Kinesiology Affiliate Program Group

Kinesiology-APG Board

Anna Roskowinski '07 — President
’07 Kinesiology
Anna Roskowinski
Bio: Anna graduated from Penn State in 2007 after completing an internship with the Rec Sports Department on campus as an intramural sports supervisor and event planner. Immediately after graduation, she attended the University of Iowa's master's degree program in health and sport studies. She taught physical education skills classes and was the intramural sports graduate assistant for the Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Iowa for two years. Anna completed an internship with the University of Iowa's Athletic Department Event Management Team in which she assisted with Big Ten soccer tournaments, football game-day operations, and Women’s NCAA first- and second-round basketball games. Anna has served on many national and regional flag football committees. She was elected as the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Regional Student Representative in 2008, and was awarded the William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award in 2009. She is very active in NIRSA and has presented at regional and national conferences. After graduating with a master's degree, Anna was hired as the assistant director of sports programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she oversees the intramural sport program and recreational facility.
Favorite thing about Penn State: The connections I made at Penn State now span the country. There is always someone to visit while on a business trip or vacation!
Patrick Slater, B.A., B.S. — Past President
’83 Speech Communications
’86 Health and Physical Education
Patrick Slater
Bio: Patrick explored several different degree options before settling on Speech Communications/Broadcasting thinking that he wanted to get into sports journalism. In the spring of 1981, he joined the Penn State football team and was a member of the squad during the 1981 Fiesta Bowl and the 1982 National Championship seasons. In the spring of 1983, he stopped playing and became a graduate assistant coach for the Nittany Lions. Having finished his bachelor's degree in in SpCom, he entered the health and physical education degree program and spent two years earning a bachelor's degree and working as a graduate assistant for the football team. He did his student teaching in the Reading School District, and graduated at the end of the semester. He stayed on, working as a substitute teacher. He was hired in 1994 by the Reading School District. Patrick has coached high school football, junior high and high school track, junior high basketball, and high school golf while teaching at Reading High School. He worked for two years as the assistant/interim athletic director before returning to the classroom in 2009. He has also worked as a PIAA football referee and official scorekeeper for Reading High School. Patrick returned to his broadcasting roots in 1999, working for WEEU radio as a color commentator for high school football and basketball. He has been married to Penn State graduate Beth (DeMuzio) Slater (SecEd–Math ’86) for 20 years and has two children, Sean and Caroline.
Favorite thing about Penn State: Visiting Penn State campus and following the accomplishments of former students who are now Penn State graduates and undergraduates.
Katie Graham, D.O.— Secretary
'08 Kinesiology
Katie Graham
Bio: Katie graduated from Penn State in 2008. She adored THON, sports (especially football), the Kines club, and writing for the Daily Collegian. While at Penn State, she conducted an internship with the University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic sports strength training coach, after which she decided that she wanted to apply her strength training knowledge in a rehabilitation setting. Upon graduation, she worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), mostly helping people with their physical therapy, but at times also helping injured Pittsburgh Steelers or Penguins players with their rehabilitation as well. In the fall of 2009, Katie started medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic medicine and will graduate in 2013. While in her preclinical years, she was the founding president of the student American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine club.
Favorite thing about Penn State: The enthusiasm to help others that was displayed in every Penn State event, opportunity and connection that I participated in as a child, student and now alumni, and the Ice Cream!
Jeff Young, Member-At-Large
’96 Kinesiology
Jeff Young
Bio: Jeff's final internship was performed at Duke University Medical Center's Diet and Fitness Center, where he was then employed as a fitness staff member for a year.  He then moved to New York City, managed a health club, and worked as an independent trainer.  In 2006 he was hired by Beth Israel Medical Center's Center for Health and Healing (CHH) to create and manage the fitness component in a medical fitness and sports medicine setting.  Additionally (2009-2010), he worked as a fitness educator at Beth Israel's Friedman Diabetes Institute.  Jeff and his wife moved to Los Angeles for one year (2010-2011). While in Los Angeles he trained the Commissioner of Public Health for LA County; worked as the fitness director in a physical therapy facility, and as a fitness educator for UCLA Medical Center's Gonda Diabetes Institute.  Jeff and his wife realized New York City was where they preferred to be; moved back; and was rehired at the CHH which has since expanded into the most comprehensive Integrative Medicine/Medical Fitness facility in the U.S. and the only Medical Fitness facility in New York.  He is also a continuing education provider for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise, providing seminars and workshops for certified fitness trainers at most of the major health club chains in the greater New York City area.  Jeff also performs continuing education workshops for the Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine staffs at local colleges.  He recently partnered with an M.D./Physiatrist to create injury prevention and musculoskeletal rehabilitation protocols for Crossfit athletes.