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Meet Our Staff

Michelle Goode, MPH, CHES (she/her/hers)

Michelle goode- person smiling wearing a red sweater.

Program Director, Center for Health Promotion

I started working for Ithaca College CHP in Fall 2021. Before joining the Ithaca College family my previous professional roles were in an Office of Health Promotion at another institution and a non-profit agency for substance use concerns. I have my Master’s in Public Health degree (Boston University) and a BS in Health Science & Exercise Physiology (The College at Brockport, SUNY). I chose my career path in College Health Promotion and Prevention work after my incredible experience as a Peer Educator at Brockport – where we strived to, “make health contagious!”

My professional areas of expertise include sexual health, prosocial bystander intervention, substance use, and interpersonal violence prevention work. Although these are my areas of expertise, I have done work on a variety of additional wellness topics and strive to keep learning! I am passionate about college wellness and working with students and colleagues to weave wellness into the fabric of the campus community.

In personal time I enjoy spending time with my cats, family, and friends, reading, amateur couponing, crafting and board games!  

Kaiden Girouard, MPH, CHES (he/him/his)

Kaiden Girouard; person wearing black button down shirt and glasses with trees blurred in background.

HEALTH PROMOTION SPECIALIST, CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION

I have a master’s degree in Public Health from The State University at Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University.

My previous higher education work experiences include supporting campus public safety, creating social media content, and developing health promotion materials. I also provided pandemic-related campus support through contact tracing. 

Specific health and wellness-related interests of mine include alcohol and other substance use, LGBTQ+ health, stress management, and nutrition.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, nature photography, and spending time with my dog. 

Brandi Riker, BA (she/her/hers)

Churro, a red fish

Administrative Assistant

BA in English Lit from Elmira College

Student Medical Leave Coordinator

Food Pantry volunteer

Avid reader

Girl Scout volunteer

Born and raised in Ithaca

Shari Ray (she/her/hers)

Shari smiling into camera wearing a black cardigan. There is apurple wall in background.

Administrative Assistant

I joined the Counseling & Psychological Service (CAPS) and Center for Health Promotion (CHP) teams in August 2022. Born and raised in Central NY, I relocated to the Finger Lakes area in 2012. Medical front desk work has been my career path for many years. As a child waiting in the doctor’s office, I remember thinking, I want to be that person. I have worked in a variety of medical offices from gastroenterology, surgical, orthopedic, neurology, and an outpatient clinic.  

I am very happy to be working with such a welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly team. My mission is to provide happiness and harmony to the CAPS and CHP teams. In living my best life, I enjoy hanging with my children, grandchildren, and best friend. We enjoy exploring the Finger Lakes from amazing hiking and dining to wine trails and the lake views. Our goal is to own a lake house one day.