Society Testimonial by Kathy Wilbur, Maine
As a long-time member of the Society, past president, and current emeritus member, I reflect back on my appreciation of networking with colleagues
who understood the work I did while at the Department of Education. In that multi-dimensional position, few others understood the complexities of
the work. Others in my position at Departments of Education across the country provided information, support, and encouragement, with persistence
and passion, to pursue efforts to promote quality health education for all students. Society members brought joy, laughter, and friendship to the
sometimes difficult and singular approach, while working within a broad educational institution, to keep health education and physical education
as part of schools’ basic education programming for students.
As the co-chair of the Membership Committee I have been able to contribute to the revival and viability of this important organization for the
benefit of current leaders in the fields of health education, physical education, and overall education that supports the health and well-being
of this country’s students.
The benefits I have found in being involved in the Society include reconnecting with past friends and colleagues as well as keeping updated on the
current efforts to support health education and physical education at the federal and state levels. It is very rewarding and valuable to me.
Kathy Wilbur, Maine