Our Staff

 

Lisa Myers

Health and Wellness Manager

Lisa Myers, Health and Wellness Manager with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Community Health Department earned her Master of Science Degree in Community Service from Michigan State University, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Associates Degree in Child Psychology and Development from Lake Superior State University. Throughout her career, Lisa has worked to improve the quality of life for citizens in the communities she’s served. Lisa currently manages the Health Education Programs and multiple grant projects for Sault Tribe’s Health Division.

 

 

Heather Hemming, B.S., ACSM- EP-C

Community Health Educator

Heather Hemming is a Community Health Educator with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, she graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and an Associated Degree in Health and Fitness. She also is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Inclusive Fitness Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Hemming works to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes to increase physical activity and healthy eating opportunities in tribal community sites.

 

 

 

Colin Welker, CHES, TTS

Community Health Educator

Colin Welker is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) focusing on tobacco prevention and cessation within the Sault Tribe Community Health Department. Amongst his working with the Sault Tribe nicotine Dependence Program, he provides one-on-one counseling for patients who wish to stop using commercial tobacco products. He also works on a variety of other tobacco prevention related initiatives including: smoke-free housing, youth prevention, and smoke-free casinos. Colin also works with Sault Tribe youth utilizing them as leaders to advocate for tobacco-free initiatives in their communities. Colin is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and Health Promotion.

 

David Wesoloski

Community Health Educator

David Wesoloski serves as a Community Health Educator based in Manistique at the Tribal Health Center where he has two distinctive roles. His primary role is a Tobacco Cessation Counselor at the Manistique and Munising Health Centers serving those who have an interest in quitting smoking, chewing, or any other tobacco-related products and supports them during their quit journey. David’s second role is working out in the community to identify, plan, and implement local projects, programs, and environmental changes that are established in grant objectives and/or coalitions to achieve a healthier community. Furthermore, establishing and maintaining partnerships with other agencies and being a part of coalitions play a big part in achieving healthier communities. David is passionate and tenacious about helping and empowering others to achieve a healthier lifestyle. David graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Community Health Education and is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. David is the Sault Tribe Community Health representative for Schoolcraft, Alger, Marquette, and Delta counties. If you have any questions, please contact him at (906)341-9573.

 

Mary-Ellen Hemming, ACSM- CPT

Community Health Educator

Mary-Ellen Hemming is a Community Health Educator with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, she graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also is a Certified Personal Trainer and Inclusive Fitness Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Hemming works with community coalitions to enhance and expand local trail systems and promote active non-motorized transportation. As well, Hemming assists with increasing physical activity opportunities and access to healthy foods and beverages within schools in the Sault Tribe’s seven county service area.