NC State
Wolfpack Wellness

The Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch Series is designed to promote health and well-being. Staff and faculty will have the opportunity to learn about various wellness topics presented by experts in the field of health and well-being.

Sessions are held monthly on the second Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Session

May 11

Mindfulness Made Easy

Balancing work and personal life can be overwhelming. This interactive session is designed to help you find a moment or two every day to practice mindfulness and get some relief from everyday stressors. You’ll have the chance to try some easy guided mindfulness exercises and reflect on what works for you.

Presented by:

Marci Miles, RN
Marcelletta Miles, LLC 

Power Lunch On-Demand

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Personalizing Your PLate

March is National Nutrition Month! This year, we’re focusing on “personalizing your plate” because there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to healthy eating. Learn about ways to build a balanced diet that fits your lifestyle, and explore ways to sustain a healthy eating pattern on a busy schedule. To help us learn about how our colleagues personalize their plates, this session will include a healthy recipe swap.

Guest Speaker: Lauren Smith, RD, LDN

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For all inquires related to the Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch series, please contact Dr. Shannon DuPree at

February 9

Exploring Youth Programs

Did you know that NC State University offers hundreds of programs for youth under 18? We serve approximately 250,000 minors annually through various programs and activities. If you have children or teens in your life, be sure to check out this Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch. During this session, we will showcase 5 programs for youth as an example of the unique camps and programs available. We will also provide ideas or activities for engaging with the young people in your life.

Presented by:

David Herpy, NC 4-H Camping Specialist
Bianca Wall, Assistant Director Juntos Program
Ashley Davis, Director, Design Lab for K–12 Education
Joann Blumenfeld, Catalyst Program Director
Dr. Mary Fosnaught, 4-H and Youth Development Extension Associate

April 13

Money Talks with PNC Bank

Your finances can have a more significant impact on your well-being than you think. Join us to learn the the basics of spending and saving money wisely, setting financial goals, developing a full understanding of how credit works, and available resources.

Presented by:

Jimmy Miles

VP, Organizational Financial Wellness, Financial Wellness Consultant

March 9

Dealing with Difficult People

In every workplace, you’re likely to perceive some colleagues are being more difficult to work with than others. Before you rush to judgment, you should determine if and how you might be contributing to the situation. If you’ve determined that the problem isn’t you, then this course can help. In this session, Krista shares methods for recognizing the characteristics of some of the most common types of difficult people, and gives you strategies for dealing with these individuals more effectively. She provides practical techniques for dealing with a variety of different behaviors, including negativity, aggression, childishness, and selfishness.

Presented by:

Krista Morris-Lehman
Director/Risk Assessment Case Manager, Environmental Health & Public Safety

Krista Morris-Lehman is an Assistant Director and Case Manager in the Violence Prevention and Threat Management Program in the Department of Risk Assessment at NC State University. She has been at NC State since January of 2020.

Ms. Morris-Lehman holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical psychology. She has worked in higher education since 2001, starting her career in Residential Life and Counseling and Wellness Services. She specialized in mental health outreach and working with survivors of sexual abuse. For nine years she worked in academic advising, taught and developed curriculum for psychology classes at the university level.

In 2015, Ms. Morris-Lehman transitioned to work in higher education case management. She was instrumental in leading and growing the case management program at a previous university. Ms. Morris-Lehman also served as co-chair of the school’s behavioral intervention team where she was the main point of contact for all incoming cases. In her role, she specialized in working with high-risk students of concern and campus-level critical incidents. She also helped to write and formalize system and university-level policies regarding mental health and substance misuse and started the university’s student emergency fund and basic needs program. Ms. Morris-Lehman is an active member of HECMA (Higher Education Case Manager Association) and ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment Professionals).