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The Wellness Center Staff


Executive Director Wellness Center

Dr Kasi Lacey

Kasi N. Lacey ,  PhD. is the Associate Dean of Student Life/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. Kasi is also involved in the local community, currently serving as the college's representative for the Callaway County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) council and on the sexual assault prevention task force between CARDV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) and William Woods University. Dr Lacey was recently awarded a $300,000 grant through the Department of Justice/Office on Violence Against Women and serves as the project director for this grant to reduce sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on college campuses. 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 and daughter, Harper Jean Lacey.

 

Coordinator of Campus Life

Margie Lechner is the Coordinator of Campus Life for the Wellness Center. She has worked at Westminster College in different capacities  for 16 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.

Student Wellness Coordinator

Raylea Meyer is the Student Wellness Coordinator for the Wellness Center. She comes to Westminster with 10 years of customer service experience in the Callaway county area. Raylea has lived in Fulton her whole life and has chosen to raise her son, Holden here as well. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Raylea enjoys reading, crocheting, DIY projects and spending her weekends at the races.

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.

Counselors

Sarah Stevens, LMSW, MPH is the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at The Wellness Center. Sarah received her B.A. in Psychology at William Woods University and completed a dual MPH/MSW degree at University of Missouri-Columbia. Her experiences include working in a children's hospital as a social work practicum student, working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and most recently working as a therapist at Missouri Psychiatric Center's inpatient unit. She currently lives in Columbia, where she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Maverick, running, and playing volleyball.

Lauren Williams,  M.A., PLPC, is a full-time counselor at the Wellness Center. She recieved her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Lauren has experience working at a student counseling center, student career services, and substance abuse facilities. Lauren lives in Columbia and spends her time reading, writing, and traveling around the world.

Practicum Counselors

Timothy White, M.S. is currently a Ph.D. student in the University of Missouri Counseling Psychology program where he focuses on sports psychology, peak performance, and the psychological aspects of injuries and rehabilitation. After 11 years working in professional and collegiate sports, Tim is in the process of changing careers from sports medicine to counseling psychology. Part of this transition includes his provisional certification in sports psychology from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Previously, Tim earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (athletic training and strength & conditioning) followed by an M.S. in sports psychology from the University of Utah. Outside of school, Tim enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his family (Danielle, Kaelyn - 3, and Carter - 1).

Preston Battles, M.C. is a first year Ph.D. student in the Counseling Psychology program at Mizzou. He earned his Bachelors' degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Counseling from Arizona State University. Preston is a first generation, Latino student and loves learning about stories of resilience from people of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Preston loves finding areas where cultural factors like music, spirituality, and family can help us through the best and worst of times.

Chan Jeong "CJ" Park, M.A. is currently a third year Ph.D. student in the University of Missouri Counseling Psychology program. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hong Kong and Master's degree in Counseling from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, South Korea. CJ loves exploring different cultures and has traveled to 10 different countries. Exposure to different cultures has helped her grow a deep interest in diversity and multicultural issues.

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.

 

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