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MS Community Health, University of Oregon 1987
BS Political Science, Southern Oregon University 1978
Director of Health Promotion, University Health Center
Medical Social Worker, Sacred Heart Hospital 1990-2000
of Admissions and Social Services, Eugene Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
My professional interest is in working collaboratively
with colleagues, students and community partners in creating a healthy
environment on the University of Oregon campus, so the healthy choice is the
easy choice. This is accomplished by
looking at our environment and creating policy to impact change. Tobacco-free 2012 is an example of these
I was born in Oregon and do not anticipate living anywhere
else on a permanent basis. I love to travel to other countries, cook meals
using produce from the Farmer’s Market, share meals with friends, garden,
exercise, listen to music, read and play.
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Adria Godon-Bynum has a Master’s degree in Public Health,
Health Promotion from Oregon State University. She has worked to address the
unique and diverse needs of college students for the past four years on a myriad
of health topics including sexual violence prevention, alcohol and other drug
harm reduction, tobacco control and prevention, physical activity, stress tolerance
and healthy sleeping. Her primary focus at the University of Oregon is on developing
an active and vibrant peer health educator program and the new Wellness Center
(scheduled to open fall 2016). She is passionate about student wellbeing and community
Out of the office, Adria spends her time hiking and biking
through the Willamette Valley, catching live shows and cooking with friends.
Jude Kehoe is a nurse,
Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Meditation Instructor. Since 1998, she has practiced Healing Touch and taught meditation
and stress management classes at
the University of Oregon
Health Center. Most recently, Jude has
developed and taught an educational class on the benefits of sleep.
In 2000, she began lecturing
both regionally and nationally. Most
recently, Jude presented at the Pacific College Health Association Affiliate
Meeting on “Stress Management and
Meditation”. She’s been a guest on
the nationally syndicated radio show “Keeping it Real” with Reverend Al
Sharpton and Dr. Yael Varnado, speaking on the “Benefits of Meditation.”
In addition, she presented at the American College Health Association
National Conference on “The Integration
of Complementary Therapies into Student Health Service.”
Ms. Kehoe is a member of The Pain
Society of Oregon and the Healing Touch Program. She has studied meditation nationally and
internationally from a wide variety of teachers for the past 37 years. She brings a unique blend of expertise to
Casey is a Registered Dietitian who received her Bachelor of
Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Oregon State University in
2012. She completed her dietetic training at Oregon Health Science
University. As a skilled expert in the study of food and nutrition, Casey
is passionate about guiding people to a balanced lifestyle. She has acquired an
expertise in the diets for celiac disease and gluten intolerant disorders.
Casey also has the skill-set to guide people with diabetes, weight management,
digestive disorders, cardiovascular health, disordered eating behaviors, and
overall general health. Casey provides individual education sessions as well as
group training sessions.
Elisabeth Maxwell has a Master’s degree and PhD in Public Health. She has been working in the Public Health field since 2002. She has worked on research projects involving responsible social hosting for college students, imported contaminated food products, occupational safety, and environmental health, among others. Before going back to school, Elisabeth was a social worker for 10 years. She recently finished a teaching position at OSU to come to the University of Oregon to work at the University Health Center. Her current areas of interest are sexual health and tobacco.
In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys spending time with her family, trail running in Hendricks Park, hiking the Ridgeline, walking her dog, gardening, and cooking.
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Colleen Schlonga has a bachelor of arts in journalism from Whitworth College, and has worked in private, municipal, and higher education settings since 1987. Her marketing and communications experience includes writing, editing, and graphic design for both print and web-based media.
At University Health Center, Colleen's duties include communication planning, website management, and promotion of health services and events.
In her free time, Colleen enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time outdoors - especially fly fishing, cycling, hiking, and camping.
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