Meet Our Staff

Stacy Andes, MA, Ed.D

Stacy received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in clinical psychology from Marywood University. She recently completed her doctorate in health care education and wrote her dissertation on undergraduate non-medical prescription drug use. Stacy spent four years working in Residence Life and Health and Wellness Education prior to joining Villanova's staff in 2002. From 2002-2006, Stacy directed the POWER peer educators and coordinated campus-wide events and initiatives, such as the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display. Currently, Stacy leads the Health Promotion staff in creating, building on and improving upon resources and services. Stacy teaches the Healthy Living Learning Community program in Katharine Hall and is available for consultation on a variety of health topics including alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault, sexual health, sleep, stress management, and national health trends and initiatives. Currently, Stacy serves as the the Council for hte Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Director  and has also served as past Chair for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition for the American College Health Association, both for the American College Health Association. She also recently served on a national leadership team that revised the standards of the field for health promotion.

Kathryn Poet, MS, CHES
Assistant Director

Kathryn received her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services from St. Joseph's University, as well as a master's degree in Health Care Administration and Health Education. During her time at St. Joseph's she served as a health educator working in the Counseling and Personal Development Center. Prior to joining Villanova University, she was a preventive health specialist for the American Cancer Society for over three years. In her current role at Villanova University, Kathryn oversees campus-wide programming initiatives, in addition to the development and implementation of health programming within the dimensions of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, cultural and spiritual well-being, Kathryn assists in the assessment of campus health education needs. Kathryn teaches a section of the Healthy Living Learning Community program and is available for consultation on a variety of health topics including alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation, cancer risk, campus-wide programming initiatives, and national health trends and initiatives.

Kristy Sillay, MA, CHES
Coordinator of Peer Education Programs & Community Standards

Kristy received her bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from The University of Alabama’s College of Human Environmental Sciences, as well as a master’s degree in Health Science. During her time at Alabama, Kristy served as a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. As a Graduate Assistant, Kristy worked directly with the department’s peer health education program (a student organization of more than 130 interns) to help develop, implement, and coordinate all health programming. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.  Currently, as the Coordinator of Peer Education Programs and Community Standards, Kristy serves as the advisor of POWER and is the primary resource on campus for intervention and education of students who have low-level alcohol violations of the University’s alcohol policies. Kristy also serves as a member of the Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator (SARC) team.

Kristen Hamilton, MSED,RD, CSSD, LD, CHES
Coordinator of Nutrition and Fitness Programs

Kristen received her bachelor's degree in dietetics from James Madison University and completed her master's degree in health education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).  She is registered and board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics by the American Dietetic Association, as well as licensed as a dietician in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  Before joining the Villanova team, Kristen worked at Georgetown University within dining services as the students' resident dietician.  Her role included individual and group counseling, sports nutrition, dietary concerns and food allergies, and promoting health via outreach programs and cooking demonstrations.  As the Coordinator of Nutrition and Fitness Programs, Kristen provides students with one-on-one and group education sessions as well as working wtih peer educators to develop nutrition and fitness programming.  She also teaches Healthy Habits, a 8-week, healthy lifestyle class to students, staff, and faculty.

Joyce Minogue
Administrative Assistant II

Joyce has worked for Villanova for more than 20 years in Development, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Assistance, and the Center for Health and Wellness Education. Joyce meets and greets students and manages a variety of administrative projects.

Work Study Students

The following students provide support for the office and initiatives:

Brian Bentley         Julia Chae            Christina Chille            Joseph McCabe        



Sarah Harris, Publications

Cara Milhaven, Event Management Logistics

Yvonne Nguyen, Nutrition & Fitness

Sarah Stiglianese, Marketing & Social Media Management

Faith Wells, Marketing