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Our Mission

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

Elise Phillips

Elise Tofias Phillips, M.Ed. 
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

Robyn Priest, M.A.
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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Jeannine Kremer

Jeannine Kremer, L.I.C.S.W.
Assistant Director
Office of Health Promotion
jeannine.kremer@bc.edu 

Jeannine Kremer is the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion. Her main areas of focus are supporting and workiing with students in the Alcohol and Drug Education Program and supporting the Health Coach Institute.  Jeannine received a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University.  She is licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Since 2008 Jeannine has worked in various roles for the School of Social Work. Most recently she worked as a field specialist and advisor for graduate students in the program. Jeannine enjoys going to the gym and taking long walks as a way to stay healthy. 

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Makayla Davis

Makayla Davis, M.A. 
Assistant Director 
Office of Health Promotion 
makayla.davis@bc.edu

Makayla Davis is the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and received her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Boston College. Makayla assists with general office administration, special event planning, mindfulness education, campus outreach, and Health Coach Institute program coordination. She enjoys the outdoors and staying active by jogging through the streets of Boston, skiing, and spinning. 

Evan Heatley

Evan Heatley
Graduate Assistant
Office of Health Promotion

Evan Heatley is the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Health Promotion. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s in Communication. After graduation Evan spent time working in corporate sales before deciding to pursue her dream of working in Higher Education. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education from Boston College. From her assistantship she is hoping to gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding college student health and to get more experience working with students! To stay healthy, Evan enjoys hiking, working out, and cooking.

Elaine Miller

Elaine Miller 
Graduate Assistant
Office of Health Promotion

Elaine Miller is the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Health Promotion. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in May of 2016, double majoring in Sociology and English. She is starting her first year at the Lynch School for an M.A. in Higher Education, concentrating in Student Affairs. She looks forward to finding her place within the Office of Health Promotion, in particular the Alcohol and Drug Program and especially excited to meet all the new people! She stays healthy by practicing good self-care including getting good amounts of sleep, taking time to relax with Netflix or a novel, and keeping strong relationships with family and friends.

Katelyn Kennedy

Katelyn Kennedy 
Graduate Assistant
Office of Health Promotion

Katelyn Kennedy is the Graduate Assistant in the Alcohol and Drug Education Program. She graduated from Boston College in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology and Communication. She is currently in her final year at the Graduate School of Social Work, completing her M.S.W. in clinical social work with a concentration in mental health. Katelyn was a Health Coach throughout her four years of undergraduate education and has found a home working within the Office of Health Promotion over the last 5 years. To relax and unwind, Katelyn enjoys hanging out with friends, exploring Boston, and reading.

 

health coaches
New Health Coaches 2015-2016

Our Health Coach team is comprised of undergraduate student volunteers who are committed to creating a healthier BC through peer education!

 

Our Health Coach Institute currently has 60 active Health Coaches specializing in Individual Health Plans and our 'I Health' Group Programs: iChill, iPlan, iStrive, iChoose, and iNourish!

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Hannah Ladesic

Hannah Ladesic 
Student Staff: Graphic Designer 
Office of Health Promotion

Hannah Ladesic is the Graphic Designer for the Office of Health Promotion and is also an iNourish Health Coach. She is a junior at Boston College studying Communication. As OHP's Graphic Designer, Hannah hopes to encourage students' interests in health through creating informative and creative infographics, posters, and more! She loves thinking of unique and creative ways to share health tips with students, and is considering a career in Health Communication. To stay healthy, Hannah loves to cook healthy meals, spend as much time outdoors as possible, and walk everywhere she can!  

Lindsay Stone

Lindsay Stone, Lead Health Coach 
Student Staff: Tabling Representative
Office of Health Promotion

Lindsay Stone is a Lead Health Coach for the Office of Health Promotion, as well as a Team Manager for the iNourish specialty area. She also works in the office as the Tabling Representative, so you can find her around campus every Friday promoting various health topics. She hopes to use creative ideas to increase OHP’s presence on campus, bring the community of Health Coaches closer, and continue to positively impact and inspire other students to build healthful habits that foster a balanced lifestyle. Lindsay is a senior, Biology major with a passion for health, and hopes to get a masters in nutrition after graduating from BC. She stays healthy by swimming, cycling, running, eating lots of vegetables, and walking her dog back at home in Seattle.

 

Andrea Babusik

Andrea Babusik 
Student Staff: Social Media Manager 
Office of Health Promotion

Amalia Brawley is a biology major and is in the premed program at Boston College. As a lead health coach, her hope for this upcoming year is to expand OHP's presence on campus and continue to build community among all of the health coaches. To stay healthy she likes to run and eat lots of fruits and veggies! 

Abigail Whelan

Abigail Whelan 
Student Staff: Research and Development  
Office of Health Promotion

Abby Whelan is an Elementary Education and English double major in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. As a student researcher/developer, her hope for the upcoming year is to rally support for OHP and seek more involvement in OHP's awesome projects and campaigns, both old and new! To stay healthy, she likes to run the reservoir and maintain a well balanced diet.