About Us

Meet the Team


Jennifer DiPrete


Jennifer earned her master's degree in Health Promotion and Wellness Management and her bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Services, both from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She is a certified worksite wellness program manager and her work focuses on holistic health and wellness, behavior modification, sleep, and stress management. As the director of the Center for Student Well-Being, she oversees a department that provides programs, activities, and information designed to keep USF students well-balanced and successful in college.



Courtney Becker

Assistant Director

Courtney earned her master's degree in Health Science, specializing in Community Health Education and Health Administration, and her bachelor's degree in Health Science, both from Towson University in Towson, MD. Courtney is a Certified Health Education Specialist and supports the mission and vision of the Center for Student Well-Being by providing leadership and oversight of the Prevention and Outreach branch of the department.



Chris Haywood
Marketing Manager 



Chris received her master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from the University of Memphis. She has held marketing positions at Memphis College of Art, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and was an adjunct Communications instructor at WMU.  She works to create and deliver marketing initiatives and messages that contribute to healthy lifestyles, behavior change and overall student success.



Amy Gatto

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator


Amy earned her master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Health Behavior and her bachelor's degree in Human Services from Elon University. Amy works to create an environment where the healthy choice is the easiest and most accessible. She partners with campus and community organizations on a number of high-risk drinking and substance use prevention initiatives.



Laurie Schrider 

Health Promotion Specialist 


Laurie earned her master's degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness from USF and her bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech. She is a certified exercise physiologist and her work focuses on nutrition and physical activity programs, activities and educational information. She works to provide the USF community with holistic health and wellness opportunities that ultimately lead to behavior change and an overall healthy lifestyle.


Kathleen Koviak 

Health Promotion Specialist

Kathleen earned her master's degree in Health Behavior & Health Education and her bachelor's degree in Biology, both from the University of Michigan. Kathleen collaborates with other departments to provide programs that encourage healthy behaviors and increase awareness of wellness resources. She also oversees the REACH Peer Health Education group, who provide programs and presentations on a variety of health topics to students across campus.


Danielle Smith 

Health Promotion Specialist

Dani earned her master's degree from Emory University in Public Health, with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education—Injury and Violence prevention. She attended the University of Florida for her bachelor's in Health Science. Her focus is on community-wide initiatives for sexual violence prevention through awareness and bystander intervention. As a health promotion specialist, Dani oversees all violence prevention and mental health promotion initiatives.