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 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, body image, body art, sleep, stress management, and national health trends and initiatives. Currently, Stacy serves as the publication coordinator for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) online publication journal entitled "NetResults" and has also served in the role of Chair for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition for the American College Health Association.

Kathryn Poet, MS, CHES
Assistant Director
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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.

Shannon Lynch
Coordinator of Peer Education Programs & Sexual Violence Resources

Shannon received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Villanova University and recently received her master’s degree in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.  While at Villanova, Shannon served as an intern in the Office of Health Promotion, assisting with campus-wide health programming events.  During her time at Teachers College, she assisted with an investigative research project exploring mental health among affluent mothers and adolescents as it related to drug and alcohol abuse.  As the Coordinator of Peer Education Programs, Shannon oversees the POWER peer educators in providing psychosocial information and programming to students on such topics as drug and alcohol abuse, sexual violence, sexual health, nutrition, and fitness.  Shannon also serves as the Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator at Villanova.  In this capacity, she provides on-campus support to victims of sexual violence.  

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:

Stephanie Bartikoski          Michael Miniconzi          Alyssa Sbarra


Danielle Anarumo, Event Management Logistics

Alexa DelCielo, Event Management Marketing

Stephanie Neumann, Publications

Abbey Reiser, Nutrition & Fitness

Samantha McNulty, Nutrition & Fitness

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