Doug Everhart has a B.S. in Engineering and a M.A. (Education/Counseling), both from the University of Redlands. He began his student affairs career at his alma mater with positions in housing, career development, recreation, Greek life and student activities. He eventually found his passion in substance abuse prevention, and spent eight years starting and building a program. In 1998, he was hired as a Health Educator at UC Riverside to focus on substance abuse and sexual health, as well as to build a peer education program. During his 12 years at UCR, he built a comprehensive health education program and a nationally acclaimed peer education program. His expertise and experience has also earned him advisory and consulting roles with The BACCHUS Network, the NCAA, APPLE Conferences, Step Up bystander training program and No Woman Left Behind. He arrived at UC Irvine as the new Alcohol Programs Manager in August of 2010, was named Interim Director in February of 2011, and became Director in May of 2013.
MAXIMIZER - ARRANGER - BELIEF - INCLUDER - ADAPTABILITY
Beth England-Mackie has her Masters of Public Health from California State University, Long Beach and has been working in the field of public health education for over 12 years. She started her public health career in cancer education, outreach and prevention, then moved on to obesity, HIV/AIDS and STI education and prevention. Her greatest passion is working with and mentoring youth and young adults about the importance of self-care, empowerment and advocacy.
She enjoys long walks, gardening, reading and keeping busy. She is happiest drinking her first cup of coffee, spending quality time with her family and friends, and being a student of learning.
FUTURISTIC - WOO - SIGNIFICANCE - STRATEGIC - COMMUNICATION
Abby has a B.S. in Education Foundations from the University of Oregon and a Ed.M. in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Abby got her start working in Alcohol and Other Drugs as a Peer Educator at the University of Oregon, which later progressed into a position as the Student Director of the program. Her passion for harm reduction based services and education grew as she had the opportunity to conduct research on Tobacco Cessation Services at UCSF. During her time at Harvard she worked for the City of Somerville as an assistant for Somerville Cares About Prevention, where she worked with middle school and high school aged youth to promote healthy habits to reduce substance misuse. Abby is a native Oregonian and loves to be outside, so when not at work you can find her hiking, kayaking, or practicing yoga.
LEARNER - COMMUNICATION - WOO -INTELLECTION - RESPONSIBILITY
Jody is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who focuses on a non-judgemental, collaborative approach to nutrition education and counseling that is individualized to best meet a student’s needs. She employs an “all foods fit”, non-diet philosophy and teaches mindfulness-based strategies. Jody’s emphasis is on health vs. weight, inclusion of cultural/traditional foods and the importance of access to safe and affordable foods. In her free time she enjoys cooking (of course), yoga, hiking, traveling, and time with her family/pets/friends.
- BS Biology – UC San Diego
- MS Human Nutrition and Metabolism – Boston University
- RDN Commission on Dietetic Registration – since 1994
- Certificate in Training:
- Adult Weight Management – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management
- Member of: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (National and California chapters)
- Past Member of Expert Panel – OC Parenting Magazine
INTELLECTION - EMPATHY - STRATEGIC - RESTORATIVE - DEVELOPER
Mark moved to Orange County in the summer of 2013 from New Mexico where he was lifelong resident. He studied Advertising and Studio Art at the University of New Mexico, and also holds an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design. Before coming to the Student Wellness & Health Promotion office, Mark worked for over a decade in several different industries honing his Marketing and Design skills before deciding the corporate world wasn’t for him.
When not at work you can find Mark binge-watching TV shows with his partner and their two cats. He is an avid reader, technologically minded, and loves all things Sci-Fi and geeky. A lifelong lover of wildlife and ecology, Mark is frequently researching and building new terrariums and aquariums, as well as tending to his collection of plants.
HARMONY - EMPATHY - DISCIPLINE
Michelle Nishida joined our staff in December 2004, handling financial operations, budget preparations, and payroll/personnel matters for university funds and grants. Michelle telecommutes and works part time, so please e-mail her at email@example.com if you need to reach her.