Linda serves as both a clinician and Director of The Well. She is an animated health educator whose specialties over the years have included all the "S's": sexual health, substance abuse, and stress management. She is currently the smoking cessation guru at VCU and leads a campus-wide social norms marketing campaign to reduce substance use.
Xavier is the office manager at The Well. While monitoring the office's finances and budgets, he provides assistance to the many health programs that are planned and implemented out of The Well. Xavier has a wealth of experience from his previous positions at the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Trisha Saunders, M.Ed., NCC
Trisha is the Associate Director of The Well. She received her Master of Education in Community Counseling from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has spent many years working as an educator in the non-profit sector, for the military, and in higher education. She has also worked as a community-based counselor. She is passionate about helping individuals and communities thrive, developing students, and training the next generation of leaders. Her main areas of focus have been in sexual health, mental health, sexuality, addiction and recovery, and sexual and intimate partner violence.
Tom Bannard, CADC, MBA
Tom Bannard, CADC, MBA, works at the Well as the Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator. Tom is a Certified Drug Alcohol Counselor and has spent most of his career working in homeless services. A person in long-term recovery, Tom is an advocate for people in recovery or who are struggling with a substance use disorder. Tom also received his MBA through VCU.
Kaylin Tingle, MSW
LGBTQIA+ Violence Prevention Specialist & Advocate
Kaylin is the LGBTQIA+ Violence Prevention Specialist & Advocate at the Well. As a survivor advocate and violence preventionist, she works to address and end violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and other gender and sexual minority communities (LGBTQIA+) on campus. Kaylin received her B.S. from VCU, double majoring in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. She completed her Masters of Social Work degree at VCU with a certificate in Gender Violence Intervention.
Mia Liadis, M.Ed.
LGBTQ Violence Prevention Health Educator
Mia is the LGBTQ Violence Prevention Health Educator at The Well. As an advocate for student survivors, Mia works to end sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other gender and sexual minority communities (LGBTQIA+) on campus. She received her B.S. at VCU where she double majored in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She completed her Master’s degree in Counselor Education at VCU with a concentration in College Student Counseling and Development.