Meet Our Team
Wendy Hileman, PhD, 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 also works part-time as college professor and lecturer.
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.
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.
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.
Senior 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.
Elena's biography is coming soon ...
Health Coach and Senior Wellness Consultant
Dual Master’s Public Health / Social Work
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”.
Master's of Social Work Intern,1st year
Arizona State University
Coming soon ...
Master's of Social Work Intern, 1st year
Arizona State University
Coming soon ...
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.