Dartmouth Outdoor Programs Office is sponsoring "Open Outdoors", a program to help you get outside. Meet Mondays at Huntley Meadow Parking lot in Norwich off of Turnpike Rd at 5:15 pm and leave at 5:30.
This will be geared for beginner Mt Bikers, and will ride the back roads of Norwich / Sharon. This will become a weekly ride. So come join us!
- RECEIVE Your Biometric Screenings ($50*)
- COMPLETE Your Health Assessment ($100*)
- ENGAGE with a Health Coach ($50*)
*Available to benefits eligible active employees only (you do not have to be enrolled in one of the Dartmouth College Health Plans).
Melissa Miner, Dartmouth's Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, makes time to frequent the tennis court and field hockey pitch. 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.
Hanover native Courtney Rotchford has returned as Dartmouth's 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! More than a dozen years in health promotion, particularly in designing and implementing worksite wellness programs for large institutions, have prepared Courtney for her role in Dartmouth's Wellness Initiative, and she is enthusiastic about joining the team.
As much at home in the Himalayas as in the White Mountains, Wellness Presidential Fellow Jyotsna Ghosh has a life-long interest in the many paths to good health. Volunteering and interning in medical labs, the Cleveland Clinic, Mother Teresa's orphanage, an inner-city wellness program for seniors, and a tea plantation in India confirmed her conviction that fitness involves the heart and mind as well as the body. A 2012 cum laude graduate of Dartmouth, majoring in South Asian studies and minoring in Neuroscience, Jyotsna dances whenever she can find a moment, performing Bharatnatyam, folk dance, and Bollywood or just freestyling to the latest tunes. Keenly interested in nutrition, Jyotsna feels that it is not so much that she is an innovative cook as that her guests are courageous experimental subjects. When a quiet moment somehow emerges, she likes to curl up with a well-written novel and a purring cat.
Last Updated: 2/18/13