Denise Keary is an experienced higher education professional in the training and supervision of Peer Health Educators/Coaches and currently serves as the Wellness and Prevention Program Coordinator at Cleveland State University.

Denise is an experienced Wellness and Prevention Program Coordinator with 16 years of higher education experience. Her overall experience includes the development and implementation of campus programs that address student well-being. Utilizing evidence-based strategies and nurturing campus and community campus partnership have been foundational for building capacity to build and deliver successful programming at three campuses: Penn State Harrisburg, Ursuline College, and Cleveland State University.

Denise has written and received multiple grants totaling over $300,000 to address campus programming needs around substance use, mental health, and sexual violence. She has presented or co-presented at several local, state, and national conferences including NASPA strategies, Pennsylvania Higher Education Suicide Prevention Conference, Prevention Action Alliance, and Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital Mental Health Summit. Denise has developed and implemented several peer education programs that include International Student Peer Education, Friends of Pride and Battle Buddies in addition to campus wide teams of Peer Educators. Denise is committed to student health and well-being by providing opportunities to develop skills, access information and influence a wellness culture that empowers healthy living and active lifestyles.