Leadership Team

Lisa Gibalerio, MPH
BWC Program Coordinator

Lisa Gibalerio is a Prevention Specialist with Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Watertown.  She is a trained health educator and oversees the Belmont Wellness Coalition (BWC), administrating the five-year Drug Free Community grant which funds the BWC and directly impacts the youth of Belmont and their families.  Lisa has developed several prevention-centered workshops for both parents and teens around the areas of substance use prevention and mental health awareness.  She is also an Instructor for the Youth Mental Health First Aid training. Lisa received her Master’s Degree in Public Health Education from the Boston University School of Public Health and holds a BA in English and Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island. She is a long-time Belmont resident, and the parent of three children who have all gone through the Belmont school system.

Wendy Conroy, MPH
BWC Chair

Wendy Conroy is a trained Health Educator with a Master in Public Health from the University of Michigan.  She has been leading sexuality education programs for many years to  youth from Belmont, Arlington and surrounding areas.  She facilitates workshops to help parents navigate challenging conversations with their children bout relationships and sexuality.  In addition, she works to educate families about substance use and mental health issues that affect youth.  She is the parent of two teens and personally understands a lot of the challenges of today’s parenting.

Nadia Foster
BWC Grant Evaluator

Nadia Foster, a senior training technical associate, with global nonprofit Education Development Center (EDC) brings experience in population health improvement, community health access, and education reform. She was able to leverage her experiences as an education community organizer to ensure state-wide health care reform access to the under-resourced. She provides facilitation and coaching to K–12 district teams on continuous improvement, student engagement, and equity, inclusion & belonging.

Maeve Kennelly, LSW
BWC Program Assistant

Maeve Kennelly is a Prevention Specialist with Wayside Youth & Family Support Network at the Watertown Multi Service Center. She supports the Belmont Wellness Coalition (BWC) by assisting the Program Coordinator and engaging with the student volunteers and other members of the coalition. Maeve recently graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in Criminal Justice. She currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work at West Virginia University’s online program. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut and moved to Massachusetts to join us at BWC!