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The Wellness Center Staff

Executive Director Wellness Center

Dr Kasi Lacey

Kasi N. Lacey ,  PhD. is the Executive Director of The Wellness Center and Assistant Professor. Dr. Lacey received her counseling psychology doctoral degree from Texas Tech University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Missouri. She has worked in various settings including a community mental health agency, a cancer center hospital, a student counseling center, a psychology clinic, and the TTU psychology department. She is very involved on campus including her role as faculty advisor to Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Remley Women’s Center interns. Kasi is also involved in the local community, currently serving on the board of CARDV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence). Her research and clinical interests include: sexual assault and trauma, grief, couples/relationships, multicultural/identity concerns, LGBTQ, health concerns, positive psychology, and supervision of trainees. Kasi lives in Fulton with her husband, Ryan Lacey.

Health Clinic Coordinator

Jackie Pritchett is the Clinic Coordinator for The Wellness Center. She brings 20 years of professional administrative experience to Westminster. Jackie is an active member of Southside Baptist Church and enjoys her participation in the community choir, The Callaway Singers. Jackie and her husband Ken live in Fulton. Their daughter Jayme lives and works in Michigan, while their son Todd lives in Fulton. They have both stayed with her family's tradition of working in the nuclear industry. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Jackie enjoys reading, attending various musical venues, and expanding her historical knowledge through research and travel. She also enjoys vacationing on beautiful beaches.

Student Wellness Coordinator

Margie Lechner is the Student Wellness Coordinator for the Wellness Center. She has worked at Westminster College in different capacities  for 14 years. Margie has served as the Westminster representative on the United Way Board for several years and enjoys helping the community. Margie and her husband Steve live in Fulton, and have two children, Jessica and Bryan.

Nurse Practitioner

The Wellness Center contracts with Fulton Medical Clinic which is a part of Callaway Community Hospital for a nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is available during business hours and when school is in session in The Wellness Center M-F 8:30-4:30 to service the health needs of our students. The nurse practitioner from Fulton Medical Clinic is approved by the Executive Director and Clinic Coordinator to ensure they fit with Westminster College and The Wellness Center's mission and are a fit for the unique needs of our students.


Anne Rulo Anne Rulo, LMFT, LPC is a full-time counselor at the Wellness Center. She received her Master's Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Stephens College. Anne is currently the outreach coordinator for Wellness Programs and therefore can be contacted for campus presentations and programs as they relate to Wellness related topics. Anne also serves as a liasion for Spiritual Life. She enjoys spending time with family and lives in Jefferson City with her husband Tim and son Caleb and daughter Charlotte.  


Caroline RodriguezCaroline Rodriguez, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral counselor at The Wellness Center, under the direct supervision of Dr. Kasi Lacey.  Dr. Rodriguez earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Kansas State University.  She is currently striving to become a licensed psychologist in the State of Missouri.  She loves working with college students and embraces The Wellness Center’s mission of enhancing students’ lives as a whole-person.  She celebrates the unique qualities of an individual as well as cultural diversity.  Her research and clinical interests include:  personal growth, leadership, courage, CEOs, student-athletes, qualitative methodology, personal strengths, eating disorders, learning/memory concerns, biofeedback, multicultural/identity exploration, sport injuries, concussions, HIV/AIDS, group therapy, positive psychology, and peak performance psychology.   In her spare time, you can find her smiling in her “happy place,” the swimming pool.  She also enjoys old Hollywood movies, HGTV, traveling, Pilates, sports, reading, and music.

C.C. Cassell, Psy.D. is a part-time counselor at the Wellness Center. Dr. Cassell received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional C.C. CassellPsychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Missouri and California. She completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Texas Woman's University Counseling Center followed by two post-doctoral fellowships. Her first fellowship was with Sheppard Pratt Hospital's Trauma Disorders Program and her second was with the University of California San Francisco's Trauma Recovery Center. Dr. Cassell has worked in a variety of clinical settings including a domestic violence shelter, employee assistance office, private practice, maximum security prison, veteran's hospital, inpatient psychiatric unit, college counseling center, and an outpatient mental health clinic. Her research and clinical interests include: complex trauma, dissociative disorders, grief, spirituality, resilience, acculturation, emotional intelligence, mentalization, interpersonal relationships, the intersection of cultural identities, and the impact of systemic oppression, as well as a host of social justice matters particularly those relating to the confluence of poverty, racism, crime, justice, and culture. She is especially passionate about serving survivors of various types of trauma including: sex and human trafficking, domestic/interpersonal violence, traumatic loss, torture, child maltreatment, community violence, physical and sexual assault/abuse, natural and human-caused disasters, racism/oppression, serious injuries/illnesses/accidents, as well as torture, policial persecution, terrorism, and war-related trauma. She is an emphatic "foodie" and loves learning, cooking, hiking, traveling, reading, watching new films, and bonding with loved ones especially her many nieces, nephews, and God-children.

Practicum Counselors

Reuben Faloughi, M.A. is currently a Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology with interests in the personal development, education, and motivation of Black males, in addition to social justice and diversity education. He is a former student-athlete and graduated from the University of Georgia and University of Missouri with a B.S. and M.A. degree. Reuben enjoys music, learning, and connecting with people. 

Jonathan Ferguson, M.S. is currently a Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys playing basketball, exercising, traveling, and laughing with friends.

Melissa Tarantola, M.A. is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri where she studies addiction and motivation. Melissa has a wide range of clinical interests with a special emphasis on concerns related to diversity/multiculturalism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and substance use. Her clinical orientation is focused on using evidence-based treatments to help students develop effective coping skills and gain greater knowledge and awareness of their concerns. Melissa describes herself as bubbly and easy-to-talk-to, and outside of school she enjoys music, traveling, videogames, and podcasts.  

Registered Dietician

Amanda Gowin, MEd, RD, LD, is the part-time registered dietician and a full-time faculty member. She has a Master's Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a registered and licensed dietitian. Amanda's professional interests are nutritional counseling and wellness education. She hopes to inspire others towards healthy lifestyle changes.

Student Care Specialist

Michelle Craighead, M.Ed is the part-time Student Care Specialist. She received her Master's in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Career Psychology from the Michelle CraigheadUniversity of Missouri in May 2015. She has worked in various roles in case management and job coaching for non-profits, as well as student advisement and career counseling for Higher Education. Her role as a mentor is designed to promote a positive learning experience at Westminster and help any student overcome potential obstacles related to academics and campus engagement. She is a source of support and can help students assess: time management, sleep wellness, stress management, goal and decision-making, career planning or any other concerns preventing a student from succeeding and graduating college.
Originally from the rural Kansas City area, Michelle can be found spending free time with her husband, Patrick, and daughter, Emersen, in the outdoors fishing, gardening, BBQ-ing, swimming or romping in the yard. She also loves traveling including long road trips, eating Mexican food, watching old Hollywood movies, cooking programs, anything HGTV and trying new recipes. Michelle and her family attend The Lighthouse church in Kingdom City.
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