The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) today announced new leadership to its board of directors for the 2019-2020 term and reiterated its commitment to empowering and inspiring all Americans to lead more physically active lives. Helen Durkin, J.D.—30-year fitness industry veteran and executive vice president for public policy for the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)—will take over as NCPPA president and spearhead the coalition’s advocacy and public policy efforts for the next two years. Pam Watts, executive director of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, will serve as NCPPA's president-elect. James Whitehead, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Sports Medicine, will serve as NCPPA’s secretary-treasurer.
“NCPPA’s work has become increasingly relevant as our nation continues to struggle with the cost of healthcare,” said Durkin. “Physical inactivity is... Read More