Center for Health & Wellness

Center for Health & Wellness Staff

CHW staff - group shot

  • Jane Powers, Director

    MSN, Primary Care, Simmons College
    BSN, Northeastern University

    Clinical interests: Women’s health, self-care, health promotion
    Outside interests: Golf, skiing, kayaking, hiking
    Emerson College Employment: June 1997

  • Laura Owen, Assistant Director

    CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist
    MA, Health Communication, Emerson College
    BS, Marketing Communication, Emerson College

    Professional Interests: Patient-provider interaction, health promotion, health education 
    Outside Interests: Dance, running, traveling, snowboarding, spending time with friends and family
    Emerson College Employment: September 2009

  • Nathan Cardoos

    Nathan Cardoos, MD, Supervising Physician

    Hospital Affiliation: Boston Medical Center
    Clinical Interests: Primary care, travel medicine
    Outside Interests: Fitness, reading, baking
    Emerson College Employment: January 2016

  • Erin Tetler, Nurse Practitioner

    MSN, Boston College
    BA, Williams College

    Clinical Interests: Health promotion, self-care, sports medicine
    Outside Interests: Basketball, skiing, tennis, reading, travel
    Emerson College Employment: January 2012

  • Erika Almquist, Family Nurse Practitioner

    MSN, FNP-BC Boston College
    BS, Allegheny College

    Clinical Interests: Mind and body self-care, health promotion, family planning, international medicine
    Outside Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, running, skiing, yoga, dance, episcopal church activities, youth mentor, travel, Spanish language
    Emerson College Employment: September 2012

  • Elizabeth Walsh, Nurse Practitioner

    MSN, FNP-BC MGH Institute of Health Professions
    BA, Bowdoin College

    Clinical Interests: Women's health, Substance Use disorders, Treatment and Recovery, Integrative Mind-Body Medicine
    Outside Interests: Christian Practice, Meditation, Reading, Knitting, Gardening, Sailing and Running around after my 2 young boys
    Emerson College Employment: March 2015

  • Jenny Yap, Nurse Practitioner 

    MSN, FNP-BC Boston College
    BA, Amherst College

    Clinical Interests: women's health, breastfeeding, mental health, college health
    Outside Interests: gardening, yoga, running, reading, cooking/baking, spending time with family and friends, Cantonese language
    Emerson College Employment: September 2015

  • Elizabeth Avery, Clinical Dietitian

    MS, Columbia University
    BA, Colgate University

    RD, CSSD, LDN, CNSC, NSCA-CPT
    Clinical Interests: Sports, cardiovascular and oncology nutrition
    Outside Interests: Running, tennis, rowing, SCUBA diving, travel and photography
    Emerson College Employment: September 2012

  • Shakena Perry, Clinical Coordinator

    Professional Interests: workflow management, student satisfaction
    Outside Interests: Cooking, family
    Emerson College Employment: September 2014