Wellness Center Staff

Wellness Center Staff

Scott Woodside 

 SCOTT WOODSIDE, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N. | Director for the Wellness Center
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. 

Amy Hoch AMY HOCH, Psy.D. | Associate Director of the Wellness Center
Dr. Hoch received her Psy.D. from Pace University in New York City in 1997. Her professional interests include sexual violence, trauma, sexual health, relationships, and risky behaviors including self-injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, and suicide. Her theoretical orientation includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


Front Office Staff

Noelle Davis Noelle Davis | Office Manager   Nicole Gibbs Nicole Gibbs 
Lisa_Maitland Lisa Maitland   Cheryl Larson Cheryl Larson   Jason Osman Jason Osman
   Marlyn Wood Marylyn Wood  Sandra Woodell Sandra Woodell


Counseling and Psychological Services Staff

Ann Villinski 



 ANN VILLINSKI, Ph.D. | Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Dr. Villinski received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1990. Her professional interests include culturally sensitive and affirmative therapies, crisis intervention, clinical supervision, identity development and life transitions, gender identity and sexual orientation, suicidal depression recovery and trauma recovery. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused and Mindfulness.

Alyssa Kwon ALYSSA KWON, M.D. | Psychiatrist
Dr. Kwon received her M.D. from the Catholic University of Korea in 2001. Her professional areas of interest include child & adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, and psychopharmacology.

Gabe Aquino GABRIEL AQUINO, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.  |  Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Management Clinician
Mr. Aquino received his Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. His theoretical orientation is integrative, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  His clinical interests include treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.

Revae Burton REVAÉ BURTON, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.  |  Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Burton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master of Social Service degree from Bryn Mawr College in 2007. Her clinical interests are anxiety, grief/loss, life changes, and issues surround minority or underserved populations, in terms of race, gender, disabilities, and sexuality. Her theoretical orientation is strengths perspective and integrative, which include Cognitive Behaviroal Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy. 

Romana BresinROMANA BRESIN, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist | Coordinator for Gender and Sexual Diversities Services 
Dr. Bresin received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2013. Her areas of professional interest include individual and group therapy, eating disorders, substance use/abuse, the role of technology in stalking, gender identity, sexual orientation, and multicultural/diversity concerns. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, drawing largely from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Theory, and Family Systems.

Stacey Cahn STACEY CAHN, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist | Assistant Director of Integrated
Behavioral Health
Dr. Cahn received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her areas of clinical interest include eating, weight, and body image disorders as well as clinical training. Her theoretical orientation is broadly cognitive-behavioral.

Jack Cottom JACK COTTOM, M.A., L.P.C | Licensed Professional Counselor
Jack Cottom, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in NJ and PA. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia State University in 2009 and Master’s degree in Clinical & Counseling psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2012. His clinical area of interest includes working with minority and underrepresented populations to include ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual minorities, and first generation students with mental health concerns particularly around depression, anxiety, adjustment, and social connectedness. His theoretical orientation is eclectic to include cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Lindsay Johnson  LINDSAY JOHNSON,  M.S.Ed., L.P.C., L.C.A.D.C., A.C.S. | Outreach Coordinator Counselor
Ms. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University in 2011. Her professional interests include anxiety disorders, depression, perfectionism, acculturative stressors, social justice, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, and EMDR.

Andrea Leach ANDREA LEACH, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. | Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Management Clinician 
Ms. Leach received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. Her areas of professional interest include individual and group therapy, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and trauma. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Bob Logan BOB LOGAN, M.S., L.C.A.D.C., C.P.S. | Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
Mr. Logan received his M.S. in Human Services from Capella University in 2012. His professional interests include screening and assessment, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and substance use disorders in college settings. His theoretical orientation includes Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Colette McLean COLETTE MCLEAN, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. | Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Coordinator of Group Services
Ms. McLean received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University in 1998. She provides individual, group, and family therapy; along with training and consultation.  She often treats students going through recovery from trauma and abuse, life transitions, and struggling with anxiety and depression. Her theoretical approaches are behavioral, person-centered, and mindfulness-based. She has received extensive training and supervision in orientations such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectal Behavior Therapy, with an overall approach to treatment being built from the place of a strong therapeutic relationship.

Helen Polak HELEN POLAK, Psy.D. | Licensed Psychologist, Training Coordinator
Dr. Polak received her Psy.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her professional interests
include individual psychotherapy, structured groups, and workshops, training and supervision,
consultation, and working with students struggling with emotional disregulation, and major life
transitions. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.

Kha' Sadler KHA' SADLER, Psy.D. | Wellness Center DEI Coordinator, Mental Health Clinician
Dr. Kha Sadler received her Psy.D. from Immaculata University in 2014. Her professional interest includes racial and ethnic identity development, issues related to equity and inclusion, minority mental health, spirituality, first-generation and low-income student concerns, sexual trauma, dating relationship concerns, anxiety and depression. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes Psychodynamic, Multicultural Counseling, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.

