Emerging Leaders Innovation Team (ELIT)

SHAPE America’s Emerging Leaders Innovation Team (ELIT) provides emerging leaders an opportunity to contribute as volunteer leaders to the health and physical education community. Members of the Emerging Leaders Innovation Team are invited to help develop content (such as blogs, podcasts, and other resources), engage at conferences or SHAPE sponsored events, and contribute in other meaningful ways to the development of SHAPE America’s professional development offerings. Additionally, ELIT contributes to SHAPE America’s various communications channels, including the organization’s blog, social media channels, and podcast platform. The group is also invited to provide feedback to the development of SHAPE America programming to help inform thinking about how best to attract and engage emerging leaders to the SHAPE community.

    The Emerging Leaders Innovation Team currently includes:
  • Hillary Franks (Chair)
  • Macayla Braun
  • Collin Brooks
  • Sarah Gietschier-Hartman
  • Michelle Huff
  • Megan McCollom
  • Peter Stoepker
  • Mike Torres
  • Crystal Williams
    SHAPE America ELIT member criteria:
  • SHAPE America members
  • Students in an HPE discipline, are PreK-12 HPE teachers or higher-ed professionals early in their career
  • Between ages 18 – 35
  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving the HPE community
    Roles and Responsibilities
  • Members serve two-year terms
  • Expectation of 5–10 hours per month contributing as a volunteer leader
  • One hour per month on SHAPE America calls or video chat
  • Serve as a champion for SHAPE America’s mission and current initiatives