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Wellness Staff

Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal

Director
plluking@central.uh.edu
713.743.5365

Patrick Lukingbeal

Patrick is a 7th generation Texan from Houston, and joined the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the Director of UH Wellness in June 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the College of Education, and currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Education in Counseling program.  He also received his Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – both from Texas A&M University. He is passionate about helping students be successful while in college and promoting healthy decisions around all dimensions of wellness.

He has several years of progressive experience in various higher education capacities, including wellness and wellbeing, residence life, conduct and student activities. Previous to UH, he has worked at Rice University, Georgetown University, and Texas A&M University. On a national level, he serves as the Educatonal Events Coordinator for the NASPA Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community, is a member of the conference planning team for the NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference, and has served as a past national co-chair of the NASPA Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community. He is also a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor through the National Council of Behavioral Health, and serves on the board of the Southeast Texas Chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling the world, gardening, listening to music, Crossfit, and finding excuses to explore the great state of Texas.​

Interested in connecting with Patrick about time management, self-care, stress management or conflict meditation?  Request a free consultation here!  


Reuben Parrish

Assistant Director for Health Education
rgparrish@uh.edu
713.743.5487

Reuben Parrish

Reuben graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BS in Health Science and a MPH in Public Health with an option in Health Promotion. He has worked at the University of Houston Wellness department for 7+ years. He is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College Health Association, Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. His interests are in general health education/promotion, men’s health, substance abuse, wellness and health coaching and worksite wellness. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified health and Wellness Coach. Reuben is passionate and committed to serve and assist the university in helping improve the lives of students, staff and faculty.

Favorite Quote “Knowing is half the battle” GI Joe

Interested in connecting with Reuben about general health and wellness topics, alcohol and drugs, or want to learn more about our nine dimensions of wellness? Request a free consultation here!  


Anneliese Bustillo

Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
abustillo@uh.edu

Anneliese Bustillo

Anneliese joined the UH Wellness team in July 2017. Most recently, Anneliese was the Assistant Director of Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) at Texas Tech University. She oversaw all sexual violence prevention and response efforts and served as the University’s support coordinator for survivors. In her role, Anneliese developed interactive programs on consent, healthy relationships, and self-empowerment, began the RISE Peer Educators program, and advocated for students who experienced any form of gender-based harassment. Prior to Texas Tech, Anneliese worked and completed her Master's at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Anneliese is an 8th generation Texan who loves playing pub trivia, doing the New York Times crossword puzzle, and re-reading Harry Potter.

Interested in connecting with Anneliese about bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, or general sexual health questions? Request a free consultation here!  


Sahara Armen

Student Worker

Sahara Armen

Sahara is a sophomore at the University of Houston and a legacy since both her parents attended here. She is a Kinesiology major planning to go to Med School/PT school after her Bachelor's. As a strong advocate for cancer prevention, she hopes to work on keeping the campus smoke free in more than just policy. In her free time she likes to listen to music and explore the city of Houston.


Kai Selin

Student Worker

Kai Selin

Kai is a Sophomore at the University of Houston currently studying Construction Management. He loves working with Wellness because he is able to have a positive impact on campus. Kai previously served in the U.S Army for 3 years and is now passionate about helping people dealing with depression and mental health issues.

In his free time he enjoys boxing, sleeping, and exploring new places to eat around Houston.


Alex Murillo

Student Worker

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Alex is a senior at the University of Houston majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. He enjoys working with Wellness because he understands the significance of depression and stress. Alex hopes to do social work in underdeveloped countries and promote environmental awareness

In his free time, he enjoys working out, dancing and watching movies.