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
mharrell@uwf.edu


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

Health Educator Coordinator


Building 960 / Room 256
Phone: (850) 473-7112
acambron@uwf.edu


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. 



Tiffany Lawson - Wellness Services Health Educator Coordinator

Tiffany Lawson

Health Educator Coordinator


Building 960 / Room 257
Phone: (850) 473-7112
tlawson1@uwf.edu


Tiffany's Bio
  • I am excited to join the Wellness Services team in providing quality services to the students of UWF. My areas of interest are alcohol misuse and substance abuse. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from The University of Mississippi and later my Master’s degree in Health Promotion. During my graduate program, I had the opportunity to work on a grant campaign that focused on preventing and reducing underage drinking and alcohol misuse on university campuses across Mississippi. Through this experience I realized how these issues adversely affect the lives of college students and the surrounding communities, but with the use of evidence-based health promotion strategies we can equip students with the tools necessary to make healthy lifestyle decisions. By working closely with university administrators and other prevention specialists, I learned the importance of addressing alcohol and drug misperceptions, increasing student knowledge, and ensuring students are aware of available resources. I hope to bring what I have learned to UWF and use it to increase the overall health of our students. I look forward to working with the Peer Educators and collaborating with different departments on campus.



Michelle Lawson - Wellness Services Office Specialist

Michelle Lawson

Office Specialist


Building 960 / Room 250
Phone: (850) 473-7112
mlawson@uwf.edu


Michelle's Bio
  • I am very happy to be working as the Office Specialist in Wellness Services! I started in May 2012 and am looking forward to the coming years. I have worked on other parts of the UWF campus as a student and staff member in the past and I love it. I enjoy working with and interacting with students on daily basis. One of my favorite aspects of working in Wellness is the sharing of ideas and education.

    I graduated from UWF in 2011 with a Bachelors in International Studies. Working with the Wellness Services team is an excellent environment to get involved in and to help spread information. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me!



Rachael Lagozzino - Wellness Services Program Specialist

Rachael Lagozzino

Program Specialist

Building 960 / Room 251
Phone: (850) 473-7112
rlagozzino@uwf.edu


Rachael's Bio
  • I graduated from the University of West Florida May 2013 with my Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in Substance Abuse. I have been extensively trained in emotional and psychological first aid through the Escambia County Trauma Intervention Program Unit (TIP). I was an officer in Students for Suicide Awareness which allowed me to complete an 18 mile over night walk in San Francisco in the summer of 2012 to promote awareness, education, and research for suicide prevention.

    During my senior year, I worked with Wellness Services as a Peer Health Educator and fell in love with the department and what they strive to do for the UWF community. I am thrilled to continue working for this department and hope to gain experience and insight as to what I want to pursue for Graduate school.



Read Bell - IT Coordinator

Read Bell

IT Coordinator

Building 960 / Room 251
Phone: (850) 474-3168
jbell@uwf.edu


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.

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