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The Health and Safety (HANDS) department of the Student Assembly is dedicated to the identification and dissemination of vital health and wellness information/initiatives on campus. We seek to identify the community’s most relevant and urgent needs in attempt to create and improve existing services; we strive to be effective, innovative, and collaborative in all endeavors. It is our hope through these efforts the quality of life for all students will continue to improve while strengthening the relationship between SA and the greater community.


  • Alicia Moore
    Alicia MooreSecretary of Health and SafetyI am incredibly excited to serve again in the Student Assembly as the Secretary of ‘HANDS’. I am a Public Health major, hailing from Petersburg, Virginia. The SA has incredible potential be a dynamic and powerful source of change. We will continue to collaborate closely with student organizations and the administration to improve access to and quality of health services/programming at William and Mary. I am always available via email and will have office hours throughout the year to discuss ideas, get feedback, or just chat!
  • Drea Aron-Schiavone
    Drea Aron-SchiavoneUndersecretary of Mental HealthI am a Junior, English/Psychology double-major from Manassas, VA who is often found napping, smiling, doing crafts, and/or procrastinating. My favorite things include: walks in CW with friends & family, working at the Writing Center, Buddy Art, adorable elderly couples, having a sister at W&M, living in the Italian House, and all things green & gold. I am excited to collaborate with the W&M campus to promote positive attitudes and perceptions about mental health challenges and resources, which I hope will enrich the supportive, accepting community that is at the heart of The College.
  • Ruth Dana
    Ruth DanaUndersecretary of Mental HealthAbout Me
  • Heather Michalak
    Heather MichalakUndersecretary of Sexual HealthMy name is Heather K. Michalak, and I will be graduating this coming May 2014. I study Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a minor in Public Health. I plan to pursue a master's in Occupational Therapy and would ultimately like to work in Veteran's Health. After my freshman year as a student athlete, I joined HOPE and have enjoyed every minute of it. I know how important it is to share relevant knowledge and spread awareness about prevalent health issues that face college students. I love the rewarding feeling that I get when other students come to me and ask questions about their health problems. As Undersecretary of Sexual Health, I would like to gain firsthand experience planning the programming of new health developments for the betterment of my tribe family. I hope this opportunity allows me to reach a new level of involvement in this amazing community and build my skill set for a career in health and wellbeing.
  • Michele Ricciardi
    Michele RicciardiUndersecretary of Physical Health and Substance AbuseHello! My name is Michele Ricciardi and I am from Chantilly, VA. I am a sophomore at the college, and I intend to major in Chemistry. In my free time I enjoy traveling, exercising, or just curling up with a good book. I was a competitive gymnast for 13 years, so staying active and healthy has always been a passion of mine. Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I am excited to serve as your Undersecretary of Physical Health and Substance Abuse!
  • Maggie Skorup
    Maggie SkorupUndersecretary of Disability AffairsI am so excited to fill this position again this year and hope to bring a greater understanding and acceptance of Neurodiversity to campus; during my freshman year, I became involved in the Buddy Art and Buddy Ball volunteer programs, which largely shaped my perception of diversity and passion for service. I am also the President of Campus Buddies, a member of the Students Helping Honduras team, and love to travel (I have been to both Honduras and the Dominican Republic in the past 3 months!). I am a junior from Virginia Beach, studying Finance and Hispanic Studies.
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