HPW Team Bios
Get to know the Health Promotion & Wellness Team a little better with their bios down below!
Michelle Callahan (she/her/hers)
Director of Health Promotion and Wellness
Michelle recently joined Lewis and Clark as the Director of Health Promotion and Wellness in April 2022. She holds a Masters in Public Health from OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, with a concentration in sexual and reproductive health and gender and sexual minority health. Her public health interests include sexual and reproductive health, gender and sexual minority (LGBTQ+) health, health equity and intersectionality, anti-fat bias and weight stigma, and much more. Michelle is also certified in public health (CPH) and a certified health education specialist (CHES).
While not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with my two furbabies, Iyla and Esmerelda, and her partner at home. Michelle practices self-care with activities such as hiking, cooking, baking, traveling, watching documentaries/docuseries, listening to podcasts (specifically Maintenance Phase), and audiobooks.
Elena Perrine (she/her/hers)
Elena is a first-year graduate student in Professional Mental Health Counseling specializing in Addiction (PMHCA) and received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Lewis & Clark in 2021. She is a graduate assistant in the Health Promotion and Wellness Office alongside Michelle Callahan (Director) and Grant Stanaway (fellow GA). One aspect of her role is as a Confidential Advocate for folks on campus who have been impacted by sexual violence.
Elena’s background is in peer support. Her continued pursuit of education comes from a desire to increase equitable access to quality mental health care by addressing systemic barriers. Elena identifies as a BIPOC woman and acknowledges the privileges she holds as an able-bodied human existing within the binary. She recognizes that Lewis & Clark is a predominantly white-identifying campus, and hopes to be a point of contact for those who want to connect through a shared identity. She loves her dog, Arya. Her favorite activities are weight training, indulging in great food and tea, and spending time with loved ones.
Grant Stanaway (he/him/his)
Grant is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) and a second-year graduate student in the Professional Mental Health Counseling program at Lewis & Clark. Grant’s main role on the HPW team is working on all things substance-related. In this capacity, he’s available as a resource to any student who feels they may benefit from a non-judgmental conversation about substances.
Before coming to L&C, Grant’s career involved teaching and training educators around the US and in Japan. In his future work as a psychotherapist, he looks forward to supporting people working through difficult experiences, emotions, and life decisions. His academic and professional interests include religion and spirituality, ecopsychology, and addiction.
Outside of school and work, Grant enjoys hiking, backpacking, and meditation.