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 20 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 13 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 12 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.

Lindsay McGhay
Director of Development and Engagement Initiatives
Lindsay handles membership and supporter engagement for the OAC, including all member and supporter communications, supporter activation on all OAC advocacy and bias issues and management of opportunities for members to get involved with the organization. Lindsay also oversees the OAC’s development, which includes the expansion and execution of general public and supporter-based fundraising efforts. Lindsay received her BA in English and Dance from Barnard College of Columbia University. Prior to joining the OAC fulltime, Lindsay worked for a subsidiary marketing agency of McCann Health in New York City, and was an intern for the OAC in 2007 and 2008. To contact Lindsay McGhay, please email LMcGhay@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.

Ryan Belock
Graphic and Multimedia Designer 
Ryan Belock joined the OAC’s team in 2015, bringing his creative vision to the cause of obesity. Ryan holds a BA in Graphic Design, Music Performance and Theatre from the University of Notre Dame, as well as an MFA in Integrated Media for Live Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. With a focus in visual design, Ryan is responsible for directing the OAC’s visual presence, which includes all Association graphic design, video and multimedia platforms. With vast training and experience in graphics and multimedia, Ryan brings his passion for social concerns to help carry out the mission and vision of the OAC. To contact Ryan, please email rbelock@obesityaction.org

Lisa Gresco-White
Program Services Administrator 

Lisa Gresco-White has been with the OAC for more than eight 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
Office Assistant
Elicia Hinson joined the OAC’s team in late 2015 as the Office Assistant, ensuring the smooth operation of day-to-day organization for the OAC. Elicia is in her final year of undergraduate studies, seeking her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Florida, with a minor in Maternal and Child Health. With interest in working in the non-profit sector, Elicia is dedicated to serving individuals calling-in to the OAC for information and fulfilling all educational materials requested from individuals nationwide. Elicia also performs a variety of clerical duties and assists the OAC staff on various programs and initiatives. To contact Elicia, please email ehinson@obesityaction.org.

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