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  • From Surviving to Thriving.

    thrive @ RUSSELL SAGE is a program designed with student, faculty and staff wellness in mind. Building on our reputation in the health sciences, thrive @ RUSSELL SAGE extends beyond the classroom to focus on bringing wellness to members of the Sage community.

    thrive @ RUSSELL SAGE Core Values

    • Well-being and health require knowledge and liberal learning skills.
    • Individual wellness depends on social structures and a just society.
    • Gender equity and inclusion are part of a healthy community.
    • Healthy societies are diverse, inclusive and welcome the creativity of all persons.
    • Individual health is dependent on the health of the planet.

    Charles Crawford

    “There are problems associated with health that cannot be solved through direct medical care,” said Public Health graduate Charles Crawford. “I found these other problems to be interesting and wanted to learn more about them, as well as how to address them.” 

    Kaylee Dalaba

    As a student, Creative Arts in Therapy graduate Kaylee Dalaba worked with dementia patients, with troubled teens and at a hospital. She saw the challenges — and how movement can be an effective therapeutic tool in helping people overcome their challenges. 

    Markelle Patterson

    Nutrition Science major Markelle Patterson said that she’s been able to dig into the hard science of nutrition, while also being exposed out in the community to programs that provide food and nutritional education to those who are in need.

    Thank You to our Sponsor & Partners!


    thrive @ RUSSELL SAGE Co-Chairs

    Dean, School of Health Sciences
    Associate VP, Student Life for Student Wellness

    Thrive Committee

    Sarah Brockway, MS, OTR/L
    Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

    Barbara Cockfield, M.Ed Administration & Leadership
    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Ellen Cole, PhD
    Professor, Psychology

    Kevin Fletcher, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Management

    Arlene McGuane, Ed.D (c), MSN-Ed, RN
    Assistant Professor of Nursing and Simulation Coordinator

    Connor McKernan
    Student, Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Noel Nichols
    Office Coordinator, Deans Office
    School of Health Sciences

    Katrin Ramsey, PT, DSc, CLT, CAPP-OB
    Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

    Kirk Robinson
    Assistant Provost for Student Success & Institutional Effectiveness

    Sarah L. Salvatore, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

    Kelly Smith
    Assistant Professor, Education 

    Barbara Thompson, OTD, LCSW, OTR/L
    Professor, Occupational Therapy 

    To contact the committee, email: [email protected]