About Us

From the Director

Welcome to Rutgers University, Camden Campus, where we believe “Social Belonging Matters.” At the Student Wellness Center, we elevate this belief using a “Support for All” mindset. All of our services, activities, programs, and events prioritize and ensure that we are aligned with our campus, divisional and departmental missions, and goals. 

Our two primary initiatives are Wellness Your Way and PCP Away From Home.

Wellness Your Way provides a pathway for students to take control of their mental and emotional wellbeing by choosing a point of entry that makes sense for them. The Wellness Centers offers anonymous support services, access to online platforms and community spaces, a wellness APP to assess and track your wellbeing, Wellness Wednesday student engagement opportunities and traditional mental health services – individual, group, walk-in appointments, acute and crisis services, psychological assessment, and psychiatric care.

PCP Away From Home is our opportunity to serve you while you are away from home. We offer a full service integrated medical center to meet your needs. You can access your primary care services with one of our medical professionals which includes a Physician, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and a Registered Nurse. We have the ability to manage your care while on campus, coordinate care with your current treatment team and support you with locating appropriate referrals in the community. Additionally, we offer specialty clinics to support your ongoing health care needs related to immunizations, sexual health, compliance with residential housing and required physical examinations. Finally, we offer Wellness Checks for all students to get a quick status update anytime.

Remember, to stop by and take advantage of the many free services available to you!

Mission and Values

The Rutgers-Camden Student Wellness Center supports the mission of the University by providing integrated and trauma-informed health care services, education and leadership uniquely designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of university students, and to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Rutgers Community, including faculty and staff.

Vision Statement:

The Rutgers-Camden Student Wellness Center is comprised of caring health professionals who value innovation, quality, and efficiency, and strive to meet the evolving needs of a diverse Rutgers community by:
  • Providing leadership in college health and serving as a model for providing integrated health services to students, faculty, and staff. 
  • serving as the University resource for health affairs with expertise in college health, college health-related research, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, public health, and health education. 
  • influencing the health and well-being of future generations of citizens in New Jersey and beyond.
  • leading and partnering with faculty, students, and other departments to create culturally responsive and campus wellness interventions that elevate the value that social belonging matters
  • creating and implementing programming that is responsive to the whole student and establishes food security and access to resources as a priority for all students.

Meet our Staff


Director Wellness Center

Daniel Lee, PsyD, CSP, MSCP

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Stacy Haynes, Ed.D., LPC, ACS

Staff Psychologist

Shari Welsh, Psy.D.

Associate Director of Mental Health Services

Daniel M. Gordon, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Rachel Thuer, PsyD

Clinical Social Worker

Angela C.S. Boyd, MDiv, MSW, LCSW


Acting Associate Director, Medical Services

Cecelia Kane, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Advanced Practice Nurse, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified

Karen L. Kramer, MSN, RN, APN, WHNP-BC

Registered Nurse

Kimberley Kavanaugh, RN , BSN

Psychiatrist, ABPN Board Certified

Valerie Nordquist, MD


Wayne Shaw, MD

Family Nurse Practitioner

Shannon Nolan, DNP, APN-C

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Raymond Nwaneri, DNP, MBA,MSN,M.Sc,AGNP,PMHNP-Bc


Administrative Coordinator

Madrid Moore

Immunization Compliance Representative/ Clerical Assistant

Shannon Fala

Administrative Assistant/CNA

Chanel Parker

Administrative Assistant/MA

Maeyeline M Ortiz


Program Coordinator

Talia Smith


Diagnostic Practicum Student

Cayden Halligan, M.A 

Pre-doctoral psychology intern

Sierra Doyle, M.S

MSW Clinical Field Intern

Deborah Correll

Predoctoral Psychology Intern

Ebony Johnson, M.A

Pre-doctoral  psychology

Christian Franco, M.A

Sports Psychology Practicum Student

Matt Choquette, B.S

MSW Clinical Field Intern

Sukyun Lee

Diagnostic Practicum Student

Michael Szczechowski, M.A


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