Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities? 

IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals. 

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Are you an Individual?  Go here to Join a workgroup!

Strategic Advisory Group

The Strategic Advisory Group is the central body that governs our member run organization. Members of the Strategic Advisory Group set the direction for the organization; monitor and assist the organization’s progress by supporting organizational structure and facilitating communication between workgroups, and work to monitor, increase and strengthen membership and leadership. The Strategic Advisory Group also works to develop personal strategic relationships with other Inclusive Fitness entities including leaders of national committees and programs.

Coalition Co-Chairs

James R. Whitehead, Executive Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

James H. Rimmer, Ph.D, Director of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative; Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

Strategic Advisory Group Members

Jeff Underwood, President and CEO of Lakeshore Foundation

June Isaacson-Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant

Cary Wing, Ed.D., FACSM, Medical Fitness Business Advisor, National Speaker, Freelance Writer, and Social Media Specialist

Terri Lakowski, Esq. CEO Active Policy Solutions

Lauren Howard, Disability Consultant

Staff Liaison

Allison Hoit, IFC Coordinator; Disability & Health Information Specialist at NCHPAD

Amy Rauworth, Director of Policy and Public Affairs/Lakeshore Foundation; Associate Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

In April of 2012, Ms. Rauworth joined Lakeshore Foundation as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs. She also works within the University of Alabama Birmingham/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative where she is the Associate Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). Ms. Rauworth worked with The Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities for 11 years which was located at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Disability and Human Development. She is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Ms. Rauworth conducts Inclusive Fitness trainings nationally on behalf of the NCHPAD and specializes in accessible fitness center design. She serves on several national committees including the Paralympic Research and Sport Science Consortium, American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) F08.30 Fitness Products: WK19803 Inclusive Fitness Equipment Design Task Group, the NSF International Joint Committee on Health/Fitness Facility Standards and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Health and Disability Workgroup. Ms. Rauworth has received funding to address the inclusion of children with disabilities in Safe Routes to School and has a strong interest in the design of healthy communities that are inclusive of people with disabilities. In addition, Ms. Rauworth has over 17 years of personal training experience, focusing on the delivery of physical activity programming for people with disabilities across the lifespan. - See more at: http://ncpad.org/staff/4/Amy~Rauworth#sthash.EGPYgCSW.dpuf
In April of 2012, Ms. Rauworth joined Lakeshore Foundation as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs. She also works within the University of Alabama Birmingham/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative where she is the Associate Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). Ms. Rauworth worked with The Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities for 11 years which was located at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Disability and Human Development. She is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Ms. Rauworth conducts Inclusive Fitness trainings nationally on behalf of the NCHPAD and specializes in accessible fitness center design. She serves on several national committees including the Paralympic Research and Sport Science Consortium, American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) F08.30 Fitness Products: WK19803 Inclusive Fitness Equipment Design Task Group, the NSF International Joint Committee on Health/Fitness Facility Standards and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Health and Disability Workgroup. Ms. Rauworth has received funding to address the inclusion of children with disabilities in Safe Routes to School and has a strong interest in the design of healthy communities that are inclusive of people with disabilities. In addition, Ms. Rauworth has over 17 years of personal training experience, focusing on the delivery of physical activity programming for people with disabilities across the lifespan. - See more at: http://ncpad.org/staff/4/Amy~Rauworth#sthash.EGPYgCSW.dpuf
In April of 2012, Ms. Rauworth joined Lakeshore Foundation as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs. She also works within the University of Alabama Birmingham/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative where she is the Associate Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). Ms. Rauworth worked with The Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities for 11 years which was located at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Disability and Human Development. She is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Ms. Rauworth conducts Inclusive Fitness trainings nationally on behalf of the NCHPAD and specializes in accessible fitness center design. She serves on several national committees including the Paralympic Research and Sport Science Consortium, American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) F08.30 Fitness Products: WK19803 Inclusive Fitness Equipment Design Task Group, the NSF International Joint Committee on Health/Fitness Facility Standards and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Health and Disability Workgroup. Ms. Rauworth has received funding to address the inclusion of children with disabilities in Safe Routes to School and has a strong interest in the design of healthy communities that are inclusive of people with disabilities. In addition, Ms. Rauworth has over 17 years of personal training experience, focusing on the delivery of physical activity programming for people with disabilities across the lifespan. - See more at: http://ncpad.org/staff/4/Amy~Rauworth#sthash.EGPYgCSW.dpuf

Dan Henkel, Senior Director of Communication & Advocacy at American College of Sports Medicine

Next Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Webinar series March 18 - April 22, 2015.  Sign up at certification.acsm.org