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Meet the Health Coach
Erin Litton, MA, CHES, ACSM - HFI
Erin Litton brings enthusiasm and creativity to change while respecting that altering old habits can be difficult and challenging. She believes that one’s greatest health can be attained with environmental support, individual motivation, and a program that best fits the individual’s interest. With over ten years experience instructing groups in physical activity and working one-on-one with individuals in behavior change, Erin recognizes that the present is what enables the future. Investing time into a healthier lifestyle now will result both in short term and long term benefits. Erin is certified by American College of Sports Medicine, Wellcoaches (as a Health, Fitness, and Wellness Coach), and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
Carla Melby - Oetken
Carla has 17 years of counseling, health promotion, and smoking cessation experience and enjoys helping busy people boost their energy and find balance. She understands how difficult change can be and is dedicated to finding solutions for overcoming obstacles. If you are considering making changes to improve your health, but aren't sure how to make it happen, Carla would encourage you to come in and talk about it. She is a certified Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches.
Ilona Lichty, MS, RD, LD
Ilona is a registered dietitian who has over 20 years of experience in individual and group counseling in nutrition and life-style modifications, with emphasis on weight management, stress reduction, and physical activity. Ilona is passionate about empowering people to build healthy habits to enjoy their lives to the fullest. She greatly enjoys working with others to help them address the issues that prevent them from achieving their personal wellness goals.
Shelly believes that inherent within every person is a desire to be healthy. She recognizes that sometimes that desire for health can be squelched by the reality of busy schedules, too many responsibilities, stress and fatigue. Shelly’s goal as a coach is to provide an environment of empathy and support where clients reconnect with their inherent drive to be healthy, explore personal strengths and values, and from there, find the motivation to take steps forward towards change. When clients are held in high regard, held accountable, and are provided provocative questions that help them explore possibilities, change can happen. Shelly draws upon her experience as a psychologist, lifestyle and weight management specialist, yoga instructor, and personal trainer when coaching. She sees wellness as a holistic concept and embraces wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
Nicole Studt is a certified Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and has two years’ experience in corporate wellness program management. Nicole believes that small changes can make a big difference in overall wellbeing and health. In addition to health coaching, Nicole serves as the Family Services Office Coordinator and strives to assist employees to balance their personal and professional lives.
Megan Hammes, MS, ATC, MCHES
Megan is the UI Wellness Coordinator and is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), and is certified through the Wellcoaches Health Coach training program. She is passionate about the concept of employee wellness and health promotion. Megan works with individuals and small groups to help them set attainable, realistic goals that are unique to their wants and needs. Topics often focus on weight management, developing tailored physical activity plans, and making appropriate nutritional choices. Megan enjoys providing individuals with skills and tools to help them meet and exceed their personal wellness goals.