The NAFC was established by a group of forward-thinking fitness professionals, representing expertise in fields of Exercise Physiology, Adaptive Physical Education, Medicine, Nursing, and professional Lifestyles and Nutrition Coaching. Their desire was to enhance current fitness certification standards by providing access to a convenient, comprehensive, yet practical and affordable fitness education. The Governing Board is comprised of such individuals who are assets to the NAFC due to their various backgrounds and expertise. They advise, govern and oversee the policies and direction of the organization.
The Board will at all times be comprised of at least a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board is comprised of the founding members of the NAFC, and members of the administrative staff who jointly oversee the activities of the NAFC with the collective goal to carry forth the mission of the NAFC to the general public.
The NAFC has established a structure to insure appropriate stakeholder involvement by delineating clearly defined responsibilities and boundaries respective to each position within the NAFC governance regarding the representative positions held on the governing body. This consortium rotates on an annual basis for the assurance of the balance of the program.
As an independent and autonomous organization, the NAFC will not permit any individual to participate on the governing board if they are stakeholders in any other organization thus insuring no inappropriate influence by any outside body.
Mike LeBoss has been involved in pioneering the fitness industry for over 35 years, and was instrumental in developing the "self-start" philosophy in approaching athletic training to maximize his clients' self-actualization in their sport training programs. He has rigorously upheld the principles of corrrect Body Mechanics and proper form throughout his career as a leading fitness consultant and educator.
Mr. LeBoss is the founder of Mefit™ Fitness Centers in Portland, Newport, and Sheridan, Oregon, and currently holds the position of Executive Director for the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC), after serving as an NAFC master course presenter for over 12 years. He is co-author of a training manual on Bio-Mechanics for the National Board for Certified Sport Trainers (NBCST), targeted at educating trainers about the importance of risk/benefit training and applied Body Mechanics.
Behind his full-time commitment to spreading wellness in his professional endeavor, Mike is a NBCST Master Instructor, NAFC Certified/NAFC Master Instructor, NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist, SPIN Instructor, and is Madd Dog Athletics Certified.
William Singer, Ph.D., earned his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Oregon State University. Dr. Singer was awarded the Washington State Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Community Service, having completed his internship training at Community Psychiatric centers in Seattle, Washington. He has held faculty undergraduate and graduate professorships at The University of Puget Sound and City University in Seattle. He was also awarded a Graduate School teaching appointment at Oregon State University.
Dr. Singer's clinical, private practice has spanned 37 years, coaching and counseling families, couples, individuals and children. He is Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Board Certified family therapist with a special interest and experience in motivational, Sports Psychology. Dr. Singer has provided direction for athletes seeking a path to increased athletic and personal performance. He is the Executive Director for Institutional Affairs & NAFC Non Profit, serving as mentor and advisor for individuals, professionals and organizations.
Dr. Singer's practice combines inspiration, motivation and a blueprint for life-balance between professional effectiveness, vocational and personal growth. His experience and knowledge as therapist, teacher, coach and business developer have afforded him insights into a broad range of life's issues which he passionately shares with others.
Amanda Hockema is NAFC's Director of Operations, managing the full range of administrative, logistical and operational duties in a wide variety of program areas, including human resources, budgetary oversight and providing operational leadership for NAFC's core and consumer business. Amanda develops and directs programs designed to meet the needs of the organization and staff.
Ms. Hockema brings more than 10 years of experience in the management of private corporate enterprises. She has an extensive formal education and training background in fitness, including fitness center management, sales, group fitness instruction and personal training.