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Longhorn Wellness Center

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longhornwellnesscenter@austin.utexas.edu




Katy Redd, MPH, MSW

Katy Redd, MPH, MSW
Director, Prevention and Development

kredd@austin.utexas.edu

Katy (she/her/hers) oversees prevention programming, development, and media relations for the Counseling and Mental Health Center and University Health Services. She oversees innovative public health programming and forges partnerships to support the well-being of today’s college students. She also oversees development efforts for both organizations as well as media relations, ensuring that CMHC and UHS’s services are appropriate and effectively communicated to the UT community. Katy’s professional interests include health communication, public health methods to improve mental health, and health equity. In her free time, Katy enjoys backpacking, adventure traveling, crafting, and watching her young children experience the world.

Brittany O’Malley, MPH, CHES

Brittany O’Malley, MPH, CHES
Associate Director, Prevention and Wellness

bomalley@austin.utexas.edu

Brittany (she/her/hers) completed her undergraduate degree at Beloit College in Wisconsin and went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her role as with the LWC, she supports and oversees many of the programs and staff in LWC, helps guide strategic planning and communication for the office, and lends her public health eye as needed. In addition to her role as Assistant Director in the Healthyhorns portfolio, she also serves as chair of UT Wellness Network. Outside of UT, Brittany enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband and kitties, and planning her next travel adventure.



James Butler

James Butler, M.Ed.
Mindfulness Campus Coordinator

james.butler@austin.utexas.edu

James Butler (he/him/his) will be sharing mindfulness on campus through a healing and equity-centered lens with a focus on supporting students. James came to mindfulness to support his own mental health struggles and is excited to share the many benefits and ways that mindfulness can be practiced. He is passionate about mindfulness being accessible to all identities and will keep that in the forefront of his work as he works with student organizations, small groups of students, and faculty to bring mindfulness into class. He will collaborate with his colleagues in the Longhorn Wellness Center, as well as with the Integrated Health Program. James comes to UT after spending 18 years as an educator in the Austin Independent School District with the last 5 years as the district’s Mindfulness Specialist in the Social Emotional Learning department. He completed his undergraduate degree from Manchester University before going on to earn a Master of Education from Grand Canyon University. In his spare time, James loves cheering for Cleveland sports teams, playing basketball and baseball, being outdoors, practicing mindfulness to support his mental health, and listening to music.



Justin Carter

Justin Carter
Suicide Prevention Programs Coordinator

justin.carter@austin.utexas.edu

Before coming to UT, Justin Carter (he/him/his) earned his bachelor’s in social work from The Ohio State University. During his time in Ohio, Justin became a rising leader in the field of men’s health and the men’s violence against women movement speaking at local, state, and national level conferences, podcasts, and rallies. Justin has worked with universities, non-profits, state and local agencies promoting social justice, inspiring inter-group collaboration, and cultivating welcoming climates. In his current role, Justin co-runs the Be That One Suicide Prevention Campaign and other Suicide Prevention programs for the University of Texas at Austin campus. Justin is a proud co-host for the #RESILIENCYSPEAKS podcast and serves as faculty, teaching a Wellness 101 Honors course within the College of Natural Sciences. While serving as a staff and faculty member of the university, Justin is also pursuing a Dual Masters in both Public Affairs and Public Health at The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center. Finally, Justin currently serves as the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s Co-president and Co-chair for the Mental Health Promotion Committee with UT Wellness Network. In her spare time, Justin loves to read comics, write spoken word, follow college football and spend time with friends and family.



Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey, MS, MPH, CHES
Health Promotion Coordinator

sfrey@austin.utexas.edu

Sarah (she/her) supports a collegiate culture of well-being through a variety of health promotion programs and environmental change initiatives. In her role she provides oversight and guidance for high-risk drinking prevention and early intervention programs including BASICS [Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students]. Sarah earned an MPH in Community Health Education from UNC Greensboro, an MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Health Education Specialist through NCHEC. On a personal level, she has enjoyed teaching indoor cycle for the past 11 years and thrives on continually learning.



