Meet the Certification Council

Certification Director from Florida

Dr. Amy Hyams, Ed.D.
Dr. Amy Hyams has over 25 years’ experience in continuing adult education and training. She specializes in curriculum development, design, assessment, and accreditation. Amy serves as an assessor for the American National Standards Institute.

Council Member

Tim Kelly aka, Coach Tim.
A W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer Since 2009, Tim has had a lifelong passion for fitness and sports. His earliest memory, was the President’s Fitness Test in elementary school, where, finishing second in class was always a motivator and at the same time, humbling. Tim is a dedicated Fitness Professional. Recognized by USA Track and Field along with the Road Runner Club of America, he has assisted hundreds of runners in achieving their goals over the last 15 years A sought-after personal trainer and popular group exercise instructor, Tim motivates and inspires others with his wealth of knowledge, various certifications, and experience in many forms of strength and conditioning, bringing the “four pillars of Fitness” uniquely and unselfishly, to all he is charged with. Tim is honored to serve on the W.I.TS. Council, while sincerely grateful for all this organization has afforded him over the years.

Chair Council Member from New York (3 year term)

Jeffrey Billingsley has held positions of senior leadership for 2 Fortune 100 companies throughout the northeast and one high profiled privately company in the Empire State Building in NYC. Jeff specializes in the Learning and Development space and as a Human Resource Generalist for over 15 years. Jeff has held leadership positions for fitness organizations including America’s Next Great Trainer LLC (ANGT), Retro Fitness LLC and Power House Gym where he began his fitness career over 10 years ago. Through his journeys, Jeff has orchestrated and co-hosted fitness events for the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus OH, Co Authored the ANGT fitness book and was an ongoing contributor to its digital magazine platform along with co-hosting various fitness radio shows, fitness Apps and the GMA “Dad Bod” challenge. Jeff holds a degree from NY Technical College, a PHR from SHRM, various instructional and facilitation certifications from several accreditations and has been a certified W.I.T.S Personal Trainer and Practical Exam/Certified Trainer Proctor for W.I.T.S since 2009. Leadership and Health and Wellness training have been an ongoing lifelong passion and pursuit for Jeff in helping others achieve their goals “from the neck up and neck down.”

Public Member from Ohio (3 year term)

David Herbert David began the practice of law in Canton, Ohio in 1974 and is rated as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. He has provided full legal services to individuals, businesses, corporations, insurance carriers and governmental entities consistently and effectively over the last 45 years. David’s practice includes litigation, business representation, wills, estates, estate planning and probate. David’s experience includes matters involving government at the state, county and local levels, assisting various health care, wellness and sports organizations in a variety of tasks including the development and publication of standards of professional practice, and helping community service organizations and non-profit groups through a myriad of practical and legal concerns.

Council Member

Andrea Carlomusto is a seasoned W.I.T.S graduate since 2008 dedicating her focus in clinical special populations and sport specific athlete training. She is owner of RX-Training LLC in Michigan where she also holds a license in massage therapy. In her spare time you will find her researching, writing, painting, and reading.

Esther Hansen earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara by waiting tables. She learned very quickly the most effective way to manage stress is by daily exercise! As a competitive swimmer on the Women’s Intercollegiate Swim Team at El Camino College, she was a rookie at age 22, yet through the strict expectations and intense motivation by my coach, Corey Stanbury, she earned my first Bronze at age 23. Esther became a W.I.T.S Personal Fitness Trainer in 2014 to deal with several significant life losses and difficult life transitions and created “Live Fit With Laura Personal Training” in 2015. The research shows that daily exercise, clean eating, lots of water, and mental and spiritual fitness can be life-changing. Exercise lifts a low mood and gives us those “endorphin highs”. She absolutely knows this is true! Her goal is to continue to help people of all ages and backgrounds attain greater life joy, through fitness, clean nutrition, and mental/spiritual wellness. It is never too late to feel better!