Wellness Center Staff

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Stacey Thayer, MPH
Director of Wellness Center- Albany & Troy

Stacey shifted to college health in September 2011 after a decade of international public health work, which included two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa and most recently, a year in Haiti. She has a Master's degree in Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Outside of health and wellness promotion, her passions include traveling and yoga.

Phone: Albany -518-292-1917
Phone: Troy- 518-244-2261


Healthcare Providers

[Donna Barkhuff]

Donna Barkhuff, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner- Albany

Donna is a Family Nurse Practitioner working full time for Sage College Health Services. She received her BSN from Syracuse University, her MSN from Russell Sage College, and her FNP degree from Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. Donna is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center and is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of NY State. Donna enjoys interacting with students both within the setting of Health Services and in outreach opportunities on campus.

Phone: 518-292-1946
Email: barkhd@sage.edu

[Rose Leah-Gilkes]

Rose Leahy-Glikes, RN
Registered Nurse- Troy

Rose has worked as an RN for many years with experience in general medicine,  CCU, Neonatal ICU, and school nursing. She graduated from Highland Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester NY. While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being at the ocean.

Phone: 518-244-4535
Email: leahyr@sage.edu


Russell Wenacur, MD
Collaborating Physician - Albany and Troy

Dr. Wenacur is a board-certified family physician with a background in sports medicine. He has been involved in college health for over a decade. He also works in private practice serving the Troy community.

Phone: 518-292-1917 in Albany or 518-244-2261 in Troy.


Mental Health Practitioners


[Courtney Craig]

Courtney Craig, LMSW
Mental Health Counselor- Troy

Courtney graduated from Pennsylvania State University with her bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She then went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University at Albany and became a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) shortly after. Courtney has worked in a variety of settings including human service agencies with children and adolescents, several area colleges and as a part of a group practice.  Her counseling style varies with each student and is tailored to their particular needs. She most frequently utilizes aspects of solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy but at times will use elements of a psycho-dynamic approach as well. Particular areas of interest include anxiety, depression and grief. In her free time Courtney enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family. 

Phone: 518-244-2388
Email: craigc@sage.edu


Veneilya Goodwin
Counseling Intern- Troy 

Veneilya graduated from Russell Sage in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. Her passion to inspire and serve underprivileged populations led her to return to Sage pursing her Master’s degree in Community Counseling and Psychology with a certificate in Forensic Mental Health.  In her free time Veneilya enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Phone: 518- 244- 2261
Email: goodwv@sage.edu 


[Trena Harrington]

Trena Harrington LCSW-R, CASAC
Mental Health Counselor- Albany

Trena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She received her Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University.  In addition, she is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.  Her training included a Family Systems Theory approach and she is skilled in a number of short term interventions.  Trena specializes in helping students deal with stress, relationship or roommate situations, depression, anxiety, addiction and many other issues.

Phone: 518-292-1938
Email: harrit3@sage.edu


[Laurie Kline] 

Laurie Kline, LCSW
Mental Health Counselor- Troy

Laurie holds a Master degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelor degrees in Social Work and Psychology from Castleton State College.  She has vast experience in working with individuals in grief and loss within a family systems framework and utilizes a number of treatment modalities.  Laurie welcomes students in support of their capacities for personal growth while going through major life transitions.

Phone: 518-244-6858
Email: klinel@sage.edu


[shannon m]

Shannon Moller-Fortran
Counseling Intern- Albany 

Shannon Moller-Fortran is currently an intern and advanced graduate student at Sage Graduate College, pursuing a degree in Community and Counseling Psychology, leading to a licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. Shannon's academic research and experience has enhanced her interest in working with anxiety, depression and transitional periods. Her preferred modality of treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In her free time Shannon enjoys spending time with family and cooking. 

Phone: 518- 292- 1705
Email: molles@sage.edu


Nutrition Advice and Guidance

[erika k] 

Erica is currently a graduate at The Sage Colleges, pursuing a  Masters’ degree in Applied Nutrition.  Erica received a BS in health promotion from Liberty University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.  She has counseled people from all ages and backgrounds on different nutrition and wellness topics; and particularly enjoys helping students create a personalized wellness plan that is realistic and works for them.  Outside of nutrition counseling Erica enjoys adventure sports and a good cup of coffee. 

Email: kruppe@sage.edu


Administrative Staff



Nancy Leren
Administrative Assistant - Troy

Nancy has worked at Sage since 2009- most recently for the Esteves School of Education and joined our team in November 2014.  Nancy is a former business owner, fluent french speaker, and loves working at Sage. When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her daughters and travel.

Phone: 518-244-2261

Email: lerenn@sage.edu 

[Kim King]

Kim King
Administrative Assistant- Albany

Kim King has been at The Sage Colleges, Albany Wellness Center since 2005. She has an Associate degree in Executive Secretarial Studies from CCBI in Syracuse, NY.  She came to Sage with several years’ administrative experience in the medical field and has worked with children of all ages.  She enjoys the day-to-day contact with Sage students.  When not at work, she loves spending time with family and friends. 

Phone: 518-292-1917
Email: kingk2@sage.edu