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11th Street Welcomes John Kirby to Staff

August 1, 2012

On June 7, 11th Street staff welcomed John Kirby to their team in the role of Fitness Trainer. John comes to 11th Street from another health center and has experience in both case management and working with patients who have chronic illnesses. Patty Gerrity, PhD, Director of 11th Street, said, “he’s our dream person to have here.”

John recently attended a kickboxing class himself so that he could prepare to meet the community members’ demand for kickboxing classes. He also plans to establish walking groups that meet early in the morning or in the evening after hours and does not want patients’ work schedules and other commitments and preferences to become obstacles or prevent them from exercising. He is already demonstrating a high level of commitment to meeting patient needs and is quickly developing a good rapport with community members.

On weekends, John enjoys jet skiing and riding his bike.