MEET OUR STAFF
Stacy Andes, MA, EdD
Stacy received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in clinical psychology from Marywood University. In 2010, she 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 POWER 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 Communitas program and is available for well-being coaching 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 Council for the 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. Stacy also serves on the Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator (SARC) team and is a facilitator for the Where is the Love? bystander intervention training program.
Kristy McCarthy, MA, CHES
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. In her current role at Villanova University, Kristy 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, Kristy assists in the assessment of campus health education needs. Kristy teaches two sections of the Healthy Living Communitas program and is available for well-being coaching on a variety of health topics including alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation, campus-wide programming initiatives, and national health trends and initiatives. Kristy also serves on the Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator (SARC) team and is a facilitator for the Where is the Love? bystander intervention training program.
Coordinator for Community Well-Being Strategies
Cristina received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s degree in Public Health. During her time at East Stroudsburg University, Cristina served as a Graduate Assistant for the Health Studies department. She also interned with the University's Wellness Education and Prevention office and served as a peer educator. In her current role at Villanova, Cristina oversees the daily operations of the POWER Community Advocates program. She serves as a facilitator for bystander intervention training and One Love Escalation workshop curriculum. Cristina also collaborates on substance misuse prevention and response efforts for student organizations with the Dean of Students office and facilitates small group intervention for students with mid-level Code of Student Conduct policy violations.
Jessica Pellicciotta, MA, RD, LDN
Coordinator of Nutrition and Fitness Programs
Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University and was also member of their field hockey team. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Nutrition Education and Wellness Promotion from Immaculata University and her dietetic internship at Long Island University. She is a licensed registered dietitian and certified group fitness instructor.
Jessica worked for several years in the clinical setting as a dietitian prior to joining the Villanova Dining Services staff in 2000. She worked in dining services to help improve the quality and menu options for the community. She was instrumental in bringing food labeling and allergy awareness across campus and was the coordinator of campus-wide nutrition education events. She presented to the National Restaurant Association and was the nutrition regional chair for the National Association of College and University Food Service. From 2006-2010, Jessica served as the Coordinator of Nutrition and Fitness Programs in the Office of Health Promotion where she worked directly with the Coordinator of Peer Education Programs to develop and implement campus-wide nutrition and fitness programs. She also provided cooking classes, grocery shopping tours and taught a lifestyle program for students, staff and faculty. Jessica also provided individual well-being coaching for students. We welcomed Jessica back to our staff in 2020 as the Coordinator of Nutrition and Fitness Programs where she is available for one-on-one coaching on a variety of nutrition and fitness topics including weight management, sports nutrition, eating healthy on campus, supplement use, fitness, food allergies and intolerances, and current nutrition and fitness trends.
Administrative Assistant II
Joyce has worked for Villanova for more than 25 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.
POWER: Peers Offering Wellness Education and Resources
POWER is a group of students that are passionate about health and well-being! POWER interns, community advocates, and administrative assistants work collaboratively to provide the Villanova community with information, resources, events, and programs related to health and well-being. Learn more.
In an emergency, call Villanova Public Safety at 610-519-4444.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988.
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