Our Staff

Our Staff

Xavier Bey
Xavier is the office manager at The Well. While monitoring the office's finances and budgets, he provides assistance to the many health programs that are planned and implemented out of The Well. Xavier has a wealth of experience from his previous positions at the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Kristen Kidd Donovan, MPH
Kristen is the Assistant Director for Substance Abuse Prevention at The Well. She received her BA in English from Davidson College. After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zimbabwe, she earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa School of Public Health. Kristen educates on substance abuse, and connects students struggling with substance abuse issues to appropriate community resources. Kristen's other responsibilities include gathering and analyzing data on substance use and abuse at VCU and working with University partners to foster a healthy, safe environment for VCU students.

Linda Hancock, PhD, CFNP, RN
Linda serves as both a clinician and Director of The Well. She is an animated health educator whose specialties over the years have included all the "S's": sexual health, substance abuse, and stress management. She is currently the smoking cessation guru at VCU and leads a campus-wide social norms marketing campaign to reduce substance use.

Nancy Harris, ANP, OGNP
Nancy is a nurse practitioner in the clinic and the Women's Health Coordinator for The Well. She supervises students who conduct women's health seminars.

Denise Cochran, M.M.Sc., R.D.
Denise Cochran has been a Registered Dietitian in Richmond for over 25 years.  She was the Wellness Coordinator and RD at Briarwood (now ACAC) for 10 years.  She has been the Medical Nutrition Specialist at Family Practice Specialists for 15 years.  She also was a certified aerobics instructor for over 20 years.  She received her B.S. in Nutrition from Penn State University and her Master in Medical Science from Emory University.  Denise's primary responsibilities include educating students about nutrition, eating disorders, and body image. She provides one-on-one nutrition counseling and gives presentations.

Katie Vatalaro Hill, MPH, CHES
Katie serves as the Associate Director and Nutrition Services Coordinator at The Well. Her primary responsibilities include educating students about nutrition, eating disorders and body image and stress management. She provides presentations, one-on-one counseling, and plans campus-wide events. She also coordinates the administration of the National College Health Assessment (NCHA). She received her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Amanda Wattenmaker McGann, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, CPH
Amanda is the Assistant Director for Public Health Research and Education at The Well. She received her BS in Health Communication/Education from James Madison University. She earned her Master of Public Health, and her Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation from VCU. Amanda serves as faculty advisor to the Project R.E.A.C.H. Peer Educators and the Cancer Awareness Team (CAT), meets with students on better managing their stress, and enjoys presenting to classes and student groups. She also works on the campus-wide social norms campaign to reduce substance use, coordinates the administration of the National College Health Assessment at VCU, and directs the data analysis and program evaluation efforts at The Well.

Tammi Slovinsky, MPA
Tammi is the Assistant Director for Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Advocacy Services. She provides advocacy and supportive services for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. She advises the peer education group, SAVES (Sexual Assault and Violence Education by Students) and MAV (Men Against Violence), a sub-committee of SAVES.  Tammi collaborates with those groups and campus and community partners to organize awareness events, conduct educational programming, and improve the VCU system-wide response to students who experience violence. She received a BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from James Madison University.

Tremayne Robertson, M.S., M.Ed.
Tremayne is the Violence Prevention Health Educator at the Wellness Resource Center (The Well). He provides prevention, training, and advocacy and supportive services for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. He advises the peer education groups, Sexual Assault and Violence Education by Students (SAVES) and Men Against Violence (MAV). Additionally, Tremayne collaborates with campus and community partners to promote healthy relationships and meet the needs of all VCU students that experience violence. Tremayne completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Virginia and is completing doctoral study at Syracuse University.

Kaylin Tingle
Kaylin is the LGBTQ Violence Prevention Health Educator at the Well. She provides prevention, education, advocacy and support to survivors of sexual, dating, domestic and stalking violence, with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Kaylin received her B.S. from VCU, double majoring in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. She is completing her Masters of Social Work degree at VCU with a certificate in Gender Violence Intervention.

Contact Us

815 S. Cathedral Place
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) VCU-WELL (828-9355)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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VCU Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services (M-Th 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., F 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

24/7 VA Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 838-8238


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