About

What We Do:

The Wellness Resource Center is an on-campus office staffed by health professionals and peer health educators.  The WRC provides comprehensive wellness education, resources, and prevention services that empower and support Temple University students in making informed, healthier choices in order to achieve emotional and academic success. 

 

Our staff: 

Alison McKee, M.Ed.

Alison is the Director of the Wellness Resource Center. In her role, Alison is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion and prevention programs that address the needs of the Temple student body. She earned her undergraduate degree at Temple University, and her Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Alison has extensive experience working in community based-health education, and has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Sexuality. Her areas of focus include sexual health, gender identity and sexual orientation, sexual violence prevention, and intimate partner violence prevention. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time with her family, listening to podcasts, and traveling.

You can reach Alison at amckee@temple.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Tom Johnson, M.Ed.

Tom is the Assistant Director of the Wellness Resource Center. Tom has a Masters of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration from Kutztown Univeristy.  Tom's primary responsibilities include prevention and educational programs on alcohol, drugs, and interpersonal violence. Tom is also a certified group fitness instructor and enjoys getting to interact with students in a variety of settings. In his free time, Tom enjoys reading, exercise, training for mud runs, and sports. 

You can reach Tom at tom.johnson@temple.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/ His

Sheena Sood

Sheena serves as the Gender and Sexuality Inclusion Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center. She helps coordinate programs, such as Queer Lunch, Lavender Graduation, National Coming Out Week (NCOW) and Safe Zone trainings, for the LGBTQIA+ community on Temple’s campus. Sheena is also a doctoral candidate in Temple University’s Sociology department. Her research interests focus on racism, immigration, political activism and the existence and strength of political alliances and coalitions in social movements. More specifically, Sheena’s dissertation research explores how South Asian American organizations define and activate their political agendas and the communities they construct alliances and coalitions with outside their ethnic community. As a yogini and healer, Sheena enjoys sharing wellness practices such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation with everyone, especially with individuals and groups that are marginalized from accessing these healing modalities due to systemic oppression, cost, stress and burnout.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

You can reach Sheena at sheena.sood@temple.edu

Qingyang (Kevin) Liu

Kevin is the assessment graduate extern for the Wellness Resource Center. His primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a comprehensive assessment plan for the study of select Temple programs designed to reduce high-risk behaviors among Temple students, including alcohol, tobacco, drug use, mental health, and interpersonal violence. He is currently pursuing a M.S. in Statistics at Temple University. In his free time, Kevin enjoys exercising, fishing, and taking still life photography.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Kevin can be reached at tug14939@temple.edu

Linda Ruan, M.Ed.

Linda is the Program Evaluation Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center. Her primary responsibilities include developing surveys and analyzing outcome data for various programs the Wellness Resource Center conducts on Temple's campus. She is also a student in the School of Psychology Ph.D. program at Temple University. Her research interest focuses on improving social-emotional assessments across diverse populations. Outside of academics, Linda enjoys going down to the beach and reading novels.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

You can reach Linda at linda.ruan@temple.edu

Janie van der Toorn, CHES

Janie is the Peer Education Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Temple University in May 2015 and is currently enrolled the Master of Public Health program in the Social and Behavioral Sceinces concentration in the College of Public Health at Temple University. Janie is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) who enjoys providing dynamic and meaningful presentations to student and staff across the Temple community. As a former H.E.A.R.T. Peer Educator, Janie continues the mission of bringing students together around health and wellness through coordinating peer education efforts on campus.  

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

You can reach Janie at tuc48783@temple.edu

Samantha Tatulli, MPH

Samantha is the Healthy Lifestyles Program Coordinator at the Wellness Resource Center. Samantha earned her Masters of Public Health from West Chester University, where she worked for the Office of Wellness Promotion. In her role at Temple University, she helps to plan and implement educational programs on sexual health, alcohol safety and other wellness topics, and has the primary responsibility of interfacing with all freshmen and transfer students. Samantha also serves as the Administrator of the Healthy Lifestyles Living Learning Community. Samantha enjoys being active and is a group fitness instructor. In addition to her passion for health and wellness, Samantha likes to spend time with family and friends, explore the city of Philadelphia and attend various concerts.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 You can reach Samantha at samantha.tatulli@temple.edu

Corinne Austen 

Corinne is the Senior Administrative Specialist at the Wellness Resource Center. Corinne earned her bachelor's in Psychology at Temple University in 2014, where she worked as a Residant Assistant and as a Peer Educator in the Office of Student Conduct. She coordinates sales of safer sex supplies and various administrative tasks in the office. Corinne loves animals and has her own pitbull named Ramona. She exercises regularly and participates in "Tough Mudders". Corinne loves art, documentaries, podcasts, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Contact Us:

215-204-8436
tuheart@temple.edu

Location & Hours:

Mitten Hall – Lower Level
1913 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm