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Julie Dill
SAVES Coordinator
Heth Hall 207
540-831-5709

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Rhoda Janosik, L.C.S.W.
RU Aware Program

Rhoda is a licensed clinical social worker who has been providing Counseling services in the New River Valley for over 25 years.  She has been with Radford University for the past 11 years.  She received her Masters ( MSW )Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989.  She has worked in the mental health field and served on disaster response teams. Currently, Rhoda provides substance use assessments, individual, and group counseling to students who may be dealing with substance use issues.  She is trained in the use of the SASSI, ASI-Audit and other assessment instruments.  She also supervises master level interns in their field placement with the RU Aware Program.

Kathy Ahern, L.C.S.W.
RU Aware Program

Kathy is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the RU Aware Program in 2014.  She received her  Masters (MSW) Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982.  Kathy has 28 years of prior experience working with students in the public school setting.  Her experience included working with families, young adults, and adolescents to address issues students faced as they interact in an educational setting.  She has also been involved in program development within the school and community that addressed high risk issues.  Kathy is providing substance use assessments, individual, and group counseling services.  She also supervises master level interns in their field placement with the RU Aware Program.

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Darlene A. Hill, Administrative Assistant
RU Aware Program

Darlene is the Administrative Assistant for the RU Aware Program and the SAVES Program.   She has several years of administrative experience in both the medical field and higher education office settings.  She is responsible for scheduling student meetings with the RU Aware counselors, coordination of travel arrangements and reimbursements, budget planning and reporting, supervise Graduate Assistants and work study staff, and tracking and compliance with Alcohol EDU and HAVEN courses.  She is proficient in Microsoft Office Software Packages (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), along with additional university software programs (Banner, eVA, Cognos, EverFi, HMS and Advocate).    She attended New River Community College where she is pursuing her degree in Business Management.  She has received Career Studies Certificates in Human Resource Practices and Supervision and Leadership from New River Community College, along with a Certificate of Supervision and Leadership from Virginia Tech.

Sarah Rash, Graduate Assistant for the Step-Up Bystander Intervention Program

Sarah is the Graduate Assistant for the Step-Up Bystander Intervention Program, a program devoted to teaching students at Radford University strategies for successfully intervening either directly or indirectly in emergency and non-emergency situations that can arise both on and off campus. The program covers a variety of topics where intervening would be beneficial such as drugs, alcohol, hazing/bullying, sexual assault and even academic integrity. Sarah has experience in education, having attained her Bachelors in Art Education from Radford University. She is also currently working towards a Master’s in Counseling with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hopes in the future to work in the Art Therapy field.

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Chris Wilson, Graduate Assistant for the Step-Up Bystander Intervention Program

Chris is the Graduate Assistant for the Live Well Program, an ongoing media campaign devoted to fostering a healthy campus community here at Radford University. The campaign identifies common misperceptions about various health-related behaviors, provides accurate information that can be used to make healthy decisions, and promotes healthy lifestyle choices among Radford University students. 

Chris is also a Radford University alumnus having received a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Religious Studies in 2014.  She is a current Master’s student working towards a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She plans to complete her studies in August of 2016 at which time she plans to use her counseling degree to help cancer patients and their loved ones in the New River Valley.