HPCC students serve as ambassadors to the college and promote the college in and around campus. A significant role ambassadors play is to attend freshman and transfer student preview sessions to offer insight on student life and the College of Public Health and Health Professions
HPCC members offer tours of the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the surrounding Health Science Center Complex.
HPCC works with the undergraduate program directors to raise money for the undergraduate program’s annual fund-raising event. Each year, the event is held during the month of November and money raised directly benefits a local organization providing health services to the Gainesville community.
Lindsay Michaelson – Vice President
Lindsay Michaelson is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida from Boca Raton, FL. She is pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Disabilities in Society. In the future, she hopes to pursue a masters in speech-language pathology. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of the Health Professions College Council. Currently, Lindsay serves as the President of UF’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association chapter. During her time at UF, she has also served as President of Delta Phi Epsilon, Panhellenic Delegate of Delta Phi Epsilon, Partnerships Director of Florida Blue Key, Tallahassee Alumni Relations Director of Florida Blue Key, Sponsorships Captain for Dance Marathon at UF, Delegate Director of UF’s March of Dimes Collegiate Council, and Vice President of Service for the Junior Panhellenic Council. Lindsay is currently an undergraduate research assistant at the UF Speech Development Laboratory in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. In addition, she is a teaching assistant for two courses in the College of Education. This year, as Vice President, Lindsay hopes to connect with prospective students, current students, faculty, and alumni through community outreach both on and off campus to promote the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
Thu-Minh Nguyen – Secretary
Thu-Minh Nguyen is a fourth-year at the University of Florida from Orlando, Florida. She is pursuing a degree in Health Science and is on the pre-physician assistant track. Currently, Thu-Minh serves as the Secretary of the Health Professions College Council. She is also a medical assistant at a doctor’s office in her hometown. During her time at UF, she has volunteered at Shands Hospital in the NICU. This year, as Secretary, Thu-Minh hopes to help in representing the college of HPNP and connecting with the members of HPCC as well as those in the college.
Elle Chumlongluk – President
Elle Chumlongluk is a fourth – year at the University of Florida, from Jupiter, FL. She is pursuing a degree in Public Health and Political Science with a minor in Health Disparities in Society. Currently, she serves as the President of the Health Professions College Council. During her time at UF, Elle has also served as the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Hispanic Student Association, Cabinet Director of Community Involvement in the Executive Branch of Student Government, Associate General Chair of Community Events for Homecoming and Gator Growl, Chief of Staff of the One Health Student Association, Florida Blue Key, and Council member on the Diversity Caucus for the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Elle also volunteers at Shands Hospital in the pediatric oncology unit in the Footprint Buddy and Support Program. Elle is currently interning at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and wants to pursue a masters in public health. This year, as President, Elle looks forward to serving as a voice and advocate for the students of the College of Public Health and Health Professions and connecting incoming students to new opportunities.
Taylor Williams – Treasurer
Taylor Williams is a fourth year student at the University of Florida from Miami, FL. She is pursuing a degree in Health Science with a minor in Disabilities in Society. Wishing to pursue a career in occupational therapy. She currently serves as the treasurer of the Health Professions College Council. During her time at UF, Taylor has been a part of Alpha Epsilon Delta, Impact Autism, Student Occupational Therapy Association, and Camp Kesem. Taylor is currently shadowing an occupational therapist at Horses Helping People where they use the horses for animal assisted therapy. This year, as Treasurer, Taylor looks forward to growing the interest of joining the College of Public Health and Health Professions amongst prospective students.
Public Relations – Brittany Russell
Brittany Russell is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida from Orlando, FL. She is pursuing a degree in Health Science with the goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. Currently, she serves as the Public Relations Director of the Health Professions College Council. She is a member of UPTA, having served as a mentor. Brittany is a member of the Professional Service Organization (PSO) at UF and for the last three years she has been involved in different service and philanthropy opportunities like Project Downtown Gainesville and Relay for Life. She was also a L.E.A.P. mentee for two years. Brittany has volunteered and shadowed in different settings including Blake Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit where she was able to witness the importance of early physical therapy intervention in patients in the Burn and Critical Care units. She has also shadowed at Fundamental Therapy solutions and at the UCP school. Brittany is a volunteer at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit for Advent Health and at one of their outpatient therapy centers. This year, as the Public Relations Director, she hopes to highlight and promote the College of Public Health and Health Professions by creating a positive public image, serving as a means of communication, and providing information regarding what the college is about and what it has to offer.
Interested in Joining HPCC?
HPCC welcomes any undergraduate student within the College of Public Health and Health Professions to apply to become a member. The application opens twice a year – in the beginning of the Fall semester and again in the middle of the Spring semester.