Amy Adkins, MEd
Seminar Leader, Activity
Amy brings a diverse skill set and educational background to the ConnectWell team in her role as Seminar Leader for the Activity Seminars. Amy is a passionate and experienced teacher in helping people create healthier environments that ensure being active is accessible and achievable throughout the day, every day.
Over the last decade, Amy has provided leadership to school-based projects that create sustainable, environmental practices allowing for the healthy choice to be the natural choice, not the exception. She serves on community collaboratives that promote healthy eating and active living environments as a disease prevention strategy. Amy has presented at both local and national conferences on topics ranging from developing community partnerships to build more active communities to assessing quality physical activity programming. Amy recognizes the importance of building relationships in the context of an existing organizational culture and brings that perspective into every project. Her enthusiasm is known to be contagious and colleagues often share that they hear her messages guiding them when trying to make healthier decisions.
Although always active, Amy didnít tap into her inner athlete until training for her first Century Bike Ride with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societyís Team In Training Program. She completed several seasons with this organization as a participant, mentor and coach. The community that was created during the training seasons was transformative both personally and professionally for Amy. This experience continues to serve as a guiding principle when designing healthy initiatives, training individuals or leading a group physical activity class.
Amy earned a Bachelor of Education at Marshall University and worked with college athletes as a student athletic trainer. She earned a Graduate Assistantship at the University of South Carolina, where she worked with Division I Athletes. She has a Master of Education with an emphasis on counseling and rehabilitation from University of South Carolina, Columbia.