Wellness Navigators

What is a Wellness Navigator?

Wellness Navigators are GVSU students that can help you navigate wellness resources on campus to support you in reaching your wellness goals! Think of them as peer wellness coaches.

This is a FREE service for GVSU students!

What scenarios can a Wellness Navigator help with?

  • You want to improve your wellness but don't know where to start
  • You don't know how to get in touch with campus resources
  • You'd like someone to actually go with you to a campus department
  • You just need a little encouragement as you start working on your wellness

Some campus resources they'd love to help you navigate:

  • Career Center
  • Student Life
  • Academic Advising
  • Laker Food Co.
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Replenish
  • Social Justice Centers (Center for Women and Gender Equity, LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs)
  • Financial Aid or Money Smart Lakers
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • And more!

Our Wellness Navigators do not...

  • Offer counseling
  • Administer therapy
  • Prescribe exercise programs
  • Diagnosis illness
  • Offer long-term wellness coaching
  • Provide services offered by other departments

Refer a Student

Do you know someone who may benefit from working with a Wellness Navigator? Please use the "Refer a Student" button to refer them. RecWell will reach out to the student to give them more information about the service.

What to Expect

We've revamped the Wellness Navigator program to be one easy meeting with your navigator!

Navigator Meeting

You will:

  • Meet one-on-one with your Wellness Navigator
  • Talk about your wellness goals
  • Explore campus resources needed

Approximate appointment length: 45-60 minutes

Getting Started

Fill out this short form and a Navigator will reach out in 1-3 business days!

Wellness Navigator Sign Up

Meet the Navigators

Find a navigator who aligns with your wellness goals or which resources you may need help navigating. Our navigators can help with any on-campus resource but have areas of interest listed below. Don't have a preference? No worries! We'll connect you with the perfect fit.

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Josie Kasmauskis

Pronouns: she/her

A little about Josie:

Josie is a junior at GVSU on her way to studying Applied Food and Nutrition.

Areas of interest:

Laker Food Co., Student Life, Honors College, Off-campus Eating, Academic Advising

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Kameron Kempker

Pronouns: he/him

A little about Kam:

Kameron is a senior at GVSU studying pyschology with hopes of getting into school psychology in the future.

Areas of interest:

Athletics, Stress Management, Outdoors

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Claire Latourell

Pronouns: she/her

A little about Claire:

Claire is a second degree nursing student with her first degree in allied health sciences.

Areas of interest:

Laker Food Co., Academic Advising, RecWell

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Priyan Isabel Maddela

Pronouns: she/her

A little about Priyan:

Priyan is a master's student at GVSU studying Health Informatics and Bioinformatics.

Areas of interest:

Coming soon!

Disclaimer: Recreation & Wellness' Wellness Navigator program is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any condition or disease, or offer personal medical advice. Wellness Navigators should NOT be substituted for the advice, diagnosis, and treatment of a licensed medical professional. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a specific medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it. As your wellness navigator we CANNOT make a medical diagnosis or treatment plan. It is our role to partner with you through ongoing support and accountability as you develop your vision, goals, and plan to improve your overall health and wellness by making lasting behavior changes that will help you achieve your personal goals to live your best possible life.

Page last modified October 2, 2023