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, Council of Community Clinics, 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

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. 

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.

Alexis Anderson

Assistant Health Coach and Youth Programs Supervisor 

Alexis graduated from San Diego State University 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 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.

 

Ever Yael Gonzales

Health Coach

Ever graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree at San Diego State University with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, and has an emphasis in Public Health, International Security and Conflict Resolution and Religious Studies. He is an advocate of preventive care and a healthy lifestyle on and off campus. Ever enjoys helping others see the best in themselves and helping those he interacts with achieving any goals which are aspired for. Aside from his passion for health, Ever enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures. Much of his time is spent volunteering in health education across the border in Ejido Matamoros a small community in Tijuana, Mexico. He believes optimism is key and is looking forward to working with you.

Ria Ramos

Health Coach

Ria graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. Following her undergraduate education, she completed her Master's degree in Public Health from National University. Ria is a strong believer in the benefits of preventive health and overall wellness and is passionate about working directly with people to improve their lifestyle. She has volunteered in hospitals and has worked in hematology and immunology-based laboratories, and hopes to combine her science and health education to improve community health, with a special focus on underserved communities. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, going to the park with her dogs, and spending time with friends and family. 

Spencer Haynie

Master's of Social Work Intern, 2nd year

California State University - San Marcos

Spencer completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Brigham Young University Hawaii.  While living in Hawaii, he gained an appreciation for the outdoors and now enjoys hiking, skateboarding, or occasionally stand-up paddle boarding.  When indoors, he loves watching movies at home or in theaters.  Spencer grew up in the North County of San Diego, so he spends much of his free time with family and old friends.  He currently lives in the Escondido area with his wife and a young daughter.  Between the islands and the mainland, Spencer has 6 nephews and 7 nieces (with more on the way) whom he visits often.  He expects to finish graduate school by the spring of 2018.  

Kaeleen Hernandez

Undergraduate of Social Work Intern, 1st year 

San Diego State University

Kaeleen is currently a student at San Diego State University. She plans to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Social Work.  

She has volunteered and worked with disabled adults and children; the main goal of each organization is to promote an active lifestyle and to squash stigmas that only able-bodied individuals can enjoy active activities. She is also an event planner for an international club. Her main goal is to bring everyone together with sports games and other outdoor adventures such as hiking or kayaking. She believes that being active helps people socialize and build teamwork when competing. 

Some of her hobbies include rock climbing, running, and boxing. Her life motto is a"healthy body equals a healthy mind". Eating right and getting outside keeps her focused and driven. 

 
Marisa Provenzano

Undergraduate of Social Work Intern, 1st year 

San Diego State University

Marisa is currently a senior at San Diego State University studying Social Work. She adopted a great appreciation for fitness, nutrition, and health over the years as a multi-sport athlete. She has a background in leading youth programs for under-served populations and is passionate about working with children.

She volunteered with the San Diego County Office of Education to help bring public awareness to outdoor education and other wellness programs. Her background and volunteer experiences have led her to pursue school social work and holistic health.

In her free time, she enjoys surfing, hiking, and traveling. Marisa plans to pursue her graduate degree in Social Work and obtain certification as an Ayurveda health practitioner.

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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