Clare Cady is a scholar-practitioner whose work rests in the intersection of higher education and human services. She has developed programs to address basic needs insecurities among college students including campus pantries, emergency aid funds, housing interventions, and resource centers. Clare co-founded and directs the College and University Food Bank Alliance, an organization focused on alleviating student hunger, and is a public speaker, writer, and consultant. Clare's work has been published in the Journal of College and Character, ACPA's About Campus, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Maureen Hawkins, M.Ed., is the director of wellness & health promotion services at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Maureen has 17 years higher education experience with eight years in health promotion including the UCF Alcohol and Other Drug Education office. Maureen has served on the Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Orange County Heroin & Opiate Task Force where she assisted in the development of the outreach and bystander education effort “Not all Heroes” throughout Orlando and Orange County. Maureen launched the UCF Overdoes Awareness effort this August with a focus on the family. Maureen has presented at nation conferences including NASPA and ACUHO-I. Additionally, Maureen serves as the co-chair for the NASPA Wellness & Health Promotion Knowledge Community. Maureen is seeking her doctoral degree in public administration with a research focus on health policy and social determinants of health.
Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal is the director of UH wellness at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in educational psychology and individual differences with an emphasis in higher education administration from the College of Education, and currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Education in counseling program. He is passionate about helping students be successful while in college and promoting healthy decisions around all dimensions of wellness.
He has several years of progressive experience in various higher education capacities, including wellness and wellbeing, residence life, conduct and student activities. Previous to UH, he has worked at Rice University, Georgetown University, and Texas A&M University. On a national level, he serves as the educational events coordinator for the NASPA Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community, is a member of the conference planning team for the NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference, and has served as a past national co-chair of the NASPA Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community. He is also a certified mental health first aid instructor through the National Council of Behavioral Health, and serves on the board of the Southeast Texas Chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.