From 2012-2019 Jane served as Director of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Tasked with getting the program off the ground, she facilitated partner activities and contract opportunities that resulted in the development of the program’s online and in-person professional development, grants program for schools, and program evaluations.
Prior to her role with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, she worked for nine years at the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition where she managed federal partnerships and initiatives, the Council’s science board and the Council’s signature President’s Challenge physical activity, fitness, and nutrition awards program. While at the Council, she co-authored two book chapters addressing the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, served as co-lead of the activity and fitness work group for Healthy People 2010 and 2020, and led the development and implementation of a federal physical activity challenge to encourage a more active federal workforce.
Jane received her master’s degree in wellness management from Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology and her undergraduate degree in English from Butler University. She enjoys watching her children find joy through sports including baseball, horseback riding, field hockey, football, basketball, and volleyball.