Campus Address
Mailing Address

E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
309 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242-2010
United States

Melanie Cuchna, MPH, CHES

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Melanie is the Lifestyle Coach and Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program. She also provides one on one health coaching and supports the delivery of the My liveWELL Portal and other liveWELL programs and services. She loves to help employees celebrate their wins and brainstorm solutions for achieving well-being and happiness in their lives. She strongly believes in the power of small changes and a positive mindset.

Jacob Frederick, MS

photo of health coach Jacob Frederick

Jacob is a certified health coach (ACE Fitness), providing one-on-one health coaching for UI employees. Jacob also supports the delivery of the My liveWELL Portal and other liveWELL programs and services.  Helping employee’s take on a growth mindset and using each opportunity to move forward stronger is something he is truly passionate about. He strongly believes improving at everything in live starts by taking care of your own well-being first.

Carla Melby-Oetken, BA

Health Coach Carla Melby-Oetken

Carla Melby-Oetken, BA has served as a Health Coach for UI employees with liveWELL since 2008 and has worked in mental health, counseling, and wellness for the past 30 years. Carla cares deeply about her fellow Hawkeyes and it is her joy to help people discover ways they can recover from challenges more quickly and improve their health, energy and well-being. Specialty areas include resilience, stress management, and tobacco cessation.