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Move with The Mayor: Integrating Physical and Mental Well-being

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In this webinar, we will unveil the transformative journey that unfolds when cities embrace the Move with the Mayor initiative. From fostering social connections to promoting physical activity, we'll explore the ripple effects of this collaborative effort on individual and community well-being.

One of the key focuses of this webinar is suicide prevention. We'll equip attendees with invaluable resources and strategies to recognize warning signs, offer support, and ultimately, save lives. Our panel of experts will share insights and practical tips to empower individuals and communities in the fight against suicide.

But that's not all! Prepare to rejuvenate your body and mind with a live stretching class led by a certified physical therapist. From the comfort of your own space, you'll embark on a journey of self-care and relaxation, guided through a series of stretches tailored to various settings. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, these exercises are designed to enhance flexibility, alleviate tension and promote overall well-being.
Join us as we unite to champion the integration of physical activity, social connection, and mental well-being. Together, we can create healthier, happier and more resilient communities for all.


  • Moderator - Catherine Tencza

    the founder of Tencza Designs, which has developed hundreds of training programs, facilitated thousands of meetings, and provided support for hundreds of thousands of learners in a variety of industries.

    Catherine loves collaborating with people across the globe. In her non-work life, she likes tennis, mountain hiking, podcasts, Kindle, and making craft cocktails.

  • Deborah M. Stone, ScD, MSW, MPH

    a Behavioral Scientist with nearly 25 years of experience in suicide prevention. She currently serves as Senior Advisor on suicide prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control where she recently co-led the development of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

  • Derrick R. Wood

    served as mayor of Dumfries since 2018. In 2024, he was elected the first vice president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. He is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He is an entrepreneur, public speaker, advocate for youth empowerment, and a leader in multiple boards & non-profits.

  • Heidi Lueb

    has served as mayor of Tigard, OR since 2022 and is eager to bring in a new generational perspective. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon and a Master Degree from Texas Women’s University. She is passionate about physical activity and has completed 4 Ironman Triathlons.

  • Jen Childress, MS, MCHES

    manages the National Forum’s Move with the Mayor® initiatives. Jen brings 20 years’ experience in health promotion and over a decade of leadership in both the private and non-profit sectors organizing events & convening stakeholders, including recruiting & educating lay-leaders, senior leaders, & community champions.

  • Mikiela Nelson

    Hi My name is Mikiela, and I go by "Mikki." I have a passion to help people feel better, physically and mentally. Through Go Stretch, I want to provide people with a feeling of youthfulness. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I have over 12 years of Physical Therapy experience in pediatrics, geriatrics, sports specific therapy, and neurological conditions. In addition to my Physical Therapy background, I'm also a certified Stretch Therapist and created our very own trademarked Go Easy Stretch Method®. I like to educate my clients on the importance of taking care of their bodies, and I'm passionate about ensuring that youthful feeling after one of our sessions.

July 10, 2024
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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