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UHCS Staff

Administration

Christine Civiletto, PhD

Assistant Vice Chancellor – Wellness

Mental Health Clinician

c.civiletto@northeastern.edu

Dr. Civiletto (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2006. She has a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. She earned a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. Chrissy worked as a therapist and Coordinator of Sexual Assault Services at UHCS for eleven years before stepping into an administrative role as the Director of Clinical Operations and Student Success in 2017 and the Interim Executive Director of UHCS in April, 2020. Her clinical and administrative framework is grounded in feminist theory. Outside of work, Chrissy enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music (especially live music!), baking, and reading fiction.

Laura Begor, MD

Physician

Interim Medical Director

l.begor@northeastern.edu

Dr. Begor (she/her/hers) joined the medical team at Northeastern UHCS in 2020. She obtained her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed Pediatric Residency and a Chief Resident year at Tufts Medical Center. Her clinical interests include women’s health and preventive medicine. Outside of work she enjoys skiing and hiking.

Tracy Davis, MLS

Patient Associate and Medical Records Supervisor

Tracy Davis (she/her/hers) joined Northeastern in November 1992.  She earned a master’s degree in Health Law from Northeastern. Tracy has experience in working in urgent care and trauma centers.  Her interests include medical record management, patient confidentiality, data protection and documentation, and immunization compliance management.   When not at work, Tracy likes traveling, jigsaw puzzles, and taking long walks. 

Kelly A. Moran, MA, LMHC

Director, Coordinated Care and Health Promotions

k.moran@northeastern.edu

Kelly Moran (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2014 as the assistant director of behavioral health. In 2016 she moved into her current role, overseeing medical leave, referrals, health education and community collaboration and marketing. She earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2004 from Lesley University and has worked in psychiatric emergency services, community outpatient mental health and served as a college counseling center director. Her clinical and professional framework is based in feminist theory and her interests include emergency response and trauma. Outside of work Kelly enjoys having dance parties with her daughter, exploring new places and listening to audiobooks.  

Danette Mucaria, LICSW

Associate Director of Mental Health

Danette (she/her) joined UHCS as the Associate Director of Mental Health in January of 2022. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a major in Psychology and a minor in Classics and earned her Masters in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. Danette’s clinical foundation is rooted in psychodynamic, and systems theories and uses an integrative and holistic approach to care with various treatment modalities. Her extensive mental health clinical experience expands 25 years, which includes treating individuals across the lifespan, and she has worked in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health agencies, and inpatient psychiatric care in cities including Los Angeles, CA, Holyoke, MA, Boston, MA and Worcester, MA. Her clinical work has focused on treating anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, ADHD, Trauma and Mood Disorders with marginalized populations. She enjoys working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team approach and making community connections to improve accessibility for mental health care. She has preserved her passion in this field through her own self-care in spending time with her family and friends, exploring tasty places to eat, moderately working out, doing Yoga, listening to music, and every so often enjoys a good Netflix binge. She is bilingual, Spanish speaking and is 1st generation Guatemalan American.

Care Coordinator

Marissa Menegoni

Marissa Menegoni (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in the fall of 2010 as a patient associate and records assistant.  In April 2022 she joined the care coordination team working on medical leave of absence, re-entry and referrals. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Management here at Northeastern in May 2022.  When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cooking.

Medical Administrative Assistants

Nanci Booker Ellis

Nanci Booker Ellis (she/her/hers) joined University Health and Counseling Services in 2007. Prior to coming to Northeastern, Nanci worked at Boston Medical Center (BMC) on various units for over ten years. During her time at BMC, Nanci helped open the first AIDS clinic in the city. Nanci has worked in the medical field for over 40 years in primary care, women’s health, Harvard Vanguard, and community health centers. Born and raised in Boston, Nanci has 5 children and 10 grandchildren. She loves fashion, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Nicole Collins

Melinda Goudreau

Hong Guan

Shane’e Reed

Shane’e Reed (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2009. Prior to UHCS, Shane’e worked in customer service in a managerial role. Shane’e has a particular interest and skill in administering immunizations. Born and raised in Boston, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and their cats when not at work.

