Becky Tuttle, project manager of Health ICT, is leaving the program next month to return to the Greater Wichita YMCA as its director of community development.
Tuttle worked with the Y before starting MSSC affiliate Health ICT, a CDC-funded program that combats diabetes, obesity, heart attack and stroke. The position was one Tuttle said she couldn’t pass up, as it involves healthy eating initiatives, workplace wellness, after-school programs, community outreach and other areas that overlap with Health ICT’s work.
“They really want to expand what they do in the community. That was really the clincher for me. It was a hard decision,” said Tuttle, who will join the YMCA June 13 but will assist in hiring Health ICT’s next leader.
Tuttle will fill the position held for 17 years by Mim McKenzie, who is now YMCA operations manager.
Among Health ICT accomplishments, Tuttle is proudest that “we are a trusted and reliable community partner, and that we have increased awareness for the need for public health and clinical care to work together.”