Health & Human Sciences


Sullivan County Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences programming provides education to people of all ages. The community is our classroom — where we bring university information to the local level and help people strengthen families, spend smart, eat right, and live well. Check back here regularly for scheduled programs.  See our Facebook page for additional information: Purdue Extension- Sullivan County. 

Contact Us

Purdue Extension - Sullivan County
1361 E Co. Rd. 75 N
Sullivan, Indiana
(812) 268 - 4332


Cheryl Casselman

Cheryl Casselman

HHS  and 4-H Youth Development Educator
County Extension Director
(812) 268 - 4332


Cheryl Casselman is the Sullivan County Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator. Cheryl grew up in Camby, Indiana and graduated from Decatur Central High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Communications from Indiana State University and a Master's of Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She moved to Sullivan, Indiana in 1994 to be a newspaper reporter/photographer at the Sullivan Daily Times. For about three years, Cheryl enjoyed having a front row seat to government, events and the people of Sullivan County. She is a National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) certified group fitness instructor, and is CPR certified. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid USA through the National Council For Behavioral Health to provide people experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders, and has completed QPR Gatekeeper training. Cheryl is passionate about helping people find new inspiration to live healthy, including eating well, moving more and budgeting.

Contact Cheryl at or 812-268-4332 to discuss program options and speaking opportunities in Sullivan County.

HHS Programs Offered

Cooking Under Pressure
Air Fryer 101:  Cooking Secrets Revealed
Food Budgeting and Meal Planning
Food Labeling:  What's in there, anyway?
Food Allergies 101
Sugary Drinks
Healthy Snacks

Be Heart Smart
I Am Moving I Am Learning
Get WalkIN'
Matter of Balance
Dining with Diabetes 
Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
Sleep On It:  Why Sleep Matters
Understanding the Opioid Crisis