Victoria Richards

Johanna Rodriguez

Johanna Rodriguez joined the Northeastern University community in January 2011 as a Phlebotomist Technician. In 2014, she took the role as a Medical Assistant. She has twenty years of experience working in the medical field. She also speaks two languages fluently, English and Spanish. When not at work Johanna enjoys family time and taking walks with her puppy. 

Medical

Carissa Arens, FNP

Bio coming soon!

Gian Corrado, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Corrado (he/him/his) joined Northeastern University in 2006 as the head team physician. Dr. Corrado oversees the Sports Performance Department and is an integral part of the athletes’ development at Northeastern. He is also the Associate Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Corrado serves as the Interim Medical Director of Northeastern University’s Physician Assistant Program, in the Bouve College of Health Sciences. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine and is also interested in concussion and cardiac screening. Dr. Corrado has an academic appointment as an assistant professor in sports medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Corrado is a graduate from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and served his residency at the University of Chicago. In 2004, he moved to Boston and completed his fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston in the Division of Sports Medicine, where he received extensive training in sports-related injuries.

Christina Crespi, FNP, MSNP

Nurse Practitioner

Christina Crespi (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2021 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and her Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University in 2020. Prior becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Christina worked as an ICU nurse in hospitals throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and California. She also worked in pediatric homecare and adult transitional care. Her clinical interests include education, women’s health, cardiology, mental health, and oncology. She is an avid volunteer and guest speaker in the young adult cancer community and mentors young adults with cancer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Outside of work, Christina enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

LaVerne Dickson, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

LaVerne Dickson (She/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2021 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally from the warm beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. She earned her Master’s in Nursing from UMass Boston but climbed the ladder of nursing by first becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse by joining the United States Army. Then going on to get her ADN from Roxbury Community College and Bachelors’ degree from Curry College. She has worked in a variety of settings to include prison, Community Health centers, and teaching at her old Alma Mater Roxbury community College. Her passion is Women’s Health, equity, and immigrant care. When not at UHCS LaVerne enjoys experimenting with new dishes, being a foodie, hiking, reading, spending time with her lovely daughters, husband, and friends.

Tara Doherty, DNP, FNP, MSN, RN-BSN

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Tara Doherty has over 24 years of experience as a nurse.  As a former Husky, she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Northeastern in 2019.   She has re-joined UHCS as of January of 2022 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Her experience and skills include the treatment of a wide range of emergency and routine health care needs of college aged students.  She graduated from Quincy College with her AND in 1998, then from Worcester State College with her BSN in 2011.  Tara worked for many years as a Registered Nurse in triage and evaluation for women in hospital units of antepartum, labor, delivery, postpartum, oncology and GYN. After graduation from the University of Saint Joseph in 2014 with her MSN she came to work at UHCS. Tara has also worked in the community as a FNP in urgent care. Tara returned to Northeastern in 2020 as the Senior Site Supervisor at Northeastern ’s two COVID-19 testing facilities.  Her clinical interests include college health, health promotion and prevention, precepting nursing students, wellness and psychiatric mental health. Tara is currently enrolled in Northeastern’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, with an anticipated graduation in Spring of 2023. When not working, Tara enjoys her four children, spending time in nature and traveling.

Marie-Lourdes Francoeur, MD

Physician

Dr. Francoeur (she/her/hers) is a board-certified family physician. She joined UHCS in 2019 after years of practice in community health setting. She attended Université Libre de Bruxelles and Institut de Médecine Tropicale in Belgium. Over the past ten years Dr Francoeur has participated in several medical missions providing medical care to rural communities in her native Haiti. She enjoys gardening, in the Great Blue Hill and listening to classical music, her daughter’s violin performances bringing her great joy from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Sibelius violin concerto. Dr. Francoeur speaks French and Haitian Kréyol.

Lisa Grabscheid, MSN, APRN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Grabscheid (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2018.  She earned her BSN from Endicott College and her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Boston College.  Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Lisa was an emergency medicine registered nurse working in emergency departments and trauma centers in CT and MA for 9 years.  Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her young daughter and husband, playing with her fur babies, and exploring the outdoors.

