OAC Staff

Joseph Nadglowski
President/Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Nadglowski is President & CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) – a non-profit organization formed in 2005 dedicated to elevating and empowering those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. A frequent speaker and author on the importance of obesity awareness, Mr. Nadglowski has more than 25 years of experience working in patient advocacy, public policy and education and is a graduate of the University of Florida. As a patient advocate who has publicly shared his own personal experience with obesity as well as those of OAC’s members on many boards, taskforces, workgroups and public testimony, Mr. Nadglowski was recipient of the 2012 Society for the Study of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Public Service Award. As part of his advocacy work, he has dedicated a significant part of his work toward the recognition of weight bias, its impact on those with obesity and our nation’s efforts to combat it. He has been a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss childhood obesity and has testified before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the importance of increasing treatment options for individuals affected by obesity. To contact Joseph Nadglowski, please email jnadglowski@obesityaction.org.

Kristy Kuna
Vice President Programs and Operations

Kristy Kuna is one of the founding staff members of the OAC and has worked in the non profit patient advocacy sector for more than 15 years, with a previous background in programming for a patient advocacy organization in kidney disease/nephrology. As VP of Programs and Operations, Kristy oversees the operations-side of the organization, in addition to the creation and development of emerging Association programs. In this role, she directs the OAC’s successful Your Weight Matters National Convention and regional events, in addition to the creation and development of OAC’s membership structure which ensures the growth of the OAC’s voice. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communication. To contact Kristy, please email kkuna@obesityaction.org.

James Zervios
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

James Zervios is one of the founding staff members of the OAC and has worked in the non profit patient advocacy sector for more than 14 years. James is responsible for overseeing all organizational marketing and communication initiatives. He works closely with the OAC’s Education and Weight Bias Committees on developing organizational educational materials. As OAC spokesman, James has participated in hundreds of media interviews with publications and broadcast networks ensuring that the OAC’s mission and vision are accurately represented at all times. James has also written extensively on the topic of obesity and weight bias and co-authored a textbook chapter for Harvard Medical School on the topic of “Obesity and Access to Care.” He is the senior editor of Your Weight Matters Magazine and guides the Marketing and Communications Department in various areas, such as the Your Weight Matters Campaign, Web site development and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. To contact James Zervios, please email jzervios@obesityaction.org.

Melissa Woolley
Program Manager
Melissa Woolley joined the OAC team in 2017 as the Program Manager and is responsible for managing and executing Association programming, specifically the successful Your Weight Matters National Convention (OAC’s Annual patient meeting) and current and emerging Community-based Membership efforts. In addition, Melissa assists in the development of OAC’s support-service programs designed to better connect individuals with ongoing care and support. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a B.S. in Event Management. With vast experience in event planning, meeting coordination and program development, Melissa has spent the past seven years of her career focused in association events and brings a valuable talent to the OAC team in her ability to effectively manage and organize a broad scope of projects of all scales. To contact Melissa, please email mwoolley@obesityaction.org.

Michelle Beane
Public Outreach Associate
Michelle Beane joined the OAC team in 2017 as the Public Outreach Associate and is responsible for coordinating organizational public outreach initiatives, such as the Your Weight Matters Campaign, National Obesity Care Week and more, to help grow the OAC community and raise awareness of obesity. In addition, Michelle manages organizational resources, such as brochures and guides, to ensure accuracy of content, efficient ordering of materials and development of delivery methods of educational content to the public and OAC Community. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds a B.S. in Marketing. With her previous non-profit experience, Michelle brings her knowledge and compassion to the OAC to help raise awareness of our cause. To contact Michelle, please email mbeane@obesityaction.org.

Mckinzie Step
Creative Content and Outreach Coordinator
Mckinzie joined the OAC’s team in 2016, bringing her passion for health and social issues to the cause of obesity. With a strong interest in the non-profit sector, she is devoted to upholding and sharing the powerful vision of the OAC. Mckinzie is responsible for the development and content creation of OAC marketing, communication, and supporter engagement pieces and/or collateral. Additionally, she is responsible for the development, management, and growth of organizational social media platforms and presence. After studying at the University of South Florida, she holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. To contact Mckinzie Step, please email mstep@obesityaction.org.

Lisa Gresco-White
Program Services Administrator
Lisa Gresco-White has been with the OAC for more than 10 years. Her passion for helping people and commitment to excellent customer service continues to be her main focus as the OAC’s Program Services Administrator. Lisa is responsible for managing the administrative components for OAC’s programs and related operations including, the Your Weight Matters National Convention, the RECOVER Program and various OAC Membership programs and partnerships. In addition, Lisa manages the coordination of all Association data processing and database administration needs. She works primarily with the Programs and Operations Department, but also works with other departments as necessary. To contact Lisa Gresco-White, please e-mail lisa@obesityaction.org.

Elicia Hinson
Program Coordinator
Elicia Hinson originally joined the OAC team in 2015 on the administrative side and transitioned into a greater role in 2017 as Program Coordinator. In this role, Elicia is primarily responsible for coordinating and assisting with Association programming and community outreach activities. Included with this is a focus in assisting in the development of new and emerging programs specific to OAC’s Community of Members and support services, along with fulfilling public inquiries for resources and support information. Elicia graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree, and minor in Maternal and Child Health. Elicia is motivated by the work of the OAC and finds great reward in working with the diverse individuals the OAC serves. To contact Elicia, please email ehinson@obesityaction.org.



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