Health and Wellness

Comprehensive health approach

  • Health center on site in the dormitory staffed with a full-time RN
  • Athletic training office on campus with a full-time certified and licensed Athletic Trainer
  • CPR/First Aid and suicide prevention trained staff, teachers and coaches 
  • Onsite mental health counseling available
Providing services at school helps to decrease lost time from school and lower parent’s cost for travel.


The AHCT also maintains a list of resources for mental health services and completes training in suicide prevention. Our relationship with Maine Health Evergreen Behavioral Services provides emergency mental health services, substance use treatment and outpatient counseling.

Athletic Health Care Team

At CVA, we value a holistic approach to health and wellness.  This is why we have established an Athletic Health Care Team (AHCT) that aligns to the recommendations from the National Athletic Trainer's Association. Our team is comprised of physicians, a nurse, an athletic trainer, a massage therapist, and a mental health counselor that consult, as a team, with administrators, coaches, parents, and athletes to provide the best care for our students.
    • More About Tristy Wolfe, ATC LAT CA - ATHLETIC TRAINER

      Tristy earned her Bachelor's degree from Plymouth State University in Athletic Training and Fitness and Rehabilitation with a minor in Health. She holds a Master's degree in Holistic Health Studies from Georgian Court University and has several years of teaching experience. She is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer with more than 22 years of experience including being a Head Athletic Trainer at a NCAA Division II University and starting at CVA in 2013. She is an American Red Cross instructor and a NAMI(National Alliance on Mental Illness) gatekeeper and gatekeeper trainer. Tristy lives on campus with her husband and two children and enjoys outdoor activities and family time.

    • More about Amy Martin, School Nurse

      Amy has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professionals in 2009, joining Carrabassett Valley Academy’s Health and Wellness team as the school nurse in 2016. Before coming to CVA, Amy worked as a nurse at Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) in the Day Surgery unit for seven years, and she continues to work per diem at FMH during school vacations. Amy is Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified and a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) trained gatekeeper. Amy lives in Freeman Township with her husband Tim. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with Tim, daughter Makayla, and son Michael ’18 and going camping.

Health Partners - Supporting CVA Student-Athletes

    • School and Team Physician- Tom Pulling, MD

      The school physician is responsible for overseeing the nurse’s standing orders to ensure proper policies and procedures are in place to care for the students. Dr. Pulling, a specialist in orthopedics and sports medicine, also serves as the team physician and signs the standing orders for the athletic trainer to work under his direction. He oversees policies and procedures related to athletic injury to ensure proper care. He is the point person for referral of injury when necessary and oversees all cases related to concussion as a physician trained in concussion management. He is in constant communication with the Athletic Trainer and holds office hours in Farmington and Livermore Falls.

    • Team Massage Therapist- Liz Stefany B.A., L.M.T.

      Massage therapy has been shown to place an integral role in facilitating faster recovery from injury by mobilizing tissue, increasing blood flow, decreasing swelling, decreasing adhesions, increasing range of motion and decreasing pain. Massage therapy is usually offered once a week on an as needed for injury first-come first-serve basis. This service is paid for by the parent online at for $35 per half an hour.

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