WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES TEAM

The Health Center is staffed by a team of physicians, advanced practice nurse practitioners, physician associate, nurses, health educator, technical, office and support staff. We are credentialed and fully licensed professionals with many years in campus, ambulatory and acute healthcare practice. Our practitioner staff is Board Certified in specialty areas that include adolescent medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice and gynecology.



Staff Information

  • Stephanie Aviles

    Billing/Office Assistant

    saviles@wesleyan.edu

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    saviles@wesleyan.edu
  • Emily Daponte, MD

    Assistant Medical Director

    edaponte@wesleyan.edu

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    Emily Daponte, MD, is a board certified Family Physician who has worked at the Davison Health Center since 2005.  She received her MD from the University of Connecticut, and completed her medical residency at UCONN/Asylum Hill Family Medicine in Hartford, CT.  Prior to her position at Wesleyan, she was in private practice for several years in Waynesboro, VA and in Enfield, CT.  She has a particular interest in adolescent medicine and women’s health.  She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH with a BS in Mathematics, and also of Queens College, NY with an M.Ed. in Math Education.  Her free time is spent with her family consisting of her spouse, two teenagers, and an assortment of pets.
  • Barbara Dedman

    APRN

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    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - per diem

    *The APRN will maintain a reasonable and appropriate level of consultation and referral, based on the APRN’s scope of practice and experience, with the collaborating physician on an ongoing basis.  The purpose of collaboration will be to review patient outcomes, including a review of medical therapeutics, corrective measures, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures that the APRN can prescribe, dispense, and administer.

  • Joan Ecklund, BSN, RN

    Nursing Coordinator

    jecklund@wesleyan.edu

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    Registered Nurse and Nursing Coordinator

    jecklund@wesleyan.edu

  • Kathy Focacci, RN

    Registered Nurse

  • Sandra Frimel, PAC

    Physician Assistant

    sfrimel@wesleyan.edu

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    Sandra Frimel, PAC, is a board certified physician assistant who has been practicing family medicine for 34 years.  She received her BS in Biological Sciences at John Carroll University and Lake Erie College in Ohio.  After graduating from the Cleveland Clinic/LEC Postgraduate PA program where she received her certification in one of the first PA programs, she went on to a varied career. Her first position out of school was in college medicine.  While still in her home state of Ohio, she worked at Cleveland State University and Kent State University.  Thus began her life- long love of college medicine.  Ready to leave Ohio,   Sandra joined the Indian Health Service and worked on the Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida.  After leaving Florida, she joined the National Health Service Corps and served an underserved population in Hartford at Community Health Services for several years. Finally she returned to college medicine when she accepted the position at Wesleyan.   She kept her hand in community medicine by working at Planned Parenthood per diem while working at Wesleyan.  Of all her positions, she feels her job at Wesleyan is the best.  She loves working with Wesleyan students because of their proactivity.  Two of her nieces and other family members are Wesleyan graduates.  When she first arrived at Wesleyan she lived on campus.  Her most recent plan is to sell her home in the burbs and return to the metropolis of Middletown and the Wesleyan campus where it really is all happening. Kip, her best friend,  who happens to be a dog, agrees, Wes is the best.
  • Sue Gebo, RD

    Registered Dietician

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    Friday afternoons by appointment
  • Jeanine Hanlon, RN

    Registered Nurse

    jhanlon@wesleyan.edu

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  • Sharon Kandro, APRN

    Family Nurse Practicioner

    skandro@wesleyan.edu

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    Sharon Kandro, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner joined the Davison Health Center as a per diem employee in 2006. She was fortunate to be able to accept a 32 hour/week position in April of 2013. She has a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut, a BS in Nursing from St. Louis University, Missouri, and a MS in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford. As a registered nurse her background was adult ICU and medically complex children within the home. She is involved in community outreach through the school readiness programs in the Middletown area. When not at work she is busy with her two school age daughters and husband and her pet menagerie. 

    * The APRN will maintain a reasonable and appropriate level of consultation and referral, based on the APRN’s scope of practice and experience, with the collaborating physician on an ongoing basis.  The purpose of collaboration will be to review patient outcomes, including a review of medical therapeutics, corrective measures, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures that the APRN can prescribe, dispense, and administer.

  • Pearl Mack, CMA

    Laboratory Technician

    pmack@wesleyan.edu

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    pmack@wesleyan.edu
  • Thomas McLarney, MD, FAAFP

    Medical Director

    tmclarney@wesleyan.edu

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    Tom McLarney came to the Davison Health Center in August 2013 as Medical Director.  Born in Waterbury and raised in nearby Wolcott, he received his undergraduate education at Fairfield University and his medical degree from Georgetown University.  He completed his Family Medicine training at the US Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC.  He served in the Navy from 1984 to 1992.  He returned to Connecticut to become a clinical director at the Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.  He then took a position as the Chief Medical Officer at the East Hartford Community Health Center caring for the under and uninsured.  He is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut and continues to teach the residents at the Asylum Hill Family Medicine Residency Program at St Francis Hospital.  He lives in Glastonbury with his wife Pat with whom he enjoys cycling and kayaking.  They have 2 children:  Kate who lives in Honduras and is expecting her first child in September and Jim who lives in the Boston area with his wife Sarah.
  • Rosemary Murphy, BSN, RN

    Registered Nurse

    rkmurphy@wesleyan.edu

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  • Rhonda Radcliff

    Medical Office Manager

    rradcliff@wesleyan.edu

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  • Tina Velasquez-Lange

    Receptionist

    tvelasquez@wesleyan.edu

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    Receptionist/Office Support staff for Davison Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services

    tvelasquez@wesleyan.edu

  • Joyce Walter, MS, CHES

    Director

    jwalter@wesleyan.edu

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Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

  • What is SHAC?

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    The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a panel of students who work with Davison Health Center staff members to better address the mental, physical and wellness needs of the Wesleyan community.  As advocates and liaisons for the student body, we aim to take an active role listening to feedback from our peer's and turning that into real and necessary change.

    Projects generally include creating and refining programs within Davison, CAPS and WesWell and creatively marketing those programs; interpreting and relaying student feedback into meaningful policy or budgetary changes; and developing surveys to help Davison and CAPS improve their services.

  • How to Get Involved

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    We recognize that we cannot be and should not pretend to be completely representative of the diverse and complex needs of the Wesleyan student body.  If you feel you can make a difference we recruit annually for new members.  Please click here to apply for membership.  If you have a compliment or idea for SHAC or a complaint to address, please contact us at SHAC@wesleyan.edu.  Your ideas will be shared with the committee.
  • Ongoing Projects

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    • Improving student surveys for Davison and CAPS
    • Creating allergy packets akin to cold packets currently available at Davison
    • Getting out information about the new Psych APRN position
    • Collecting and disseminating resources to professors about how to address and help the mental helath of their students in the wake of community distress