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Student Wellness comprises staff members from counseling services team, student wellness and health promotion. Meet our team below:

Amanda Cheetham, MS, CHES
Health Educator
cheethama@etown.edu | 717-361-1123

Amanda is originally from upstate NY where she earned her BSED degree in Health Education from SUNY Cortland and her MS in Health Education from Ithaca College.  She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.  Her health education philosophy is based on the eight dimensions of wellness, which are all equally important for achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellness. 

Evie J. Gerber, Ph.D.
Staff Counselor
717-361-1405

Dr. Gerber is a licensed psychologist in Maryland with Pennsylvania licensure in progress. Evie earned degrees from Millersville University (Psychology, BA), the College of William & Mary (Psychology, MA) and UMBC (Clinical Psychology, PhD; APA-accredited). In 2011, she completed a pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology at the College of William & Mary Counseling Center (APA-accredited). In 2012, she completed a post-internship position at the University of the Sciences Counseling Center in Philadelphia. In addition, Evie has experience providing clinical services in a range of settings including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, domestic violence center, and community mental health center. Evie is an ally to the LGBTQ community. She is a skilled generalist and has treated clients with a wide‐range of presenting concerns (e.g., adjustment/transitions, anxiety, bereavement, bulimia, body image concerns, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-injury, sexual assault, stress management, trauma). Additional areas of interest include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and social justice. 

Bruce G. Lynch, Ph.D.
Director of Student Wellness
Licensed Psychologist 
lynchbg@etown.edu | 717-361-1405

Bruce joined the Student Wellness staff in January 2014, and has over twenty years of experience providing services to students in college counseling centers.  Bruce earned his Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1995, and worked at Old Dominion University’s counseling center from 1996 to 2003.  He worked in the Counseling & Testing Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2003 to 2013, serving as the Director for five and one half years and holding positions of Assistant Director, Training Coordinator, and Senior Staff Psychologist.  Bruce is a generalist therapist who assists students with a variety of mental health, situational and developmental concerns.  Areas of professional interest include supervision, suicide prevention, ethics, short term therapy, wellness, and family systems.  

Veronica Umbrell, LCSW, CCDP-D
Staff Counselor
717-361-1405

After 10 years of hospital-based counseling, Veronica joined the Student Wellness staff in October 2013.  Veronica received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Millersville University in 2000 and her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2003.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional addictions counselor (CCDP-D).  Veronica is passionate about counseling others using a strengths-based collaborative approach.  As a skilled generalist she has treated clients with a wide range of mental health, situational, and developmental concerns. Her professional interests include treatment of depression and anxiety, addictions recovery, spirituality, psychosocial adjustment, bereavement, self-esteem and development of interpersonal relationships.  Her practice modalities include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy as well as mindfulness & acceptance techniques. A native to Elizabethtown she is delighted to be providing counseling services to the Elizabethtown College community. 

Eileen Wagener, RN
College Health Liaison
wagenere@etown.edu | 717-489-1021

Eileen Wagener is a licensed Registered Nurse who joined the Elizabethtown College in January 2007. She previously worked in student health at another Lancaster county institution of higher education. Earning her associates degree in Nursing from Prince George’s Community College in 1982, Eileen has been practicing professional nursing for more than 29 years. Previous experience includes, cardiac care, surgical care, pediatrics, and ambulatory care. The past ten years have been spent in college health.

Jason Yoder, MSW
Staff Counselor
717-361-1405

Jason completed his undergraduate work at Misericordia University in 2006 and earned his graduate degree from Salisbury University in 2008. During his graduate program, Jason worked with Student Counseling Services as well as Housing and Residence Life. After graduating, Jason worked several years at Alfred University as a Staff Counselor. Jason’s areas of interest include wellness, depression, anxiety, men’s issues, relationships concerns and solution focused short term therapy. Jason is a generalist practitioner who supports students with a variety of mental health, situational and developmental concerns. 

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