Health Advisory Committee

Mission

The Health Advisory Committee is an advisory board to the Director of Health Services, the Dean of Students, and the Provost. The Committee assists with the development and review of student health policies, services, and education programs and advises the Alcohol and Other Drug Program Coordinator on issues and policies related to the use of alcohol and drugs at La Salle University. The committee also functions in an advisory capacity on health issues that effect the University as a whole, such as a smoking policy, handicapped accessibility, and possible disease outbreaks. The Health Advisory Committee has the following responsibilities regarding the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): develop and monitor educational programs to increase awareness of AIDS and HIV infection and to prevent the transmission of AIDS within the University community; serve in a consultative capacity when requested regarding individual cases of HIV infection; serve in an advisory capacity to University administrators regarding the institutional response to AIDS; and, review and update the University guidelines and protocols by considering changes in the available knowledge regarding AIDS and in national, state, and University policies. The Committee is composed of three academic and student affairs administrators appointed by the Provost and Dean of Students, three faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate, three students appointed by the Students’ Government Association (one being a student athlete, if possible), and one staff member each from Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Food Services, and Human Resources. The Director of Health Services and the Associate Director of Health Services for the Student Health Center will serve as co-chairs of this committee.

Members

Administrators

  1. Lane Neubauer: Co-Chair
  2. Dina Oleksiak: Co-Chair
  3. Cherylyn Rush (2009)
  4. Karen Kostelny (2010)

Faculty

  1. Meryle Gurmankin (2009)
  2. Arlene Dallery (2009)
  3. Steve Andrilli (2011)

Students

  1. Katelyn Joyce
  2. Matt Pini
  3. TBA- Freshman Senator

Intercollegiate Athletics And Recreation

  1. Matt Gionta

Food Services

  1. Jeff Lyons

Custodial Operations

  1. Mike Gilbert

Human Resources

  1. Greg Oshea

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – October 28, 2009

Present: Co-Chairs: Lane Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members: Steve Andrilli, Mark Badstubner, Jim Behr, Br. John Crawford, Matt Gionta, Karen Kostelny, Vanessa Ocasio, Mary Wilby Absent: Jeff Lyons, Greg O’Shea I. Blood Drive – November 10 and 11 a. Recruiting … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 7, 2009

Present:  Co-Chairs: Lane Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members: Steve Andrilli, Mark Badstubner, Jim Behr, Br. John Crawford,  Matt Gionta, Karen Kostelny, Jeff Lyons, Vanessa Ocasio, Greg O’Shea, Mary Wilby Guests:  Megan Rossi, Elizabeth Smith Introductions/ Welcome to new members and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 26, 2009

Present:  Co-Chairs: Lane Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members: Steve Andrilli, Mark Badstubner, Jim Behr, Br. John Crawford,  Matt Gionta, Karen Kostelny, Jeff Lyons, Vanessa Ocasio, Greg O’Shea, Mary Wilby Guests:  Megan Rossi, Elizabeth Smith Introductions/ Welcome to new members and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members: Mike Gilbert, Matt Gionta, Meryle Gurmankin, Karen Kostelny, Katelyn Joyce, Jeff Lyons, Greg O’Shea, Cherylyn Rush Absent: Stephen Andrilli, Arlene Dallery, Matt Pini Moment of silence in memory of … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members Steve Andrilli, Mike Gilbert, Matt Gionta, Meryle Gurmankin, Karen Kostelny, Katelyn Joyce, Jeff Lyons, Greg O’Shea, Matt Pini, Cherylyn Rush Guests: Max Yamada, Elizabeth Smith Absent: Arlene Dallery Blood … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 24, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members Steve Andrilli, Mike Gilbert, Matt Gionta, Karen Kostelny, Katelyn Joyce, Jeff Lyons, Greg O’Shea, Cherylyn Rush. Absent: Arlene Dallery, Meryle Gurmankin, Matt Pini Smoking Issues Several complaints have been … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members Steve Andrilli, Mike Gilbert, Matt Gionta, Meryle Gurmankin, Karen Kostelny, Katelyn Joyce, Jeff Lyons, Greg O’Shea, Cherylyn Rush,. Absent: Arlene Dallery, Matt Pini Guests: Elizabeth Smith, Max Yamada New … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 16, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members Steve Andrilli, Arlene Dallery, Meryle Gurmankin, Jeff Lyons, Greg O’Shea, John Robinson, Cherylyn Rush,. Absent: Mike Gilbert, Angie Marfisi, Celeste Wade, Matt Webster Guest: Joe Birster Blood Drive results … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 26, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members Steve Andrilli, Arlene Dallery, Meryle Gurmankin, Jeff Lyons, John Robinson, Cherylyn Rush, Angie Marfisi, Matthew Webster. Absent: Mike Gilbert, Greg O’Shea, Celeste Wade Health Fair – debrief General feeling … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 22, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members: Steve Andrilli, Arlene Dallery, Meryle Gurmankin, Angie Marfisi, Greg O’Shea, Cherylyn Rush, Celeste Wade, Matthew Webster Absent: Mike Gilbert, Jeff Lyons, John Robinson Health Fair – “To your WELLth” … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 25, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Co-Chairs Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members Steve Andrilli, Mike Gilbert, Jeff Lyons, Angie Marfisi, Greg O’Shea, Celeste Wade, Matthew Webster. Absent: Arlene Dallery, Meryle Gurmankin, John Robinson, Cherylyn Rush, .Dennis Sheahan, Updates: Five new Hand … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 16, 2007

