Meet the Staff
Sherry GrableSherry Grable Director
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 BrownDalida Brown 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 PhamTrang Pham Dietitian
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 PonderJessie Ponder Health and Wellness Coordinator
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 LeydeckerBarbara 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 CooperMeghan 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.