Philip L. Haberstro is founder (1989) and CEO of the non-profit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and WNY, health Inc. which provides “Healthy Community” advocacy, training and management services to public, private, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Buffalo and upstate New York State region.
Phil is a frequent advisor and speaker on leadership and the creation of “Healthy Communities” through the integration of the social, sickness environmental, economic and human factors that influence community quality of life. Mr. Haberstro is highly respected for his strategic thinking and capacity to build coalitions among diverse groups at the local level.
Phil has labored tirelessly to enhance grassroots capacity and social capital for local, doctor state and national health promotion initiatives that engage the public, private, non-profit and civic sectors in creating sustainable solutions to the challenges our communities face. He previously served as Program Chair of the NYS Governor’s Council on Lifetime Health and Fitness, President of the NYS Federation of Professional Health Educators, President of the National Association for Health and Fitness and Alumni Chair for the National Civic League’s All America City Award.
Currently, Mr. Haberstro’s professional leadership activities include: Board Member, Partners for a Livable Western New York; Coordinator for the Buffalo Niagara All America City Committee; Director of the Be Active New York State initiative; and Executive Director of the National Association for Health & Fitness.
Mr. Haberstro serves on the National Advisory Council of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management, the American Council for Fitness and Nutrition and the National Board of Directors for Health Promotion Advocates.
Phil is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Brockport, a Rotarian and resides in Kenmore, N. Y.