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.
EMPATHY - WOO - RESPONSIBILITY - MAXIMIZER - ADAPTABILITY
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.
LEARNER - COMMUNICATION - WOO -INTELLECTION - RESPONSIBILITY
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reach her.