Meet the Staff

Mica Harrell - Wellness Services Director

Mica Hughes-Harrell, MA., CHES.

Director, Health Promotion Services

Building 960 / Room 255
Phone: (850) 473-7112

Mica's Bio

I completed my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of West Florida in 2002. As part of my graduate program, I completed my internship at UWF’s Counseling Center. It was a wonderful experience and cemented my desire to continue working with the college population. Although I thoroughly enjoyed counseling, my passion for outreach services became clear after I had the opportunity to provide outreach programs for students on campus. It was because of those experiences that my focus shifted from the treatment side of things to the field of outreach and prevention.

After graduating with my Master’s degree, I worked in the field of sexual violence specifically dealing with issues of prevention and risk reduction for sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence. Currently, at the University of West Florida, I manage the coordination of outreach services in the areas of sexual violence prevention, sexual health promotion, HIV/STI prevention, alcohol misuse and abuse prevention, healthy relationship promotion, and overall wellness promotion. Another wonderful aspect of my job includes directing the Peer Educator group on campus. It is amazing to work with motivated, creative students who are also passionate about making a difference and impacting their peers in positive ways. I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love and truly enjoy the added bonus I get from working on a gorgeous campus filled with wonderful college students!

Alicia Cambron - Wellness Services Health Educator Coordinator

Alicia Cambron, Ph.D.

Health Educator Coordinator

Building 960 / Room 256
Phone: (850) 473-7112

Alicia's Bio

I have always had a passion for overall health and the quality of life of others. I received my Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University with a minor in Business. I later received my Master's degree in Health Promotion from The University of Mississippi.

Over the past few years I have been able to work with students in many different areas ranging from weight management to violence prevention. Most recently, I served as the Violence Prevention Coordinator at The University of Mississippi where I worked with victims of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, as well as stalking. Through that experience, I realized the importance of sexual violence prevention programs on college campuses. I believe that violence is unacceptable and that we as a college community will work to end violence.

My other passion is sexual health. I have had the opportunity to work with high school and college students on improving their understanding of safe sex practices. I believe that sexual health includes not only a lack of disease, but a positive approach to sexuality and sexual relationships. I am happy to be working with the Peer Educators and excited about bringing programs to the student population. 

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Natalie Bain

Health Educator Coordinator

Building 960 / Room 257
Phone: (850) 473-7112

Natalie's Bio

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Akron with a minor in Statistics. After working a year at a shelter for teenage girls, I made the decision to attend the University of West Florida to begin the Counseling Psychology Master’s program.

My previous experience volunteering for a rape crisis center coupled well with my graduate assistantship with Wellness Services at UWF. After working for a year as the GA, I discovered that my true passion is in prevention, rather than treatment. So, I decided to switch to the Community Health Education Master’s program, and I accepted a full-time position with Wellness Services. I look forward to learning more about the field and working with our Peer Educators to raise awareness and promote health education on our campus.

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Alexis Heppler

Graduate Assistant

Building 960 / Room 251
Phone: (850) 473-7112

Alexis' Bio

I received my Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications/Business Administration from Susquehanna University. Currently, I am a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Administration program here at UWF​. I have always had a passion for helping others, and through my undergraduate experience I fell in love with the college culture. I truly admire how passionate the faculty and staff are about their students here.

Being a Graduate Assistant in Wellness Services gives me the hands on opportunity to work with Peer Educators and college students to promote healthy habits in college. I am passionate about promoting healthy relationships on college campus, because studies have shown that relationships affect students' overall success in college. By helping students develop healthy relationship practices their quality of life in college will be improved. I believe it’s important to have a hands-on approach when talking with students about sexual relationships and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. I am blessed to be a part of the Wellness team and the A​rgo family.

​"​Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

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Victoria Lively

Wellness Services Intern

Building 960 / Room 251
Phone: (850) 473-7112

Victoria's Bio

As a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Administration program, I am excited for the opportunity to intern with Health and Wellness. I have always been passionate about healthy living, so I jumped at the opportunity to work on a project aimed at determining ways that our university could incorporate elements of mindfulness into our programming. In addition to assisting with day-to-day operations and events, I conduct research, benchmarking, and assessment.

I began my college career at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid, Oklahoma and then transferred to the University of West Florida here in Pensacola, Florida, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Education. During my junior year, I started working in the Commons at the Service Desk and the Student Involvement Office. As I became familiar with the positive atmosphere that student affairs professionals strive to create through their many support services, I noticed that there were many parallels between being a staff member at UWF and a student teacher at West Florida High School. Although I enjoyed both experiences, supporting college-aged students as they navigate through higher education is the best fit or me. I look forward to learning from inspiring leaders, such as our Peer Educators, and contributing to the already stellar initiatives of this department. 

Read Bell - IT Coordinator

Read Bell

IT Coordinator

Building 960 / Room 251
Phone: (850) 474-3168

Read's Bio

I am very happy to be the IT Coordinator for Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services here at UWF. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Loyola University and a Master's degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of South Alabama. I am grateful to have a job where I can apply knowledge from both of these degrees and help the staff do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible. Before coming to UWF, I was a Software Engineer and Engineering Manager at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. for 16 years.

No matter what their role, everyone here shows a great deal of dedication to helping the students at UWF remain healthy and happy and get the most out of their time here. I feel very lucky to be associated with such a talented group of professionals.