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  • Meet the H.A.W.Es

Donna Lynn Darmody M.S., C.W.P.
Director of Health Education/
Alcohol And Other Drug Abuse
Prevention Coordinator
T. 401 254-3413
F. 401 254-3305
ddarmody@rwu.edu

Jake Weeks
Jake Weeks

I’m a senior and third year HAWE, majoring in Global Communications. I applied to be a HAWE because I wanted to help make a positive impact on campus, where students have the necessary resources to live a healthy and positive life. On campus I am involved in the National Communication Association Honor Society and Film Club.

Diana Perez
Diana Perez

I am a sophomore from North Providence RI. Double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I hope to become a lawyer. I became a HAWE so I could show students that there are people that care about them on campus. Also to share knowledge with students so they can create a healthy lifestyle. My interest focuses on fitness and nutrition.

Denisha Vega-Poirier
Denisha Vega-Poirier

I am a junior, double major in Political Science and Psychology. I have a mi-nor in Criminal Justice and a core in American Studies. I am the Vice President of the Women’s Center, a member of the sexual assault task force, a writing tutor and moderator for sustained dialogue. The health topics I am most interested in are healthy relation-ships, and safe sex. My goal in life is to create a positive impact on the people I meet. My dream is to find a career where I can truly make a difference.

Kelsey Cintorino
Kelsey Cintorino

I am a senior Electrical Engineering major from Nashua, NH and president of the Electrical Engineering (IEEE) club on campus. I am a member of the Society of Women Engineers and on the Bon Appétit dining committee. My main interest as a HAWE is around physical and mental well-being and safe alcohol use. I became a HAWE to help educate students and promote healthy lifestyles.

Hayley Ziolko
Hayley Ziolko

Hello, I’m a junior and a second year HAWE majoring in Psychology. I am from Windham, CT. I chose to be a HAWE because health and wellness is something very important to my life and I want to promote it for the students on our campus. My specific interest is drug and alcohol use, and mental health. HAWE’s are a small and diverse group, but we each bring something unique to the table!

Mary Dinnean
Mary Dinnean

I am a Psychology major and a Gen-der and Sexuality Studies minor from New Hartford, CT. I am a sophomore living in Stonewall 2. The health topics I am most interested in are human sexuality and positive body image. I became a HAWE to help and educate others on these passions. In the future I hope to obtain a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, with a career as a Clinical Sexologist.

Gina Ferrari
Gina Ferrari
I am from Hampton Beach, NH and a junior Public Health and Spanish major with minors in Sociology, Biology, and Latin American Studies. I am currently on the executive board of Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children. In the future, I plan to travel and pursue medical issues in foreign, under-privileged areas and return to school to be-come a nurse. Becoming a HAWE has helped me learn about current health concerns and program plan

Kyle Laughlin
Kyle Laughlin

I am a senior Finance major and Psychology minor from Bedford, Massachusetts. I hope to someday have a job in finance that I would enjoy. I became a HAWE because I have had a lot of health related issues in my life and I understand how frightening it can be for some people. The health issues I am most interested in are fitness and nutrition. I am involved in Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, IRHA, and the Outing club

Bronwen Kalmes
Bronwen Kalmes

I am senior double majoring in Global Communications and Italian. Being active is what made me want to be-come a HAWE.. I also became very interested in practicing and talking about safe sex while being a HAWE. We are able to make it fun and comfortable to talk about in our work-shops and our office. We are a di-verse group of students, and all have our own interests, and bring some-thing different to the HAWE program.

Melissa Duva
Melissa Duva

I’m a junior currently living in Almeida from Shrewsbury, MA. I’m studying Elementary Education with a core concentration in History. I am also a member of Future Teachers of America. I became a HAWE because I want to promote healthy living strategies to prevent poor habits as well as be advocate for students. The health issues I am most interested in are mental health and substance abuse.