Our Staff

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Kelly Rubin, LPC 
Director

Kelly joined the Radford University family in June 2016. As the Director of SAVES, her primary role is to manage prevention and response efforts related to substance abuse and violence. She is passionate about educating Radford students how to stay safe and make healthy choices. Kelly is an advocate for students who are seeking support in relation to sexual violence and also substance abuse related issues. In this role, she also supervises the RU Aware alcohol and other drug intervention program and coordinates the LiveWell social norm media campaign.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Southeast Missouri State University and her Master of Art in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University.

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Sub Abu/Sex Aslt Coord	
SAVES-Alcohol Awareness Programs

Julie Dill, LPC 
Assistant Director

Julie joined Radford University in August 2013. Her primary role is to provide educational programming, advocacy, and counseling services to students on issues of sexual violence and substance abuse. 

Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. 

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Rhoda Janosik, LCSW
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. 

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Kathy Ahern, LCSW
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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Amanda Shepheard
Administrative Assistant

Amanda joined the SAVES department in June 2016. Her primary role is to provide administrative support to the SAVES office.