About Our Health And Wellness Center

A. L. Wellness Garden is a not-for-profit health and wellness center with modest beginnings, inspired by two educators with a compassionate heart for those struggling with loss. Our Mission is to support social & emotional well-being through literature, creative arts, and health information management.



Marilyn Brissett

Marilyn Brissett is an academic librarian and published researcher known for contributing to consumer health information management and the well-being of the community. “Health Information for Wellness” resources come from vetted sources, unbiased and up-to-date.


Christine A. Garrett Davis

Christine A. Garrett Davis is a certified librarian with the Virgin Islands Department of Education.

The research, titled, ‘Why Bibliotherapy?’ A Content Analysis of its Uses, Impediments and Potential Applications for School Libraries analyzed how literature is used to help readers suffering from loss develop coping skills.


Published in the QQML Journal Special Issue: School Library Research and Education Resource in 2017.


Ardrina Scott Elliott

Ardrina Scott Elliott is a dedicated executive who has an impressive 30+ years of leadership background in higher and K12 education and an exceptional understanding of cross-functionality, fiscal responsibility, and institutional integrity.

Her areas of expertise include Program and Project Management, Staff, Leadership & Team Development, Event Management, Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Identification & Administration of Grant Funding, Budget Development and Monitoring, Building Organizational Structures, Federal Title III & Title IV programs, Student Support Services, Public Speaking, Development Services, Gift Administration, and teaching. She has served on the board of several non-profit organizations and is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
A resident of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Ardrina and her spouse, Alrick, have three children and five grandchildren.

A resident of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Ardrina and her spouse, Alrick, have three children and five grandchildren.


Bodicea Gordon

She was retired after a thirty-year career with the Virgin Islands Department of Education as a technical education instructor. Has two degrees. Bodicea Gordan, a native St Johnian, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University and Master of Arts from the University of the Virgin Islands. Currently provides financial services to local entrepreneurs.


Carla Blyden Burgessinc



Health Information for Wellness

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