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Ginger Conley, MA, LPC, ALPS

Originally trained as an Art Therapist, Ginger has been counseling since 2007, in the fields of wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding schools, and most recently, as a Learning Specialist/Student Counselor in the ASPIRE department.

Ginger believes in the power of healthy relationships to heal and empower one’s true purpose in life. She has walked beside many clients as they've uncovered blocks to discover their efficacy and altruistic power in this world. She assists students in their whole-person development, utilizing a variety of approaches to foster each individual’s highest potential for academics, professionalism and personal well-being. 'She enjoys learning about the brain, identity, development, and somatic healing techniques. When she’s not at WVSOM,

Ginger enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, painting, exploring nature, and training for running events.

Joan Catherine Viksjo, M.A.,M.Ed., ABD

Joan Catherine has provided personal, academic and career counseling in higher education since 1990. She holds two Master's Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, one in Psychological Counseling, and is currently a doctoral student at Marshall University. Her major is Leadership Studies with a minor in Counseling Psychology.

She has experience in providing comprehensive study skills support services and creating career development programs for both medical and non-medical students. While at the Marshall University School of Medicine, Joan Catherine worked individually with the first- and second-years on study skills improvement. She also designed and implemented a new medical career development program for all classes, which included teaching a Medical Career Development class.

Another part of the program involved running "Career Conversations", aimed at introducing the first-years to as wide an array of medical specialties as possible through physician dinner seminars. She believes in the centrality of one's career to the development of the self-concept and to fostering personal meaning, satisfaction, and fulfillment across the lifespan.

In her spare time, Joan Catherine is writing her dissertation on the dimensions of interpersonal trust among administrators and faculty.

Rebecca Morrow, Ph.D.

Rebecca Morrow, Ph.D.Rebecca Morrow serves as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and has been employed at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine since September 2012. An anthropologist by training with degrees from Oberlin College and SUNY-Buffalo,

Dr. Morrow first became interested in student affairs through her academic research on women's and gender issues.

As a doctoral student, she conducted grant-funded fieldwork projects in Ireland, documenting the experiences of working-class women in Dublin whose marriages had broken down as well as writing about her own experience as a participant-observer at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. She also spent ten months in Lithuania as a Fulbright Fellow.

From 2002 through 2012, Dr. Morrow served as the Director of the Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University.

Dr. Morrow is a living kidney donor and served on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Living Donor Committee from 2011 through 2014. She remains a passionate supporter of organ donation.

In her free time, she enjoys reading non-fiction, road trips and refinishing furniture.

Julianna Quick, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Julianna Quick, MA, Ed.S., LPCJulianna Quick is a licensed professional counselor and works in ASPIRE as a student counselor and learning specialist.

She is a Lewisburg native and has been in the mental health field since 2007. She received her bachelor's degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH.

She continued her education to receive a master's and educational specialist's degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Julianna is able to work with students that are experiencing both academic and emotional struggles.

Her current professional interests include learning and the brain, grit/resilience, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. When she is not chasing her toddler around the house, she enjoys spending time in the woods and going to the movies.

Brenda Lemine

Brenda LemineBrenda Lemine has served as Administrative Secretary Senior in the ASPIRE program at WVSOM since August 2013. She provides administrative and clerical support to the program.

Prior to this position she worked in the medical community in many capacities, most recently as a medical transcriptionist. She graduated from West Virginia Career College in Morgantown, in 1977, with a certificate in Secretarial Sciences and has continued her studies throughout the years at the local community college.

Brenda is a native of the Lewisburg area and has two sons who also remain in the area. She is a lover of all animals, greatly enjoys spending time with her pets, and shares Dr. Ryan's "crazy cat lady" distinction. She is also a bit of a sports fanatic and loves watching her favorite teams. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, photography,