Jane Wargo was hired as Program Director of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program in November 2012 to lead the development of the school funding program, facilitate program implementation in schools nationwide, and manage the general activities of the program partnership.
Prior to her role with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, she worked for nine years at the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports 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. Her two young children strengthen her passion to ensure the presence of quality physical education and health promotion programming in schools.