About USF Health Wellness

The USF Wellness Executive Council

The USF Wellness Executive Council is an interdisciplinary group of representatives of the Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health who guide and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of synergistic, innovative approaches to health promotion for USF Wellness.


  • Donna Petersen, M.H.S., Sc.D., Dean and Professor, College of Public Health

Council Members

  • Nicole Johnson, Distinguished USF Alumna and Community Representative
  • Julie Baldwin, Ph.D, Chair, Department of Community and Family Health, COPH
  • Denise Edwards, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, COM
  • Kevin Kip, Professor, CON
  • Deanna Wathington, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Director, Public Health Practice, COPH, and Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, COM
  • Micki Cuppett, Ed.D., ATC, Director, Athletic Training Education, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, COM
  • Michael Hoad, M.A., V.P. of Communications, USF


  • Dee Jeffers, R.N., M.P.H., Director, USF Wellness
  • Samantha Spedoske, B.S., USF Wellness Coordinator