Beth Morrison is the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services, and the program coordinator for the campus suicide prevention program, “Salukis on Your Side.” Beth is an SIUC Alum and has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. Beth was born and raised in Chicago and considers herself a true Cubs fan. Beth believes that self-care is key to student success and you can find her all over campus giving presentations on Resilience, stress management, suicide prevention and sleep.
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Brianna Sinche is the Alcohol and Other Drug Wellness Coordinator. She received her Master in Public Health degree from Oregon State University and has since worked in the fields of college health, health care research and immigrant health. She hails from the great northern state of Wisconsin and fittingly loves snow, Culvers and the Green Bay Packers. She enjoys Latin music and dancing, musical theater, Zumba and traveling. She has worked at SIU since 2013 and now considers herself a Saluki!
Rebecca Gonnering joined the Wellness & Health Promotion Services team as a Confidential Advisor (Victim’s Advocacy Specialist) in August of 2016. Her graduate work was in Gender and Women’s Studies, with a focus on improving survivor support services. Prior to coming to SIU, she worked with a non-profit organization providing advocacy services to sexual and domestic violence survivors. Her current duties focus on providing confidential victim advocacy services to SIU students, sexual violence prevention trainings, and sexual health education.
Paul Hagan is the most recent addition to Wellness and Health Promotion team. Paul has a background in mental health, serving underserved and marginalized college students on campuses including I.U., UND, Concordia Morhead, CCCC, GLBT, and UCLA. Paul has a passion for healing in the broadest sense and liberation and social justice. Paul’s recent focus has been training on survivor support services and undocumented student support.
Julie Robertson-Brooks is a Program Assistant for Wellness and Health Promotion Services. She is an SIUC Alumni, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health in May 2017. Julie acts as an assistant to all of the Wellness Coordinators, handles presentations and events, and completes day to day office responsibilities for the department. She originally grew up near Carbondale, and has always enjoyed the hidden treasures of Southern Illinois, as well as the interesting people she has the pleasure of meeting from the University.