SHS Staff

SHS Staff

SHS Staff

Meet the friendly faces of the Student Health Services Staff! We are here to help you be well, stay well, and learn healthy habits. 


Scott Woodside 

 SCOTT WOODSIDE, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N. | Assistant Vice President for Community Health and Well-being
Scott is the Director for Student Health Services at Rowan University. He is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelors in Nursing and completed his Masters in Business Administration and Nursing from LaSalle University. Scott has experience in cardiovascular health, critical care, emergency preparedness and most recently in public health, where he served as the Director of Nursing for the Gloucester County Department of Health, Senior and Disability Services.

 Marta Diaz-Pupek MARTA DIAZ-PUPEK, D.O., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.O.P. | Managing Physician
Dr. Diaz received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Rowan University, Dr. Diaz was employed at Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware where she worked as a primary care physician for just over 12 years and an urgent care physician for just over 10 years. Dr. Diaz enjoys teaching her patients about preventive medicine: how to stay healthy (wellbeing) and safety. She also enjoys volunteering and was on the Board of Directors for Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc for 18 years. She is currently a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald’s House-DE, and she is currently President of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) and has been involved with this organization in different committees providing advocacy for children, adolescents and young adults. She has been involved with continuing medical education (CME) for healthcare providers for many years as both Program Director and as a presenter at national conferences.

Ann Grasso ANN GRASSO, B.S.N., R.N. | Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse
Ann Grasso graduated from Gloucester County Community College School of Nursing in 2006. She worked in the Rehab Unit at Lady of Lourdes Medical Center for 3 years as well as private duty nursing. Ann came to Rowan in 2009 and recently completed a sign language course at Gloucester County Community College. In her spare time Ann enjoys yoga and other fitness activities.

 Kathleen Dolan KATHY DOLAN, M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C. | Nurse Practitioner
Kathleen Dolan joined the Student Health Service staff in 2015. Kathleen has a background in Orthopedics/Trauma, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Emergency Department, Pain Management and Telemedicine. Past employers include Hahnemann, Thomas Jefferson, Lankenau and Kennedy Health Systems. In addition to inpatient, outpatient and ED experience, Kathleen is experienced in home care and hospice. Kathleen received B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees from Drexel University and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Kathleen served on a medical mission to Haiti in 2013. Kathleen enjoys educating students on health and wellness and spending time with family and friends antiquing, enjoying the creative arts and sports.

Charmaine Thomas CHARMAINE THOMAS, M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C.  | Nurse Practitioner
Charmaine Thomas joined the Student Health Service staff in 2018. Charmaine has a background in Emergency Medicine (Adult and Pediatric), Cardiac Medicine, Intensive Care, as well as Adult and Pediatric Primary Care. Past employers include Shore Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and CAMcare Health Corporation. Charmaine received her B.S.N. from the University of Delaware and M.S.N. in Family Medicine from Stockton University. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Charmaine focuses her care on teaching individuals about their conditions as well as wellbeing. In her spare time she enjoys participating in dance classes and spending time with family and friends.

Robin VarelaROBIN VARELA, M.S.N., P.N.P.-B.C.  | Nurse Practitioner
Robin Varela joined the Student Health Service staff in 2022. Prior to joining Rowan, Robin spent 10 years practicing pediatric primary care in Woodbury, New Jersey where she particularly enjoyed working with adolescent and young adult patients. Additionally Robin spent 5 years teaching graduate level nursing students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Robin received her B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Robin enjoys educating patients on optimizing their physical and emotional health. In her free time, Robin loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling to her hometown of New York City , enjoying the restaurant scene in Philadelphia and strengthening her spinning/indoor cycling skills. 

Michele nurse MICHELE ALBRECHT, B.S.N., R.N.  | Registered Nurse
Michele Albrecht joined the Student Health Service staff in 2022. She graduated from Rowan College at Burlington County School of Nursing in 2021 and received her B.S.N from Rowan University in May of 2022. Prior to joining Rowan, Michele spent 24 years as a Cosmetologist, catering to clients of all ages. In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends.

Nurse MelissaMELISSA SHOCKEY, B.S.N., R.N. | Registered Nurse
Melissa joined the Wellness center in August 2021 as a full time staff nurse. Melissa received her B.S.N. from the University of Pittsburgh. She has a background in Transplant, Trauma, Surgery, Home Care, School Nursing, and Research. Past employers include The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Tulane University and Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, Bayada Home Health Care, Gloucester County Special Services School District and Harrison Township School District. Melissa enjoys teaching the students at Rowan about health and wellness. Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, a day at the shore, walking her dog, reading, gardening, cooking, sports and musical theater.

Part-Time Student Health Services Staff

RITA BOWEN, M.S.N., B.S.N. / Registered Nurse 

Judi Maleno JUDI MALENO| Certified Medical Assistant 
Judi is currently a certified medical assistant working in healthcare since receiving her Associates degree in Applied Science in 1986. She has been married to her husband Frank for 32 years. The have three awesome sons- Nick, 29,  Alex, 26, and Roman, 20.  The beach and water are definitely her happy places, passing down her love of the island to her sons. Her family's beach house is always full and they have lots of great memories in our home away from home.

Sandi Spina Nurse SANDI SPINA, R.N. / Registered Nurse 
Sandi Spina joined the Wellness Center staff in 2022. She graduated from Gloucester County Community College in 1999 and started her Nursing career at TJUH-Center City, in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Most recently, and for the last 19 years, she has been a RN at Virtua Voorhees in Labor and Delivery; helping to deliver lots and lots of babies over the years! In her time off, Sandi enjoys time with her family and friends. She loves to vacation- especially at the beach. She is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan; and she LOVES Yoga!