The Let's Go! Gulf Coast Team


Kelsey Keel, MPH  |  Director  |  Childhood Obesity Initiative, MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition

Cathryn Wineski  |  Health Educator  |  Childhood Obesity Initiative, MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition


Childhood Obesity Initiative Advisory Committee


Laura Sessum, MSN, RN  |  Executive Director  |  Singing River Health System Foundation

Deborah Colby, M.Ed, RD  |  Program Coordinator  |  National Diabetes Research Center at Tradition

Joey Conwill, MS  |  Wellness Director  |  Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

Danielle Emery  |  Director of Operations  |  Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition Members

What is the MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition?

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition, a fund of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, is actively working to help stem the potentially devastating health epidemic of childhood obesity.  Childhood obesity is a serious problem in our area, but there's now a group of like-minded individuals and organizations working together to combat it.

The Coalition offers Let's Go! Gulf Coast, a program about healthy eating and active living for Gulf Coast children and youth, their families, and the communities in which they live, learn, work, and play.  In addition, the Coalition partners with the University of Southern Mississippi to conduct childhood obesity-related research.