Meet Our Team

Dr. Wendy Hileman, MPH, MSW, MS

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Board President

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in different aspects of public health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. Wendy has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, dedicating her research and dissertation to employee wellness programs. 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. She received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physical Education, specializing in Athletic Training. She currently sits on two non-profit boards and has served on two other non-profit boards in the past.   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 been a regular presenter at the County of San Diego Providers Meetings, Health Center Partners of Southern California, Police and Fire Fighters Peer Council, California Teachers Association, and more. She also works as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Southern California and Southwestern College, teaching a wide variety of topics in foundational research, program based research methods, program development and evaluation, integrated care and advanced policy. In undergraduate classes, she teaches health, nutrition, kinesiology, and activity classes.  She has also taught classes in healthcare administration, statistics, evaluations, as well as sports and business management classes.

Greg Mantuano

Senior Executive Chef and Culinary Consultant

Greg has about 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He was formally trained in Culinary arts at the California Culinary Academy. He works behind the scenes for our healthy cooking classes in recipe and menu development. 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. 

Lindsey Tobey

Office Manager and Health Coach Supervisor

Lindsey graduated from San Diego State University 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.

Juan Nunez

Senior Health Coach Lead and Strength and Conditioning Trainer

Juan graduated from San Diego State University 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.  

Heather Bauer

Health Coach Lead and Health & Fitness Coach

Heather graduated from St Cloud State University in Minnesota with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Community Health. With her passion for health and nutrition, she has been able to help people live a healthier lifestyle through proper education and support. She truly enjoys working with the community and making a difference in a person’s health and well-being. She has taught nutrition and cooking classes and volunteer exercise classes for a non-profit and has also worked with the county in the Public Health Department. In her free time she likes to be outside walking, biking, rollerblading or hula hooping and loves making new healthy meals on the grill.

Sharon Alpern

Health Coach and Bookkeeper

Sharon …biography coming soon.

Angel Estrella

Health Coach

Dual Master’s Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, student

San Diego State University 

Angel …biography coming soon.

Nancy Fink

Health Coach and Senior Wellness Consultant

Dual Master’s Public Health / Social Work

PPS Credential

Nancy has been living the Healthy Adventures lifestyle for multiple decades (even before it was the California thing to do).  She has worked in hospitals, schools, health departments, and other human service agencies with multiple degrees from the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University.  Her background includes public health, psychology, social work and education.  Promotion of health, wellness, safety, and prevention are consistent themes in her work with high-risk and underserved populations.  She has a great sense of humor, loves dogs, and can be found hiking, camping, or just taking long walks.  When you meet her, tease her about her success as a “recovering workaholic”.

Joey Jerome

Health Coach and Senior Wellness Consultant

Joey … biography coming soon.

Ashley Gray

Master's of Social Work Intern,1st year

Arizona State University

Ashley completed a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Child and Family Development at San Diego State University. She currently works with children with various special needs along with her internship here at Healthy Adventures Foundation. She is working towards her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University and hopes to continue her passion of caring for others. She has a heart for children and a life's mission of helping people with their mental and physical health.

Her hobbies include spending time with her sons at the beach, exploring new places with her boyfriend, going to concerts, hiking, and riding bikes.

Danielle Kramer

Master's of Social Work Intern, 2nd year

California State University – San Marcos

Danielle … biography coming soon. 

Undergraduate Interns

San Diego State University, MiraCosta College

Every semester, we have between 3-5 undergraduate interns from a variety of degree specialties and experiences. They are very important in our youth programs, marketing, creating exercise or nutritional plans, going to events, and a variety of other tasks. We appreciate them for the short time they are with us and even sometimes bring them on as staff after their semester internship. 

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