Francesca M. Maresca, Ph.D.
Francesca M. Maresca, Ph.D., is the Director of Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (H.O.P.E.) for Rutgers Health Services, responsible for the dissemination of health and wellness information to the entire Rutgers community. Dr. Maresca coordinates peer education, assesses the health and wellness of students, sits on a number of University-wide committees including Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention (co-chair), LGBTQ Task Force, Diversity Council and Alcohol Policy, and is adjunct faculty for the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Christopher R. Gunning, RDN
Mark Cruz, is a health education specialist at Rutgers Health Services – Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (H.O.P.E.) serving the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses. Mark has worked in the non-profit sector focusing on educating community members on HIV/AIDS. He has also provided community education to local schools regarding the effects of alcohol and other drugs.