Skip to main content

Our Leadership

Across NC State, there are countless individuals committed to the well-being of our Pack and the shaping of our campus culture.

Wellness Advisory Committee

The NC State Wellness Advisory Committee is a standing committee charged with creating and maintaining a culture that supports and promotes the overall wellness of our students, staff and faculty.

The committee advises university administration and wellness partners to encourage inclusive dialogue, programs, services and initiatives that foster healthy decision-making.


  1. Develop an NC State wellness strategy and further develop the vision for health and wellness across six elements of well-being: purpose, financial, physical, emotional, social and community.
  2. Develop and oversee the implementation of a wellness strategic plan.
  3. Recommend policies and strategies to support wellness initiatives for students, staff and faculty.
  4. Support and encourage evidence-based programs and research related to wellness.

Committee Members

The committee represents various divisions and units across NC State, and is co-chaired by Lisa Zapata, Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and Tim Danielson, University Human Resources.

  • Natalie Ames, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ria Bakshi, Student Government
  • Sarah Ball, Health and Exercise Studies
  • Angel Bowers, Counseling Center and Prevention Services
  • Natalie Bress, Student Government
  • Marcy Bullock, Career Development Center
  • Julie Casani, Campus Health
  • Carla Davis, Office of Sustainability 
  • Shelly Brown Dobek, Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Shannon DuPree, Wellness and Recreation
  • Suzie Goodell, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Deveshwar Hariharan, Graduate Student Association
  • Eric Hawkes, Wellness and Recreation
  • Aaron Hipp, College of Natural Resources
  • Britt Hurst, Human Resources
  • Michelle Joshua, Athletics
  • Michele Kurtz, Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote, Women’s Center
  • Cynthia Levine, NC State University Libraries
  • Meghan Luzader, Housing
  • Chester Miller, Living and Learning Communities
  • Mark Newmiller, Disability Resource Office
  • Dan O’Brien, University Human Resources
  • Monica Osburn, Counseling Center and Prevention Services
  • Tyler Pearce, Campus Health
  • Nicki Peterson, DASA Development
  • Kevin Rice, University Human Resources
  • Julia Rice, College of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Krista Ringler, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Amy Sawyers-Williams, Arts NC State
  • Sheri Schwab, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Lauren Smith, NC State Dining 
  • Molly Vanhoy, Student Government
  • Gareth Washington, Human Resources
  • Rebecca Woskoff, TRIO Programs