SHAPE America Physical Activity Council

The SHAPE America Physical Activity Council is one of SHAPE America’s five program councils, which are all charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and make recommendations about new and existing programs, products and services related to the respective focus areas.
  • Help guide new initiatives through the review process and recommend task forces and ad hoc committees needed for completion.
  • Build communication with related SHAPE America special interest groups (SIGs).

Specifically, the Physical Activity Council addresses the areas of:

  • Lifespan physical activity;
  • Dance;
  • Sport;
  • Adapted physical activity; and
  • Outdoor adventure education.

Physical Activity Council Activities & Recent Projects

The Physical Activity Council conducts the following activities:

  • Produces SHAPE America's monthly activity calendars; and
  • Helps develop guidance documents, position statements, and other content as needed.

Physical Activity Council Members

  • Lisa Paulson (Chair)
    University of Northern Colorado, CO
  • Kristian Ellingsen
    Columbia Heights Education Campus, Washington, D.C.
  • Jana Moran
    New York City Department of Education, NY
  • Allison Ross
    Arizona State University, AZ
  • Ann Paulls-Neal
    Highland High School, NM
  • Kyle Bragg
    Anasazi Elementary School, AZ
  • Rose Haggerty
    Executive Director, TAHPERD, TX
  • Francina Hollingsworth
    Houston ISD, TX
  • Rick Howard
    West Chester University, PA
  • Victor Ramsey (BOD Liaison)
    New York Department of Education, NY

Special Interest Group

The following special interest group (SIG) functions under the Physical Activity Council:

  • Education-Based Employee Wellness

To join a SIG, log in to your SHAPE America member account. Go into the My Profile section and select the Interest Areas tab to view/edit your Special Interest Groups.