Director of Health Services & Wellness
Employed at BVU since September 1998
Tami is responsible for directing the offices of Health Services & Wellness. Health Services strives to enhance the students personal growth and development by helping them to modify or remove health-related barriers to learning, prepare students to take responsibility for their personal health, promote optimal wellness by encouraging healthy lifestyles for all of the member of the BVU community, empower students and other to become well-informed consumers of health care, and provide accessible, quality health care for students. Tami plays an integral part in the recruitment of Team Wellness members, the planning of monthly themes, and offers support to students as they plan and collaborate with the BVU community to offer several Wellness opportunities for the BVU community.
Tami graduated from St Lukes School of Nursing with Diploma R.N. degree and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Briar Cliff College. She is an active member of the Nurse Peer Review Council of Iowa (NPRCI), the North Central College Health Association (NCCHA), and the American College Health Association (ACHA).
Director of Counseling Services
Employed at BVU since March 2008
Mandy is responsible for providing personal, mental health counseling to BVU students. She provides consultation, assessment, and outpatient counseling through individual and group sessions. She provides topical educational presentations to student groups and classes. Mandy plays an integral part in planning of the many Wellness programs on campus.
Mandy is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Iowa Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA).
Student Services Generalist
Employed at BVU since August 2010
Rachel is responsible for assisting the directors in the offices of Wellness, Student Activities, Community Service, and Intercultural Programs. Rachel assists in the recruitment of Team Wellness members, the planning of monthly themes, and offers support to students as they plan and collaborate with the BVU community to offer several Wellness opportunities for the BVU community.
Rachel graduated from Buena Vista University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science.
Team Wellness Members
Mathematics with Secondary Education Major
Kelli became a member of Team Wellness her junior year. She has always enjoyed the topics of exercise, nutrition, health, and longevity and loves to educate people on these topics so they can lead a happy, healthy life. Kelli really became inspired to join Team Wellness after her dad was diagnosed with Stage II Melanoma. He is cancer free now, but as a seven-year tanner, Kelli was really impacted. She vows to practice safe sun and it is one issue she really wants to make people aware of at BVU.
Many cancers don’t occur until middle age, this cancer however, occurs in many young people. Raising awareness and making students enjoy wellness is my ultimate goal.
Along with Team Wellness, Kelli is vice president of Esprit De Corps, a member of Alumni Association Student Board (AASB), Science Club, and SCATE. She works as an Academic Assistant for a math professor as well. After graduation in 2012, Kelli plans on becoming a high school math teacher and would love to coach one day as well.
Dominique loves being a student liaison that raises awareness about health issues as her role in Team Wellness. When joining Team Wellness, her interest was to educate the campus about health issues that college students face every day. Dominique’s focus is helping to create awareness for serious issues for college students such as the dangers of alcohol, drugs, date rape, skin care, and etc.
Aside from her involvement with Team Wellness, Dominique is a resident advisor, S.D.P intercultural recruitment coordinator, S.A.V.E co-president, W.O.C vice president, A.A.S.U publicist and historian, S.A.B vice-president of homecoming and a member of D.I.M.E.S. She is also CPR certified and CAASA certified as part of her membership in Team Wellness.
Durant Freeman Jr.
Durant became a member of Team Wellness because of his interest in developing a well-being in the human race as well as on the BVU campus. He knew that being part of an active process of becoming aware and making choices toward a more successful existence were important things for him to achieve.
Besides being involved in Team Wellness, Durant is the president of the African-American Student Union, co-chair of CHOICE, co-president of SAVE, a resident advisor and the program and events coordinator for Intercultural Programs. As a result of being a part of Team Wellness, he is also Certified CPR and Certified CAASA
As a member of TEAM WELLNESS, Sabrina assists with Wellness programming, designed to educated the entire BVU community of health and wellness. She wants to increase the communication between BVU and the Storm Lake health and wellness community. Some of her main projects focus on disease awareness and prevention.
Along with working in Wellness, Sabrina is a member of AmeriCorps and is the president of the BVU chapter of American Medical Student Association. Sabrina currently works at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Sabrina has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Latino Studies. After completion of this post-baccalaureate program, Sabrina plans on attending medical school with the goal of providing quality care to underserved populations.
Roland first became interested in Team Wellness through his involvement with the Underground. He found that through Team Wellness, he could help to encourage a healthy standard of living among students and also help to improve student life on campus through educational activities.
Roland is also involved in the Science Club, International Club, Students of Diverse Populations, African-American Student Union, Men of Character, IMPACT, and is a member of the soccer team. One of the awards that he has received includes the International Outstanding Student Achievement Award.