The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being
Meet The Staff
Equipment Desk: 717-361-3662
Director of the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being
Whitney joined Etown in January 2019 as the first-ever Director of the Bowers Center. She has over 12 years experience in recreation, sports and fitness in the areas of fitness center management, club sports, intramurals, scheduling, minor league sports and fitness promotion. She recently came from the University of Pittsburgh where she started as the Competitive and Recreational Sports Coordinator, managing over 80 club sports teams and scheduling all facilities for the Department of Campus Recreation. After being promoted to Assistant Director of Campus Fitness, Whitney managed all 16 recreational facilities on the campus. She is a double alumna from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Sports Management and a MS in Sports Studies. Whitney hopes the campus community uses the versatile Bowers Center as a one-stop-shop towards achieving their wellness goals!
Assistant Director of Health Promotion
Joni joined Etown in November 2017. She has over 10 years of experience in public health, educating both individuals and groups on various topics including nutrition, tobacco cessation, STI education/prevention, women’s reproductive health and more. Most recently, she held the role of Clinical Health Coach at Pinnacle Health’s Lebanon Valley Advanced Care Center guiding patients to healthier lifestyles by making dietary recommendations and/or smoking cessation techniques. Joni earned her BS degree in Health Science and Sociology from Lebanon Valley College and recently earned a MS degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Joni believes wellness is based on bio individuality, meaning it will look and feel different to each one of us. She believes in empowering individuals by providing various tools in order for them to find and achieve their personal ideal definition of wellness. Joni is excited to use her experience and knowledge to enhance and create wellness programs at Elizabethtown College. Joni oversees the Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG), The WELL, and the Demonstration Kitchen.
Assistant Director of Strength and Fitness
Chad joined Etown in July 2019. He has over 10 years of experience in strength & conditioning, fitness, and athletic development. Prior to joining Etown, Chad began his career as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He then spent four years working as a manager & team sport physiologist for the United States Ski & Snowboard Association in Park City, Utah. This role involved serving as the strength coach for multiple teams, managing the sport science laboratory, and preparing athletes for the 2014 Olympics. Since 2015 he has worked within the NHL and NBA, most recently as the Applied Sport Scientist for the Orlando Magic NBA team. In this role he managed all performance & medical data used to guide the athlete’s training. Chad earned a BS in Exercise Science and Athletics from Bloomsburg University, and a MS in Sport Management from the University of Central Missouri. Chad is excited to help guide individuals towards bettering their lives through fitness!
Student Employment Positions
The Office of Campus Recreation and Well-Being provides many opportunities for students to obtain employment on campus. Hiring of new employees remains constant as positions become available. To search for open positions, please visit etown.peopleadmin.com
Below are the positions that are hired out each semester or yearly:
- Fitness Coordinator
- Intramural Coordinator
- Marketing Coordinator
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Fitness Center Attendant
- Student Wellness Advocate
- Intramural Assistant
- Intramural Refs/Scorekeepers