WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
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.
Emily Daponte, MD, Interim Medical Director
Barbara Dedman, APRN*, Nurse Practitioner
Joan Ecklund, BSN,RN, Registered Nurse and Nursing Coordinator
Kathy Focacci, RN, Registered Nurse
Sandra Frimel, PA-C, Physician Associate
Sue Gebo, RD, Dietician
Jeanine Hanlon, RN, Registered Nurse
Sharon Kandro, APRN*, Nurse Practitioner
Pearl Mack, MA, Medical Assistant
Tanya Purdy, MPH, MCHES, Director, WesWell, Office of Health Education
Rosemary Murphy, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse
Martha Schukoske, Office Manager
Tina Velasquez Lange, Receptionist for Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services
Joyce Walter, MS, CHES , Director of Davison Health Center
Robin Zup, Medical Billing Specialist
* 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.
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
What is SHAC?
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a group of students interested in a variety of health-related concerns (physical, emotional and prevention) on Wesleyan’s campus. Members are selected by an application process and represent a diverse cross section of students at Wesleyan. The committee is instrumental in providing Davison Health Center staff (including Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and WesWell) with information on how to better serve the health needs of students, but has no administrative authority and was not created to assume the authority of University administrative staffs.
SHAC includes staff representatives from the Health Services, WesWELL and Counseling and Psychological Services. Student and staff co-chairs facilitate SHAC meetings, which are held bi-monthly during the academic year.
Students who would like to participate in SHAC or provide members with thoughts on health and wellness at Wes should contact the SHAC co-chairs at SHAC@wesleyan.edu. Please feel free to call Joyce Walter, Health Center Director if you need additional information at 860-685-2656. To apply for membership, complete the application form and submit to Joyce Walter, 327 High Street, or attach to email and send to email@example.com
SHAC Mission Statement:
Wesleyan University's Davison Health Center offices seek to provide optimal health care to all students. The needs and opinions of the students we serve are an integral component of our continuous efforts at improvement. To this end, the Student Health Advisory Committee will play a central role in collecting and interpreting student feedback and converting it into meaningful change with regard to the form and function of the Davison Health Center offices which include Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and WesWell.
- actively participate in the publicity and marketing of the three health offices to all students at Wesleyan
- facilitate student feedback
- act as consumer representatives in an advocacy role for quality student health care from the three health offices at Wesleyan