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The Well for Health Promotion Staff

La' Tesha Hinton, MSPH
Assistant Director, Certified Health Education Specialist
La' Tesha co-advises the Tulane Peer Health Educator (TUPHE) program and is a trained facilitator for BASICS, Sober Event Monitors, GYT and One Wave. On a daily basis, she interacts and connects one-on-one with students to discuss various health topics such as alcohol and other drug use, sexual health, and mental well-being to support their academic success and enhance their ability to optimally thrive. La' Tesha completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana. She received her Master of Science in Public Health degree in Tropical Medicine concentrating in Parasitology from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant at The Well when she attended Tulane and that's when she fell in love with college health promotion. 

Meagan Fuller, MPH
Assistant Director, Certified Health Education Specialist
Meagan earned her Master of Public Health, concentrating in Health Communication, from Tulane University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Women's Studies from the University of Alabama. Meagan's health promotion perspective stems from a social justice framework. Her primary responsibilities at The Well focus on sexual violence prevention initiatives, including One Wave Bystander Intervention training. 

Mark E. Knapp, MPH
Health Promotion Specialist, Certified Health Education Specialist
Mark attended Emory University where he received his BA, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Global Health. He earned his Master of Public Health from Tulane University, concentrating on program design and implementation. At The Well, Mark's primary responsibilities are facilitating BASICS, the harm-reduction program around alcohol and drugs, as well as planning The Well's events on campus. In addition, he supports all programs, services, and initiatives by The Well and its partners on campus.

Shawn Verbeten, MA
Health Promotion Specialist
Shawn attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he received a BS in Community Health Education. He continued his education at The University of Alabama where he received a Master of Arts in Health Studies. At The Well, Shawn specializes in mental health promotion. His primary duties involve suicide prevention trainings, implementing mental health communication and marketing campaigns, coordinating mindfulness initiatives, and facilitating BASICS, a harm-reduction strategy designed to decrease risk around alcohol and drug use. In addition to these responsibilities, Shawn assists in the planning and implementation of various campus workshops and events.