Philip L. Haberstro is founder (1989) and CEO of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and WNY, Inc. The non-profit Institute provides "Healthy Community" advocacy, training and management services to public, private, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Buffalo and New York State region. Located in historic downtown Buffalo, the Institute serves the city as a provider for their award winning employee health promotion and community building programs.
Mr. Haberstro utilizes and advocates the "Healthy Community" concept as a guiding model for creating positive cultural change. The Institute is highly respected for its sound planning strategies and capacity to build coalitions among diverse groups at the local level. Phil is a frequent advisor and speaker on leadership and the creation of "Healthy Communities" through the social, environmental, economic and human factors that influence quality of life.
Mr. Haberstro has labored tirelessly to enhance grassroots capacity for city, state and national health promotion and social capital building 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 and Alumni Chair for the National Civic League's All America City Award.
Currently, Mr. Haberstro’s professional leadership activities include: Coordinator for the Buffalo Niagara All America City committee, Director of the Be Active New York State initiative, and President of the National Association for Health & Fitness
Mr. Haberstro is also one of the five founding directors of Be Active America headquartered in Washington, D.C and serves on the national advisory council of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management and the American Council for Fitness and Nutrition.