Health and Wellness Advisory Board


Health and Wellness Advisory Board 2014 - 2015

According to the College’s Board of Trustee Policy C-7, Prairie State College will be committed to providing services and activities which increase awareness and promote sound health and wellness practices among the service community. In order to provide the most optimal educational and social services, we have developed a comprehensive wellness committee comprised of the following College and community members:

NameAffiliation

Lenora Bridges

Community Relations Coordinator
Advocate South Suburban Hospital
17800 South Kedzie Avenue
Hazel Crest, IL 60629
(708) 825-4094

Karen Biesboer

Resource Manager
Southland Health Care Forum
30 East Fifteenth Street, Suite 405
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 956-1000, ext. 3446


Loren Cherne

Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
1909 174th Street
Hazel Crest, IL 60629


Darcelle Dieudonné

Retention Coordinator/Health Promotion
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-7988

Amanda Evans

Volunteer Recruiter/Trainer, SVSS
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago South Suburban Center
320 West 202nd Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Martha Garcia

Respond Now
1439 Emerald Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 655-4357

Shanice Graham

Healthy Baby Network Coordinator
Ingalls Healthy System
One Ingalls Drive, W342
Harvey, IL 60426
(708) 915-3825

Claudius Isfan

Public Health Educator II
Smoke Free Illinois/Cook County Clean Indoor Air Enforcement Coordinator
Oak Forest Health Center
15900 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 633-8337

Sue Johnson

Executive Director
St. James Wellness Institute
100 197 Street
Chicago Heights IL 60411
(708) 755-3020

Anna Kosciukiewicz

American Cancer Society, Inc.
17060 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 633-7771

Pam Kraay

Coordinator, Physical Education and Fitness
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-3929

Barbara McCormick

Psychotherapist
3330 Old Glenview Rd Ste 15
Wilmette IL 60091

Vicki Meilach

Community Outreach Coordinator
South Suburban Family Shelter
PO Box 937
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 798-7737


Elizabeth Murphy, MS, QMHP

Director, Community Development
Grand Prairie Services
19530 Kedzie
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 799-2200 ext. 8453

John P. Murphy, Sr.

Director, Police and Campus Safety/Chief of Police
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-7834


Debbie Perry

Manager, Advocacy and Prevention
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago South Suburban Center
320 West 202nd Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Stephen L. Samuels


Program Coordinator
South-Southwest Suburban United Way
4747 Lincoln Make Drive, Suite 405
Matteson, IL 60443
(708) 248-7907

Fred Shannon


Regional Service Representative
Catholic Charities-South Suburban Regional Services
16100 Seton Drive
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 333-8379


Dawn Shields, LPC, ICDVP

Medical Advocacy Coordinator
South Suburban Family Shelter
P.O. Box 937
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 794-2140

Amanda Speakman

Program Coordinator
PASS Pregnancy Care Centers
17214 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-9777


Cynthia Turquest

Manager, Community Relations
Jennifer Fallick Cancer Support Center
2028 Elm Road
Homewood IL 60430
(708) 799-9171


Mike Wasseberg

Executive Director
South Suburban PADS
414 West 14th Street
Chicago Heights IL 60411


Kenneth Williams

Director, Marketing
Aunt Martha's Healthcare Network
233 West Joe Orr Road
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-7631


Shannon Word, NCC, LCPC

Personal Counselor
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-3511

 **Student Representatives (alternate meetings)

The committee meets frequently to help plan and implement programs for the student body at PSC, and to provide resources to students via health fairs, or on-site information sessions.

In order to better educate students on what is expected of them within and outside the classroom, the College has designed the Student of Code of Conduct Guide (PDF) . Throughout each semester, workshops will be presented regarding behavioral expectations on campus.

Other events sponsored by this office are: Jennifer S. Fallick Walk of Hope in collaboration with Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, Relay for Life in collaboration with Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society and the American Cancer Society, and an annual Health Fair.

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