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Meet the Wellness Center Staff

Janis Newton
Director

Phone 792-4141
Email newtonj@musc.edu

BA Political Science, College of Charleston
American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor 
Kenneth Cooper’s Institute of Aerobics Research Exercise Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist
American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals Medical Exercise Specialist
Tae Bo® World Training Center
TRX Suspension Trainer
34 years of related experience
24 years at the Wellness Center

James Johnson
Program Director  

Phone
792-7141
Email johnsjam@musc.edu

BS Bio-Medical Engineering Technology, University of Maryland at Baltimore
American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Exercise Instructor
American Dance Association-Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop
Zumba®Fitness
Crossfit Level 1 Certification
31 years of related experience
15 years at the Wellness Center

Mary Ellen Lenhardt
Member Services Director
Supervisor-Federal Work Study

Phone 792-6610
Email lenharme@musc.edu

BS Special Education and English, Winthrop University
20 years of related experience
20 years at the Wellness Center

Scott Lewis
Facility Supervisor

Phone 792-1374
Email lewisjs@musc.edu

22 years of related experience
19 years at the Wellness Center

Alicia O’Connor
Director of Personal Training
Phone   792-1494
Email
  oconnora@musc.edu

BS in Physical Education, University of South Carolina
American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Instructor
Professional Ski Instructors of America
International Sports Sciences Association Personal Trainer
20 years of related experience
4 years at the Wellness Center
Benita Schlau
Administrative Assistant to the Director

Phone 792-9001
Email schlau@musc.edu

American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
NIKE Running Coach’s Certification
25 years of related experience
25 years at the Wellness Center
Jim Tomsic
Facilities Director

Phone 792-5485
Email tomsicj@musc.edu

MS Ed Exercise Physiology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
BS Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Certified Pool Operator-SCDHEC
23 years of related experience
21 years at the Wellness Center

Wendy Williams
Director of Youth Programs, Tennis & Aquatics

Phone 792-0767
Email williawp@musc.edu

MS Education, University of South Carolina
BA History, College of Charleston
United States Water Fitness Association Instructor
American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Instructor
27 years of related experience
3 years at the Wellness Center

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