Meet Our Staff

Liz Zadnik, M.A.

Liz serves as Director of the Wellness Resource Center.   Her work focuses on supporting a happy, well, and safer campus community.  She earned her undergraduate degree at Temple University and her masters in community psychology and social change at Penn State University.  Liz has spent the past 15 years working with communities and organizations focused on serving survivors of interpersonal violence and preventing harm.  To stay well, she practices yoga, listens to podcasts, and explores new walking trails with her dog. 

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Alex Schmied, M.S.

Alex serves as Assistant Director at the Wellness Resource Center. Her work focuses on harm reduction and education around substance use and cultivating a recovery-friendly campus, as well as supporting office operations and resources. Alex is a proud Owl and former HEART Peer Educator! She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Health from Temple University and a master's degree in Higher Education Policy & Student Affairs from West Chester University. Alex has a passion for accessible education and student wellness. For balance, Alex enjoys running, crafting, spending time with her family and dogs, and exploring the city with her partner, who is also an Owl.

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Maddie Bavis, M.S.

Maddie serves as Mental Well-Being Program Coordinator at the Wellness Resource Center. Her work focuses on reducing stigma, comprehensive suicide prevention initiatives, and creating spaces where students can thrive. Maddie has experience creating and facilitating a wide range of programs and works to elevate courageous conversations in all spaces, as this is central to individual and collective wellness. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Temple and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from PCOM.

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Garlie St-Cyr

Garlie is the Mental Well-Being Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center. She earned her bachelor's degree in Public Health and is currently pursuing her master's of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Policy and Management at Temple University. Her passions lie in creating equitable and sustainable programs and resources for different communities. Garlie is committed to helping students from all different identities and experiences manage their well-being during their college journey. Garlie enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and listening to true crime podcasts.

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Phiona Tran

Phiona is the Collegiate Recovery Program Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and is now pursuing a Master's of Education degree in Counseling Psychology at Temple University. Her passions and work focus on social justice advocacy and working to increase access to resources to help folks from marginalized communities. She is committed to promoting harm reduction in her work with collegiate recovery as well as counseling. Phiona enjoys reading and exploring the diverse food scene in Philadelphia. 

Pronouns: She/They