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THE FLAGLER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & WELLNESS

The Department of Health and Wellness is comprised of Health Services, Counseling Services, Campus Assessment, Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Team, Case Management, and Community Outreach and Education.

ABOUT US

We embody a collaborative vision of holistic wellness that addresses the needs of a diverse student population through the provision of services that address and support the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs of students. This begins with an integrative approach that supports the awareness and knowledge of the role health and wellness plays in the success of students and the rise in demand for these services on campus.

Flagler College is committed to fostering an institutional culture of holistic wellness where every individual has an opportunity to transform their mind, body, and spirit. By providing access to resources, educational tools, and support we strive to empower each member of our community to cultivate personal wellness values that will last throughout and beyond their time at Flagler.

Mary Tinlin

Mary Tinlin

Senior Director of Health & Wellness and Coordinator of the CARE (Campus Assessment, Referral and Evaluation) Team TINLINMC@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6339

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mary is in her 32nd year at Flagler. She has held a variety of positions within the student affairs division including; Director of Student Activities, Assistant Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Counseling & Residence Life, Associate Dean of Counseling and in her current position oversees the CARE Team, Case Management and Outreach/Education Services, Counseling Services, and Health Services.  She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State and her M.Ed. in counseling from the University of North Florida. In her personal time, she enjoys reading, fitness activities, traveling and the company of friends and family.

Andrea Adams-Manning

Andrea Adams-Manning, ED. D.

Director of Case Management and Outreach & Education AADAMSMANNING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6308

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Dr. Andrea Adams-Manning (a.k.a. Dr. Dre), is originally from Michigan, though has resided in Jacksonville since 2011. She has her bachelors in Secondary Education from Saginaw Valley State University, her Master in Education, with a concentration in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. Dr. Dre has 19 plus years of experience working with college students while serving as a Dean of Students, Assistant Dean, Ombudsman, Conduct Officer, Residence Life Coordinator, Adjunct Professor, and Advisor for student organizations. She has joined the Flagler College community to have the opportunity to work directly with those students who need assistance the most by serving as our Director of Case Management, Education & Outreach. In her personal time, she likes to cycle, paddleboard, lift weights, go to concerts, and stream some good shows.

Rachel Moran-Brown

Rachel Moran-Brown, M.PA, M.S., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Flagler | Counseling Center COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Rachel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  She is originally from New York. She received her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Florida, Master of Public Administration from CUNY Baruch in NYC, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of North Florida.  Rachel’s areas of interest and expertise include anxiety, depression, mindfulness-based practices, and LGBTQ+.  She loves working with college students and helping them navigate the adjustment and changes that come with life in college.  In her personal time she enjoys hot yoga, going to concerts, and being at the beach. 

Shadisha Bennett Brodde

Shadisha Bennett Brodde, M.S., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Counseling Center COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Shadisha Bennett Brodde currently serves as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Flagler College Counseling Center. Shadisha earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies/Health and Human Services from the University of Illinois at Springfield and Master’s of Science in Community Counseling from National Louis University in Illinois. She is licensed to practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.

Shadisha's areas of interest and expertise include counseling those from diverse backgrounds, anxiety, self-esteem/self-concept development, depression, LGBTQ issues, substance use disorders, and utilizing positive and strength-based psychology practices.

Amanda Bleak

Amanda Elyse Bleak, M.S., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Counseling Center COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Amanda Elyse Bleak currently serves as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Flagler College Counseling Center. She joins us from Flagler Hospital where she passionately served patients in crisis in the Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit. Prior to that, she has over a decade of experience working with individuals and families with an array of mental health challenges, as well as sexual abuse survivors.

Amanda earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is licensed to practice in the state of Florida.

Amanda specializes in Trauma and utilizes evidenced based practices including Eye Movement Desensitization Movement (EMDR) and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to facilitate her clients to work towards healing and closure. Other areas of interest and expertise include anxiety & depression, family dynamics & boundaries, including biological, blended & adopted, ADHD, self-harm, Baker Act & Marchman Act processes.

Laura Hubbard

LAURA (BETH) HUBBARD

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN | COUNSELING CENTER COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Beth is currently an intern pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville University. Originally from Virginia, Beth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Virginia Intermont College and was a middle school teacher for 17 years.

Beth’s love of the ocean and distaste for cold winters led her to relocate to Florida and begin her journey to a new career. She plans to focus on child and adolescent counseling as well as play therapy.

Samantha Kingree

SAMANTHA KINGREE

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN | COUNSELING CENTER COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Samantha moved from Virginia to Jacksonville 3 years ago and is currently in her second year of a master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Jacksonville University. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is very passionate about continuing her education regarding mental health.

In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and binge-watching some of her favorite TV series.

Gavin Tendekai Madanhi

Gavin Tendekai Madanhi

Administrative Assistant to the Sr. Director of Health & Wellness and Counseling Services COUNSELING@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6305

Location: 65 Valencia Street - Tinlin House

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Gavin spent his early life in Zimbabwe and lived in Jordan for some time until coming to U.S. to study Business and Philosophy at Flagler College. As a Flagler student, he worked for the Admissions Office, Athletics Department, and Library. Gavin recently graduated in the spring of 2022 and is now serving as the office’s Administrative Assistant.

Gavin’s areas of interests and competencies include customer service, organization, time management, and teamwork. He is passionate about reading, playing soccer, and going for long walks.

Holly Doucette

Holly Doucette

Director of Health Services | Nurse Practitioner HEALTHSERVICES@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6211

Location: Ponce Breezeway

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Holly has worked at Flagler College Health Services for 25 years. During that time, she went back to school to gain her advanced degree to better serve the students of Flagler. Holly received her registered nurse credentials from Florida State College, her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her master's from the University of South Alabama where she obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner credentials.

Holly loves working with the student population and finds satisfaction in educating students about prevention and good choices, treating anxiety, depression, women's health, and minor illnesses.

In her free time, Holly enjoys fitness, yoga, her grown children, grandchildren, and travel.

Kara Kelley

Kara Kelley

Registered Nurse | Health Services HEALTHSERVICES@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6211

Location: Ponce Breezeway

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kara is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived in St. Augustine since the mid 90’s. She studied Sociology at the University of Cincinnati and received her Registered Nurse Degree at Daytona State College. Kara has over 20 years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida. She loves working with college students. Kara is very passionate about nutrition and holistic medicine. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling on her sailboat, and going to artisan markets with her daughter.

Dru Ward

Drusilla Ward

Administrative Assistant | Health Services HEALTHSERVICES@FLAGLER.EDU (904) 819-6211

Drusilla(Dru) is a native of Birmingham, Al, she and her husband have lived in St Augustine for 17 yrs. Dru has a BS in Criminal Justice and a Master Certification in Holistic Medicine.  Her passions are: Creating and compounding alternative remedies and recipes, exercising, swimming, traveling, reading and dancing.  Dru has worked in the Medical Field as an Office Manager/Admin Assistant for over 10 yrs.

Location: Ponce Breezeway