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Committed to the emotional well-being of students

St. Scholastica will begin a multi-year strategic collaboration with The Jed Foundation that not only enhances the mental health work already being done on campus but also creates positive, lasting change.

JED Campus

JED Campus logoBy becoming a JED Campus member St. Scholastica demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student  mental health services, suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.

JED's programs are grounded in an evidence-based model used to assess efforts currently being made on campus, identifying existing strengths and improvements within seven strategic areas.

CSS Strategic Plan Working Groups

In collaboration with JED Campus, CSS has identified strategic goals and action steps related to implementing and enhancing mental health, substance use and suicide prevention strategies on our campus. Strategic objectives were identfied and six key working groups were created:

  • Clinical and Substance Use
  • Communication and Collaboration of Efforts
  • Equity in Mental Health
  • Gatekeeper Training
  • Life Skills
  • Student Support and Campus Protection

We are currently seeking St. Scholastica community members to serve on our working groups. For more information or to join a working group, contact us.

Winter 2020

  • Community introduction meeting with a campus advisor
  • Self-assessment
  • Assessment review and feedback

Spring 2021

  • Site visits
  • Strategic Plan
  • Working Group Goals and Objectives 
  • Healthy Minds student survey

Steering committee

  • Laurie Anderson
  • Zack Babcock
  • Marlene Bartikoski
  • Franco Bari
  • John Bauman
  • Elena Bissonette
  • Leigh Branovan
  • Kristina Church
  • Richard Coleman
  • Jenessa Demers
  • Emily Didlo
  • Elizabeth Fait
  • Teresa Guerrero (co-chair)
  • Krista Harju
  • Jessica Huber
  • Angie Hummel
  • Lindsay Izzard
  • Laura Johnson
  • Michele Johnson
  • Elliott Johnston
  • Madonna LeBlanc
  • Steve Lyons
  • Glenn Maloney
  • Sara McCumber
  • Carin Mizera
  • Kelly Mullan (co-chair)
  • Jenean O'Brien
  • Sharon Obst
  • Megan Perry-Spears
  • Hannah Richards
  • Shelley Richardson
  • Michelle Ruzsat Klee
  • Ryan Sandefer
  • Mimi Stender
  • Sarah Stewart
  • Melanie Talaga
  • Jaci Tourtellott
  • Patty Ullan
  • Amy Watters
  • Julian Vela
  • Zac Via
  • Sarah Wells (co-chair)
  • Julie Zaruba-Fountaine

Student Resource Links

Contact Us

Portrait of Teresa Guerrero Teresa Guerrero, LICSW
Director, Student Health and Wellness

Portrait of Sarah Wells Sarah Wells, LICSW
Mental Health Therapist & Education Coordinator

Portrait of Kelly Mullan Kelly Mullan, MA
Associate Director, GE/Lecturer, CTA