Mary Wilfert is an associate director of prevention and health promotion, NCAA Sport Science Institute. Since 1999, she has administered the NCAA drug-education and drug-testing programs and worked to promote policies and develop resources for student-athlete healthy life choices. Mary has led national office efforts to develop best practices to support student-athlete mental wellness, and serves as co-project coordinator to address sexual assault and interpersonal violence. She serves as primary liaison to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, the Association-wide committee charged with providing leadership on health and safety recommendations to the NCAA membership. Mary has worked in the health education field for over 35 years to empower individuals to make informed choices for lifelong health and success.
Wilfert’s past employment includes positions on campus coordinating health education efforts at Western Kentucky University and Northern Kentucky University, and advancing youth and family health through the Northern Kentucky District Health Department and Catholic Charities.
Wilfert received her Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Dayton and her Masters in Community Health Education from the University of Cincinnati.
Daniel Eisenberg is a health economist and professor at University of Michigan. His goal is to improve understanding of how to invest effectively in the mental health of young people, particularly college age populations. He directs the Healthy Minds Network, which conducts a national survey and develops digital media interventions. He directs the research component of Athletes Connected, an initiative to understand and promote the mental health of college student athletes.
Dr. Amber Fallucca manages the assessment initiatives aligned with USC Connect, the university wide learning initiative supporting the current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) focused on integrative learning and the Graduation with Leadership Distinction program at the University of South Carolina. She currently serves as the incoming co-chair of the Student Athlete Knowledge Community and has published multiple articles and presented nationally on higher education topics related to institutional assessment and intercollegiate athletics. In addition, Dr. Fallucca directed the program receiving a 2014 NASPA Excellence Bronze Award on the topic of developing a culture of assessment in student affairs. She is also a past recipient of a NCAA research grant for her dissertation research and previously served as an academic advisor in the athletics department at the College of Charleston where she served as a team captain and player for the women’s basketball team.