Contact the Wilkins Wellness Center to answer questions or concerns you may have.
How to make an appointment
The Wilkins Wellness Center is open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm. During hours of operation, the health center is staffed by a registered nurse and advanced practitioner.
The Center is located in Racey Hall but by appointment only at this time. Please feel free to contact the office or go to the portal to schedule an appointment.
Contact us at (540) 665-4530 or email the center at email@example.com
Medical Services Provided by the Wellness Center
- STI testing
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Minor cuts and burns
- Simple sutures
- Sore throat
- Ear pain
- Ear wax
- Allergy Symptoms
- Testing for strep throat, flu, mono, urine, and can order labs if needed, as well as, diagnostic tests.
- PPD testing
Resident students requiring emergency medical attention at hours other than the scheduled health center hours should contact the Resident Assistant on duty to arrange for emergency room care. When serious injuries occur on campus which may require emergency treatment or hospitalization, the student should contact the Resident Assistant and/or the Resident Assistant and/or the resident advisor who have been instructed in procedures to summon assistance. The Resident Assistant will contact the on call staff member. The emergency room at Winchester Medical Center is available 24 hours daily, 7 days a week. For emergency transportation, call 911 for a rescue squad and be specific about your location. For non-emergency situations, contact your Resident Assistant for a taxi.
Wilkins Wellness Center Team
Hanan Kallash FNP-BC, Executive Director of the Wilkins Wellness and Counseling Center
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Kallash completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. She then spent two years with the Peace Corps in Morocco in the sub-Saharan desert working on issues of public health relating to water sanitation, vaccination and family planning. After working with the Peace Corps, she was offered a position as a logistic intern on the Project Hope program to help coordinate medical missions to 35 nations including an inaugural mission to Gaza with Operation Smile. She then went on to the University of Maryland, where she was given a fellowship with the Peaceworker program to run the AmeriCorps program while completing her master’s in preventative medicine and epidemiology in emergency health services. She spent 10 years working on a local and national level in public policy for infant health and safety including a large training grant with the National Institutes of Health NICHD division, which led her to conduct trainings for nurses across the nation and internationally. She completed her training to become a registered nurse while working full time at the Frederick Community College night program. Kallash spent six years working as an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse with short intervals in a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and an adult ICU including trauma and surgical ICU as well as cardiac care. In 2011, she was recognized with a “40 under 40” nurses in Virginia award. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been at Selma Medical Associates, Inc., in Winchester, Virginia, for four years in the Family Practice Division and continues as a bedside ICU nurse and maintains several certifications. She has also taught at VCU for the past three years in its nurse practitioner program.
Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Bennett grew up in Southern California and attended undergrad at the University of California, Davis in Northern California, obtained her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, and completed her residency in Family Practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. To start her career in medicine, Dr. Bennett returned home to Southern California and had her own private practice in Los Angeles, CA. In 2003, she moved east with her husband who is a United States Marine Corps Officer. She followed her husband throughout his assignments, had 3 children while working for other doctors and companies along the way in military facilities, retirement communities, urgent cares, and corporate medical facilities. She has served as the acting Medical Director for the Medical Clinic at the FBI Academy, and most recently for Corporate America as a Medical Director for Premise Health. Dr. Bennett’s husband has retired from the Marine Corps and they have settled in Burke, Virginia, where she has recently started her own telemedicine business/private practice. She started her on-line practice to better suit the needs of busy Virginians and to spend quality time listening to the patient’s concerns and educating each individual patient on their personal health. She believes a listened to and informed patient will be a healthier patient. She has enjoyed going back to primary care and is excited to join the Shenandoah University Community with a focus on individual wellness for the whole campus.
Brittany Dehaven ’14, MSN, FNP, AANP
Brittany is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner trained at Maryville University. She is a Shenandoah Alumni. She joins our clinic with a nursing career of ten years of experience with direct patient care in the home, office, and hospital setting. Her passion is Family Practice including pediatric/adolescent care. Brittany is a wife and mother of two children and native of Winchester. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children play sports. She prides herself in ensuring her patients’ voice is heard and they are cared for.
Lyndi Askew, R.N., Full-time Nurse
Lyndi joins us with 25+ years of nursing experience. Her background includes: public health, school nursing, employee health, and cardiac medical/surgical nursing. Lyndi’s passion is to provide the best care possible to the students and staff of SU. She sees all the students for any medical needs or health concerns. Lyndi is also an alumni of Shenandoah University.
Karen Cox, BSN, R.N., Full-time Nurse
Karen joined the Wilkins Wellness Center in Fall 2020 as a per diem/part time nurse to help with Covid-19 efforts/contact tracing. Karen transitioned to full time status and is able to see students at the Wellness Center for day to day clinical services along with her coworker. Karen has a total of 14 years of nursing experience which include medical oncology, hospice, and public health. Out of her 14 years of experience, 8.5 years have been in public health working for Virginia Department of Health (VDH). From March 2020, while at VDH, Karen’s nursing duties transitioned to including Covid-19 case investigations and contact tracing efforts. She is an alumni of Shenandoah. Karen has four children and is a native of Shenandoah County. Karen is happy to serve all the students at Shenandoah for their health needs.
Pearl Underwood, Office Manager, Dean of Students
Pearl has been with the Wilkins Wellness Center since 1996 when she transferred from the School of Nursing. She has joined the Dean of Student’s Office to assist all departments under the Dean of Student’s Office. She currently works with the Wellness Center, Counseling, Residential Life and Student Conduct. She obtained both her Bachelors and Masters at Shenandoah University. Her passion is working with the community as well as assisting non-profits.
Izabela DiNapoli, Administrative Assistant
Izabela DiNapoli has joined SU after leaving Sacred Heart Academy where she worked for over nine years. There Izabela started the infant/toddler preschool program and developed it into an integral part of the Academy. Izabela was ready for a new adventure and challenges while still serving students and the community.
Originally from Poland, Izabela came to the U.S. in 2003 as part of the AuPair program. In Atlanta, GA she met her future husband from whom they have two sons, both graduates of SHA and now John Handley High School students. Izabela’s motto is to treat others with respect, kindness and understanding.