THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ELLEN HART PENA AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Ellen Hart Pena to serve as a Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Ms. Ellen Hart Pena, of Denver, Colorado, is an athlete and a public speaker on the subject of eating disorders. She served as a consultant on the ABC Movie-of-the-Week Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story, which was broadcast in 1996. She is a former world-class road runner and competed in the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000 meter run and the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials marathon. From 1990 to 1992, Ms. Pena served as Executive Director of the Community Action Program at the University of Denver, a service learning program. She worked as an attorney with the Denver firm of Morrison and Foerster from 1988 to 1990.
Ms. Pena received a B.A. degree from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports advises the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the ways and means of enhancing opportunities for participation in physical fitness and sports activities. Council members also provide visibility to the cause of physical fitness by their participation in events, conferences and similar activities.