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Blood Drive in Alumni Hall 7/29 & 7/30

Participate in the "100 Days of Summer,100 Days of Hope" Blood Drive, taking place in Alumni Hall on Tuesday, 7/29, and Wednesday, 7/30, from 11AM-5PM. All are invited to donate (if eligible). Parking discounts will be offered. Refreshments provided by the Hanover Inn. Book your appointment here. To read more information about the event, click here.

Workshop: Wellness: Many Perspectives, Many Practices

Discover what wellness means to you through self-assessment and determine what steps you should take to work towards wellbeing.
Presenter: Gabrielle Lucke.
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 10:00 am -- 12:00 pm.
To register click here.

Participate in a DHMC Research Study!

DHMC is conducting an 11-week study that investigates a combined Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Health At Every Size (HAES/ACT) Treatment for depression and obesity in women. Research is conducted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry. The group therapy sessions are led by a DHMC psychologist, with a small group of other women with similar concerns. Sessions last two hours, and meet at DHMC, at a time convenient for you. For more information, call or email Margit Berman (603-650-4724) or click here

Stay Connected with Wellness at Dartmouth - like us on Facebook! 

Wellness at Dartmouth recently launched a Facebook page to help connect our community to events, programs, resources, healthy tips, recipes, and more!  Please note, even if you don't have a Facebook page, you can still view our page and see our postings. 

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Who We Are

   Melissa Miner

Melissa MinerMelissa Miner, Dartmouth's Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, makes time to frequent the tennis court. After more than a decade with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, she joined Dartmouth in September of 2011 to help develop, plan, and implement the new Wellness Initiative. Her years of experience with a variety of proactive health programs for institutions ranging from academic to governmental to commercial helped prepare her for the challenges of shaping and promoting successful health programs for institutions and communities. Her degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and her graduate degree in Health Communication from Emerson College and Tufts University provided a solid foundation of knowledge, but Melissa keeps up to date with current research and trends in the swiftly progressing field of wellness and employee well-being programming.


Courtney Rotchford

Courtney Rotchford

Hanover native, Courtney Rotchford, is Dartmouth's Program Manager for Health Promotion and Wellness.  Passionate about her healthy lifestyle, Courtney stays fit by running races, skiing, and trying to keep up with two young sons!  Courtney has more than a dozen years of experience in health promotion, particularly in designing and implementing worksite wellness programs for large employers, including other Higher Education institutions.  Courtney's undergraduate degree in Marketing with a concentration in Health Promotion, and her many continuing education opportunities related to the wellness field, has helped build a solid foundation of industry knowledge that will help shape the future of Wellness of Dartmouth. 


Jen Jaco

jenbiopic Jennifer (Jen) Jaco is from Metropolis, Illinois and graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in Psychology. While at Dartmouth, she received the Paul K. Richter and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Fund Undergraduate Research Grant to complete an independent research project on the causes and risk factors of Renal Cell Carcinoma in addition to interning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was treasurer of Epsilon Kappa Theta and Panhellenic Council, where she operated each organization as an independent small business. She also participated in a number of volunteer programs through the Tucker Foundation, such as Big Brother Big Sister, Dartmouth Cancer and Patient Services, America Reads, SEAD, and Early College Awareness. She was the student intern in the Greek Letter Organization and Undergraduate Societies Office (GLOS) for her senior year and strived to create a safe and fun environment for all students in Greek houses through her work with GLOS and Panhellenic Council. She also helped organize the Freshman Formal through the 2013 Class Council for her freshman class. This past year, she served as Presidential Fellow in Finance and Administration where she worked in various departments across the division. After completing her Presidential Fellowship in Wellness, Jen plans on working for a few years in the health care sector before pursuing an MBA that would allow her to work in hospital administrative management.




Last Updated: 7/14/14