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Jana Peterson, Wellness Director

Jana Peterson has served on the Drake wellness staff since 2002 when she was named Assistant Director of Wellness.  She was promoted to Wellness Director in November 2003.  Jana also served as a wellness intern for the Drake Wellness program in 2001.  In addition to her role as the Director of Wellness at Drake she is also an adjunct professor for the School of Education teaching Health and PE Methods.

Under her management the Drake Wellness program has been recognized several times by the Wellness Council of Iowa and on the campus of Drake University.  The Wellness department was nominated and recognized for the Called to Be True Blue Award.  This award recognizes the outstanding practice of the core values from the Drake University Strategic Plan: Excellence, Learning, Integrity, Citizenship and Fiscal Responsibility.

The Johnston, Iowa native received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from Iowa State University in 2001 and her Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in executive development from Drake University in 2006.  Jana is also an American Council on Exercise Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

She is married to Eric Peterson, a Senior Buyer at Availon, and they have two daughters, Paige and Avery.