Our Staff

Brian T. Lusk, Director of SAVES and Student Counseling

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. Prior to arriving at Radford, Brian worked for nearly 14 years providing mental health services at various community-based agencies. Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bluefield University and his master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Radford. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Counseling and Supervision. You can visit Brian on LinkedIn here.

Brian T. Lusk, Director of SAVES and Student Counseling

Cora Taylor,  CSAC, QMHP-A, B.S.
Assistant Director

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.

Jordan Myers, Administrative Assistant

Ashlea Hough, LPC, NCC, CSAC
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, grief, 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. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Counseling and Supervision. You can visit Ashlea on LinkedIn here.

Reilly Metzger, Coordinator of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

Reilly Metzger, MPH

Coordinator of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

Reilly joined Radford University in June 2022. She is passionate about building community relationships and providing programming that best reflects students’ needs. Her primary responsibilities include delivering educational programming around sexual and domestic violence prevention, coordinating campus events and awareness campaigns, training peer educators, and conducting community outreach. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Duke University and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jordan Myers, Administrative Assistant

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! For professional information, please visit Reed's LinkedIn profile here.

Jordan Myers, Administrative Assistant

Kristy Hudson
Office Manager

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. You can visit Kristy on LinkedIn here.

Jordan Myers, Administrative Assistant

Samantha Trice
Administrative Assistant

Samantha joined Radford University in January 2021. Her passion is helping Highlanders! She assists in providing administrative and office support for both SAVES and Student Counseling Services. Samantha graduated from Radford University in 2020. You can visit Samantha on LinkedIn here.