Department of Wellness and Prevention Services

Department of Wellness and Prevention Services

The Department of Wellness and Prevention Services at Appalachian State University serves all students through the promotion of healthy behaviors, risk behavior modification services, and advocacy for campus-wide health policies that facilitate student success and holistic well-being. We offer a variety of trainings and workshops and coordinate multiple events throughout the semester. Some of our focus areas are suicide prevention, interpersonal violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, sexual health, nutrition and resiliency. Our office offers addictions counseling and nutrition counseling free of charge for currently enrolled students.


Jordan Perry

Jordan Perry (they/she)


Elisabeth Cavallaro (she/they)

Assoc. Director


 Ben Asma

Ben Asma (he/him/his)

Asst. Director/Coordinator for Alcohol & Other Drug Services


Janna Lyons

Janna Lyons (she/her/hers)

Nutrition Specialist


Kyra Patel

Kyra Patel (she/her/hers)

Coordinator for Student Social Wellness


Jordan Kessler (she/they)

Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator


Dina Critcher

Dina Critcher (she/her/hers)

Administrative Support Specialist