Staff

HEALTH AND COUNSELING STAFF

Phyllis Isaacs MSA, RN became Director of Health and Counseling Services October 2010.  She transferred from Northern Virginia’s Kaiser Permanente and Inova Health Systems.  She obtained her BSN degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and completed her MSA in administration from Central Michigan University.  Phyllis brings nursing and leadership experience to Hollins.

Rachel Heletz NP transferred to the Hollins Student Health Services from the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD.  Rachel is a graduate of the University of Maryland nursing program and a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult Nurse Practitioner program.  She is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.  She is a valuable health resource/educator for the University.

Kent Harris MD is the University’s physician. He is board certified in Family Practice and is currently on staff at Carilion Family Medicine, North Roanoke. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and completed his residency at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He is a resource for the nurse practitioner, director/nurse, athletic trainer, and Student Affairs staff.

Kristi Smith MOA became a part of the Health and Counseling Services in August 2016.  Kristi has more than 20 years of experience in the health care field working for local area specialists.  She is enjoying her new position interacting with Hollins students, staff, and faculty.  Kristi has much love and gratitude for her family, friends and 2 cats.

Lindsey Brown MA-C became part of Health Services in August 2017.  She is a graduate of the Miller-Motte Institute in Roanoke, Virginia.  She is certified by the national AAMA as a medical assistant.    She grew up in Roanoke.  She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pet pig.

Rebecca Ewell LCSW is the Coordinator of Counseling for Hollins Health and Counseling Services.  Rebecca earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She serves in numerous professional leadership roles and enjoys working with the students in such a diverse and stimulating community.

Emily Painter Licensed Professional Counselor joined Hollins Health and Counseling Services as a part-time counselor in August 2016.  Emily earned a BA from Lynchburg College, MALS in Liberal Studies from Hollins University, and Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Emily serves as a therapist, consultant, and educator with several community outreach programs.

Dr. Felicity Adams practices adolescent and pediatric psychiatry in Carilion’s outpatient department of Psychiatry.   She graduated from the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Adams is on campus 8 hours per month diagnosing, treating, and managing an illness or problem by medication or psychotherapy.