Amber Huett-Garcia and Sarah Bramblette Earn New Roles at OAC

The Obesity Action Coalition announced this week that Amber Huett-Garcia and Sarah Bramblette have been appointed to new leadership roles in the OAC.

Huett-Garcia will serve as Vice-Chair of Coalition for 2015. She is a longtime OAC member and has served on the OAC National Board since 2012. She is the past Chair of the OAC Convention Planning Committee which she led for three years and most recently helped to develop the Convention Scholarship Program. She continues to serve on the Convention Planning Committee as well as the Revenue Generation Committee. She is also the recipient of the 2014 OAC Chairman’s Award. Ms. Huett-Garcia is a director at Teach for America and lives in Memphis, Tenn.

“I am extremely excited to have Amber as Vice-Chair of the OAC. Her leadership on the Board, and with the OAC’s National Convention, has tremendously benefited the organization in a variety of ways. I look forward to working with her,” said OAC Chair Ted Kyle.

Bramblette is joining the OAC National Board of Directors. As an OAC member since 2012, Sarah has dedicated herself to raising awareness of the OAC, weight bias, and the disease of obesity. In 2014, she was honored with the OAC Member of the Year Award for her support of the OAC’s mission and goals. She was featured in the OAC’s Your Weight Matters magazine and was also the first-place winner of HealthCentral’s LiveBold Anti-stigma Photo Contest. She is a lipedema, lymphedema, obesity, and health insurance advocate, currently working toward a master’s degree in health law.

“We are very excited to have Sarah on the OAC National Board. Her contributions to the OAC have been tremendous, and we look forward to her thoughts and knowledge as a director,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The OAC National Board of Directors are as follows: Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Chairman of the Board; Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, BS, Vice-chairman; Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, Immediate-Past Chairman, Georgeann Mallory, RD, Treasurer; Michelle Vicari, Secretary; Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN; Sarah Bramblette; Jaime Fivecoat, MBA; Robert Kushner, MD; Holly F. Lofton, MD; Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN; Walter Medlin, MD, FACS; Lloyd Stegemann, MD; and Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA

The OAC, a nearly 50,000 member-strong national nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy, and support.

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Photograph: Amber Huett-Garcia and Sarah Bramblette

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