Our Staff


Kelly Rubin, LPC 

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.

Dill, Julie
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. 


Amanda Shepheard
Administrative Assistant

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

                        Samantha Wilhelmi, LCSW

                        Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Samantha joined Radford University in December 2017. 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.

Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology and her Masters of Social Work from The University of Noth Carolina at Chapel Hill.

                            Abigail Meier, CHES

                            Health Educator

Abbie joined Radford University and the SAVES department in January of 2018. Her primary role as health educator is to coordinate health education and promotion efforts for the student body. Abbie works to build collaborative relationships between various health promoting departments of the university as well as with community partners. She also serves as advisor to the Peer Health Educators (PHEs)

Abbie is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and recevied her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health from James Madison University.