Meet our Keynote Speakers
Health Literacy Keynote Speaker
Dr. Tim Church
Former Vice President of Medical and Laboratory Research at The Cooper Institute
International leader in some of the most comprehensive studies on human performance and disease prevention
Tim Church, M.D., M.P.H, P.h.D
Dr. Church serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Wondr Health. In addition, Church is an adjunct professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology from UC Davis, Church received his Medical Doctorate and Ph.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. During his preventive medicine residency training, he also obtained a master’s degree in Public Health.
Church has over 260 peer-reviewed research publications and has received numerous awards for his research in preventative health. He is frequently used as an expert source for preventative health stories with major national media outlets, including: The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the London Times, NBC’s Today show, The Washington Post, and many more. As a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, Church contributed to their national report published in 2008. He has co-authored, “Move Yourself, The Cooper Clinic Medical Director’s Guide to All Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!)”.
Physical Literacy Keynote Speaker
Longest tenured coach in the history of the Southeastern Conference (43 seasons)
Currently, serves on the Tiger Athletic Foundation as an ambassador
Coach D-D Breaux
For forty-three seasons DD Breaux led LSU gymnastics to one of the top programs in the nation. The longest tenured coach in the history of the Southeastern Conference, Breaux has represented LSU at the highest level in competition and the community. During her tenure, the Donaldsonville, Louisiana native maintained LSU’s reputation as one of the premier programs in the country with more than 800 wins under her leadership. The Tigers placed among the top- 10 teams nationally 31 times in 43 seasons with program-best second place finishes in 2016, 2017 and 2019, third in 2014, fourth in 1988 and 2018, fifth in 2008 and 2013 and sixth on four separate occasions.
D-D continues to live in Baton Rouge and works with the Tiger Athletic Foundation and LSU Athletics as an ambassador for the program and LSU. When she is not cheering on every LSU sport, you can find Breaux hanging our with her grandkids or fishing.