Meet the Staff

Stella Orechia

Interim Health and Physical Education Program Chair, Faculty


Stella Orechia has been teaching in the Health/Physical Education Department since 1997. Her favorite topics are workplace safety, sport psychology, global health and outdoor fitness training.  She is an active instructor for the American Heart Association, providing CPR/AED and First Aid certification to students in HSEWI.  In 2013, she completed a 2000 mile, Riding for Refugees sabbatical …more about Stella Orechia

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Amy Swanson

Interim Program Chair, Health & Wellness


Professor Amy Swanson, MPH, is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness. She is a full-time, Associate Professor at Bellevue College.  Post-undergrad she spent 7 years managing onsite health and wellness programs for various Seattle area corporations. This included creating health promotion programs that addressed heart health education, …more about Amy Swanson

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Jessica Berry, MBA

Program Manager


Jessica joined Bellevue College in 2016 as a member of the Program Manager team in the Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness Institute (HSEWI). Jessica completed her MBA with a concentration in finance from Marylhurst University and her undergraduate degree in Business, Leadership & Management at Trinity Lutheran College. Prior to working at Bellevue College, Jessica worked …more about Jessica Berry, MBA

Mark Yoshino

Health & Physical Education Full-Time Faculty

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Rachel Lowe

Health and Physical Education Faculty

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Peter Prescott

Health and Physical Education Faculty, Fitness Center Director, Wellness Center Director


Peter Prescott has been teaching Physical Education, Wilderness Skills and Allied Health classes at Bellevue College for over twelve y15 years.  During this time he has been the program manager and guide for all Wilderness Skills Adventures and seemingly countless Wellness Center adventures.  Peter received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, and his …more about Peter Prescott

Ray Butler

Health and Physical Education Program Chair, Wellness Center Director

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Dr. Rachel Rosenthal

Program Chair & Full-time Professor, Health & Wellness


Dr. Rachel Rosenthal is the Program Chair for the Health Promotion & Management BAS program and a full-time faculty member at Bellevue College. Dr. Rosenthal specializes in human factors within health promotion and technology along with access, quality, and usability issues in both healthcare and technological systems. She has conducted numerous studies examining how design, …more about Dr. Rachel Rosenthal

Last Updated April 5, 2019