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AhealthyU Wellness Council

AhealthyU Wellness Council

The AhealthyU Wellness Council members help communicate worksite wellness activities and initiatives that help encourage faculty and staff to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors. Council members assist with wellness activities and evaluation of their impact to help bring about cultural changes that make the work environment more supportive of these healthy behaviors.

There are 26 council members across on- and off-campus buildings to help meet your health and wellness needs. Find your building's Wellness Council member below!

Emily Derbyshire

Administrative Assistant, Department of Health Studies and AhealthyU
202-885-3784 (AhealthyU)
202-885-3971 (Health Studies)

Andie Rowe

Director, Employee Wellness and Work-Life (AhealthyU), Office of Human Resources

Leah Tasman

Wellness Program Manager, AhealthyU, Office of Human Resources

Shirleyne McDonald

Associate Director Financial Aid, Office of Enrollment

Donna Femenella

Course Reserves Coordinator, University Library

Fun Fact: In high school, I learned how to create glass stained items, which included making small windows, suncatchers, and lamps.

Lauren Kline

Fitness Coordinator, Wellness & Special Events, Recreational Sports and Fitness

Fun Fact: My favorite place is Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Michelle Fleitz

Systems Analyist, University Publications

Fun Fact: I ski most weekends during the winter.

Leanna wright

Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Fun Fact: I coach a run club for moms to train together for races and create a community of women with similar interests.

Kevin Barrett

Police Captain, University Police and Emergency Management

Fun Fact: I went to school for two months in third grade in Glasgow, England.

Kimberly Araya

Director, University Conferences & Guest Services, Housing & Residence Life

Yoo-Jin King

Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drugs, Health Promotion & Advocacy Center

Mark Schaefer

University Chaplain, Campus Ministries

Fun Fact: I have taken solo bike rides of 360, 350, 791, 816, and 523 miles.

Rene Thomas

Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Kogod School of Business

Fun Fact: I love to travel!

Amy Trietiak

Instructor, Department of Health Studies

Kristi Plahn-Gjersvold

Assistant Dean, Administration and Strategic Initiatives, School of Communication

Fun Fact: I like to hike - especially if there are coffee and snacks at the end. The best place I have hiked to date is New Zealand.

Mark Feist

Assistant Director of Facilities Operations, Facilities Management

Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time with my four grandchildren in Leesburg, Virginia and bike riding on the W&OD trail.

Marianne Norman

Director, Undergraduate Advising, School of International Service

Jennifer Arnold

Manager, Personnel & Administration, School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS)

Hannah Debelius

Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability

Fun Fact: I love all things crafting!

Jill Ivey

Senior Student Applications Specialist, Enterprise Systems, Office of Technology

Chris Nasti

Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness Programs, Recreational Sports and Fitness

Fun Fact: I have traveled to 49 of the 50 states.

Ashley Ann Wallace

Operations Coordinator, University Center

Jackie Garcia

Communication and Graphics Coordinator, HR Communications

Fun Fact: I am usually playing on 2-3 different soccer teams a week.

Genevieve Croteau

WAMU Human Resources Business Partner, WAMU 88.5

Shira Cohen

Student Affairs and ADA Coordinator, Washington College of Law

Woman doing a shoulder stretch in an AhealthyU exercise class

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