Tai Chi for Health Community

TCHC Board of Directors

Ernie Hall
Ernestine (Ernie) Hall, RPFT, ST
President - Saint Joseph, Missouri

Ernie has been a dedicated Tai Chi for Health student since 2008. She is a TCHI senior trainer and registered personal fitness trainer. In her role of fitness practitioner and balance and mobility specialist she leads programs for Living Community of St. Joseph, the Oncology Cancer Center and Wellness Connections at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Northwest Missouri. She holds several national certifications. In addition to tai chi instruction she teaches educational classes for persons with chronic disease and disability with an emphasis on falls prevention. Ernie is rewarded daily with progress of appreciative students who are empowered to improve their own health and wellness.

Contact: ehall@tchc.info
 Marianne Walch Marianne Walch, PhD, ST
Vice President - Millsboro, Delaware

Marianne is a Senior Trainer with the Tai Chi for Health Institute, as well as an experienced yoga teacher. She is Associate Director of the Silver Lotus Training Institute in Lewes, Delaware, where she teaches classes and trains yoga and tai chi instructors.  She teaches classes for people affected by cancer through the Cancer Support Community of Delaware and has studied and teaches a variety of tai chi and qigong styles. She particularly loves sword forms.  Marianne joined the TCHC Board in 2013 and manages the TCHC website.  In her day job, Marianne works as an environmental scientist.

Contact: mwalch@tchc.info
  Kim Johnston
Treasurer - Ankeny, Iowa

Kim is a Senior Trainer for the TCHC and has been a Tai Chi Instructor since April 2010. She has taught through the Community Ed Program, at the Senior Center, a Martial Arts Studio, a local Senior Community, her Church and has offered free workshops in various locations to introduce people to Tai Chi for Health/Arthritis. Kim grew up on a small farm in the southeast corner of Iowa. She is married and has raised two daughters. Tai Chi became her third child about the time her daughters were both out of the house. Kim’s full time job is an Office Manager for a local family owned flooring business. She loves Tai Chi and loves being with all my Tai Chi people

Contact: treasurer@tchc.info
  Johnny Packard
Secretary - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Johnny graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Secondary Education and the Humanities. He has owned a landscaping business for over 20 years, and served as an officer on the Town of Geneva Park Commission, both as Secretary and Chairman. Johnny’s Tai Chi journey began as a means to repair his knees at a Y-TCA class in 2008. He was certified in to teach TCA in 2011, and founded Tai Chi Lake Geneva in 2012. In addition to weekly classes at the Williams Bay Rec Department, he leads Tai Chi by Geneva Lake and in Congdon Gardens, and volunteers at the Walworth County Jail and the Make Arthritis Stop Hurting Youth Camp. Johnny is honored to serve on the TCHC Board, and seeks to promote the advancement of Certified Instructors. Most days find Johnny toiling between heaven and earth, enjoying the greatest of gifts, a body.

Contact: jpackard@tchc.info 
Terry Crews  Terry Crews, ST
MemberCare Coordinator - Tracy, California

Terry began her Tai Chi journey in 2011. She currently teaches several of Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs as well as Yang 24 and Sun 73 forms. Terry initiated a weekly “Tai Chi in the Park” morning in her community and has co-sponsored World Tai Chi Qigong Day since 2014. She co-teaches at the Veterans Administration clinic in the Poly Trauma recovery program for Veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries with anger management and/or chronic pain concerns. Terry also teaches Arthritis Water and Water Aerobics classes.

Contact: tcrews@tchc.info
 Denise Murray Denise Murray, ST
Scholarship Fundraising Chair - Lake Orion, Michigan

Denise is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Physiologist and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She discovered TCA through the Arthritis Foundation. Seeing how she and her class participants’ benefit from Dr. Lam’s TCH programs, she has been enthusiastically teaching Dr. Lam’s TCH programs since 2006 at community centers and hospital-based classes. Denise regularly presents TCH programs at various health related support groups, and AF, hospital, and corporate wellness events. She volunteers annually at AF’s Camp Dakota for children living with arthritis. In 2012, Denise attended Pat Weber’s, Sun 73 week-long workshop in Australia. In 2013, she traveled to China to attend Dr. Lam’s Sun 73 workshop. Denise enjoys meeting with TCH instructors in her area to practice Sun 73, TCH programs, and discuss what is working and not working in their classes. In addition she is a personal trainer and teaches functional fitness classes to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact: dmurray@tchc.info
 Julie Oberhaus Julie Oberhaus, MT
Events Coordinator - Hudson, New Hampshire

Julie graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Modern Dance Education and a minor in psychology. She has over 15 years experience teaching movement and over 10 years experience teaching tai chi. She is an active Tai Chi for Health Community member and a Master Trainer with the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Over the years she has been working to create a strong Tai Chi for Health family in her local and extended New England community while developing her own business, Dancing Crane Tai Chi. Julie enjoys sharing the wonderful benefits of tai chi with people of all ages in New England.

Contact: joberhaus@tchc.info
 Trish Gonzales Patricia Gonzales, ST
Lakeville, Minnesota

Trish has been a Tai Chi for Health instructor since 2003. She is a TCHI senior trainer and has served on the TCHC Scholarship Committee since 2015. Trish has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and is currently teaching nursing, tai chi, and health courses at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. In addition to her work at the college, she teaches tai chi to local senior groups in her community. Trish began her journey into the world of tai chi as a way to help her mother manage the pain of rheumatoid arthritis without increasing medications. It is the energy and beauty of tai chi along with the ease of movement, stress management, and relaxation that sustains her ongoing commitment to share the practice of tai chi with others.

Contact: pgonzales@tchc.info
  Steve Walden, ST
Terre Haute, Indiana

Bio coming soon!

Contact: swalden@tchc.info
  Roy Geib, PhD, ST
Terre Haute, Indiana

Bio coming soon!

Contact: rgeib@tchc.info
  Jonathan Doshin
Galena Park, Texas

Bio coming soon!

Contact: jdoshin@tchc.info

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