Fitness & Wellness Staff

Get to know Seabury’s Fitness and Wellness Staff



Matt McGowan
Director of Fitness and Wellness 

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, AFAA Primary Group Exercise, American Heart Association—First Aid, CPR/AED, AAAI Phase 1 Aquatics instructor, and Certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor

Doing something is always better than doing nothing and the only things you can’t do are the things you never try!


Kirsten Benson 
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

AFAA-certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor
NASM-certified Personal Fitness Trainer
ACE Senior Fitness Specialist
TCA Tai Chi for Arthritis; certified instructor
Reiki Master

Being healthy is not just being able to run 3 miles or lift 10 lbs. Truly being healthy involves looking at the big picture, and practicing a healthy well rounded lifestyle.


Janice Flanigan
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Post University, Waterbury

AFAA Group Exercise, ACE Personal Training, Physical Mind Institute Pilates, Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours), CPR- and AED-Certified.

I believe we can continue to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually all of our lives. Being physically active is essential to how we can continue to grow and achieve higher health status. We will always have options in how we can better ourselves. Try something new, be versatile, be happy and most importantly, smile and laugh a lot!


Teresa Martin Dotson, MS, RD, CD-N
Registered Dietician
Certified Dietician Nutritionist (CT)
Member; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Education & Training:
University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford)

Community Involvement:
Farmington Valley Health District — Community Health Assessment Advisory Board, Foodshare’s Farmington Valley Hunger Action Team, League of Women Voters of Canton


Susan Green, RDN, CD-N
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Certified Dietician Nutritionist (CT)
Over 35 years experience in dietetics and food service

Education & Training:
University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Yale New Haven Hospital

Special Interests:
Yoga, Vegetarian Nutrition, Small Breed Dog Rescue