Take Cancer to the Mat!
Saturday, August 27th, 9am - 5pm: a fun, full day of outdoor yoga while raising money for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. For more information, and to register, click here.
October 16: Join the "Wellness Heroes" to raise money for the patients at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. Register here!
Climb to conquer suicide. Pick a mountain or group of mountains and climb it during September 2 - 11 in honor or National Suicide Prevention Week. Register your climb as an individual, create your own team, or join team "Dartmouth College" here.
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Wellness at Dartmouth is committed to helping our employees discover their own path to well-being. Our website is one aspect of a comprehensive approach designed to connect faculty and staff with the support they need along their journey. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates. The welcome mat is always out!
Melissa Miner, Dartmouth's Director of Benefits and Wellness, 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. Melissa has a degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and her graduate degree in Health Communication from Emerson College and Tufts University.
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 at Dartmouth.
Maggie Kennedy, this year's Presidential Fellow in the Wellness at Dartmouth Office, returns to Hanover after graduating in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and as a member of the Women's Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Through her experiences at Dartmouth, she developed a passion for healthy living, collaboration, and helping others that led her into this opportunity in the Wellness at Dartmouth Office. Before returning to the Upper Valley, Maggie lived and worked at The Loomis Chaffee School, a boarding school in Connecticut. While at Loomis Chaffee, she coached three sports, handled dorm responsibilities, took on the role of faculty advisor to a group of students, and worked as an affiliate in the admissions office. Her central role at Loomis Chaffee was to create and implement a wellness program for the faculty and staff, and through her work in that discipline, she developed a new found passion for employee health and wellness promotion.
Last Updated: 12/7/15