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Jonathan F. Lindner

Lecturer
(716) 878-6137
Campus Address: Classroom Building A203

Background and Job Description

Mr. Lindner is the Coordinator of Health Promotion Programs for the Center for Health and Social Research at SUNY Buffalo State where he focuses on projects to improve college and community health through prevention programs directed at changing individual behaviors and community-level factors. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), has an M.S. degree in Health Promotion and Wellness, and certifications in workplace wellness management and coordination. He has experience and expertise implementing programs in Western New York area schools and corporations, as well as a track record of servicing at-risk youth and implementing programs in Buffalo’s West Side community. Mr. Lindner coordinates the West Side Youth Development Coalition and its Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.

Additionally, he teaches in the Health and Wellness Department at Buffalo State College. In 2011, he was awarded “Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member” and presented with a letter of congressional recognition. In August 2012, Mr. Lindner became a contracted National Trainer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Training Tools for Health Schools program. Most recently, in July 2013, Mr. Lindner became a certified gatekeeper trainer for the QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention.

Memberships and Additional Affiliations:

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) #14990

American Evaluation Association

Health Evaluation

American College Health Association

Health Promotion Affiliation

Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Professional Member

West Side Youth Development Coalition 

Coalition Coordinator

Honors and Awards:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health
Contracted National Trainer – Training Tools for Healthy Schools (2012)
School Health Index Specialty

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) #14990 
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) (2008-Present)

National Wellness Institute & WebMd 
Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) (2007- Present)
Certified Wellness Program Manager (CWPM) (2007- Present)

Crime Prevention Coalition of New York 
Certified Crime Prevention Specialist (2012)

QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention
Certified QPR Gatekeeper Trainer (2013)

Health and Physical Education Division, Niagara Community College (NCCC) 
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member (2011)

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul - House of Representatives
Letter of Congressional Recognition (2011)

Wellness-Without Walls & National Coaching Federation 
Essentials of Wellness Coaching (2007)

Related Projects

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program (Project Coordinator)

United States Department of Justice (USDOJ)
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Grant (Project Coordinator)

West Side Youth Development Coalition (WSYVPC)

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Minigrant: A collaboration with the West Side Community Services 
Buffalo State College, Office of College and Community Partnerships (Project Director)

P2 Collaborative of Western New York: Western New York Community Health Planning Institute (WNYCHPI) 
Data Analysis and Technical Support for Health Planning (Implementation Consultant)

United States Department of Education: Carol M. White Pep Grant 
Holland Central School District (Implementation Consultant)

Buffalo State College Center for Health and Social Research 
Erie County Comprehensive Prevention Plan (Project Staff)

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Center for Health and Social Research

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Classroom Building A203
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6137 •  Fax: (716) 878-5905

chsrctr@buffalostate.edu
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