Success and Wellness Coaching

Meet The Coaches




• Hometown: Brighton, MI
• Places I've Lived: Brighton MI; Ann Arbor, MI; Tampa, FL
• Fun Fact: I was a ballerina for 15 years. 
• Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, nature, exercising, road trips, visiting parks with my son 
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year of College: The importance of establishing good habits early on in my education 
• Position at USF: Success and Wellness Coach
• Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Madonna  University;  Master of Science degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of South Florida (Dec. 2018); Real Balance Certified Health and Wellness Coach




• Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
• Places I've Lived:
Jacksonville, FL; Orlando, FL; Lansing, Michigan; Albany, New York; Tampa, FL
• Fun Fact:
 I LOVE Horror movies
• Hobbies/Interests:
working out, hanging out with friends, reading, writing, going to the movies, cooking
• What I Wish I Knew My First Year in College:
Address issues before they become bigger. Not all confrontation is bad.
• Position at USF:
Success and Wellness Coach
• Educational Background:
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology/Minor in Multicultural Studies, Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration, Real Balance Certified Health and Wellness Coach


jennifer bleck

Jennifer Bleck

Hometown: Commack, NY
Places I've Lived: Waltham, MA; Bethlehem, PA; Tampa, FL
Fun Fact: I was a competitive fencer in high school and college. 
Hobbies/Interests: Watching movies, spending time with friends, playing with my cats
What I Wish I knew My First Year of College: The importance of self-love, taking care of my personal and wellness needs, and taking time for relaxation and stress management 
Position at USF: Director of Health and Wellness Support Services & Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health
Educational Background: Bachelors of Psychology from Brandeis University, Masters of Public Health from Stony Brook University, PhD in Public Health from University of South Florida                       


chris haywood

 Christine Haywood 

• Hometown: Perry, FL
• Places I've Lived: Perry, FL; Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Memphis, TN; Oshkosh, WI;       Kalamazoo,MI
• Fun Fact: I can play the banjo.
• Hobbies/Interests: Going to the beach, cheering for the Tampa Bay Lightning, playing pickleball,  spending time with friends and family.
• What I Wish I knew My First Year of College: Cook More. Sleep More. Spend Less.
• Position at USF: Assistant Director of Marketing, Health & Wellness
• Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations, University of Memphis; Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.  




Hometown: Panama City, FL
Places I've Lived: Panama City, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL
Fun Fact: I have played and coached basketball most of my life.
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, football, my dog Pepper, cooking,
my wife and son
What I Wish I knew My First Year of College: Work on getting a social support group set up quickly. Not everyone has to be your friend, but open up to the ones that are.
Position at USF: Wellness Center Satellite Coordinator
Educational Background: Bachelors of Science in Sociology, with a Minor in Communication; Florida State University