Guiding youth to lead healthy and safe lives.
Our Health Educators

Meet the LifeSmart Educators

We pride ourselves on providing school-based programming that’s informative as well as engaging. Our Health Educators and Staff attend a minimum of 45 continuing education hours each year to remain experts in the field of health education. We’ve also become experts in presenting difficult subjects in a manner that encourages kids to pay attention and participate in the conversation.

“After watching two of these programs, I realized just how well trained the staff is. Both staff members presented the information in the same exact way and only changed the details pertaining to each individual grade level.”

Kaleigh Arvin, MSW, LSW

Health Educator

Kaleigh is a licensed social worker that received her MSW from IUPUI with a concentration in school social work. She has experience in education and outreach surrounding reproductive health and trauma-informed care. Kaleigh also has experience providing evidenced-based and affirming therapeutic services to adolescents and families. She has a passion for youth and professional development aimed to increase awareness surrounding mental health matters and social justice issues.

Kathy Lesch

Health Educator

Kathy has often said that teaching isn’t what she does, it’s who she is.  Kathy has always been a teacher. She holds a degree in secondary education from Ball State and enjoyed 24 years as a health educator and technology coordinator for The Ruth Lilly Health Education Center.  She is excited to now bring her expertise to LifeSmart Youth, continuing her passion empowering youth across Indiana to live safe and healthy lives.  Kathy’s extensive knowledge in areas of health, psychology, and science make her a powerful asset to LifeSmart Youth’s Educator Team.  As Kathy says, “Our power of choice is our greatest power in achieving and maintaining health.”

Madison Good

Health Educator

Madison is a Health Educator who attended Ball State University and received her B.S. in Health Education and Promotion, as well as a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She has experience designing programs and conducting community outreach advocating for both adult and student public health concerns. Madison knew from the time she was in high school that her dream was to educate students about the importance of reproductive health. By providing this knowledge to young people, she hopes to reduce stigma and promote healthy conversations between students and their families.


Tyler Schlup

Health Educator

Tyler is a licensed Indiana Spanish teacher with 5 years of classroom experience. He also has his M.S.Ed. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania’s Educational Linguistics Division. He brings a lens focusing on linguistic equity and accessibility to his role at LifeSmart Youth. His passion for languages and accessibility is evident in his work. Tyler dreams of and works toward a world that is accessible for all while maintaining our own unique and rich linguistic and cultural identities.

Yeni Bencomo-Suarez, BA

Health Educator

Yeni is a Caribbean Latina, cross cultural community organizer, and immensely committed to empowering communities. Yeni attended the University of Louisville and received a B.A. in Latin American/Latino Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies. Yeni is fluent in English, Spanish and speaks conversational Arabic. Yeni brings her vast experience in cross cultural community organization and a wide variety of social cause activism. Yeni’s strengths are in curriculum design, intercultural communication and exchange, strategic planning, public speaking, grassroots fundraising, direct actions, workshop facilitation, and learning languages. In her free time Yeni enjoys hanging out with her friends at coffee shops, traveling, hiking, and reading.

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