Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Photo of Office of Health Education and Promotion, Health Services Staff

(Left to right): Maria Larkin, Maria Caplan, Jane Shannon, Rachael Kreckmann, Pamela Kayden-Babish, Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Melissa Garvey, Judy Stevens and Peter Welch. 

Kathleen Grace-Bishop, MHSA, CHES Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Director of Education and Promotion

Director of Education and Promotion 
  • B.S., Human Development, Penn State University
  • M.H.S.A., Antioch New England College
  • Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Year began at UNH Health Services: 1983
Kathleen also teaches in the Social Work Department and is a co-facilitator for Being Fierce and Fabulous, a women's empowerment group at UNH. 

Maria Caplan, MS, RD, LD Maria Caplan, Nutrition Educator

Nutrition Educator 
  • B.S., Dietetics with minors in Exercise Science and Integrative Medicine, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., Nutrition/Dietetic Residency, Kent State University 
  • Year began at UNH Health Services: 2013 




Melissa Garvey, MSWMelissa Garvey, ATOD Educator/Counselor , CPS, LICSW

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Educator/Counselor 
  • B.F.A., Dance, Minor in Arts Administration, University of Massachusetts
  • M.S.W., Clinical Concentration with Emphasis on Substance Abuse, University of New Hampshire
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), New Hampshire Board of Mental Health
  • Community Prevention Specialist (CPS), The Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire
  • Year began at UNH Health Services: 2009





Pamela Kayden-Babish, MED, LADC

Pamela Kayden-Babish, ATOD Counselor
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Counselor 
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • B.A., Keene State College
  • M.Ed. in Counseling, Keene State College
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
  • Year began at UNH Health Services:





Maria Larkin, RD, LD, MEDMaria Larkin, Nutrition Counselor

Nutrition Counselor 
  • B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics with a Community Emphasis, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • M.Ed. in Counseling with a Specialization in Eating Disorders, Plymouth State University 
  • Certificate from Graduate Eating Disorders Institute, Plymouth State University
  • Northeastern University, Certificate of Training in Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Interviewing Institute 
  • Preceptor of University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center
  • Co-Author, Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders 
  • Year began at UNH Health Services:  2004
Maria is also the facilitator of YUMEE, your ultimate mindful eating experience group. 



Judy Stevens, RNJudy Stevens, Community Health Nurse

Community Health Nurse
  • B.S., Health Education, Russell Sage College
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Russell Sage College
  • Year began at UNH Health Services: 1994
Judy is also the facilitator of the Living Well, chronic illness support group. 






Peter Welch, MAPeter Welch, Wellness Educator/Counselor

Wellness Educator/Counselor 
  • M.A. in Counseling, University of New Hampshire
  • Certified Pre- and Post-Test HIV Counselor, State of New Hampshire
  • Year began at UNH Health Services:  1992
Peter also teaches in the UNH Women's Studies Program. 




Administrative Assistants 

  • Rachael Kreckmann
  • Jane Shannon

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