David Arnold serves as the assistant vice president of health, safety, and well-being initiatives having joined NASPA in 2014 after 10 years working college substance abuse prevention. He has spoken at dozens of conferences regarding peer education, college substance abuse prevention, and health promotion. David administers two statewide coalitions for chronic disease and substance abuse prevention in Colorado and Montana. He also chairs the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention and coordinates the NASPA Strategies Conferences focused on substance abuse prevention, sexual violence prevention, mental health, and well-being.
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.
Leila S. Jabbour, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor of health sciences at Franklin Pierce University. Dr. Jabbour has 16 years of teaching experience, with two teaching awards earned in the past five years. She is actively engaged with students across the curriculum, as she teaches anatomy and physiology, microbiology and senior seminar. Her latest scholarly work was published in 2016 and 2018. In collaboration with the NH medical examiner, Dr. Jabbour’s research is focused on studying the expression pattern of DFosB in post-mortem human brain specimens obtained following opioid overdose. The long term goal for her research project is to better understand addiction resulting from the abuse of opioids, by analyzing differential gene expression in subjects with opioid use disorder. Her research is funded by NH-INBRE of the National Institutes of Health. She is a current member of the Society for Neurosciences and serves on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Jabbour volunteers for her community by introducing neuroscience to the local public school science classes. She has also been an invited speaker and panelist at several community outreach events.
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.