Laurette E. Mangan, FNP-C FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Laurette Mangan (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2021 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Salve Regina University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College. She has worked in a variety of settings including Orthopedics, Med-Surg, Postpartum, Urgent Care and Community Health. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, running, and being outdoors. 

Shashi Narayan Uhlmann, DNP, APRN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Narayan Uhlmann (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2018 as a family nurse practitioner.  She earned her Doctor in Nursing Practice from the University of Washington, Seattle.  She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions and Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in Women’s Studies and Community Health.  Shashi has previously worked in a variety of settings including primary care, geriatric medicine, rural health centers and American Indian clinics.  Her clinical interests are to provide holistic care addressing the whole person – including medical pathophysiology, mental, social, environmental, and cultural concerns.  She encourages western medical practices and incorporates lifestyle management, preventive screening, eastern practice of mindfulness, medication, yoga.  Shashi also enjoys working with the young adult population in reproductive/women’s health.  When not at UHCS, Shashi enjoys nature hikes, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Mindy Nguyen, MD

Bio coming soon!

Caroline O’Brien, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Caroline O’Brien (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2019 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Caroline has a Master of Science in Nursing from Regis College and a Master of Science in Administrative Studies from Boston College. Prior to joining Northeastern, Caroline worked in Labor and Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical settings have included primary care, pediatric gastroenterology, and orthopedics. Caroline’s clinical interests include women’s health, reproductive health, and wellness/nutrition. When not at UHCS, Caroline enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  

Thomas Winters, MD, FACOEM, FACPM

Medical Consultant

Dr. Winters is a physician with over 40 years of experience and an entrepreneurial spirit, He co-founded Operational and Environmental Health Network OEHN in 2004. Dr Winters received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He holds dual certifications as a medical review officer and independent medical examiner. In addition to his role as President and Chief Medical Officer of OEHN, he provides UHCS clinical oversight and consultation. Dr. Winters is a Visiting Scientist and Lecturer at Harvard School of Public Health.

Mental Health

Shaneese Byrd, LMHC
Counselor/Psychotherapist

Shaneese Byrd (she, her, hers) is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has over 15 years of experience providing therapeutic services and case management to children, adolescents, and adults who seek help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, adjustment, along with other mental health needs. She is a great motivator and listener. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fisk University, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies at Regent University. Shaneese implements a client centered/strength-based approach because she believes that clients know themselves best. Her hope is to assist the client in their process of self-discovery and help them obtain the tools to help manage life’s obstacles. Other modalities she utilizes includes CBT, DBT, solution focused therapy, art therapy, journaling, and mindfulness to best meet client’s needs. Shaneese is welcoming and makes it a priority to meet clients at any level in life. Her goal is to create a place where clients reconnect with their authentic self. Her favorite quote used when engaging with clients is, “Have you met yourself, lately”? In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two children, traveling, trying out new foods and engaging in new adventures with family and friends.

Annie Crossman, LMHC

Counselor/Psychotherapist

Annie (they/them) is a licensed mental health counselor that joined UHCS in September 2022.  Annie completed their bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies with minors in Queer Studies and Deaf & Hard of Hearing Studies at the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH, Annie worked as an advocate/crisis counselor for students who were survivors of domestic/sexual violence and conducted a psychological research study to explore what helps facilitate healing for survivors of intimate partner violence who identify as LGBTQ+. While completing their master of arts degree in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine at Boston University’s School of Medicine, they worked as a resident assistant at one of BU’s freshmen dorms and a therapist at Wheelock College’s counseling center. Since then, Annie has worked as a therapist at a partial day/intensive outpatient treatment program for eating disorders, assistant director of wellness education at Suffolk University, and an outpatient therapist working primarily with those who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or experience poverty at Fenway Health. Their clinical specialties include gender/sexual identity, eating disorders/body image, trauma, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), feminist theory, and working with those of an identity that experiences marginalization. Annie identifies as non-binary, queer, white, and spiritual, with a background in being born in America, raised as Italian-American, growing up in poverty, experiences of dis/ability, and as a first generation college student. Their hobbies include traveling with friends, playing the ukulele, singing, playing video games, and trying out wellness activities (like acupuncture and Reiki!).

