Irwin Myers is a trained wellness instructor and health planner. He obtained his training at Southern Illinois University’s Wellness Department and went on to lead stop smoking, stress management and lifestyling workshops at universities, hospitals and adult education centers. He has also done individual coaching. Irwin led a task force in the southern third of the state of Illinois to survey the health education providers and needs of the area. This resulted in the establishment of two much needed health education centers in southern Illinois.