Youth Program Cincinnati, OH
Youth Program Cincinnati, OH
Ellen White is in her sixth year at Healthy Visions as a Teacher’s Assistant and Administrative Staff. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, she moved to Northern Kentucky where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing and met her husband there, who is Landrá’ (Dra’) White, Program Director, at Healthy Visions. Ellen is a strong advocate for personal development and helping others achieve their highest potential. She combines this passion with her attention to detail, the ability to see and understand people, and uses her observation and writing skills to contribute ideas on how to better serve today’s youth and to help with the organization’s Continuous Quality Improvement.
Ellen enjoys browsing bookstores, supporting small local businesses, finding local treats and restaurants, deep conversations, thinking about life, and traveling. She also serves alongside her husband in their local church, counsels others, and educates people on how to live a holistic, organic lifestyle. She’s been married to her husband, Dra’, for ten years and they currently live in Northern Kentucky with their sweet Maltichon named Yuki. They are proud parents of two year old Theo and welcomed Sebastian in 2023.
Kelly Venturini is a native of Cincinnati and was raised in the Colerain area. She is new to the Healthy Visions team as a classroom facilitator and is thrilled to continue living life alongside young people. In fact, the majority of Kelly’s work experience has been with the younger generations through a variety of outlets. She has cared for infants in a child-care setting and as a nanny, she has also been a lead preschool teacher, served children and youth within a church ministry setting, coordinated and led a tutoring program for elementary school students and directed various programming for high-school students through an afterschool program.
In 2014, Kelly achieved her Bachelors of Science degree in Religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, and is currently pursuing her masters degree of divinity through Methodist Theological School of Ohio, located in Columbus.She has a deep passion for hearing others life stories, giving voice to their truths and empowering them with intentional love. Kelly has three children; Rose, Vivian and Philip, all of whom she adores. Together her family dotes on their two bull dogs, Olive and Adah and they also enjoy many nights at the dining room table playing board games while catching up on each other’s respective adventures of their day. Kelly finds solace in being outdoors in a variety of settings (especially when there are flowers to smell), she loves learning all things, trying new foods and finds true joy in laughing with people.
Adam Simmons, is currently in his ninth year with Healthy Visions as a Youth Serving Professional (which encompasses various tasks and projects to serve youth). Currently, Adam is a part of the in-classroom team which serves urban and suburban schools with a Sexual Risk Avoidance Curriculum. Adam loves to produce videos and music for Healthy Visions and for personal hobbies. He is a local to Cincinnati having graduated from Northwest High school and furthered his education at Cincinnati State Technical Community College. Focusing in Early Childhood Education, Adam found his passion for teaching increased and also continued in that direction as he leads in church youth groups throughout the Cincinnati Area. Adam is very driven to bring joy into every classroom and encounter. He adapts to the needs of the students and presents with passion and authenticity. Adam has certifications to teach 6 SRAE (Sexual Risk Avoidance Education) curriculums and over 100 hours of CEUs including Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant Certification, Trauma Competent Care, and Mental Health First Aid. At home, Adam and his wife Olivia enjoy time with their dog Juniper, listening to vintage records, and playing board games. Adam loves playing music with friends and family and all outdoor activities.
Chase Adlard is a Cincinnati native and graduated from Moeller High School. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in social justice, Chase took science classes at Cincinnati State.
He has a passion for helping people and understanding the plight of others. This led him to join the Christian Appalachian Project for one year after college where Chase built porches and ramps for those with limited mobility due to age or health conditions. This was a very rewarding experience and taught Chase about what others go through living in poorer parts of the country. From here, Chase decided to deepen his education to include technology. He pursued technology certificates and worked for the logistics side of Comcast Business in West Chester, Ohio. While doing this broadened Chase’s horizons on how the technology worked, he missed the camaraderie between people in programs designed to help people. This brought Chase to Healthy Visions. He loves the intersection where technology and people overlap and loves how being a teaching assistant allows him to interact with students in the classroom and get the necessary information to make Healthy Visions successful.
In his free time, Chase enjoys listening to audiobooks, hiking, biking, and snowboarding. He loves taking his dog, Sophie, on different excursions outdoors as well. He loves traveling near and far, but also can be a bit of a homebody watching movies and TV shows. Chase believes all different types of experiences are valuable and can help enrich the lives of ourselves and those we share those experiences with. Chase believes that sharing different experiences about himself allows the students to feel comfortable and open to sharing their different experiences and stories as well.
