A little more about who we are...
Diana L. Ruschhaupt, MS, MCHES
Diana Ruschhaupt served as the Director of Programs for the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center for 18 years. Diana has taught middle school and has been creating health education programs for nearly 30 years. She is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis in the Department of Kinesiology. Diana taught for four years at Barrington Middle School, Barrington, Illinois, teaching students in grades six through eight.
Diana holds a MS in college & school health education and a BS in health & safety/family studies & human development from Indiana University, Bloomington. She holds a teaching license in health education and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. Diana is also an instructor with the American Red Cross for first aid, CPR and AED.
Diana was on the writing team for the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education with the Indiana Department of Education in 2007 and 2017. In 2006, Diana was named the Outstanding Health Educator of the Year by the National Association of Health Education Centers. And, in 2013 she was awarded the Alumnae Women of Leadership Award by Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity.
Brian K. Lucas, MS, MCHES
Brian has provided workshops, presentations, trainings and direct service to both youth and adults for over 30 years. Brian served at the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center in these capacities: Health Educator, Director of Program Promotion, Human Resources Director and Facilities Manager. Brian is also currently an adjunct professor at IUPUI in the Department of Physical Education and Tourism Management (PETM) since 2011 and was recently nominated for the inaugural adjunct professor of the year award for PETM. Brian received the Youth Advocate of the Year Award from Drug-Free Marion County in 2013.
In addition, he has been a presenter/facilitator/trainer in more than 20 different states, the Republic of China and many organizations including the Indiana Youth Institute and Community Partnerships with Youth. Brian was the past Executive Director of the Indiana Teen Institute (ITI) for nearly 14 years (having directed 26 leadership training camps). During his tenure at ITI, the organization was recognized by the American Medical Association, Division of Adolescent Health for its General Use of Volunteers and by the National Association of Teen Institutes with 20 research awards.
Brian received his Master of Science Degree in Health Promotion from Purdue University in 1984 and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. Brian has also served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Board of School Trustees for the Franklin Community School Corporation from 2000-2004. Brian has been married to Shana since 1986 and they have 3 daughters (Kalin, Karlie & Kendra), a granddaughter, McKinley, a grandson, Luka, and lives in Franklin, Indiana.
Katie has always wanted to work in health and education. In 2003 she received her B.A. in Health Promotion Concentration from Purdue University. She completed her internship at the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center in downtown Indianapolis, working alongside Diana and Brian. While there she helped educate students about their bodies and health.
Upon completing her internship at the RLHEC, Katie joined Molloy Wellness and performed health screenings while traveling throughout the country. Katie received her Master of Science in Education from Indiana University in 2009. For 10 years she taught both first and third grade in Pike Township. She enjoyed promoting health and wellness in her classroom.
Katie currently lives in Carmel with her husband Steve and their two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and working out with her gym community. Katie strives to continuously make the world better, and is an active PTO board member and volunteers in various roles throughout her community.
Delyte completed her undergraduate degree in 2016 at the University of Indianapolis, where she received her B.S. in Community Health Education. After completing a 300+ hour internship during her college career with Health Ed Pros, she was hired on as a Health Educator. She is currently a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Safe Sitter instructor.
Delyte loves teaching health education to children, especially in the topic fields of puberty and human development. When Delyte is not teaching students, she is serving as a Tobacco Control Specialist Consultant with the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission. She works statewide in tobacco control, but also sits on local tobacco coalitions and boards.
Delyte lives in Greenwood, with her husband Bill and son Will. They enjoy as a family being outside, walking their dog, and watching Ohio State Football.
Alison received her undergraduate degree in public health education and promotion from the University of Indianapolis in 2021. During this time she completed a 300-hour internship with Health Ed Pros and is now working with them as a health educator. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Safe Sitter instructor. Alison is on track to receive a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences from IUPUI in 2023.
Alison also participated as a Healthy Living Intern with the YMCA, interned the Indy Hunger Network, and has also worked as a contact tracer with the IUPUI Fairbanks School of Public Health. In her free time she enjoys visiting with family and friends, hiking, and trying new places to eat!
Pam received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University. Prior to joining the team at Ruth Lilly Health Education Center in 2003, she taught health and PE for several years. She also was on the staff as a Health Educator with Ruth Lilly Health Education at Marian University prior to joining Health Ed Pros. Her favorite areas include human growth and development, and curriculum development. Pam has over 17 years of experience in health curriculum development and delivery, 10 of which she spent at the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center. She is also a certified Pilates instructor, and enjoying teaching group fitness programs in her spare time.
Pam is married to Vince, they have three adult children (one of which is serving our country in the US Army), and four grandchildren. They enjoy traveling to Colorado to visit their family.
Tanya Shelburne, MPH, CHES
Tanya Shelburne has worked in the Public Health Community in central Indiana for more than 20 years in both the government and nonprofit sectors. She received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Child Health. She later earned her Master’s in Public Health from the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Tanya is a Certified Health Education Specialist and recently completed a Certificate in Fund Raising Management.
Tanya spent 10 years at the Indiana State Department of Health working in several departments, including the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Coordinated School Health Program, INShape Indiana, and the Office of Women’s Health. She then spent 7 years serving as the Vice President of Program Development for Little Red Door Cancer Agency. A few highlights from her career include conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2005 and 2007, launching the HURU tobacco education program, and leading the Big Red Bash cancer prevention movement. She has experience with strategic planning, program implementation and evaluation, public speaking, grant writing, coalition building, advocacy, and fundraising.
Tanya currently serves as a contractor for Health Ed Pros, with funding from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission, and is responsible for a statewide initiative to provide tobacco education and technical support among Indiana Head Start programs and other funded partners. Tanya is also a certified Safe Sitter instructor.
Tanya also serves on the Board of Brooke’s Place for Grieving Children, volunteers at her church, and is a graduate of Leadership Hendricks County. Tanya lives in Brownsburg, Indiana and when she is not working or volunteering, she is busy raising two teenage girls and loves to travel. You can read about Tanya’s travel adventures on her blog at www.travelingtanya.com as well as on the Visit Hendricks County blog.