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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

Elise Phillips

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

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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Jeannine Kremer

Jeannine Kremer
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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Sheila Tucker

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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Makayla Davis

Makayla Davis
Administrative Assistant
Office of Health Promotion 
makayla.davis@bc.edu

 

 

Makayla Davis is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Health Promotion. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Psychology and is currently receiving her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Boston College. Makayla assists with general office administration, special event planning, and health coach program coordination. She enjoys the outdoors and staying active by jogging through the streets of Boston, skiing, and practicing yoga. 

Olivia Sevey

Olivia Sevey
Graduate Assistant
Office of Health Promotion 
olivia.sevey@bc.edu 

Olivia Sevey is the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Health Promotion and the Alcohol and Drug Education Program at Boston College. She graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently receiving her master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Boston College. Olivia loves to stay healthy by enjoying outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing. She is currently working on her goal to hike the New Hampshire 48 4,000ft peaks as well as climbing all of the tallest peaks in the United States. 

Meghan Gallagher

Meghan Gallagher
Graduate Assistant
Office of Health Promotion
gallagdt@bc.edu



 

Meghan Gallagher is the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Health Promotion. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013 and spent a year serving with AmeriCorps VISTA in Connecticut. Meghan studied Film and Animation in undergrad and creates videos and promotions for programs and events. She loves adventuring and being active outdoors, especially in the water.

 

health coaches
New Health Coaches 2014-2015

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 Heart Health' Group Programs: iChill, iStrive, iChoose, and iNourish!

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Lead Health Coach Kellie Murray

Lead Health Coach - CSON '16

Kellie Murray is one of the new Lead Health Coaches as well as a Team Manager for the iChill group. She looks forward to a wonderful senior year at the Office of Health Promotion. She hopes to use creative ideas to bring the community of Health Coaches closer, increase OHP’s presence on campus, and continue to grow in enthusiasm and love for health to positively impact the students here at BC. She is studying Nursing here at Boston College and hopes to become a Labor and Delivery Nurse in the future. Kellie stays healthy by running around Boston, eating a well balanced diet, and biking to the beach on Long Island. 

Lead Health Coach Tyler Brasel

Lead Health Coach - CSOM '16

Tyler Brasel is a head health coach for the iNourish group and lead health coach for the Office of Health Promotion. He is a senior in the Carroll School of Management studying Finance and Accounting. He hopes to make a lasting impact this year by reaching people all around campus and show them that health can play a critical role in the various activities at Boston College and elsewhere. He stays healthy by staying active through intramural sports along with lowering stress through meditation and spending quality time with others.

 

Amalia Brawely

Lead Health Coach - A&S '16

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!