Jillian Threadgill JILLIAN THREADGILL, Psy.D. | Coordinator of Clinical Services
Dr. Threadgill received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama in 2005 and her Psy.D. from Immaculata University in 2015. Her areas of professional interest include trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, psychological testing, working with veteran populations, and working with graduate student parents. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Lisa Twardzik LISA TWARDZIK, M.A., L.P.C. | Licensed Professional Counselor, Coordinator of Mental Health Services to the Academic Success Center
Ms. Twardzik is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling in Educational Settings and a certification in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University. Her professional interests include anxiety disorders, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and trauma. Her theoretical orientation is integrative and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR.

Melissa Young MELISSA YOUNG, L.C.S.W., C-TRCI, CYT | Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified in Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention, Certified Yoga Teacher, Crisis Management Clinician, Co-Coordinator of Stress Management and Response Team (SMART)
Mrs. Young received her Master of Social Work degree from the Widener University in 2011 and later became licensed to practice as a clinical social worker. Her areas of professional interest include treating trauma, anxiety/anxiety related to medical issues, mood disorders, grief/loss, and utilizing therapeutic yoga techniques to improve the mind/body connection. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Yoga and Motivational Interviewing.



Student Health Services Staff 

 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.

 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.

RITA BOWEN, M.S.N., B.S.N, Certified School Nurse | Registered Nurse

 Anne Domico ANNE DOMICO, B.S.N., R.N. | Registered Nurse
Anne Domico was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. She originally graduated from nursing school at Abilene Christian University in Texas. Anne has recently received her BSN from Rowan University. Anne has worked in a variety of nursing fields before coming to Rowan University in 2005, and she loves working with all the students here. Anne enjoys walking in the outdoors, hiking, and kayaking. She spends a lot of her spare time assisting in ministries at her church.

 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.

 Alicia Spataro ALICIA SPATARO, B.S.N., R.N. | Registered Nurse
Alicia Spataro is a full time Staff Nurse at Student Health Services with almost two decades of nursing experience. She came to the Wellness Center in January 2017 and took a full time position that August. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at the Helene Fuld School of Nursing in 2000 and graduated from Devry University’s Chamberlain College of Nursing with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. Alicia has previously worked as a nurse for 4 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit, Kennedy University Hospital’s ICU for 12 years, Atlanticare Urgent Care Centers for 5 years and has done home infusion nursing as well. Alicia enjoys all things pumpkin spice, especially coffee, spending time with her family and friends, and educating students on health and wellness at Rowan University.


Healthy Campus Initiatives Staff 

ALLIE PEARCE, MA | Assistant Director, Healthy Campus Initiatives

Allie has been at HCI since 2011 when the department started. Prior to that, she was at Rowan University’s Center for Addiction Studies & Awareness, where she coordinated and authored several grants on substance use and bullying prevention in schools. She got her Bachelor’s in Communication/Journalism in 2006 from Quinnipiac University and her Master’s in Counseling in Educational Settings from Rowan in 2010. Allie is the co-chair of the Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, has presented nationally and internationally, and oversees a group of rock star interns. She focus on substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, sexual violence prevention, sexual health education, and mental health outreach. She is trained in Green Dot and QPR. Allie is passionate about helping students thrive and take ownership of their well-being. She’s run five marathons as well as several other endurance events, and is always ready to go with a great playlist!


 BRITTANY AULETA, MA | Coordinator, Healthy Campus Initiatives

Brittany graduated from Rutgers-Camden in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in Electronic Arts/Graphic Design. She received her M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management, and her Graduate Certificate in Wellness Coaching both from Rowan University. She currently runs the Peer Education program and has brought larger events to campus such as Sex in the Dark, Fresh Check Day, and is co-chair of the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. She is QPR trained and passionate about educating students, faculty, and staff on the importance of well-being in all forms.

Reach us at hci@rowan.edu


Emergency Medical Services Staff 



Shreiber Family Pet Therapy Program Staff


Michele PichMichele Pich, M.A., M.S. | Assistant Director, Shreiber Family Pet Therapy Program
Adjunct Professor, Law & Justice Studies | Research Associate, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Michele is the Assistant Director of the Shreiber Family Pet Therapy Program at Rowan University. She is a life-long animal lover that  brings over 10 years of experience in Pet Therapy, is a small business owner, has 18 years of experience in the mental health field, 10 years experience teaching University students (including at Rowan University since 2014), 15 years of experience conducting research, and over 20 years experience in animal rescue. She previously co-directed a pet visitation program at the University of Pennsylvania which partnered to bring visits to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Michele and her certified therapy dog, Vivian Peyton have been members of the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team since 2012. Michele will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Shreiber Family Pet Therapy Program.