Southern Regional Chapter Chairperson
Pima County Health Department, Program Coordinator
Ms. Lee Itule-Klasen serves as a Program Coordinator for the Pima County Health Department. Over the past nine years, her work through both the Pima and Cochise County Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program has involved employee wellness, chronic disease and tobacco prevention programs, health policy initiatives, strategic planning and establishment of healthy community collaboration. As a Master Trainer for the Stanford University-Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, she conducts Lay Leader Trainings in Pima County for volunteers and employers in the community, and she is the co-chair of the Southern Chapter – Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition.
Lee received her Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Arizona State University and is currently Associate Faculty and ATF Lead for Health and Physical Education at Cochise College. She has over 28 years of experience as an Exercise Specialist and has partnered with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to serve as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. Lee is dedicated to promoting health and wellness for faculty, staff and students.
Prior to her establishment in Public Health, Lee worked as a Firefighter/EMT for the Mesa Fire and Medical for 7 years. She worked as a part of a crew that provided fire and life safety for the community through emergency fire and medical response. While in Mesa, she also developed and delivered fire safety education programming to schools as a part of the Fire and Life Safety Education (F.A.L.S.E.) Program. She also worked as a Glendale Community College Instructor to lead Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters.
Lee has volunteered for her community and devoted much of her time over the past several years serving as a Board Member for the Good Neighbor Alliance Homeless Shelter in Sierra Vista, and member of the Arizona Partnership for Health Communities. She consistently strives to encourage and work for partnerships in the community that promote an innovative and comprehensive approach for healthier communities.