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Welcome!

We’re glad to have you visit our site and learn more about the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA! We are here to develop strong women leaders and those who work beside them to bring social justice, especially gender and racial justice, to our world.

We at the Women’s Center are all stewards of something larger than any one of us:  a sustained commitment to the well-being of all UVA students in all stages of their lives that supporters of the Women’s Center have fostered over the decades. Throughout its history, students’ voices have had a significant impact on the growth and development of the Women’s Center. We count our work with students among the most meaningful work we do. I am proud to say that in their time with us, our students develop their skills and passions, and they leave us prepared to put them to use in service of the public good.

I encourage you to get to know us better through the programs and events we offer in the Women’s Center and across Grounds. We look forward to meeting you!


Abby Palko, 
Director


 

Director

Abby Palko, Director

Abby Palko

Director
apalko@virginia.edu
434-982-2934

 

Counseling Staff

Margaret Edwards Trauma Counselor

Margaret Edwards, LPC

Program Director for Counseling and Wellness Services

Cathy Erickson Trauma Counselor

Cathy Erickson, LPC

Trauma Counselor

Poe, Women's Center Service Dog

Poe Erickson, PSD

Therapy Dog / Good Boy

Aisha Saeed

Aisha Saeed, LCSW

Trauma Counselor and Body Positive Coordinator

Uriel Santiago

Uriel Santiago, NCC

Resident in Counseling

Amelia Walton

Amelia Walton, MA, EdS

Resident in Counseling

Latoria White

Latoria White, MA

Counseling Care Manager and Gender Violence & Social Change Coordinator

Janie Williams

Janie Williams, LCSW

Trauma Counselor

Programs Faculty & Staff

Outreach Coordinator

Genevieve Brackins

Outreach Coordinator
gbrackins@virginia.edu
434-982-5324

Mary Esselman Iris Editor

Mary Esselman

Iris Editor
mdesselman@gmail.com
Sarah Jenkins, YWLP Mentoring Coordinator

Sarah Jenkins

Young Women Leaders Program Mentoring Coordinator
stjenkins@virginia.edu
434-982-2648

Jaronda Miller-Bryant

Jaronda Miller-Bryant

Program Director of Engaged Scholarship & Global Outreach and Program Director of Operations, Young Women Leaders Program
jjm8ac@virginia.edu
434-924-9732

Administration

Leigh Ann Carver

Leigh Ann Carver

Program Director of Communications & Advancement
lac4g@virginia.edu
434-924-3946

Carol Gilbert Advancement Coordinator

Carol Gilbert

Business Manager
ceg6a@virginia.edu
434-982-2902

Mitchell Mays

Communications Coordinator
mrm5ug@virginia.edu
434-982-2023

Graduate Assistant & Fellows

Emily Sackett

Emily Sackett

Greer Fellow
ens4eu@virginia.edu

Karishma Srikanth

Casscells Fellow
krs8rb@virginia.edu