MAXIMIZER – ARRANGER – BELIEF – INCLUDER – ADAPTABILITY
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, Doug 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.
Doug 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.
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.
LEARNER – COMMUNICATION – WOO -INTELLECTION – RESPONSIBILITY
Jody is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who focuses on a non-judgmental, 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
RELATOR – FUTURISTIC – CONNECTDNESS – MAXIMIZER – POSITIVITY
Toni’s journey to wellness began in 2010 when she interned at a non-profit yoga center in Washington, DC. She adopted a “wellness is for everyone” philosophy that is foundational in all of her work to this day. She is passionate about serving immigrant and marginalized communities, and has a particular love of working with college students. An alumna of UC Irvine, Toni earned a BA in Criminology and later a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego. She is a Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) through the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, and has completed training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Yoga (200-YTT).
Alcohol & Other Drugs and Peer Education Programs Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org – She/Her/Hers
ANALYTICAL – BELIEF – INDIVIDUALISM – RESPONSIBILITY – HARMONY
Cassie comes to us from Central Valley CA with a B.S. in Health Sciences from CSUEB and a Masters in Public Health from Fresno State. Her journey with public health education started as an undergrad when she was a peer health educator on campus. She continued assisting health education campus staff in many different roles as a graduate student. Though passionate about many health topics, alcohol and other drugs became her specialty. After graduating from Fresno, she made her way down to SoCal and worked as an outreach coordinator at a substance abuse recovery clinic. However, her passions and career goals have always been in health education and promotion on a college campus. Not only has she reached her goal by becoming our AOD Programs Manager, but she is excited to embrace this dual role as our Peer Education Programs Manager and is ready to implement what she has learned from her past mentors.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, cooking, and learning new skills.
INCLUDER – INTELLECTION – EMPATHY – CONNECTDNESS – LEARNER
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.