Sarah Choffnes, MA, MSW, LICSW

Social Worker / Psychotherapist

Sarah (she/her/hers) obtained her MSW at Boston University School of Social Work, MA in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry, psychology research, and college counseling. Sarah’s clinical work derives from a variety of treatment modalities, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her clinical interests include LGBTQA+ affirmative therapy, relational difficulties, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and disordered eating among others. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and singing.

Victoria Hogan, M.A., Ed.M.

Triage Clinician

Victoria Hogan (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in September 2021 as a behavioral health triage clinician. She graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2021 where she earned a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling and a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling. During her graduate studies, she interned at Macaulay Honors College in their Mental Health and Wellness Center as a mental health counselor where she provided individual and group counseling to students. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a clinical research assistant and worked with young adults experiencing serious mental illness, anxiety, OCD, depression, and trauma. She has worked in a variety of settings including community-based clinics, hospitals and research clinics. Victoria believes in working collaboratively with clients to create a safe, welcoming and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment that is person-centered and emotionally focused. Outside of work, Victoria enjoys photography, true crime podcasts and spending time with her new rescue puppy.  

Laura Huebner, LMHC

Counselor / Psychotherapist

Laura Huebner, LMHC, (she/her/hers) joined UHCS October 2019. She holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy, with a concentration in Art Therapy, from Lesley University. In her undergraduate studies at Carleton College, MN Laura focused anthropology and sociology, specifically Sri Lankan housemaids in the Middle East. Laura is passionate about working with students and has been in college counseling since 2017. Prior to college counseling, she worked in emergency psychological services for 5 years and was part of a critical incident response team in Massachusetts for 6 years. She is certified in CBT, Yoga Therapy, and is currently working on a certifications in Narrative Therapy and Koru Meditation. Her areas of interest include depression/anxiety disorders, grief, developmental and acute trauma and stress management. Laura’s clinical approach is person-centered and eclectic. She tends to most often incorporate a combination of bio-feedback/polyvagal theory, Narrative Therapy, CBT, EFT, expressive arts approaches and mindfulness practices. In her free time, Laura enjoys swimming with a masters swim team in Boston and tries to be outdoors as much as possible. She especially loves the cold and is part of a polar-bear swim group and winter hiking club. In college she was part of a synchronized swim team.

Yusra Hussain, LICSW

Social Worker / Psychotherapist

Yusra Hussain (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2021 as a Counselor/Psychotherapist. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Salem State’s 1st Saturday Cohort Program while running a teen parenting shelter and interning at the Boston VA’s HIV/Oncology Clinic. In addition, Yusra has a trauma-focused background working with veterans experiencing homelessness as well as children/youth who’ve experienced displacement in foster care.  Other areas of clinical passion for Yusra include offering support to survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence, participating in social justice & advocacy in response to racial injustice in our world today, and helping immigrants adjust to being a part of the U.S. while maintaining their own unique cultural identities & values. Reducing isolation for marginalized population is one of the reasons Yusra became a social worker in the first place, and she feels that it is important for all the clients she serves to know that they are not alone, no matter what it is that they may be going through. When not fulfilling this purpose, Yusra can usually be found with her rescue-dog, Lana Banana, in one hand and a taco in the other, as she loves finding the best hidden Mexican spots in and around the city of Boston. Originally from Pakistan, Yusra speaks Urdu/Hindi.

Matthew Lally, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Lally (he/him/his) graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He completed his residency in General Psychiatry and Neurology and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Arizona.  He achieved board-certification in Addiction Medicine. He has served as a Medical Director at a dual diagnosis treatment program in Arizona and as Medical Director of a substance use treatment program for veterans. He has served as clinical instructor for the University of Arizona and for Harvard Medical School.

Nancy Nguyen, MSW

Triage Clinician

Nancy Nguyen (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in September 2021 as a behavioral health triage clinician. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Florida. While completing her master’s degree, she interned at Rollins College where she facilitated substance use assessments and provided counseling to students. Her interest in child welfare led her to assisting with research to strengthen the Florida child welfare system and improve outcomes for children in foster care. As a social worker, Nancy is passionate about addressing the social injustices experienced by disadvantaged populations. She is particularly interested in reducing the stigma of mental illness and treatment that exists within minority communities. She is partial to a psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approach with a strong emphasis on multiculturalism and collaboration when working with clients. She hopes to work towards incorporating art therapy and play therapy into her practice. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys trying new foods, going to concerts, making greeting cards, and spending time with her family in Florida.

