Lou Peugh, R.N, M.P.H.
Health Science Program Advisor
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Associate Degree of Nursing, Greenfield Community College
Master of Public Health, Community Health Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lou works with students who are investigating their academic options, particularly in health science careers, as an advisor in the Academic Advising Center. She helps students learn how to navigate college successfully. “I love it when students explore new directions and discover something about themselves in the process!”
Lou started her nursing career at Cape Cod Hospital in 1979, working for three years on a medical surgical floor specializing in genitourinary surgery. She then went on to work for most of her early nursing career as a visiting nurse. In 1993, after completing her Master’s of Public Health, Lou worked as a health educator, clinic administrator and technical consultant before returning to GCC to work in Student Health Services as a nurse and tobacco treatment specialist.
Lou keeps her life in balance with a mixture of hiking, bird watching, dancing and gardening.
Jeanne A. Dodge, B.A.
Health Science Program Advisor
Bachelor of Arts, Health Education and Promotion, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Certificate, Massage Therapy, Stillpoint Center School of Massage Therapy, Hatfield
Jeanne is an adjunct instructor for Survey of Health Careers and Medical Terminology. Jeanne is also an Academic Advisor with the Academic Advising Center, specializing in working with Health Occupation Intent students. Jeanne loves helping students find their passion, map out their goals and then achieve them.
Jeanne retired from an active Massage Therapy practice after 20 years and presently volunteers with Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, Best Buddies, and the MS society. In the past Jeanne has also been an HIV/AIDS educator, written pamphlets on Standard Precautions for Non-Invasive Therapies, been a volunteer EMT, taught with the Stillpoint Massage Therapy program for 15 years, and been a Nurse’s Aide/Home Health Aide for many years.
Jan Luzzi, B.S.
Human Services / Counseling
Licensed Massage Therapist
I have worked in the field of Human Services and Health Education for over 30 years.
Before being on the Faculty at GCC, I worked in the area of direct services to children & families, and trained staff in the areas of Communication and Leadership, with the State of New Jersey in Services to Families & Children from 1980 – 1987. As a trainer and recruiter I worked with clients and Volunteers with Hyacinth Foundation AIDS Project, from 1987-89. In 1989 I was certified as a Massage Therapist, opening my practice in New Jersey. Moving to Massachusetts in 1989, I began working as a Massage Therapist in a medical facility, and part time for the State of Massachusetts in a Regional AIDS Program. This work continued with Family Planning (now Tapestry in Northampton) as a Health Educator and Counselor.
Through all these years my love of teaching led me to Stillpoint School of Massage in Hatfield, Massachusetts where I began creating curriculum in Professional Development and Business and began teaching in 1992. When Stillpoint merged with GCC in 1998, I directed and taught in the first Massage Training Program for Health Professionals from 1998 – 1999, and have continued as a Faculty member with GCC since then.
As well as teaching at GCC, I am also on the part time staff of the New England School of Esthetics, Northampton, Mass., where I teach Business Ethics and have taught in the Massage Program at Branford Hall Career Institute in Springfield from 2007- 2009.
I began teaching in the Human Development Dept. at GCC in January 2009 and continue teaching ‘Survey of Health Careers’ to GCC students and Franklin County Technical High students, exploring Careers in Health Services. In the summer of 2010, I’ll be teaching this course to employees at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
As a state licensed Massage Therapist I maintain my Massage Therapy practice in Amherst and Northampton MA.