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Theresa C. Lewallen, MA

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Biographical Info

Theresa C. Lewallen’s work has focused on program development, leadership, and the interdependent relationship between health and education.  Currently a non-profit grants administrator, she previously led the staff during start-up and implementation of the Culture of Health Leaders Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Lewallen held several leadership positions at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), where she played an instrumental role in the development of ASCD’s whole child efforts, including the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework. She also served as the director of ASCD’s Healthy School Communities, engaging schools and communities in collaborative school improvement work across the country and the globe and directed a project that linked schools with local public health agencies.

Lewallen served as co-chair for the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety. She has authored or coauthored publications and participated on national and international committees with a focus on improving outcomes for students through research, policy, and practice. She provided advice to state, provincial, and national governments, making the case for using evidence to inform policy development and program implementation.

Lewallen has a Master of Arts degree in community health promotion and education from Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. Lewallen’s experience includes providing technical support to the Office of the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on women’s health. She also served the city of Alexandria, Va. for seven years as a community health educator, developing and presenting programs in the schools and community.

Ordained an Episcopal deacon in 2016, Lewallen organizes community service activities and leads a partnership between her church and the local public elementary school.

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