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Charla Blumell
AOD/MH Awareness and Prevention Programs Coordinator

Charla Blumell, is a Connecticut born, North Carolina resident that lived in the eastern part of state until relocating to the Triangle in 2008. She is the Prevention Initiatives Coordinator, focused on primary and secondary program planning, utilizing a holistic lens, supporting educational initiatives designed to cultivate a healthy Carolina Community.  Charla’s role expands student knowledge and experiences in regards to the dimensions of wellness, attentive to inclusivity, addressing health equity, advocacy, and prevention efforts.  

Charla’s wellness experience includes over a decade of teaching at East Carolina University, within the College of Health and Human Performance, and working with Campus Wellness identifying alternative programming for the diverse population.  In addition to her ECU experience, she has been lecturer, and presenter for other local/regional colleges and universities, as well as the surrounding community, since 2001. Charla also has several publications in press, and is a certified health education specialist. In 2015, she completed her doctorate in Adult Education, with a concentration in health from North Carolina State University.

She is dedicated to the well-being of all people, but has a special interest in populations of color and the LGBTQIA community. Coupled with her passion for wellness, Charla enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, while spending time with her wife Amy.