Nancy Werteen is an award winning television news reporter and anchor with WFMZ TV-69 in Allentown. Nancy has been involved in covering major Lehigh Valley news events for WFMZ since she joined the station in 1989. Her assignments with WFMZ-TV have ranged from the anchor chair to investigative reports to in depth programming to themed series segments to daily assignment news. Currently, Nancy can be seen each morning during the Sunrise newscast with a health and wellness series called, “Life Lessons”. Nancy has brought her knowledge to classroom settings at Lehigh University as an adjunct professor for 8 years and Lafayette College where she oversaw the production of student generated live television broadcasts during the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. Nancy holds a Master of Communication Arts degree with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan and Long Island. She is also a freelance writer and producer.
Kim Howie is a Certified Health Coach, author, and founder of Live Balanced for Life located in Center Valley. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Kim enjoys helping clients discover how to nourish their bodies, feed their souls, and find their balance and happiness by implementing a holistically healthy lifestyle. Through her signature Pure Energy Program and individual client consultations, Kim focuses heavily on building awareness around the physical and emotional effects of food, as well as awareness of the mind/body connection. Her passion lies in helping people realize the intense connection between what they eat and how they feel. Kim empowers clients to regain control of their own health and happiness by capitalizing on the power of their thoughts and lifestyle decisions.
Heather Rodale is Vice President, Community Outreach in the areas of arts, education and wellness for Rodale Inc. Rodale Inc is the global voice for health and wellness information with a mission to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them.
In 2008, Heather started the not-for-profit organization, Healing Through The Arts, “where those who are healing find strength, hope and inspiration through the arts,” and its website, www.HTTA.org. Healing Through The Arts motivates individuals who are diagnosed with a chronic condition to create their “new normal” lifestyle when changes are necessary for survival and quality of life.
Since 2011, she has organized the annual Hope & Healing Juried Art Show which gives high school and college students the opportunity to create inspirational art for healthcare and healing facilities. More than 15 local hospitals or healing facilities have received art from these exhibits. In 2016, the student art will be combined with the music of Jim Brickman (SootheYourWorld.com), to create mini-meditations for hospitals and doctors’ office waiting room TVs.