In an effort to improve grassroots efforts in Louisiana, the American Heart Association has created the Louisiana Grassroots Action Team for 2014-15. We're pleased to announce that Jeff Soileau has accepted the role of chair for the team. As chair, Jeff will lead the team to develop a well-trained, motivated and readily accessible group of advocates throughout the state.
Jeff received his masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University in 2008. Since then he has been working to find a way to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic through research and clinical work.
Currently, Jeff is a Corporate Wellness Account Representative at Healthy Lives in Baton Rouge. He also serves as the board chair of Girls on the Run of South Louisiana. In his free time, Jeff volunteers with the RocketKidz Foundation, the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, and the Mayor's Healthy City Initiative. He managed the blog FitFamiliesBR and works privately as a Family Wellness Consultant. He is also an avid runner who has completed 17 marathon or longer races and is currently training for the Louisiana Marathon.
Jeff's experience and passion for health and wellness certainly align with our mission. We believe he will provide excellent leadership to the Louisiana Grassroots Action Team.