Name / TitleProgram Area(s)Phone / Email
Karen Moses
Director
 480-965-1360
Karen.Moses@asu.edu
Nika Gueci
Associate Director
 480-965-3976
Nika@asu.edu
Joana Pabedinskas
Health Educator, Senior
Evaluation and ResearchJoana.Pabedinskas@asu.edu
Karin Eli
Health Educator, Senior
Evaluation, Research and Grantskarin.eli@asu.edu

Mary O’Brien
Health Educator, Senior

Wellness Coordinator, Tempemobrien7@asu.edu
Christine Ditter
Health Educator
Wellness Coordinator, West602-543-8284
Christine.Ditter@asu.edu
Monica Montalvo
Administrative Associate
Administrative Support480-965-4721
Monica.Montalvo@asu.edu

Karen S. Moses, E.D.D, R.D., C.H.E.S.

Director
Karen has directed the delivery of ASU Wellness services at ASU since 1989. She has developed a dynamic program that educates students and advocates for changes in the environment to improve the health, wellness and safety of ASU students. She has designed and implemented programs addressing many issues relevant to ASU students, including nutrition, stress management, high risk drinking, and sexual assault prevention. Karen brings experience as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Education Specialist. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Dietetics at Arizona State University.

Karen actively seeks to improve the health of college students in Arizona and nationally through leadership in state and national associations. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Health in Higher Education Knowledge Community for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators , and as Regional Director for AZ-NM-UT in the national Network to Address Collegiate Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention. She is a Fellow of the American College Health Association (ACHA), and has held positions in ACHA as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors, Chair of the Health Promotion Section, and Co-Chair of the Healthy Campus 2010 Task Force. She is a Past-President of the Arizona Dietetic Association.
 

Nika Gueci, M.A.

Associate Director
In her role as Associate Director, Nika assists the Director in managing ASU Wellness operations and provides leadership across various University Wellness Initiatives. Before coming to ASU, Nika worked as Deputy Director for the CUNY Institute for Health Equity at Lehman College in the Bronx, N.Y.

She brings her experience in student wellness programs through her work with the Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education (WAVE) program at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Nika received her B.A. in Russian from Columbia University in 2004 and her M.A. from NMSU in Communication Studies in 2008.

She is also a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance (RYT-200).
 

Joana R. Pabedinskas, Ph.D., CSCS

Health Educator, Senior
Joana has worked at ASU since 1997 and with ASU Wellness since 2005. She coordinates the Evaluation and Research for the department. Before joining ASU Wellness, she worked with Campus Recreation where she most recently served as Fitness and Wellness Coordinator. Joana was on the ASU Varsity Women’s Basketball team while completing her undergraduate degree. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science (concentration Exercise & Wellness) and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Exercise & Wellness, all at Arizona State University.
 

Karin Eli, D.Phil.

Health Educator, Senior
Karin first became involved with ASU Wellness through an internship in 2002. She is now responsible for the evaluation of ASU Wellness programs and presentations, the ongoing integration of research results in program development, and writing for grant-related proposals and projects. Karin has a BA in Anthropology from Arizona State University, an MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and a DPhil in Social Anthropology, also from the University of Oxford.
 

Mary O'Brien, M.U.E.P.

Health Educator, Senior
Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Urban Economic Geography from the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire in 2004 and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University in May 2014. She has worked as a GIS Analyst in Wisconsin, a Transportation Planner with an emphasis on Bicycle Transportation Planning in Minnesota, and an aspiring author of children's books teaching basic life skills in Puerto Rico. Mary joined ASU Wellness in 2013. In addition to overall health promotion, she specializes in coordinating bicycle education and promotion to the ASU campus community to foster healthy lifestyles.
 

Christine Ditter, B.S., C.H.E.S.

Health Educator
Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2015. During her last semester of undergraduate education Christine completed a five month internship with Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI, focusing on corporate wellness. Christine joined ASU Wellness in 2015 and she is responsible for implementing wellness initiatives predominantly for ASU West.
 

Monica Montalvo

Administrative Associate
Monica has worked at ASU since 1990. She joined the ASU Wellness staff in 2004 after working in the lab at ASU Health Services. She coordinates the office support and reception services of ASU Wellness.