Meet Our Team
Dr. Wendy Hileman
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President of the Board
Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in different aspects of public health, wellness, nutrition and fitness. She received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physical Education, specializing in Athletic Training. She received three Master's Degrees: Public Health, with an emphasis in Health Services Administration, Social Work, with an emphasis in Administration, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Wendy has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has held numerous certifications in the past, such as aquatics, lifeguard, CPR and First Aid instructor, personal training, and more. She has served on three different boards for various non-profits, including Healthy Adventures Foundation. She is a seasoned professional speaker, giving motivational, educational, technical presentations and conference workshops, work sites, colleges and universities, and more, in topics ranging from health and wellness, nutrition, mental and physical links, injury prevention, workplace wellness, disease management, obesity prevention and intervention, and more. She has presented at the County of San Diego Providers Meetings, Council of Community Clinics, Police and Fire Fighters Peer Council, California Teachers Association, and more. She also works as an Adjunct Instructor at Southwestern College, teaching a wide variety of topics in health, nutrition, kinesiology, and activity classes. She has also taught graduate level classes in sports and business management classes.
Chief Operations Officer, Executive Chef
Greg has about 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He was formally trained at the California Culinary Academy. He works behind the scenes for our youth healthy cooking classes in recipe and menu development. He also provides in-home or on-site adult cooking classes and can assist with meal planning. As a Certified Professional Food Manager, Greg serves the certification needs of the health coaches at HAF by instructing food safety classes and authorizing Food Handler's Permits. He has been able to add to HAF's list of services by earning his Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED Instructor certification and offering this service to the community!
Health Coach Assistant Supervisor and Grant Writing Team Member
Being born and raised in San Diego has made Lindsey as cool as the beaches that line our city. Her gentle and laidback coaching style has been a valuable asset to HAF. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition from San Diego State University. Afterwards, she intends on completing an internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Some of her hobbies include intramural soccer, trying new foods, and always staying active.
Lead Health Coach and Youth Programs
Andrew graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Studies. His passion for physical activity has stuck close to him throughout his whole life. As a multi-sport athlete he loves to play, and his greatest joy comes from helping others to enjoy being active! His chief hobbies include playing basketball, cooking, and hiking in the hills and mountains with his dogs. He plans to further his education by getting his Health Fitness Specialist Certification through ACSM.
Health Coach and Special Projects
With her compassion and sweetly attentive ear, Allison has been able to offer her unique coaching style to Healthy Adventures. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Science from the University of California in Santa Barbara and completed the American Council of Exercise/UCSD certificate program in Exercise Science and Group Fitness Instruction. Allison has been an ACE Group Fitness Instructor for 3 years and a Class Instructor at the ARC at San Diego State University. Her specialties include "Zoomer" fitness, yoga, whole-body health, and cooking light. In her off time, she enjoys being a foodie, wine connoisseur, health, exercise, cooking, camping, reading, and hanging out with family and friends. One day, she hopes to learn how to surf and play the guitar. Allison is a San Diego native and fluent in American Sign Language.
Cameron has graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Fitness Specialist emphasis. With his love for healthy cooking, active lifestyle, and the passion for spreading healthy living tips, Cameron strives upon helping others obtain a happy and healthy lifestyle. On his off time, Cameron enjoys wakeboarding, hiking, and laying on the beach. He wants to further his education and obtain certifications in posture, group fitness, and personal training.
Shadia graduated from the University of California, Irvine with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Health Policy and Anthropology. With that, she has developed a great interest in approaching health and well-being through alternative means that account for community environments and social understandings. In her free time, Shadia spends time enjoying beautiful Southern California with family and friends. Her favorite pastimes include hiking, playing tennis, traveling and exploring new foods. In the future, Shadia hopes to further her education in Medical Anthropology and addressing larger global health issues.
Ivonne Sanchez graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Food and Nutrition. With Spanish being her first language, she has a passion for advocating a healthy lifestyle and providing nutrition education to Spanish speaking communities and helping them reach and maintain their health and fitness goals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the gym and trying new recipes as well as listening to music, attending concerts and dancing. Ivonne hopes to further her education by obtaining certifications in personal training, and group fitness.
Danielle graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She is passionate about wellness education and helping others to achieve personal health and fitness goals. In her free time, Danielle enjoys running, yoga, cooking, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and dog.
Ali graduated from San Diego State University in 2007 with her Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness Nutrition and Health. For the past 6 years, she has been utilizing her degree and working as a fitness coach and health coach for individuals in a weight management, tobacco cessation, and stress management program. Ali thoroughly enjoys enriching the lives of others in a positive and healthy way and watching her members reach their personal health goals. Ali's hobbies include running, snowboarding, watching football and baseball, cooking, and spending time with her husband and German Shepherd, Hailey.
Tim has been a health, fitness, and physical education teacher, a fitness director, and a wellness director. He has taught at the junior high and college level. Working as a fitness director, he directed an exercise adherence program for those who are new to fitness or have not exercised in a long time. Tim earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from San Diego State University and his Master's degree in Physical Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Favorite pastimes include almost any active pursuits outdoors including football, basketball and kayaking with alligators in Florida.
Health Coach Intern - Bachelor's San Diego State University
Sean is currently attending San Diego State University pursuing a bachelor’s of science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in being a Fitness Specialist. He plans on becoming a paramedic after school to continue to serve his community. He has been involved in playing and teaching sports his entire life and enjoys getting the community involved in physical activity. In his free time he likes learning new activities, new exercises, and just loves to be outdoors.
MPH 1st year Intern, San Diego State University
Elli is a Master's in Public Health candidate at San Diego State University, emphasizing in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and is a certified EMT. Elhaum is passionate about working with underprivileged and uninsured communities, and hopes to continue her work with these populations as a future career goal. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, dancing for the SDSU hip hop dance team, and serving as secretary for the Graduate School of Public Health student council. She is enthusiastic about working with diverse populations, and speaks proficient Spanish and Farsi.
MSW 2nd Year Intern, University of Southern California
Laurel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. She has spent her entire life training and teaching in dance, sports, and health and fitness and is now in her last year of the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation Laurel hopes to work with California’s female prisoner population and their children. She enjoys ballet and African dance, ocean swimming, playing music, animal rescue and rehabilitation and anything that involves the great outdoors and getting there on a bike.
MSW 1st year Intern, San Diego State University
Brian is former California teacher currently working on his Masters of Social Work degree at San Diego State University. Brian has extensive experience working with foster youth, both in school and in the group home settings. Brian enjoys hiking, cooking and trying new healthy foods, as well as spending time with his wife and cats.
Nutrition Intern, MiraCosta College
John graduated from Tacoma Community College, in Tacoma, Washington, with an Associate’s degree in Paralegal studies. He worked as a paralegal for a few months and decided that he wanted to help others achieve something great. So, he decided to go back to school in his home state of California. He is now attending school at MiraCosta College, in Oceanside, CA, to obtain an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Applied Health, Nutrition, and Kinesiology. While attending MiraCosta College, he interned at Tri-City Wellness Center where he learned from the personal trainers at the facility and he applied that knowledge and the knowledge obtained from MiraCosta College to help the clients of Tri-City Wellness Center. He also has recently obtained a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine for personal training to kick start his career in healthy living. His thoughts and ambitions are to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian. For the moment, he aspires to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle through fitness and eating right. He also hopes to utilize his Spanish speaking abilities to help the Latin communities. Lastly, he likes to spend his free time with family, friends, his dog, and working out at the gym.