Health Advisory Committee Minutes Present: Co-Chair: Lane B. Neubauer & Dina Oleksiak; Members:, Steve Andrilli, Mike Gilbert, Jeff Lyons, Angie Marfisi,  Greg O’Shea, John Robinson, Cherylyn Rush, Dennis Sheanan, Scott Tajirian, Celeste Wade, Matthew Webster Absent: Arlene Dallery, Meryl Gurmankin, Dennis … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 10, 2007

Health Advisory Committee Minutes Present: Co-Chair: Lane B. Neubauer; Members: Arlene Dallery, Meryl Gurmankin, Angie Marfisi,  John Robinson, Cherylyn Rush,  Dennis Sheanan, Scott Tajirian, Matthew Webster Absent: Co Chair: Dina Oleksiak, Members: Mike Gilbert, Celeste Wade, Human Resources representative (TBA) … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 25, 2007

We reviewed the results of the Health Fair vendors’ and Participants’ evaluations; Feedback in general was very positive. Massage Therapists, freebies, food, free health screenings and demonstrations all got high marks. Suggestions for improvement were noted for next year’s fair. … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 4, 2007

We had a guest speaker, Taylor Capaldo, a senior who is currently doing her internship at the Gift of Life Organ Donation Foundation. The committee brainstormed with her ways to involve students in this cause. We then debriefed the previous … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2007

We continued to discuss all the plans for the upcoming Health Fair (“The Pursuit of Healthiness”) and to line up volunteers for the various jobs that need to be done. We brainstormed different student groups that could be ‘tapped’ to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 28, 2007

We listened to the students from Leadership and Global Studies 370 (under the supervision of Bonni Zetick -Assistant Professor – Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice) present their results of a survey of physical accessibility of College Hall, Wister, the … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2007

We reviewed the responsibilities of the committee members in preparing for this years Health Fair ( March 27th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ballroom and Music Room). Questions were raised about the use of Trans fat and Teflon in food … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 17, 2006

We surpassed our “pints collected” goal for the Fall Blood drive. We identified ‘Depression’ and ‘Alcohol poisoning’ as two health issues that the committee should focus on. The committee will engage in educational efforts to address the former ( Collegian … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 27, 2006

We assigned committee members to each Health Advisory goal. We organized recruitment tables for the upcoming blood drive (Nov. 15th and Nov. 16th). Goal is to sign up 220 potential donors. We discussed the MRSA situation on campus (2 potential … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 6, 2006

We welcomed our new members and reviewed past accomplishments. Goals for 2006-07 were identified. These included identifying relevant health issues, nutrition and fitness initiatives, planning successful Blood Drives and Health Fair, creating or reviewing protocols for potential health situations ( … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 26, 2006

A preliminary review of the participant evaluations and feedback from the vendors resulted in the HAC concluding that this year’s Health Fair was a success. Improvements for next year were noted. An Avian Flu task force chaired by high level … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 31, 2006

We identified where there are ashtrays located at doorways of buildings and decide it wasn’t feasible to move these as committee members noted that in places where the ashtrays have been moved, individuals still are smoking but dropping their butts … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 4, 2006

35+ vendors are currently lined up for the Health Fair. No new cases of MRSA have presented themselves in the last month. At this point, more than 400 students, staff and faculty have joined FITNET. Materials for FITSMART were shown … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2006

We continued to put plans in place for the 2006 Health Fair (“Lets Get Physical” “April 19, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.). Dina Oleksiak and Lane Neubauer have been reviewing and updating the University AIDS policy. The AIDS brochure, the AIDS … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 16, 2005

All buildings are scheduled to go smoke free by the Fall of 2006. “No smoking” signs have still not been posted. Physical Facilities are beginning to move ashtrays away from building entrances. A logo for FITSMART (nutrition initiative) has been … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 18, 2005

The Fall Blood Drive was the most successful drive for La Salle ( 249 individuals presented with 177 pints collected). “No Smoking” signs have not been posted due to pending approval from Business Affairs. HAC recommends that ashtrays be moved … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 28, 2005

Two members of SGA were welcomed to the committee: Tina Lumbis and Chris McKeever. We assigned goals from September meeting to subcommittees. Blood Drive recruitment was initiated and organized. Dina Oleksiak updated the committee on how many flu shots have … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 30, 2005

We welcomed new members to the Committee: Andrew Beverly, Angie Marfisi, Luis Gomez, Mary Anne Peters. We set goals for the 2005 -06 year: 1/Smoking issues- ‘no smoking’ signs on campus building, moving ashtrays away from buildings, etc. 2/ Healthy … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2005