Kelly Saramago LMHC, C-DBT

Counselor / Psychotherapist

Kelly Saramago (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2021 as one of the counselors who provides support to students through case management, treatment/community collaboration, and therapy. She earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling (addiction and holistic concentrations) from Cambridge College in 2018 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Art Therapy from Lesley University in 2014. In addition to obtaining her LMHC, she has also recently become DBT certified (C-DBT). Kelly has experience working with children, teens, and adults and has worked within several different levels of care varying from detox and residential to outpatient treatment. Kelly approaches treatment through a person-centered, holistic, and trauma-informed lens in addition to placing a strong focus on continued cultural humility and considering the significance of one’s own individual experience. She often incorporates motivational interviewing, DBT, CBT, art therapy, and mindfulness as some of the many therapeutic modalities in her work with individuals. Outside of work Kelly has a great love for traveling, cooking, enjoying time outdoors, and spending time with her playful, rescue dog.

Kirsten Shih, LMHC, MT-BC

Bio coming soon!

Graham Smyth, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Graham (he/him/his) is an ANCC board certified Nurse Practitioner, and he joined UHCS in July 2021. He graduated with his master’s degree in nursing from Boston College. Graham’s first career was spent in basic science research, and he decided to transition to nursing because he wanted to help people more directly. His interest in mental health and psychiatry began when he took a job as a mental health worker on an inpatient unit at McLean Hospital. He then decided to pursue advanced practice nursing and continued to work at McLean as an RN while completing his masters. Graham is focused on seeing each patient as a unique person from a holistic perspective, as well decreasing stigma around mental health and addiction. In his spare time Graham enjoys rock climbing and hiking with friends.

Chia Hsuan Wu, LMHC

Counselor / Psychotherapist

Chia Hsuan Wu (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has been working in the field of mental health after receiving her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in 2001. As an alumni, Chia Hsuan rejoined NU community in 2018 and began working as a psychotherapist at UHCS. Chia Hsuan is originally from Taiwan and speaks both Mandarin and English fluently. Chia Hsuan has strong beliefs in everyone’s inner goodness, strengths, and resilience. She devotes herself in connecting to students with respect, trust and authenticity to create positive outcomes.

Nutrition

Christine McCarthy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Christine McCarthy Clark (she/her/hers) joined UHCS in 2012 as a registered dietitian (RD). She became a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) in 2017. She is in the process of becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Christine also works for Northeastern dining services and the College of Professional Studies as an instructor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State College and her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Delaware. Christine worked at Children’s Hospital in Boston for many years as a clinical, outpatient, and research dietitian. Her professional work is based on the Intuitive Eating framework and meeting people where they are and helping them foster a healthy relationship with food, body, and movement/exercise. Outside of work, Christine enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys Pilates, going for runs and walks, and spending time baking; chocolate chip cookies are her favorite.

Patient Assistance & Records Associates

Auriel Dorsainvil

Auriel Dorsainvil (she/her/hers) began at UHCS in March 2021 as a temporary role as a Patient Associate and became a permanent staff member in August 2021. Auriel has worked in both customer service and front desk office. When not at work, Auriel loves spending time with friends and family, as well as trying new restaurants in the Boston area. Auriel started my undergraduate degree in business marketing at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is looking forward to finishing her degree here at Northeastern. 

Mervin Morrison

Tamika Officer

Susan Woods Rosado

Susan Woods Rosado joined UHCS in 2007.

Staff Nurse

Cullen Rounseville, RN, BSN

Staff Nurse

Cullen Rounseville (he/him/his) joined UHCS in 2019 as a staff nurse. He holds a bachelor’s of science from the University of Massachusetts. Cullen has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, homecare, traveler’s health and primary care, he specializes in immunizations and both in person and telephone triage. When not at UHCS, Cullen enjoys travel, spending time with friends and family, playing sports including basketball and billiards and attending sporting games, and concerts.