Seth Long is a Cincinnati native and is in his fifth year at Healthy Visions. He has been a huge support on the administrative side of things. He has helped with our data collection process to make it as easy and efficient as possible. Seth very much enjoys the administrative side of the organization, He is very analytical, pays close attention to detail, and is very organized which makes him a great fit for the work he does for Healthy Visions. He has recently stepped into the role of scheduler for HV and enjoys the opportunity of getting to build relationships with the people we partner with to serve our youth. He is looking forward to interacting more with our youth as he is also stepping into a Teaching Assistant role. Seth loves the opportunities He gets to work with our youth as his goal is for each one of them to be seen, known, and loved.
In his free time, Seth enjoys doing an array of different activities. Among the top of that list are golf, being in nature, disc golf, reading, watching movies, and even tennis. His family and friends are very important to him and a huge part of his life. Seth is an introvert, so he is much more likely to be in the company of a few friends or family rather than out and about with large groups of people. He loves to laugh and be goofy with those closest to him. He accepts people for who they are and enjoys really getting to know people and talking about the important things in life. He believes that everyone has their own unique story worth telling and would love to hear it when given the chance.
Danny Bell, the Cincinnati, OH native is a proud AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (New York, and Los Angeles) alum. He has a heart for performing and sharing incredible stories to amazing audiences. His dream for performing started early in his years as an elementary student through his senior years of high school at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA, Cincinnati) where he served as the senior class president.
Danny is also the proud producer and director of AMDA’s Project 15 gospel choir, Light Up The Night. A show bringing hope and love to the community while sharing the art of gospel music. Before joining Healthy Visions, Danny served as a guest educator with Cincinnati Public Schools and throughout the Hamilton County school district. He’s always had a passion for serving youth and is often viewed as a trusted adult by many.
Joining the Healthy Visions team meant that Danny could continue empowering youth to make decisions toward optimal health so they can live happy, healthy, and hopeful life. He encourages everyone to be kind every chance they have because kindness is the only language
the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
In his free time, you can see him rocking his Steelers gear or getting ready for a pro- wrestling premium live event. Along with sports, he enjoys trying new foods, strength training, and going for long uninterrupted peaceful drives.
My name is Eva Kiper and I am so excited to be joining the Healthy Visions team! I recently graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelors degree in Secondary Education. I was a student teacher at Campbell County High School and I also was a student teacher/observer at Rowan County High School. I played soccer at Morehead State and I am currently a youth soccer coach at Cincinnati United and I also help run youth camps during the summers. I love going to the movies, watching/playing soccer, going to Pilates, and spending time with my family! I am the second oldest out of 4 kids and I have two wonderful parents who have supported me through everything. I am also recently engaged to my boyfriend of 6 years!
Michael Francis graduated from Princeton High school. After graduating Mike initially enrolled at Mt. St. Joseph University before transferring to the University of Cincinnati to major in communication. Michael is also involved in Young Life as a leader at Walnut Hills high school. He has a passion for students and a love for the work he gets to do every day. Mike may be new to the Healthy Visions team but he has been a youth serving professional since graduating from high school. After graduating from Princeton high school Mike became a Young Life leader with Central Cincinnati Young Life. During Mike’s time as a Young Life leader at Walnut Hills high school Mike has also been an assistant football coach and the head wrestling coach at Walnut Hills . Some things that Mike likes to do when he is not serving youth is go on hikes, photography, traveling and working at some of the Young Life camps. Mike also loves spending time with family and friends and cooking.
Elijah Bugg, is an Elyria, Ohio native. He graduated from Oberlin High School, after graduating from Oberlin, he attended Heidelberg University for a year before transferring to a local community college, and then transferring to Mount St. Joseph University here in Cincinnati.
While in college he participated in collegiate football playing with Heidelberg and Mt. St. Joseph universities for a total of 5 years until graduation. Elijah graduated from Mt. St. Joseph in May of 2022, with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, and a Minor in History. After graduating from Mt. St. Joseph he accepted a position at Walnut Hills High School, working a multitude of roles including the Assistant Athletic Director, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Coach on the Varsity and JV football teams as the RunningBacks Coach and Co-Special Teams Coordinator for varsity and the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for JV.
Elijah has a passion for sport, and uses sport as a tool to bring people together, to teach life lessons, enjoy person to person activities, and be a part of a loving, accepting, and supportive community. This led him to studying Sports Management in college, co-founding a sports brand, working with high school and college athletes in the summer, interning with SP plus and the NFL at Super Bowls 53 and 54, interning with OTL football here in Cincinnati, and ultimately starting his coaching career with highschool football and working with the youth. Through his own experiences with sport, and working within schools, Elijah has learned that he is just as passionate about working with the youth and helping them succeed and reach their full potential outside of sport as he is working with them inside of sport.
In his free time Elijah likes to spend time with his significant other, friends, and his dog Rocket. He participates in recreational sports, long distance running and lifting weights to keep active. Lastly he enjoys playing the game, watching anything spiderman or anime and cooking new types of foods or trying new restaurants and traveling to new places.