About the SWITCH Movement

Mission

The School Wellness Initiative for Thriving Community Health, SWITCH, is a movement dedicated to supporting and advancing wellness efforts for Massachusetts students, schools and communities.

Vision

To create a school wellness environment that supports the whole child.

Meet the Team

Denise Courtney

RDN, SNS

Nutrition Education School Wellness and Training Coordinator, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Denise’s Favorite Wellness Practices:
Trying new recipes and exploring different parts of Boston on foot.
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Nicole Good

School Wellness Specialist, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Nicole’s Favorite Wellness Practices:

Running, hiking and skiing through New England with family and friends.

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Robert Leshin

MPA

Director, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Robert’s Favorite Wellness Practices:
Early morning walks with his son catching Pokemon and dance offs with his daughter.
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Karen McGrail

MEd, RDN, LDN

Director, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University

Karen’s Favorite Wellness Practices:
Walking, kayaking and bike riding, cooking, gardening and eating locally grown vegetables and fruits.
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Lynnea Spencer

MEd, RDN, LDN, SNS

A-List Coordinator & School Wellness Consultant, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University

Adjunct Professor, Food and Nutrition Department, Framingham State University

Lynnea’s Favorite Wellness Practices:
Taking long, scenic walks with family or friends on local trails and Massachusetts state parks.
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Catherine Wickham

PhD, RD, CND

Assistant Professor, Framingham State University

Faculty Liaison to The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University

Catherine’s Favorite Wellness Practices:
Taking walks