Our Mission

To provide leadership, advocacy and professional development to health and physical educators. 

Our Vision

Overall wellness in Pennsylvania. 

Why Join? 

PSAHPERD is a volunteer-run, 501c3 organization providing professional development through our annual convention, workshops, published journals, social media outlets and advocacy efforts on a state and federal level. When you join PSAHPERD you receive:

  • PSAHPERD Journal 3x yearly
  • Discounted registration fees for association sponsored workshops and conferences
  • Act 48 Hours at eligible events
  • Eligibility to be acknowledged as a Teacher of the Year and/or Professional of the Year in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance or Sport
  • Recognition of quality programming in Health and Physical Education
  • Opportunities for professional networking and idea exchanges 
  • An advocating voice in the state and federal government 
  • Availability of professional information and special project funding in the disciplines served by the association
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership roles in the State
  • Link to the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) and Eastern District

 


 

PSAHPERD EXECUTIVE BOARD

Executive Committee

President 
Colleen Wegimont

Pres-Elect
Matt Trout

Past-Pres
Todd Bedard

Parliamentarian 
Rick Stevenson

Executive Director
Jessica Peconi-Cook

 


 Division Vice-Presidents

Health
Annette Fecera

Physical Education
Audra Marsh

Recreation
Andrew Silverman
Dance
Nathan Hart
Sport & Athletics
Heather Holmes
Future Professionals
Kristin Trusa

Committee Chairs

Adapted
Christina Portelli 
Early Childhood
Betty Ann Fish
Research
Shelly Klinek
Awards
Cindy Allen
Social Justice
Melanie Lynch
Aging & Adult Management 
Karen Barbati
Fitness School Leadership
David Schmidt 
Local Liaison
Sam Ellis
Publications
Dave Lorenzi
Aquatics
Michael Kostick
Professional Prep
Kim Razzano
Technology
Joanne Leight
Professional Outreach
Jeff Jacobs
Nominations
Rick Stevenson 
Convention Management
Carol Korn 
Grants
Linda Miller
Advocacy
Bev Martin
Finances
Linda Woods Huber
 

Structure and Function
Judy Conroy