the key to a long healthy life. She sorts through the latest scientific and research data for information that can help people make good decisions about their bone health and is focused on providing easy to use and understandable tools and resources for the public. She brings together individuals and agencies to address important bone health issues and welcomes ideas and projects that can help promote bone health. Kathleen is a Tarheel at heart from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an honors graduate of the University of San Francisco’s MBA program.
Growing up Salvadorian, Emely fell in love with culture and family. She has a deep passion for the health of all people, and is especially interested in advocating for the underserved. Her work with American Bone Health draws on her warmth and kindness as she interacts with diverse populations around the country. As a internet wiz, Emely is always looking for ways to have technology improve the work she does to support the growing network of American Bone Health volunteers. She loves her 2 dogs and all things Disney.
Volunteer Services Manager
Melissa is the Manager of Volunteer Services and in that role, she connects with and supports our Peer Educators around the country. Melissa is a nutrition educator and health coach with a Master’s Degree in Applied Nutrition. Before getting her MA, she worked in marketing and communications industries. She is passionate about bone health because people can make a big difference every day by what they eat and how they play.
Jennifer enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds. She speaks fluent Chinese and has helped translate a number of educational materials into Chinese. Jennifer has a strong sense of cultural awareness, and frequently assists people by phone and in person. Jennifer graduated from UC Berkeley in Social Welfare with High Honors and aspires to become a medical doctor to serve the medically underserved communities and address health disparities.