Mike Lopacki visited our meeting to give us an update on improvements that have occurred over the past year in making the University campus compliant with ADA regulations. He also informed the committee of additional improvements that are scheduled to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 15, 2005

La Salle University’s American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive was a success with 128 productive pints collected. Plans, layout and volunteer signups for the Health Fair coming up on April 21 were confirmed. Issues related to change in smoking policy … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 18, 2005

A letter was sent to the HAC from a student noting that smokers congregating near building entrances ( now that smoking is not permitted inside buildings) has become problematic for individuals who have to walk through a cloud of smoke … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2005

The HAC made a decision on the wording to be on the ‘non smoking’ signs. Also related to issues regarding smoking, we discussed complaints that have been brought to the attention of HAC committee members about large groups of smokers … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 21, 2005

We decided that this year’s Health Fair will be called “Health Happenin’ 2005” The date is April 21 and will be held in the Ballroom since the fair has outgrown the Union Lobby space. The committee discussed the issue of … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 2, 2004

The recommendations of the HAC about changing some of OTC medications that have health risks associated with them being sold in the bookstore has been brought to the attention of the Vice President of Business Affairs and any action at … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 11, 2004

The issue of OSHA compliance at the University was discussed in response to an anonymous letter that was sent to the Health Advisory committee. It was agreed to bring the concerns to Human Resources. Continued discussion took place regarding compliance … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 15, 2004

We reviewed the goals that we identified at the previous meeting and assigned committee members to work on each of these. A representative from American Red Cross attended the meeting to give the committee an overview of issues related to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 30, 2004

Our first meeting of the 2004–05 academic year focused on identifying the goals we want to work on for the upcoming year. These include monitoring changes in smoking policy, addressing OSHA issues on campus ( through human resources), increasing the … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 23, 2004

Mike Lopacki updated the HAC on progress made this past year on addressing ADA compliance issues. A summary of the Health Fair evaluations was distributed; feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In particular, the variety of booths and interactive nature of the … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2004

We made recommendations to related to the upcoming change in La Salle University’s smoking policy. These include setting up ‘alternative smoking areas’ to be designated at least 20 –30 feet from doorways to avoid individuals having to walk through second … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 20, 2004

It was announced that our recommendation that all classroom, office and administrative buildings become smoke-free has been approved, although a definite date for this change in the current smoking policy has not yet been decided. Student residences will also become … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 16, 2004

Dr. Nigro and Dr. Cicala updated us on the status of our committee’s recommendations for changing the University’s smoking policy to make all classroom and office buildings smoke free. Although there is general support on the President’s Team, no decisions … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2003

300 potential donors for the Fall Blood drive were recruited through the efforts of the PEER Educators, SGA, Public Relations Club, and Health Advisory Committee, with 240 individuals actually presenting themselves at the drive. 168 pints of blood were collected. … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 7, 2003

Based on feedback from the Student Affairs Committee’s review of our 2003-04 goals, the following goal is being added: Identify efforts that the University is doing to address the prevention of and education about Sexually Transmitted Diseases and make recommendations. … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 10, 2003

With the support of the Dean of Students and the Provost, we continue to advocate for changing La Salle University’s current smoking policy to disallow smoking in private offices. The decision currently is at the President’s Team level and we … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 12, 2003

We welcomed new members and reviewed last year’s goals and accomplishments. It was reported that the HAC’s recommendations that were submitted in May 2003 about changing the current Smoking Policy “to make all classroom’s and administrative buildings smoke free” were … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2003

Plans were finalized for the Health Fair scheduled for March 25. Approximately 25 vendors, four food booths and demonstrations from the Step Team, Cheerleaders and SAVE self defense class have been confirmed. A finalized version of the Faculty/Staff smoking survey … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 13, 2003

We further refined our forthcoming survey of faculty, staff, and administration regarding smoking in campus buildings and we received an update from Director of Security Bob Levins regarding the installation of and staff training for the use of our new … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 22, 2003

We reviewed a draft of a survey to be distributed to faculty and staff identifying attitudes about La Salle University’s current smoking policy. The purpose of the survey is to gather information as to extent of smoking that occurs indoors, … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 10, 2002

Committee members reported on progress made toward setting up this year’s Health Fair (March 25, 2003). The Committee also discussed issues relating to staff who handle body fluids and/or involved in high risk situations concerning bloodborne pathogens. Concern that staff … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 26, 2002

The Fall American Red Cross La Salle University Blood Drive was a huge success (120% of goal achieved) due to collaborative efforts of the members of the Health Advisory Committee. We discussed which personnel should be trained in CPR and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 24, 2002

New members were introduced. Last year’s accomplishments were reviewed. Goals for the 2002-2003 academic year were identified: continue to work toward a smoke free environment, identify staff who may be involved in high risk situations concerning bloodborne pathogens and make … Continue reading