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Julie Dill, LPC Coordinator

Julie joined RU in August 2013 as the Coordinator of Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support services. Her primary role is to provide educational programming and support and advocacy services to students on issues of substance abuse and violence. She supervises the RU Aware alcohol and other drug intervention program. She also coordinates the Step Up! Bystander Intervention training program and LiveWell social norming media campaign. Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2006) and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (2008) from Central Michigan University. Julie has also worked at Central Michigan University as the Associate Coordinator of Sexual Aggression Services and Sexual Aggression Dedicated Counselor.

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Rhoda Janosik, L.C.S.W.
RU Aware Program

Rhoda is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the RU Aware Program in 2009. She provides substance use assessments and individual and group counseling to students who may be dealing with substance use issues. She also supervises Master level interns in their field placement with the RU Aware Program.

Rhoda received her Master in Social Work (1989) from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has provided counseling services in the New River Valley for over 25 years and has been with Radford University since 2003. She has worked in the mental health field and served on disaster response teams. She is trained in use of the SASSI, ASI-Audit and other assessment instruments. 

Kathy Ahern, L.C.S.W.
RU Aware Program

Kathy is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the RU Aware Program in August 2014. She provides substance use assessments and individual and group counseling to students who may be dealing with substance use issues. She also supervises Master level interns in their field placement with the RU Aware Program.

Kathy received her Master of Social Work (1982) from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has 28 years of prior experience working with students in the public school setting, including working with families, young adults, and adolescents to address issues students faced as they interacted in an educational setting. She has also been involved in program development addressing high risk issues within the school and community. 

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Darlene A. Hill, Administrative Assistant
 

Darlene joined the SAVES office as the Administrative Assistant in August 2014. She is responsible for scheduling student meetings with the RU Aware Program counselors, coordination of travel arrangements and reimbursements, budget planning and reporting, supervising Graduate Assistant and work study staff, and tracking compliance with EverFi online educational courses.

Darlene attends New River Community College where she is pursuing a degree in Business Management. She has received Career Studies Certificates in Human Resource Practices and Supervision and Leadership from New River Community College. She has also received a Certificate of Supervision and Leadership from Virginia Tech. She has several years of administrative experience in the medical field and higher education office settings. 

Sarah Rash, Graduate Assistant: Step-Up Bystander Intervention Program

Sarah joined the SAVES office as the Graduate Assistant for the Step Up Bystander Intervention Program in September 2014. She is responsible for scheduling presentation dates, presenting the Step Up program, data analysis for Step Up presentation pre and post-tests, preparing and distributing promotional materials, maintaining Step Up program social media, and researching topics related to best practices in bystander intervention.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education (2012) from Radford University. She is currently working towards a Master degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In the future she plans to work in the Art Therapy field.

 

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Chris Wilson, Graduate Assistant: Live Well Campaign

Chris joined the SAVES office as the Graduate Assistant for the Live Well Campaign in September 2014. She is responsible for overseeing the Live Well Campaign by creating and distributing marketing collateral to promote healthy lifestyles, conducting and analyzing research to assess the health of students, managing Live Well Campaign social media, and researching topics related to best practices in social norming.

Chris received her Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Religious Studies (2014) from Radford University. She is currently working towards a Master degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In the future she plans to work with cancer patients and their loved ones in the New River Valley.