von Zychlin Healthy Living Center
Welcome to the Healthy Living Center
Mount Carmel's von Zychlin Healthy Living Center is a community health and wellness center that provides FREE holistic health and wellness programs for everyone, empowering and equipping each individual to embrace long-term health behavior changes in a safe, inclusive space.
Programming at the Healthy Living Center includes cooking and nutrition, community meetings, diabetes prevention, exercise, healthy babies and families, wellness and stress management. All programs are made possible thanks to the contributions of the Mount Carmel Foundation and a number of generous community partners.
Meet Our Team
Josh began his work with the Healthy Living Center in July 2015 serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA while finishing his graduate degree in Social Work at Ohio State. Josh's experiences in high school and college created a passion for grass roots community work particularly centered around food and health. Having grown up on the west side of Columbus, Josh has a special affinity for the Franklinton and Hilltop communities. When he's not coordinating programs or at community meetings, he enjoys going to the gym, trying new recipes, and thrifting for vintage antiques with his wife.
Stacey started with Mount Carmel in 2015 and joined the Healthy Living Center team in June 2018. Stacey received her Master of Public Health degree from The Ohio State University and her BA in business administration from Otterbein University. Prior to her time with Mount Carmel, Stacey spent 18 years with the Ohio Hospital Association, during which time she oversaw the Foundation for Healthy Communities and the association's public health promotion programs. Stacey lives in Alexandria with her husband, two kids, two cats and a dog.
Marcia began her journey with Mount Carmel in 2014, joining Church Partnerships in 2016. Marcia graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her prior work in home health and public health fueled her passion for health promotion and education. In 2019, she earned her certification as a health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches. Outside of work, Marcia enjoys reading and traveling.
The biggest part of our mission at Mount Carmel is to improve the health of the communities we serve. One of the many ways we do that is by building relationships with local faith-based organizations and congregations from all faith traditions through a program called Mount Carmel Church Partnerships.
Through Church Partnerships we assist and empower faith communities to address the unique health needs of their congregations. In many cases that involves healthful interventions like health screenings (e.g., blood pressure checks), developing congregational support groups (e.g., grief support group, divorce-care group), creating a health information bulletin board, or having nurses who are part of the congregation contribute their skills to their faith community. We also provide congregations with assistance in establishing and/or enhancing their health ministry teams, supplementing health promotion and health education endeavors, and providing education and training opportunities.
Services are provided free of charge with the exception of some education opportunities.
Stacey Conrad, MPH
Manager, Healthy Living
Marcia Cronin, BSN RN
Faith Community Nurse
Lead RN, Mount Carmel Church Partnerships