Success and Wellness Coaching

Meet The Coaches

 

STACY

STACEY STRUHAR

• 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 
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Harmony, achiever, context, learner, input 
• 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

 

shaun

SHAUN RICHARDSON

• 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
• Strengths Quest Top Five:
Positivity, Intellection, Harmony, Ideation, Input
• 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

 

 

olivia

 Olivia Moon 

• Hometown: Englewood, Florida
• Places I've Lived: Englewood, Florida, Fort Myers, Florida; Tampa, Florida… All Florida
• Fun Fact: I am an only child
• Hobbies/Interests: Running, spending time outside, and watching movies
• Strengths Quest Top Five: Achiever, Learner, Input, Responsibility, Individualization
• What I Wish I knew My First Year of College: I wish I knew to stay on top of my physical wellness and nutrition as well as find methods for stress-relief.  I was so focused on school and being involved that I let my health and wellness take a back-seat.
• Position at USF: Coordinator for Academic Initiatives in Residential Education
• Educational Background: Bachelors Degree in Communication and Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Masters Degree in Education, with a concentration on College Student Affairs, from the University of South Florida.

 

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
Strengths Quest Top Five: Achiever, Learner, Input, Responsibility, Individualization
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

 

rita

 RITA DEBATE

Hometown: Albany, NY
Places I've Lived: NY, SC, VA, NC, FL
Fun Fact: I play the guitar and have run marathons
Hobbies/Interests: running, hiking, biking, spending time with family at the beach, spoiling my pets
Strengths Quest Top Five: Thinker, Strategist, Brainstormer, Commander, Catalyst
What I Wish I Knew My First Year in College: People are different from me and come from many different walks of life.
• Position at USF: Prof. in the College of Public Health & Asst. Vice President of Health & Wellness
Educational Background: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Masters of Public Health, PhD in Public Health

 

 

David

  David Hibbler 

Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Places I've Lived: Oak Park, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Fort Collins, CO; Hong Kong; Tampa, FL
Fun Fact: I was a college mascot
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, working out, traveling, and interior design
Strengths Quest Top Five: Significance, Futuristic, Maximizer, Arranger, Relator
What I Wish I Knew My First Year in College: Be careful with Student Loans and do not borrow more money than you need.This next piece of advice may seem contradictory to my first piece of advice, but I would recommend studying abroad if at all possible. It can give you a fresh perspective not only on your academic studies but the world at large. This experience helped me develop new levels of independence and self-confidence. Look at all the different opportunities and methods of funding before counting this experience out. And lastly, I wish someone would have shared this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson earlier in life. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Position at USF: Associate Director of Residential Education
Educational Background: Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from USF (expected 2019); Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University; Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Butler University; Visiting Student at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.