Prevention and Wellness Services Staff
Office: Old Main 560A
Elva is Director of Prevention and Wellness Services. She oversees the programming and services we provide and is also a resource for information about most alcohol and other drug questions. If she doesn't know the answer, she'll find it for you.
Catharine Vader, BSN, RNC
Wellness Outreach Center Coordinator
Office: Viking Union 432
Catharine runs the Wellness Outreach Center and supervises the Female Health Educators, the Sexual Health Outreach Team, and the STI Educators.
Katie Plewa, PsyD
Violence Prevention Specialist, CASAS (Consultation and Sexual Assault Support) Coordinator, Licensed Psychologist
Office: Old Main 585B
As the CASAS Coordinator, Katie assists students who have experienced sexual and/or dating violence and provides emotional support and advocacy. Katie facilitates the After Silence process group, supervises WEAVE (Western's Empowerment and Violence Education), and offers educational presentations about violence prevention to students and staff.
Jon Dukes, MSW
Men's Violence Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Specialist
Office: Old Main 555
As a CASAS staff member, Jon assists students who have experienced sexual and/or dating violence and provides emotional support and advocacy. Jon supervises WEAVE (Western's Empowerment and Violence Education) and THRIVE, and offers educational presentations about violence prevention to students and staff.
Amelia Cave, CHES
Health Promotion and Communication Specialist
Office: Old Main 560B
Amelia assists PWS staff in the promotion of their educational programs, outreach efforts, and direct services, while supporting the web and print communication needs of PWS through graphic and web development and design. Amelia also supervises the THRIVE Peer Health Educator group.
Risk Reduction Specialist
Office: Old Main 560C
Scott assists students in making informed choices about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use via ADCAS classes and individual consultations. He also coordinates the Alcohol and Other Drug Risk Reduction Team.
Janae Brewster, M.Ed
Office: Old Main 560
Janae coordinates the Body Empowerment Peer Health Educator group in addition to providing administrative support to our busy office, fielding general information calls, making ADCAS appointments, and referring students to our program staff.