Scarlett Ruppert, MPH, CHES, CHC

Program Manager 

Scarlett Ruppert has been a certified health coach since 2016. She is credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has experience working with both faculty and student populations regarding physical activity, healthy eating, weight loss, and mental health/mindfulness. Scarlett believes that health coaching is a powerful tool that allows others to capture their potential and empower them to make lasting changes.





Maurine Crouch, CHC

Maurine has a background working as a food educator, helping individuals and communities develop healthy eating habits and skills. She now works with UNCG Health Coaching to help train future coaches and others in health fields. She views coaching as a way to bring a holistic view of wellness towards practical results for people and communities. She enjoys working with new people and helping them focus on a variety of health-related goals. 





Angelina Drews, RN, BSN, CHC

Angelina is a Health and Wellness Coach.  She trained through the UNCG Health Coaching program and is a Certified Practitioner in the Results System. She was highlighted in the May 2018 Spotlight Series at UNCG. Angelina is by profession a Registered Nurse who works part time in the Emergency Department at High Point Medical Center.  She has extensive experience in Nursing in Primary Care, Infection Prevention and Trauma Care.  Angelina believes that Nursing and Wellness coaching are a perfect match. Nursing is a holistic profession that treats the whole person and considers all factors that impact healing and prevention.  Wellness coaching is also holistic and considers all of the various aspects of an individual’s life and how they each impact on the person’s ability to achieve their best life.  Angelina has started her own Health and Wellness Coaching business and is having a truly fulfilling time helping people figure out their own path to Wellness.


Ellen Ashley, BS, CHC

Ellen graduated from UNCG’s Public Health Education Department where she discovered a love for health coaching. She brings a richly varied background to her love of helping clients which involves being both a good listener and a vigorous advocate for helping others find their own way to good health.  She can appreciate the unique needs of each individual and can empathize personally with many client’s issues. She first developed her skills in listening and understanding others when she became licensed in her first career as a cosmetologist.  One of the most important skills in cosmetology is listening to what a client is saying and understanding how to help them feel their best. This is also one of the most important skills in being a health coach. Ellen’s friendly and relateable attitude has led her many successful health coaching experiences! 



GracieLee Weaver, PhD, MPH, CHES, CHC

GracieLee is a health coach, advocate, researcher and educator. She was trained and certified as a health coach in 2013. Since then, she has been providing health coaching services to UNCG employees through HealthyUNCG. She also previously worked for Wake Forest University in the Office of Wellbeing where she provided health coaching services for faculty, staff and students. GracieLee sees health coaching as an opportunity to support her clients with guided self reflection, goal setting, and accountability. 




Thayle Heggie, CHC

Thayle Heggie is a research assistant with the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness (IPAHW) and is pursuing her Masters of Public Health (MPH). She graduated with a B.S. in Sports Medicine from Guilford College where she was a two-sport athlete and athletic trainer. Prior to starting the MPH program, she worked in higher education for 17 years in various roles, including mentoring, counseling and consulting with students, staff and faculty. She enjoys connecting with people and empowering them with her ability to relate and communicate, ensuring they feel heard and supported. She is currently in the process of completing her requirements to obtain her health coaching certification.