Vicki became the National Director of First Place 4 Health in January of 2014. She has been involved with First Place 4 Health for over 20 years as a leader and then Director of Leadership Development and then, in 2012, she became the Associate Director. She has assisted leaders around the country through thoughtful encouragement and helpful advice. Vicki is a writer (Don't Quit Get Fit) and speaker and holds certifications in life coaching as well as fitness. Vicki's strengths are in leadership development and she works closely with all of our First Place 4 Health Networking Leaders as they network together to get new groups started in every state. Vicki and her husband, Rob, have four grown children and five grandchildren. She is strives to bring others into the Kingdom through health and wellness.
You can reach Vicki Heath at:
Phone: (800) 727-5223
Lisa Lewis is the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing First Place 4 Health events, social media programs and day-to-day operating functions of the First Place 4 Health office. She also produces the monthly newsletter and eblasts.
Lisa began her career with First Place 4 Health as a part-time shipping clerk in the order department in 1988. She then began maintaining the subscriber database and coordinating high volume mailings for the First Place subscription newsletter.
Lisa coordinated the Today Is the First Day and Living Well devotional book projects and the New First Place Favorites Cookbook from beginning to completion. She also assisted Carole with her book, Back on Track working with those who have taken the Triple Dare Challenge, in addition to the publications, Light Healthy Holidays and Healthy Holiday Living. She also provided the recipes for 12 of the First Place 4 Health Bible studies.
Lisa is married to John Lewis and they have three children: John, Hunter and Harper.
You can reach Lisa Lewis at:
Phone: (800) 727-5223
Lisa is the Chief Financial Officer at First Place 4 Health, overseeing the FP4H inventory and order process and financial records. She joined First Place 4 Health as Director of Customer Service in January of 2010 shipping orders and responding to customers by phone and email. Lisa took over responsibility for all financial records of First Place 4 Health and became the CFO in January of 2014. Lisa also plans and prepares the menus for our Wellness Weeks at Round Top. She began preparing the meals in 1994 with her dad, Johnny Lewis. Lisa & Shari (Carole's middle daughter) took over in 1998 and now Lisa and Lisa Lewis have been preparing the meals for the last 6 years. Lisa and her husband Kent have been married for over 30 years and have two children, Carl and Katherine.
You can reach Lisa Cramer at:
Phone: (800) 727-5223
Helen joined First Place 4 Health as the part-time Director of Events in January of 2014. Helen has volunteered for First Place 4 Health for many years as a leader, Networking Leader and most recently as the Regional Team Leader for the middle-eastern portion of the United States. Helen is herself a "big loser', losing over 100 pounds on the First Place 4 Health program. Through God’s mercy, Helen has maintained a healthy weight since July 2010 losing a total of 116 pounds. Helen passionately encourages others to follow God and lead for Him. Helen and her husband, Vince, have two grown sons and reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Helen is also on staff as the Equipping Coordinator at her church, Crossroads Church in Oakdale, PA.
You can reach Helen Baratta at:
In January of 2014, Carole became the Director Emeritus. Carole led First Place 4 Health as the National Director since 1987. A member of the original First Place group that began in 1981, she watched the program grow from 12 groups in one church to thousands of members at more than 12,000 churches throughout the nation and in many foreign countries.
When Carole attended the First Place orientation in March 1981, she was unsure of where God was leading but knew she needed to make some lifestyle changes. A chance meeting with a friend from her past gave Carole the impetus to determine she did not want to be "fat and 40." She joined a First Place group and soon lost 20 pounds. Learning how to bring balance to her life motivated her to become a First Place leader to encourage others to achieve their goals.
Carole has authored fifteen books and led conferences, Christian spas, workshops and seminars with an emphasis on personal and spiritual balance, fitness, encouragement and temperament analysis. Her audiences know her as warm, transparent, honest and humorous.
Carole and her husband, Johnny, have three children (one deceased) eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. They live in Houston, Texas.
Books: First Place, Choosing to Change, Today is the First Day, Back on Track, The Mother Daughter Legacy, The Divine Diet, A Thankful Heart, Stop It!, Living Well, First Place 4 Health, Better Together, Hope 4 You, Give God A Year, Live Life Right Here Right Now, .
You can reach Carole Lewis at: