THE GRACE FITNESS TEAM

COMMITTED TO THE CAUSE

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ZAKIYA JENKINS

Founder / Executive Director

Zakiya worked as a Clinic Director for 5 years for a community-based health system and
understands the struggle that both providers and patients face towards education, treatment, access and compliance.  She also has a Master’s degree from Upper Iowa University in Public Administration with an emphasis on
 non-profit, is certified through National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, and is a fitness writer for Urban City Magazine. 

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MANDY NEWTON ROSENOW, PA

Board Member

 
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GLEN THOMAS

Board Treasurer

Becca Ites

Program / Operations Director

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CHRIS ESPERSEN, MSPH

Board President

Chris is a quality consultant working with healthcare and public health organizations across the nation, providing technical assistance around new initiatives, patient engagement and data and quality improvement. Chris brings her passion for health equity and fostering person and community activation to drive the Grace Fitness Mission. 

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MIGUEL ALVARADO

Board Secretary

Miguel is a second-year student at Drake University Law School who assists with legal matters that arise from Grace Fitness's continued growth and outreach. As a former collegiate football player whose family has a history of health issues, Miguel's passion for health and wellness perfectly aligns with the Grace Fitness Mission.

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MEDDY PAULUS

Board Member