Success and Wellness Coaching

Meet The Team


Jennifer Bleck


Jennifer Bleck


Role: Director of Success & Wellness Coaching; Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health; Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Health & Wellness Coaching


Places I've Lived: Long Island, NY; Boston, MA; Bethlehem, PA; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Arts & crafts, cats, movies, going to coffee shops and drinking tea

Educational Background: BA in Psychology, Braindeis University; MPH in Evaluative Sciences, Stony Brook University; PhD in Public Health, USF; Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Areas of Interest: Stress management, anxiety, time management, self-care, sleep, ADHD, loneliness, interpersonal relationships, students adjusting to college, graduate students.



Chris Haywood


Christine Haywood


Role: Assistant Director, Distance Coaching and Communication


Places I’ve Lived:
Perry, FL; Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Memphis, TN; Oshkosh, WI; Kalamazoo, MI

Hobbies/Interests: Going to the beach, cheering for the Tampa Bay Lightning, playing pickleball, spending time with friends and family.

Educational Background: BA in Journalism and Public Relations, University of Memphis; MA in Organizational Communication, Western Michigan University; Certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

Areas of Interest: Self-care (especially for caregivers) interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, career aspirations, stress/anxiety, procrastination,  graduate students, non-traditional students, student parents, students at other USF campuses .







Places I've Lived: Orlando, FL; Lansing, MI; Albany, NY; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, hanging out with friends, reading, writing, going to the movies, cooking

Educational Background: BA in Sociology/Minor in Multicultural Studies, University of Central Florida; MA in Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University; Tobacco Treatment Specialist; Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

Areas of Interest: Stress management & Procrastination, LGBTQIA and Gender issues, Multicultural & Race issues, Healthy connection to technology, Tobacco cessation, Physical activity as a form of stress management.  




Suzette Sookdeo


Places I've Lived: The Caribbean; New Jersey; Florida

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, Architecture/Interior Design, dancing, nature, traveling with my husband, playing with puppies, and watching movies.

Educational Background: BA in Psychology, Kean University; MS in Education with a specialization in Psychological Services, UPenn; Ph.D. in Adult Education, USF; Board Certified Coach.

Areas of Interest: Emotional wellness (self-care, stress management), time management, social isolation, cultural differences, graduate students, international students, personal and professional development.




Anthony Inman


Places I've Lived: Panama City, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Football, my dog Pepper, cooking, my wife and son

Educational Background: BS in Sociology/Minor in Communication, Florida State University; Certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

Areas of Interest: Veterans, stress management, non-physically active students, exploratory majors.




Olivia Moon 


Coaching exclusively for USF Health students.

Places I've Lived: Englewood, FL; Tampa, FL; Spent a summer in Boston, MA.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, running/exercising outside, hiking and skiing, cooking/baking, and watching reality television.

Educational Background: BS in Communication Studies with a minor in Biology, Florida Gulf Coast University; MA in Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs, University of South Florida. I am also in the process of completing a Graduate Business Certificate at USF; Certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

Areas of Interest: Physical fitness and nutrition, mindfulness, health and medical students, and financial wellness.


Amy Haywood


Amy (Haywood) Abts


Places I've lived: Memphis, TN; Oshkosh, WI; Kalamazoo, MI; Gainesville, FL; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, going to museums and concerts, and yoga

Educational Background: BA in English/Minor in Communication Studies, University of Florida; MA in Mass Communication and Advertising, University of South Florida; Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

Areas of interest: Graduate students, self-care, interpersonal relationships, stress management, time management 

sarah Taylor


Sarah Taylor 


Places I've Lived: Tucson, AZ; Mexico City, Mexico; Carbondale, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Chitre, Panama; Arenillas, Ecuador; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Dance, Reading; Hiking; Movie/TV Series; Painting

Educational Background: BA Art History, University of South Florida; MA Anthropology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; PhD Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; MA student in RMHC Program, University of South Florida.

Areas of Interest: Stress management, Time management, Multi-Cultural Issues, Self-care, Mindfulness, Career Aspirations, Graduate Students, International Students, Spirituality.



Charlotte Paparella



Places I've Lived: Newton, NJ; Bloomsburg, PA; New York, NY; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my dog, swimming, yoga, biking, embroidery, cooking, photography, hiking, skiing, antique shopping, and watching murder mystery documentaries. 

Educational Background: BA in Mass Communications, Bloomsburg University of PA; Current Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Masters Student, USF 

Areas of interest: Graduate students, self care, self improvement, career guidance, stress management, interpersonal relationships, loneliness, depression & anxiety, LGBTQ+. 


Amyn Ali

Amyn Ali


Places I’ve Lived: Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Toronto, Canada

Hobbies/Interests: Listening to music, spending time with friends and family, playing and watching sports. 

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminology, USF; Current Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Masters Student, USF

Areas of Interest: LGBTQ+, Cultural Minorities, Students, Young Adults, Stress Management, and Anxiety/Depression




BRIAN goercke


Places I've Lived: Port Jefferson, NY; Minot, ND, Columbus, MS, Merced, CA, Warner Robins, GA, Pittsburgh, PA, Apalachicola, FL, Harare, Zimbabwe, Windhoek, Namibia, Mbabane, Swaziland, Gaborone, Botswana.

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Shona culture, progressive rock music, flea markets and garage sales, collecting baseball cards, international movies, spending time with my wife. 

Educational Background: BA in Literature, University of Central Florida; M.A. in Policy Analysis and Administration, Duquesne University.

Areas of Interest: time and stress management, interpersonal relationships, especially as they relate to promoting positive work environments, international affairs, cultural adaptation, mindful meditation.                                     


Andrew Mason


Andrew Mason




Places I've Lived: Fernandina Beach, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL

Hobbies/Interests: College football, Disney, traveling, being out on the water

Educational Background: BS in Social Science Education, Florida State University; MEd in College Student Affairs, University of South Florida; Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Areas of Interest: LGBTQIA+ students, transfer students, career exploration, exploratory majors


Haleigh Prosia


Haleigh Prosia



Places I've Lived: Wheaton, IL; Tampa, FL 

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband and friends, reading from the Hello Sunshine Book Club, binge-watching TV shows that are done airing, church, fantasy football, traveling to new states/countries, beginner's yoga, taste-testing my husband's cooking, and baking treats.

Educational Background: BA in Marketing with Minors in Leadership and Human Resources, North Central College; Certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

Areas of Interest: Academic planning, career exploration and professional development, time management, motivation and organization, stress management, self-care