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.

Nikki Sullivan, MA

Manager, Program Quality

Nikki comes to LifeSmart Youth with more than 7 years of experience in public programming and non-profit project management. Skilled in working with diverse audiences through creative channels, Nikki has largely focused her efforts on developing meaningful engagement opportunities that explore the intersection of community + wellness. Nikki received her BA in Art History from Franklin College and her MA in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a founding member of the Indianapolis Art Center’s DEI committee, Nikki brings this experience to LSY and remains dedicated to amplifying the voices of underserved and underrepresented audiences and committed to a practice and leadership style that believes not in creating for but creating with.

Olivia Cosgray, BS

Health Educator

With a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and after pursuing Public Health careers in various outlets, Olivia found her passion in teaching adolescents medically accurate information while working with LifeSmart Youth. Olivia has a background not only public health education, but also in case management. Olivia is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about ensuring that all students have the equal opportunity to learn how to take control of their own health and make responsible decisions. Topics that Olivia is most passionate for include HIV, minority health, and reproductive rights.

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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