Health Education & Promotion is staffed with one Health Education Coordinator, one Health Educator, and one Graphic Design/Social Media staff. We also have several students who volunteer in the Peer Health Educator Program and PEER Project.
Megan Rowe serves as the Health Education Coordinator of the Health Education and Promotion (HEP) program at the Stanislaus State Student Health Center. She started her role as a Health Educator in January 2012 and filled a position that had been vacant for three years prior. Since her hire, Megan has worked to revive and reestablish the Health Education & Promotion program at Stanislaus State. She serves on various campus committees, the Student Mental Wellness Partnership, a community coalition, and coordinates PEER Project, a peer-to-peer program that focuses specifically on mental health awareness, stigma reduction and suicide prevention. Megan looks forward to continuing to build the HEP program and improving the health of the Stanislaus State community.
Megan received a B.S. in Health Science with an option in Community Health and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Promotion; both from Fresno State. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. In her free time she enjoys traveling, camping and exploring the outdoors.
Taylor Whitehead serves as the Health Educator for the Health Education and Promotion (HEP) program at the Student Health Center. She started with Stanislaus State in December 2016 and is looking forward to working with the Peer Health Educator Program, serving on committees, and conducting outreach presentations and activities for the campus community.
She graduated with her B.A. in Communication Studies and minor in Leadership Studies from Christopher Newport University and her M.S.Ed. in Education from Northern State University. Taylor is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Her favorite activities are exercising, hiking, and cooking.
Annie Connelly serves as the Graphic Design Student Assistant for the Student Health Center’s Health Education and Promotion Office. She started working for the Student Health Center in May 2018 and is looking forward to designing and creating promotional messages to encourage health and wellness among Stan State students.
She is currently working towards a B.A. in Communication Studies here at Stan State and is actively involved in campus leadership through the Communication Honor Society. Annie hopes to continue learning more about health communication and health promotion in graduate school and beyond. She loves to paint and spend time with her dog.