Our Team

Office of Health Promotion & Wellness Team


 

Director, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

Rebecca Kelly, PhD, RD, CDE is a nationally recognized expert in the field of corporate wellness, health and productivity management, and performance nutrition. A frequently requested lecturer, Dr. Kelly is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and certified diabetes educator. Over the span of 15 years, Dr. Kelly led a nationally recognized health and wellness program for a manufacturing company in Birmingham, AL. Today, Dr. Kelly serves as assistant professor and Director of Health Promotion and Wellness for the University of Alabama. As a national leader in corporate health initiatives, Dr. Kelly’s expertise is in creating a culture of health and productivity excellence through her ability to engage over 80% of employees in wellness initiatives. Dr. Kelly completed both her doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her dietetic internship at Indiana University Medical Center and received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science graduating with highest honors from Auburn University.

 

Assistant Director of Research, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

Melondie Carter, RN, DSN is a highly respected practitioner of employee health and wellness and an integral member of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.  Additionally, Dr. Carter is a nurse, teacher, researcher, lecturer, and writer who holds the position of Assistant Dean and Professor in the Capstone College of Nursing.  Her teaching is focused in the areas of Community Health and Introduction to Professional Nursing.  Her research interest are focused in the areas of decision support for nursing, and the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs in small industry.   Dr. Carter has won numerous awards for her exceptional ability as a teacher, including the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award from the National Alumni Association of The University of Alabama, and The Alabama State Nurses’ Associations Outstanding Nurse Educator/Academe Award in 2000.  Dr. Carter also serves as Past-President of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau.  Dr. Carter earned her B.S.N. from the Troy State University in 1977, her M.S.N. in Adult Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1983, as well as her D.S.N. in Community Mental Health with a functional role of Nursing Service Administration in 1998.

 

Coordinator, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

Heather Mundy is a graduate of The University of Alabama, with a B.S. degree in Event Planning. With experience in promotion and marketing, Heather coordinates and delivers a wide range of health and wellness programs, services and resources for the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. She has a passion for motivating individuals to achieve good health for themselves, and for their wider communities. Heather’s primary focus is the delivery of the WellBAMA & WellBAMA Rewards programs, working directly with faculty and staff to help them achieve their personal wellness goals and live a healthier and more productive life. She also developed and manages the WellBAMA Ambassador program on campus.

 

Office Associate II, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

Yadira Berrios is an office associate in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.  Ms. Berrios joined The University of Alabama staff in March 2014.  With experience and knowledge of the field, Yadira serves as a great asset to the Health Promotion and Wellness team.

 

Graduate Assistant, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

Tyler Williams, B.S.  received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College in 2008.  As a student athlete, Tyler was awarded Division III Academic All-American status.  He is currently working on his Masters of Arts in Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science, and pursuing his passion in Health and Exercise.  Tyler is actively involved in the University of Alabama Exercise Physiology Club and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.