Meet The WKids Team
Vice President & Executive Director of Education and Programs
Jennifer is the creator of WKids Healthy Food for Life and is passionate about empowering America's children to become the Generation of Change instead of the first generation of children to have a shorter life span than their parents. She has been one of the most sought after wellness coaches on the East Coast for the past 20 years, specializing in working with mothers and children and loves helping people lead their best and healthiest lives. Kids have a special place in her heart and she is dedicated to creating and delivering innovative, inspiring and empowering wellness programming to children and families. She makes being healthy delicious, fun and motivational. Jennifer has a degree in Social Work from Gannon University and holds a certification as a Certified Health Coach from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. She is also a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Associate Director of Education and Programs
Zoë is a certified health coach with a background in counseling and training. Her early years as an elementary school social work intern opened her eyes to the tremendous power of nutrition on learning and development. Having been a self-proclaimed "cookie monster" as a child, Zoë is thrilled to be able to empower today's children to make healthy choices from an early age. Their natural curiosity and openness to absorbing knowledge lights her up, and there's no place she'd rather be than in the classroom.
Zoë earned her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University, an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coaching Federation, and her certification as a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Eager to work with an organization whose vision inspired and resonated so deeply with her, Zoë is thrilled to be part of Wellness Foundation's team.
Brianna's passion for wellness and helping children led her to become a certified Healthy Food for Life educator. She has seen first-hand how the Healthy Food for Life program empowers children and families, providing them with the information, tools, and resources they need to live the happiest and healthiest lives possible. A graduate of Manhattan College, Brianna's teaching background and fluency in both Spanish and French make her a rich addition to Wellness Foundation's staff. She is excited to be working with the Wellness Team in creating a Generation of Change within the local community and beyond!
Sue joined Wellness Foundation in 2013. Sue brings 33 years of teaching experience as well as curriculum design and development to Wellness Foundation. Sue was innovative and thought outside of the box when creating our pre-school curriculums which have been a huge hit in our local schools. Sue's passion for wellness and inspiring children is evident in every class she teaches. The kids love learning from "Mrs. Nicoletti who likes whole grain spaghetti." She is committed to empowering children to lead happy and healthy lives. Sue is also a Wellness Challenge graduate who had amazing results in the Challenge. She is Second Vice President of the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation. She and her husband Jim have been married for 24 years and they have two daughters.
Sam's career path melds her three great passions: art, children and public service. With a background in Contemporary Art, Sam studied Art History at Christie's in London before working at NYC galleries Metro Pictures, Fredericks and Freiser, and the non-profit Art Resources Transfer. After 9/11, Sam listened to her heart and followed it, pursuing work with children at the Washington Square Preschool. Following a move to the East End with her son, Sam co- founded Karma Kids, a non-profit dedicated to teaching kids how to give back to their community and the world by creating and selling their art. Now Sam is thrilled to be a part of the Wellness Foundation Team as a Healthy Food for Life Educator, a role that marries her passions and provides her the opportunity to share with children ways of living a healthy and mindful life. Sam is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. When not working, Sam enjoys yoga, meditation, spending time with a close, loving community of friends and family, and preparing healthy and delicious meals with her very sporty (and always hungry) son.