Meet Student Wellness Staff

Professional Staff

Director of Student Wellness: Brian Vanderheyden

MPH – Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Education, Des Moines University

M.Ed., Master of Education, Student Affairs, Iowa State University

B.S., Community Health Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
CHES®, Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

CHWP, College Health and Wellness Professional, American College Health Association

University Public Health Coordinator: Dr. Kristen Clark

DVM – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

MPH – Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota

DACVPM – Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

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Health Promotion Coordinator: Green Dot and Community Engagement: Carrie Giese

M.S. Higher Education Administration

B.A. in Family Studies, Minor: Public Health

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Student Wellness Dietitian: Alison St. Germain

M.S. Nutritional Sciences Iowa State University
B.S. Dietetics Iowa State University
A.A. Business University of Minnesota, Crookston

RD Registered Dietitian

LD Iowa Licensed Dietitian

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

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Health Promotion Coordinator- Collegiate Recovery and Substance Use Initiatives: Ryan Doyle

B.A. Psychology and Human Services

A.A. Criminal Justice

CPS – Certified Prevention Specialist

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Graduate Student Staff

Public Health Graduate Student

Laura Triplett, Human Development and Family Studies, (

Wellbeing Coaching Graduate Students

Lawrion Anderson

Corrine Schwarting

Sterling Hubbard

Maya Irvin-Vitela

Collegiate Recovery Graduate Student

Riley Harper, He/Him/His, Counseling Psychology (

Peer Engagement Graduate Assistant

Taline Jouzi, She/Her/Hers, Diet and Exercise

Undergraduate Student Staff: Interns/Ambassadors

Joyful Eating Intern

Alyssa Martin, She/Her/Hers, (

Graphic Design and Marketing Intern

Rilee Lansing (

Collegiate Recovery Ambassadors

Currently open

Peer Wellness Educators

Fall 2022 Peer Wellness Educator Information coming soon