Brian Lusk, LPC, CSAC
Brian joined Radford University in March 2019. His primary role includes providing leadership, supervision, and advocacy to and for the SAVES as well as working to establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus and with community stakeholders. Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bluefield College and his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Radford.
Cora Taylor, CSAC, QMHP-A, B.S.
Cora joined Radford University in August of 2020 after working in community mental health and substance use for 10 years. Her areas of interest and passion include substance use, providing trauma informed care, leadership, collaboration, and building programs. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and is also a University Alumna.
Ashlea Hough, M.S., Resident in Counseling
Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor
Ashlea joined Radford University in August 2021 after working in crisis and substance use services for 5 years. Her clinical areas of interest include trauma, substance use, and animal assisted therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Radford University.
Reed Yearwood, CPRS
Recovery Support Specialist
Reed is available for one-on-one and group support. The Radford Recovery Community exists to enhance the possibility of recovery from any addictive behaviors. The idea is for anyone considering recovery to have others with lived experience strengthen their recovery capital. We bring fun and success to peoples’ lives in recovery!
Kristy joined Radford University in April 2021. She has a passion for building community and helping others, and is committed to providing quality support to our students and staff. She has worked the past 14 years in early childhood education, but is excited to be working in higher education at Radford University.
Samantha joined Radford University in January of 2021. She assists in providing administrative and office support for both SAVES and Student Counseling Services. Samantha graduated from Radford University in 2020.
Sierra Thompson, BSW
Sierra graduated this past spring from Radford with her Bachelors of Social Work and is currently in the Masters of Social Work program. She hopes to eventually earn her LCSW and counsel families. She is still searching for a more specific area of interest.