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QPR Training

QPR Institute



Villanova University offers QPR Training – Question, Persuade, Refer. QPR is a Suicide Prevention Tool that anyone can learn and use. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper Training in the world.

Training Opportunities: Villanova has many trainers available to provide a 60- to 90-minute QPR training for you or your department or group of staff and/or students. To participate in a QPR training, you may –

  • Contact one of the trained QPR facilitators listed below to set up a QPR training for your department or group. It will be your responsibility to reserve a room and to notify your group members of the time/date/location of the training.
  • Contact Lael McGann, in Student Life, to request a QPR training for your group or department, We will provide the Trainer(s) for the training and you will reserve a room and notify your group members of the time/date/location of the training.
  • Contact Lael McGann to sign up individually for an open QPR training on campus,

A training session may not exceed 35 participants

In an EMERGENCY, know your resources:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (27/7): 800-273-8255
Villanova Public Safety: 610-519-4444  
Off-Campus: Call 911


University Counseling Center 610-519-4050
Bereavement Group 610-519-4050
Student Health Center
Open 24/7 when classes are in session
Dean of Students Office 610-519-4200
Health Promotion 610-519-7407
Campus Ministry 610-519-4080
Residence Life Your R.A. / 610-519-4154

List of QPR Trained Facilitators with contact email:




Sue Ellen Alderman

College of Nursing

Stacy Andes

Health Promotion

Hedya Aryani

General Counsel’s Office

Eloise Berry

Intercultural Affairs

Kathy Byrnes

Student Life

Laura Cermignano

Student Health Center

Nicole Davis


Tom DeMarco

Dean of Students

John Edwards

Campus Ministry

Dillon Eppenstein

Residence Life

Olivia Farkas

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Michele Gianforcaro

School of Business

Fr. Rob Hagan, OSA


Emily Harris

Learning Support Services

Stephen Jones

College of Engineering

Susan Leighton

College of Professional Studies

Jen Liberato

Residence Life

Matthew Marencik

Disabilities Services

Crispin May


Charisma Presley

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ryan Rost

Title IX Coordinator

Chris Schmidt

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Beth Sokolowski

Music Activities

Barbara Stephen

College of Nursing

Allison Venella


Edward Wahesh

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Nancy Whalen

Villanova Law School

University Counseling Center Staff

206 Health Services Building

Luciana MacNamara

Julie Neudeck

Candice Post

 Tori Ostroff

Tedd Riccio

Tyme Rodriguez

Natalie Sheridan

Julia Stein

Joan Whitney