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.”

Andrea Kamwendo, BS

Health Educator

Andrea Kamwendo joined Social Health Association in 2015. Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University. She has been a teacher in Decatur Middle School, Christel House Academy, and Shelbyville Elementary and Middle Schools in addition to being a summer camp counselor. She completed the LeaderShape leadership development program in 2006.

Doreen Fatula, BS

Education Team Coordinator

Doreen joined Social Health Association of Indiana in 1996. She teaches all SHA programs, develops curriculum, is involved in staff training, and is a peer coach for all teaching staff. Prior to joining Social Health Association, Doreen earned her bachelor of science degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (HPERD), from the School of Public Health Indiana University, Bloomington.  Doreen previously worked at Bloomington Parks and Recreation as summer camp teaching staff and as Program Facilitator for Girls Incorporated of Indianapolis, providing program development and instruction for youth in community outreach centers.  Doreen also taught computer education programs at IUPUI, obtained her Certified Nurses Aid certification in 1996 providing in-home support services to adults, and has volunteered for various nonprofit organizations  that incorporate the arts in healing environments;  Story-Telling Arts at Riley Hospital, Heart-Rays Art programming/HIV support, and Robin Run “Art for Alzheimer’s”.

Haileigh Huggins, BS

Health Educator

Haileigh earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health Community Health, from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her educational career studies were devoted to reproductive and sexual health education. Some of her previous experience includes teaching adolescent health education programs in juvenile detention centers and serving as an HIV Care Coordinator.

Janet Kamiri, MPH, CHES

Health Educator & Program Development Coordinator

Janet joined LifeSmart Youth in 2013. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in School Health Education from Ball State University. Janet teaches all LifeSmart Youth school programs and assists with curriculum development. She also presents TrustEd Adults workshops, including the popular Cyber Safe in Cyberspace™ program, and has lead several community and conference presentations on behalf of LifeSmart Youth. Janet is a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds Indiana K-12 teaching licenses in Health and Physical Education for the IN DOE. In 2017, she helped revise the Indiana Academic Standards for Health and Wellness. She is also a contributing editor for a school health education teacher preparation text-book. Prior to joining LifeSmart Youth, she taught health and physical education for the Indianapolis Public Schools and held other teaching and behavioral health positions at local non-profits including the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Adult and Child Health. In 2014, Janet was honored as one of the top thirty leaders under the age of 30 in the field of public health by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

Lara Kish, MSW

Health Educator

Lara joined LifeSmart Youth in early 2018. She completed her Master of Social Work in 2017 at the University of Michigan and previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in public health from Indiana University. Lara is passionate about working with young people on learning life skills. Her previous work experience with adolescents includes group facilitation, mentorship, and peer education. She is excited to be a part of the LifeSmart team working to help Indiana youth be more life smart.

Olivia Cosgray Martinez, 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.

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