Event Details

PLA Webinar: How the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is dealing with the current and future impact of COVID-19

Date 
17 September 2020
Time
9:00 am - 10:00 am


PLA Webinar:

How the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is dealing with the current and future impact of COVID-19

Date: Thursday 17 September
Time: 9.00am (AEST)
Cost: Free for members, $30 for non-members

Three speakers from PLA's sister body in USA will explain what NRPA is broadly doing to address the impact of COVID-19 across its membership (advice, ideas, initiatives, information, etc) and specifically will describe their respective roles both under 'normal' circumstances and then especially under COVID. They panellists are Allison Colman, Director of Health, Rachel Banner, Director of Park Access and Lesha Spence-Brown, Senior Program Manager.


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    Allison Colman

    Director of Health, National Recreation and Park Association

    Allison Colman is the Director of Health for the National Recreation and Park Association. Allison joined NRPA in 2015 and oversees the organization's health and wellness portfolio, working to advance NRPA's long-term vision of parks and recreation serving as community wellness hubs to advance health equity and improve health outcomes. Prior to joining NRPA, Allison worked in the recreation field facilitating health and wellness programs across all populations.

    Combined with her work at the local and national level, Allison has extensive experience implementing public health initiatives, catalyzing systems-wide changes, and advancing health outcomes through community-based interventions.


    Lesha Spencer-Brown

    Senior Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

    Lesha Spencer-Brown is a Senior Program Manager at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), where she manages the Healthy Aging in Parks initiative that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults through parks and recreation. Lesha has worked in the field of public health, specifically in health promotion, disease prevention and social determinants of health for over 8 years. Prior to working at NRPA, Lesha served as a Community Health Worker Program Coordinator for a local health department, working to improve care coordination for individuals with chronic diseases. Ms. Spencer-Brown received her Master of Public Health in Community and Family Health from the University of South Florida in 2014


    Rachel Banner

    Director of Park Access, National Recreation and Park Association

    Rachel Banner is the Director of Park Access at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), where she oversees the organization strategy to ensure fair and just access to high quality parks and green space, recreation facilities, youth sports and programs that create healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities. Through her work at NRPA and prior positions, Rachel has extensive experience in developing strategies and partnerships to advance health and equity through systems-level change. Rachel received her Master's in Public Health from Tufts University and her BS in Exercise Science from Elon University, both focused on health equity, chronic disease prevention and the built environment.

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