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.
DEVELOPER - ARRANGER - MAXIMIZER
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.
EMPATHY - WOO - RESPONSIBILITY
While pursuing a BA in Spanish with a focus in French at the University of Central Florida, Natalie became a yoga teacher and realized that she wanted her passion for wellness to be more than a hobby. After graduation, she attended massage therapy school and then worked for four years in spas, yoga studios and corporate wellness environments teaching yoga, practicing massage therapy, and empowering others to take good care of themselves. It was during that time that she decided she wanted health education to be her full time focus, instead of it only playing a minor role in her work. Natalie then went back to UCF to pursue a MS in Sport and Exercise Science with a focus in Nutrition to learn more about the body. At the same time she was offered a Graduate Assistantship at UCF’s Wellness & Health Promotion Services office, which later turned into a full time position, where she managed a group of student peer educators and lead workshops on stress management, yoga, meditation, nutrition, healthy cooking, and creative art journaling. Natalie is thrilled to be at UCI after a family relocation from Florida. Her hobbies are cooking, baking, and hiking.
Jody has been dedicated to educating people on nutrition for over 20 years. She is a graduate of University of California, San Diego and holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. Jody is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a Certificate in Training by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Weight Management. She has been on the Expert Panel for O.C. Parenting Magazine and speaks for national organizations on nutrition and wellness. In addition, Jody is a member of the California Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jody believes in empowering people, especially college students to eat well to be well.
STRATEGIC - INPUT - LEARNER - ACHIEVER - POSITIVITY
Ashlee Whitehead is a San Diego native and proud UCI alumna. She currently holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Social Behavior from the university and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Oklahoma. Before graduating from UCI, Ashlee was involved in Campus Representatives, Mesa Court Housing, the LGBTQA Resource Center, V-Day, Strengths Finder Organization Training, and G.U.S.H. While attending UCI, Ashlee was recruited by Teach For America, a non-profit organization aimed to end educational inequity. Her involvement with Teach For America relocated her to Tulsa, Oklahoma. While working on her Master’s degree in Oklahoma, Ashlee developed a passion for working with diverse communities impacted by substance use and abuse. In Oklahoma, she worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor at a medically-assisted treatment facility. She regularly counseled patients, who were addicted to multiple drugs, in an attempt to break addiction mindsets and promote healthy habits. She is excited to transfer her work with people with addictions to the early prevention and detection realm.
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.
Daniela Santoro joined the CSWHP Team on January 2017 as the Department Coordinator. Daniela graduated from UCI in 1993. She was a transfer student from the Universidade do Amazonas. Daniela started working at UCI shortly after graduating. She’s worked in different departments and in different capacities throughout the years. Her journey with the UC System included 2 years at UCSD. Daniela is fluent in English and Portuguese and can also speak Spanish and some Italian. Daniela teaches Portuguese and ESL.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reach her.