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The Office of Health Promotion seeks to educate students on the lifelong benefits of maintaining a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle; to empower students to make informed decisions and develop skills that enhance well-being; to foster a campus environment in which students thrive intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically by developing collaborative, cross university relationships and educational outreach guided by our unique Catholic/Jesuit mission.


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Health Promotion Staff

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Elise Tofias Phillips
Director
Office of Health Promotion
elise.phillips@bc.edu

Elise Tofias Phillips is the Director of the Office of Health Promotion. Elise holds a master's in health education from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in health education from Ithaca College. Having worked in health education and promotion her entire career, Elise has held positions at Simmons College as Director of Health Education and Student Support; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Manager of the Tanger Be Well Center for Health Management. She has taught health education in public and independent schools, and she is a Health Coach. Elise and her team are working with the University community to create a healthier student campus culture. She stays healthy by daily exercise, staying organized, and spending time with family and friends. If you have suggestions or ideas for the Office of Health promotion, please contact Elise.

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Robyn Priest
Associate Director
Office of Health Promotion
robyn.priest@bc.edu

Robyn is the Associate Director of the Office of Health Promotion and Alcohol and Drug Education Program at Boston College. She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University. Robyn has 12 years of professional experience with alcohol and drug education, intervention, and prevention in higher education. Robyn grew up in Miami, Florida and enjoys spending time with her two nephews who live in Newton. She loves music and plays guitar and African percussion, and has performed in several Boston-area bands. In order to stay healthy, Robyn exercises regularly, keeps a daily food journal to be mindful of her nutrition, and practices meditation.

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Lindsay Gibson
Assistant Director
Office of Health Promotion
lindsay.napier@bc.edu

Lindsay Gibson is the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion and Alcohol and Drug Education Program.   Lindsay received a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lafayette College.  She is licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Lindsay's professional background is exclusively in higher education, counseling students on health and mental health related issues.  Prior to joining Boston College, she held the position of Assistant Director for Disability Services at Emerson College.  Moreover, she worked for four years at New York University’s Student Health Center providing psychological counseling and crisis response services to the NYU community. Lindsay enjoys being active and exercises daily as a way to stay healthy. 

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Katie Dalton
Director
Women's Resource Center
daltonka@bc.edu

Katie Dalton is the director of the Women's Resource Center at Boston College. Katie received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. Katie enjoys being active and indulges her competitive side whenever possible. She and her husband, also a Boston College graduate, can often be found skiing, training for triathlons, or in the kitchen of their Milton home testing out Barefoot Contessa recipes.

Katie returned to Boston College as the Director of the Women's Resource Center in November 2010 and is thrilled to be working to celebrate, support, and empower students.

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Sheila Tucker
Nutritionist
sheila.tucker@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-2176

Sheila Tucker is the Registered Dietitian for the Office of Health Promotion, a nutritionist in Dining Services at Boston College, and a part-time faculty member at the Connell School of Nursing. She holds both a bachelor's in nutrition and a master's in healthcare administration from Framingham State College. Sheila has over twenty years of experience working with Boston College students to help improve their nutritional health. She counsels students on a myriad of nutritional issues from complicated medical disorders to basic nutrition questions. Make an appointment with Sheila to talk about your food allergies, dietary supplement questions, sports nutrition, weight loss or weight gain goals, disordered eating team treatment, medical nutrition therapy or just for a nutrition tune-up! Besides being a fidget, Sheila keeps moving by cycling, running, and snow-shoeing.

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Betsy Cook
Administative Assistant
Office of Health Promotion
betsy.cook@bc.edu

Betsy Cook is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Health Promotion.  Betsy holds a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Boston University and is currently pursuing her master's degree in business administration at Boston College. Originally from Wisconsin, she enjoys exploring Boston one restaurant or farmers market at a time.  Betsy stays healthy by exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and laughing often.