Our Staff

Brian T. Lusk, Director of SAVES and Student Counseling

Brian Lusk, LPC, CSAC
Director

Brian joined Radford University in March 2019 and comes with experience in a variety of mental settings. 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 of Science in Psychology from Bluefield College and his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Radford.

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, 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. 

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.

Jordan Myers, Administrative Assistant

Samantha Lett
Administrative Assistant

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.

Jordan Myers, Administrative Assistant

Sierra Thompson, BSW
MSW Intern

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.