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CCR coordinators seek solutions for students dealing with mental health, academic, relationship, financial, and other stressful crises. We empower students to break down barriers, clarify needs, and navigate complex processes to get back on track to reach their goals.

The staff of the Center for Care Resilience works to create a safe and nonjudgmental place for students to be understood and supported. They advocate for students within the community and help students develop agency to self-advocate. The staff also works to:

  • Foster student learning, success, and well-being while meeting the immediate needs of our campus community
  • Hinder violence, suicide, and the effects of substance misuse/abuse and encourage wellness and personal safety
  • Educate faculty and staff on the signs of distress and the process to help students

Lisa Loar, EdD


Clifton Strengths: Learner, Individualization, Achiever, Activator, Maximizer

Madisien Howard, EdM

Associate Director

Clifton Strengths: Relator, Input, Learner, Individualization, Achiever

Allison Cole, MS

Care Manager

Clifton Strengths: Empathy, Input, Intellection, Adaptability, Restorative

Zachary Gee, BA

Intake Coordinator

Clifton Strengths: Empathy, Context, Consistency, Developer, Positivity

Carlos Mancilla, BA

Care Coordinator

Clifton Strengths: Woo, Communication, Input, Individualization, Ideation

Leda Porter, MS

Care Coordinator

Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Developer, Responsibility, Relator, Belief

Kertesha Riley, EdS

Care Coordinator

Clifton Strengths: Input, Connectedness, Empathy, Developer, Relator

Shelby Smith, MS

Care Coordinator

Clifton Strengths: Individualization, Developer, Context, Empathy, Input