Thea Woodruff, Ph.D.

Allison Hernandez
Senior Administrative Associate

allison.hernandez@austin.utexas.edu

Allison (she/her) provides administrative and program support for the Longhorn Wellness Center. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Allison’s professional interests include student mental health and helping to create a supportive and inclusive space for wellness. She enjoys hiking, fiber art, film photography, and traveling.



Angelique Karditzas

Angelique Karditzas
Health Promotion Coordinator

angelique.karditzas@austin.utexas.edu

Angelique Karditzas (she/her/hers) completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at University of North Carolina Wilmington, before going on to earn her Master’s in Public Health and Health Promotion from Swansea University. Angelique oversees the Longhorn Wellness Peer Education Program, and focuses on sleep health and wellness initiatives. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist through NCHEC, and has experience teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. When she’s not at UT, you can find Angelique practicing yoga, paddle-boarding, and scoping out new hiking spots.



Adrian Lancaster

Adrian Lancaster
Student Peer Support Project Coordinator

adrian.lancaster@austin.utexas.edu

Adrian (he/him and they/them) earned a B.S. in Sociology from Illinois State University and an M.Ed. in Human Relations from Plymouth State University. Adrian’s role is to develop a mental health-focused Peer Support Program that will equip UT students with the knowledge and skills to support peers through the myriad challenges of their shared college experience. Adrian’s professional interests include program development, self-authorship and learning partnerships, equity and inclusion in higher ed, and the development of students’ self-efficacy beliefs. They enjoy acting, video games, trying new things, and hanging out with his cats, partner, and the Austin LGBTQA+ community. 



>Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez
Bystander Intervention Programs Coordinator

samantha.rodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Sam (She/her/hers) oversees BeVOCAL programs, which empower all members of UT’s community to promote bystander intervention and harm reduction. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Central Florida and her M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida International University. She believes every individual deserves access to safe and inclusive learning and living environments and utilizes BeVOCAL training and tools to deepen every Longhorn’s responsibility for the well-being of themselves and others. Sam spends most of her time being active outdoors, exploring music, and creating stop-motion clay animation.



Madeline Shaw

Madeline Shaw
Mental Health Promotion Coordinator

madeline.shaw@austin.utexas.edu

Madeline Shaw (she/her) graduated from West Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biology and from LSU Health New Orleans with a Masters in Public Health. She has experience teaching in K-12 education and working in the non-profit sector on community and statewide learning events. She enjoys connecting with younger populations because of their eagerness to innovate and reimagine better systems. As the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, she supports the Longhorn Wellness Peer Educators and the Be That One program. She hopes to contribute to a campus climate that fosters connection and belonging. Her ideal day includes time in the sun, tacos, and laughing at a bit.



>Kayleigh Spaulding

Kayleigh Spaulding
Health Communication and Outreach Coordinator

kayleigh.spaulding@austin.utexas.edu

Kayleigh (she/her/hers) earned a BSA in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Health Communication from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin. In her role, Kayleigh works on many of the Longhorn Wellness Center's health messaging projects and campaigns, oversees the HealthyhornsTXT and Bruce the Bat programs as well as safer sex supply distribution, and coordinates Longhorn Wellness Center outreach. Kayleigh is interested in using communication strategies and public health theories to promote healthy behaviors within the UT community. In her spare time, Kayleigh enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and being outside.



Thea Woodruff, Ph.D.

Thea Woodruff, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator, Well-Being in Learning Environments

thea.woodruff@austin.utexas.edu

Thea (she/her/hers) coordinates the Well-Being in Learning Environments project, a project that works with faculty to imbed practices for improving student well-being in their classes. Thea also teaches courses as a lecturer in the College of Education at UT Austin. Areas of professional interest include research-based literacy practices in PK-12 settings, student motivation and identity, and effective instructional coaching practices. In her free time, Thea enjoys hanging out with her family, playing sports, and reading.




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