PARAMUS, N.J. – A panel of local industry professionals will discuss health and well-being at the upcoming Bergen Community College program “Pathways to Wellness: Destination Health.” Hosted in the Technology Education Center in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center (TEC 128) at the main campus in Paramus, the free and open-to-the-public program takes place Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.

With discussions led by Celina Gray, acting executive director of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the health awareness program brings together local health professionals, organizations and advocates including healthcare providers and educators and staff and students from the College.

Attendees will learn about the importance of a balanced mental and physical health approach in achieving optimal wellness from panelists Joel B. Ingersoll, clinical psychologist; Gregory Chertok, sport psychology consultant; Marla Klein, nutritionist from the Bergen County Department of Health Services; Sue Heguy from Care Plus NJ; and Bergen graduate Victoria Givens-McMillan, retired Marine and veterans advocate.

To register, please contact Cathy Fong at or Kathy Pignatelli at

Bergen Community College ( based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

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