PAK Founder and President Anthony J. Burke (Tony) is the founder and president of the ProActive Kids Foundation. Tony has more than 25 years of experience in the health care field and currently serves as senior vice president at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and President of AHA Solutions, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of FORWARD DuPage and Action for Health Kids.
As a child, Tony struggled with unhealthy weight issues, which affected him physically, socially and emotionally. He successfully overcame the physical aspects of unhealthy weight through sports, but had little understanding of how to address the emotional and social damages. Tony founded ProActive Kids on the premise that childhood obesity is a family and societal issue…kids alone can’t turn their lives around. He has been successful at drawing upon his deep personal experiences as well as his knowledge of health care and business background to create a personal, life changing experience for kids and their families.
SUZANNE GRAY Right Fit Sport Fit Wellness Suzanne is the President, Author and Owner of Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness L.L.C. in Willowbrook, Illinois. Suzanne started her company eight years ago and has over 30 years of experience in exercise science, physical education and health with the last ten years devoted to physical fitness and movement for youth and adults with special needs those with physical and mental challenges.
Suzanne earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Slippery Rock University and her Master’s of Science Degree from Western Illinois University. She began her career at the University of Illinois at Chicago coaching the Cross Country, Track and Field and Cheerleading Teams. Her career continued at Elizabeth Arden Salon, where Suzanne was Director of Fitness before opening her first business “One Magnificent Body,” a fitness and aerobics studio.
Locally, she has created, directed and taught programs for the Hinsdale Community House; Burr Ridge, Westmont and Willowbrook Park Districts; The Ray Graham Hanson Center; Community Learning Center (for adults and youth with special needs); School District 181 Summer Mini Camps; LaGrange Highlands Middle School, Giant Steps, Illinois, Inc. and Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Argonne National Laboratory, SEASPAR South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation, Aging Care Connections your source for Senior Care, and served on the Illinois Governor’s Physical Fitness and Sports Council, Burr Ridge Planning Committee.