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 Supervisor and Grant Writing Team Member
Lindsey graduated from San Diego State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition. Her education sparked a new love for trying new foods and experimenting with healthy cooking and cooking alternatives. Alongside her passion for food, Lindsey enjoys staying active through intramural indoor soccer and evening walks with friends and family. She hopes to further her education with a Master's degree in Public Health in the near future.
Health Coach Lead
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.
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.
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.
Alexis graduated from San Diego State University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Health. She has always been very passionate about healthy, positive living and loves having the opportunity to help others improve their own lifestyles. Drawing from her education, background as a Soccer Coach and years working as a Mental Health Counselor for underprivileged youth, she brings compassionate, optimistic outlook to Healthy Adventures Foundation. She has always been passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and especially enjoys running, surfing and yoga. In her time off she loves spending time at the beach, walking her dog, reading, cooking and visiting with friends and family. Alexis is currently finishing her Yoga Instructor Certification and has plans to return to San Diego State University to complete her Masters Degree in Public Health in the near future.
Juan graduated from SDSU May 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness Specialist. His passion for sports and living a long and healthy life has driven him to help others to become all that they can be. He enjoys living an active lifestyle hence you will find him on weekends playing soccer, leading fitness group classes, hiking up Cowles Mt. or even bike riding on the Silver Strand. In his free time Juan performs in a rock band and loves to draw/ animate.
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.
Intern - Associate's MiraCosta College
Evan is a MiraCosta College student who will be transferring to the Foods and Nutrition Program at San Diego State University. With this degree he will be continuing on to become a Registered Dietitian. He completed the Certified Nutritionist Consultant program from Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Evan is a Whole Body team member at Whole Foods Market where he uses his nutrition knowledge to help customers in supplementation choices to assist them in their health goals and has been a lifeguard, water safety instructor and kayak tour guide. Evan is an EMT with over six years field experience as an EMT/Fire Fighter. He spends his free time participating in all varieties of outdoor activities from diving to rock climbing. He loves food and sharing its healing wisdom with other people.
Intern - Bachelor's San Diego State University
Diana is a senior at San Diego State University and is finishing her degree in May with a BS in Health Sciences with a focus on Public Health. She is studying to get her NASM personal training certification in the near future and loves any and all aspects of health and wellness. She runs an on campus organization for LED light arts and dance. In her free time, she enjoys weight training, cooking, hiking, traveling, being outdoors, and hula hooping.