Meet the Staff


  • Sherry Grable

    Sherry Grable Director

    Picture of Sherry GrablePosition:

    Phone: (470) 578-3517
    Location: PE 1213

    Sherry Grable joined Health Promotion and Wellness in January of 1997 from the Butler County Health Department in southeast Missouri where she served as a multi-county health educator. Sherry has been in the health promotion field for over 20 years. She holds BS degree from Southeast Missouri State University in health management with an emphasis in health promotion and minors in exercise science and marketing. She completed her M.Ed. in Health Promotion and Behavior with concentration in community health from the University of Georgia in 2001.
  • Dalida Brown

    Dalida Brown Program Manager

    Picture of Dalida BrownPosition:
    Program Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3296
    Location: PE 1211

    Dalida Brown joined Health Promotion and Wellness in September 2016. She received her BS in Biology Education from Kennesaw State University in May 2011 and her Master of Public Health from Armstrong State University in December of 2014. She completed her practicum with the American Diabetes Association and worked on several of their community events. Prior to coming to KSU, she has had the opportunity to give countless presentations on various health and safety topics throughout the community. Dalida is passionate about Health Promotion and is excited to be back at Kennesaw State University to help the students of KSU live healthy lives.
  • Trang Pham

    Trang Pham Dietitian

    Trang PhamPosition:

    Phone: (470) 578-4276
    Location: SRAC 1203

    Trang Pham joined Health Promotion and Wellness in February 2020. She received her BBA in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin in May 1992, Associate of Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park, NY in May 2000, and her MS-Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics from Georgia State University in August of 2019. She is a registered and licensed dietitian with the state of Georgia, as well as a trained professional chef with over 20 years of culinary experience. Trang is dedicated to combining her nutrition knowledge and culinary expertise to help others build healthy relationships with food and achieve realistic nutrition goals.
  • Jessie Ponder

    Jessie Ponder Health and Wellness Coordinator

    Photo Jessie PonderPosition:
    Health and Wellness Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2867
    Location: SRAC 1205

    Jessie Ponder joined the Health Promotion and Wellness team in August of 2021 from the Lake County Department of Health (DOH) in Central Florida. At Lake DOH Jessie served as an Epidemiologist and the supervisor for the counties COVID-19 Contact Tracing efforts. Jessie holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Florida Atlantic University in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He completed his Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida in May of 2021. Jessie is extremely passionate about organizational leadership and is excited to merge his passion for leadership with his public health training.
  • Barbara Leydecker

    Barbara Leydecker Dietitian


    Phone: (470) 578-4364
    Location: SRAC 1209

    Barbara Leydecker joined Health Promotion and Wellness in January 2021. She received her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics in May 2017 and her MS-Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics in December 2018, both from Georgia State University.  She is a registered dietitian nutritionist licensed in the state of Georgia.  Barbara is excited to provide nutrition counseling and education to the students of KSU.
  • Meghan Cooper

    Meghan Cooper Graduate Research Assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Phone: (470) 578-4842
    Location: PE 1215

    Meghan Cooper joined Health Promotion and Wellness in August 2019. She received her BS in Journalism and Emerging Media, a GS in Digital and Social Media, and currently completing her MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. Meghan is passionate about communications and reaching fellow students to help them discover the Health and Well-being services and resources available at KSU.