Meet your support staff! The SEEN could not continue serving the regional economy without the support of talented staff members dedicated to building a strong and enduring network.
As the program director for the Green Resource Hub, Anna Kelles is dedicated to connecting with SEEN members on their needs and developing programs to meet these needs. Anna has focused her career around connections between nutrition, human health, and the health of our environment. Through a dual bachelor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Binghamton University, Anna began exploring the link between human and environmental health. She then applied this education to promote sound nutritional and environmental practices in Ecuador, through work as both a teacher and an ecological guide.
In 2008, Anna earned a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Her research explored the long term impact of globalization on divergent dietary and physical activity patterns between Filipino mothers and children. Anna later became the Director of the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. As director, Anna assembled a team of expert faculty to deliver one of the only online graduate programs focused on whole foods therapeutic nutrition.
A few of her accomplishments included hiring and training a full faculty team, developing online course structure and material, delivering training in Web 2.0 technologies including the use of social media in higher education, as well as marketing and outreach via multiple publications, interviews, and national conferences. Her dedication to the field of nutrition has lead to extensive involvement in legislative action to protect the rights of nutrition clinicians and maintain a diverse, competitive, and highly qualified nutrition work force.
Anna is excited to put her expertise in management, training, advocacy, and outreach to position the SEEN as a cornerstone for community networking, collaboration and capacity building around our triple bottom line values.
Future Staff Positions
As the SEEN grows, we will add more staff to our support team, including a Programming Director in charge of all of our event coordination responsibilities. Until then… Thanks, to all of our dedicated volunteers!