SHAPE America Physical Activity Council

The SHAPE America Physical Activity Council is one of SHAPE America’s five program councils, which are all charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and make recommendations about new and existing programs, products and services related to the respective focus areas.
  • Help guide new initiatives through the review process and recommend task forces and ad hoc committees needed for completion.
  • Build communication with related SHAPE America special interest groups (SIGs).

Specifically, the Physical Activity Council addresses the areas of:

  • Lifelong physical activity;
  • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs;
  • Employee wellness programs.

Physical Activity Council Activities & Recent Projects

The Physical Activity Council conducts the following activities:

  • Produces SHAPE America's monthly activity calendars; and
  • Helps develop guidance documents, position statements, and other content as needed.

Physical Activity Council Members

  • Lisa Paulson (Chair)
    University of Northern Colorado
  • Matt Wood
    Tacoma Public Schools (WA)
  • Francina Hollingsworth
    Houston Independent School District (TX)
  • Jason Menoutis
    Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)
  • Bob Knipe
    University of Texas-Austin
  • Megaera Regan
    Port Washington School District, retired (CT)
  • Keri Schoeff
    Arizona Department of Education
  • Tom Roberts
    Aquila Elementary School (MN)
  • David Keiling
    Manassas City Public Schools (VA)
  • Brian Rhodes
    West Des Moines Community School (IA)

Special Interest Group

The following special interest group (SIG) functions under the Physical Activity Council:

  • Education-Based Employee Wellness

To join a SIG, log in to your SHAPE America member account. Go into the My Profile section and select the Interest Areas tab to view/edit your Special Interest Groups.