Peter Bakun, BS

Statistical Manager
Education: BS, Biology, University of Massachusetts
Previous experience: Programmer/Analyst, Nutritional Epidemiology, USDA/Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Megan Halmo, MPH, MSW

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Partnerships, Active Schools Acceleration Project
Education: MPH, Community Health Sciences, Boston University; MSW, Clinical Practice, Boston University; BA, Psychology, University of Michigan
Previous experience: Direct behavioral health care and case management in community-based non-profit settings; higher education research and administration

Daniel Hatfield, PhD, MS

Senior Specialist, Engagement and Analytics, Active Schools Acceleration Project
Education: PhD, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, and MS, Nutrition Communication, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University; AB, English Language and Literature, Princeton University
Previous experience: Instructor of English and athletics coach, Episcopal High School (VA) and the McCallie School (TN); Research Consultant/Associate Director, the Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB)

Erin Kelly, MS

Project Administrator, Restaurant Initiative
Education: MS, Health Communication, Tufts University School of Medicine; BA Secondary Education & History, minor in Black Studies, Fairfield University
Previous experience: Assistant to the Director, ChildObesity180; high school social studies teacher


Nicole Lanoue, MA

Grants and Finance Administrator
Education: MA, International Law and Human Rights, United Nations-mandated University for Peace, (San Jose', Costa Rica); BA, French, College of the Holy Cross
Previous experience: Nonprofit development; AmeriCorps member, central Illinois

Daniel J. Schultz, MS

Project Administrator, Active Schools Acceleration Project
Education: MS, Community Health with an emphasis in Sustainable Food Systems, Montana State University; BS Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Previous Experience: Service Member, FoodCorps; Policy & Communications Intern, USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; Contributor, Huffington Post; Nutrition Educator, Wellspring Camps

Shanti Sharma, PhD

Associate Director, Research and Evaluation
Education: PhD, Biochemistry, University of Bristol, England; BSc, Biochemistry, University of Bristol, England
Previous experience: Managing editor of a Neurobiology of Aging, University of Rochester Medical Center; course director, Scientific Communication Workshop, program administrator, PhD program in Translational Biomedical Science, research navigator, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Rochester

Eleanor T. Shonkoff, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: PhD, Preventive Medicine, Health Behavior Research, University of Southern California; MA, Social Psychology, Wake Forest University; BA Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of Georgia
Previous experience: National Institutes of Health cancer prevention predoctoral fellow, Graduate teaching assistant, University of Southern California