Evaluation Team

Evaluation Team since 2017

Evaluation is one of five roles LiveWell Greenville fulfills.  Our Evaluation Team is a collaborative, multi-university evaluation team that engages researchers from multiple Social and Behavioral Health discipline. The evaluators place an emphasis on evaluating all community-based projects with the goal of developing and implementing best practices in each of our community settings.

To date, the Evaluation Team has published 15 peer review manuscripts, and presented in 13 State or Regional Conferences and 16 National conferences.


Melissa Fair, MPH joined LiveWell Greenville in 2013 as the At Play Workgroup Specialist, later transitioned into the position of the Evaluation Coordinator, and currently serves as LiveWell Greenville’s Principal Investigator.  In her new role, guides the LiveWell Greenville evaluation team (9 researchers from 4 universities) who provide assessments of the coalition’s impact on creating healthier environments, click here to read Melissa’ s resume.  Melissa received a BS from Furman University, an MPH from USC Arnold School of Public Health, and is currently a third year doctoral student at the USC Arnold School of Public Health. melissa.fair@furman.edu

slining-150x150 (1)Dr. Meghan Slining is a nutritional epidemiologist with a focus on pediatric obesity. She serves as the evaluator for LiveWell Greenville’s Early Childhood and At Worship initatives. Dr. Slining joined Furman University in 2013 as an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Department. She teaches Research and Evaluation, Global Health, Epidemiology, Public Health and the Public Health Senior Seminar. She also leads a global health study away course in Nicaragua. Dr. Slining enjoys teaching and mentoring students who are passionate about making the world a better place. meghan.slining@furman.edu

Dr. Lynette M. Gibson, Ph.D., RN is Associate Dean of the Greenville Site, Professor and Director of Research in Nursing at the Mary Black School of Nursing, USC Upstate. She serves as an evaluator for the At Worship initiative with LiveWell Greenville and graduated from the MUSC with a BSN in Nursing, Clemson University with an MS (Nursing) and the University of South Carolina with a Ph.D. in Nursing Science.  Dr. Gibson completed a fellowship at the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.  She is passionate about research on cancer as well as culturally appropriate interventions using community-based participatory methods.  Dr. Gibson has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally lgibson@uscupdate.edu

kennedytoshua-squareDr. Toshua W. Kennedy, PhD, MPH, APRN, PHNCS-BC joined the LiveWell Greenville at Worship Workgroup in December, 2016. As part of her role with the At Worship workgroup, Kennedy collaborates with Dr. Lynette Gibson to implement and evaluate the At Worship Photovoice Project. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Mary Black School of Nursing, USC Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina. Health promotion, disease prevention, and population-focused care are her primary areas of interest, and Kennedy’s personal mantra is Ambulation is a Beautiful Thingtkennedy@uscupstate.edu

kaczynski-150x150 (1)Dr. Andrew Kaczynski serves as the lead evaluator for the At Play workgroup. Currently Dr. Kaczynski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior within the Arnold School of Public Health and is also affiliated with USC’s Prevention Research Center. Andy’s research focuses on the impact of community environments and policies on physical activity and obesity, with a particular emphasis on the role of parks in promoting active living and health among children and adults. In addition, Andy serves as Director of the BEACH Lab at USC. atkaczyn@mailbox.sc.edu

morgan_hughey-150x150 (1)Morgan Hughey, MPH is currently working on her doctoral degree in public health from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Built Environment and Community Health Laboratory. In this role, she assists with the annual evaluation of Park Hop and the Parks Quality study. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and her Master’s of Public Health from the University of South Carolina. In her free time, Morgan plays in a local sports league and enjoys all outdoor activities. morganhughey@gmail.com.

kemper-150x150 (1)Dr. Karen Kemper is an associate professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University. Her research area addresses obesity prevention, physical activity promotion, and healthy nutrition in American youth. She began working with LiveWell Greenville’s After School workgroup in 2011 and in 2012 became the evaluator for the Afterschool Initiative as part of the Community Transformation Grant awarded to LiveWell. Dr. Kemper also has developed and implemented two undergraduate research trainings for the LiveWell Greenville Research Fellows Program. kkaren@clemson.edu

jstrattonsquareDr. Jeanine Stratton works as the Evaluation Specialist for the LiveWell Greenville On the Menu program.  She is an applied scientist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the area of behavior change and consumer behavior.  Dr. Stratton joined Furman University in 2005 and is the Robert E Hughes Endowed Associate Professor in the Business and Accounting Department.  She teaches interdisciplinary courses in Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Performance Management.  She regularly mentors students on collaborative projects in the local Upstate business community. jeanine.stratton@furman.edu

felder-150x150 (1)Rhonda Felder, PhD, MPT, is a physical therapist in Greenville, South Carolina that works as the LiveWell Greenville At the Doctor workgroup evaluator. Dr. Felder has worked both internationally and domestically in a variety of rehabilitation settings. She is passionate about the field of community health promotion and public health. Dr. Felder is particularly interested in the patient/clinician relationship as it pertains to compliance and motivation. rjbaires@gmail.com

Cropped Shaneice CrissDr. Shaniece Criss is an Assistant Professor of Health Science at Furman University and an experienced researcher and evaluator. Her research focuses on promoting health equity through health communication and policy. She partners with Furman’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health (IACH) as an academic lead. Dr. Criss is the Communication Evaluator for LiveWell Greenville and serves on the At Worship Workgroup. As a Greenville native, she is committed to community involvement in the health, business, and political sectors. The Greenville County Council appointed Dr. Criss as a Human Relations Commissioner, and she is passionate about ensuring that Greenville residents have a healthy environment.