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Supported by a gift from Natalie and Wes Bush, the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness was developed to coordinate efforts between all wellbeing initiatives at West Virginia University. The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness has been tasked with leveraging existing resources to better serve faculty, staff, and students, while ensuring the messaging and goals are consistent and aligned with the values of WVU.

Faculty and Staff

A photo of Tara Hulsey.
Tara McComb Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
West Virginia University
Vice President, Health Promotion and Wellness
Dean and E. Jane Martin Endowed Professor, Office of the Dean
A photo of Amy Sidwell.
Amy Sidwell, PhD, MCHES
West Virginia University
Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, Health Promotion and Wellness

Planning Steering Committee

  • Cris DeBord, Vice President, Talent and Culture
  • Tony Dobies, Senior Director of Marketing, University Relations
  • Dave Harshbarger, Manager, WVU Medicine Wellness 
  • Nathan Harlan, Executive Director, Office of Student Wellness
  • Meshea Poore, Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Bill Ramsey, Associate Vice President for Coordination and Logistics & Chief Collaboration Officer, Health Sciences Center
  • Jack Watson, Dean, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences