Stacy Thayer

Stacey Thayer, MPH
Director of Wellness Center
Albany and Troy

518-292-1917 (Albany)
518-244-2261 (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 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.

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.

Rose Leahy-Glikes

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.

Jane Roodenburg, FNP
Nurse Practitioner, Troy

Jane Roodenburg

Jane is an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Vermont, where she participated in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. She has practiced in a variety of settings including primary care, women’s health and geriatric home care. She also has a Master of Education in outdoor education from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from William Smith College. She has enjoyed many great adventures in Alaska as environmental educator/wilderness guide, professional massage therapist, musician and volunteer DJ. She believes that lifelong learning is one of the building blocks of good health, and is very happy to be at The Sage Colleges Wellness Center

Russell Wenacur, MD
Collaborating Physician, Albany and Troy
518-292-1917 (Albany)
518-244-2261 (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.

Mental Health Practitioners



Courtney Craig, LCSW
Mental Health Counselor, Troy

Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been at The Sage Colleges since 2011. She holds a MSW from The University Albany and a BS from The Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies. Courtney has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, several area colleges and as a therapist in a local group practice. Using a Family Systems framework, Courtney utilizes short term treatment modalities tailored to each student. She has a passion for working with young adults with issues involving anxiety, depression, relationships and personal growth.

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.

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.

Joan Cooney

Joan Cooney
Counseling Intern, Albany

Joan is a student in the Counseling and Community Psychology graduate program at Sage Graduate School. She has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of contexts, and she has carried out several research projects with psychology professors on campus. She earned a BA in Psychology from Russell Sage College, and is completing her Master’s Degree to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Outside of work and classes, Joan enjoys running, baking, and going to the beach, especially in Cape Cod!

Roland Graves
Counseling Intern, Troy


Roland Graves is a student in the Counseling and Community Psychology program at the Sage Graduate Schools. He is pursuing a license in Mental Health Counseling and is excited to work with college students. Roland takes an experiential approach to therapy, integrating strength oriented work with acceptance and commitment interventions. Roland also works for the academic journal Psychology of Women Quarterly and co-facilitates psychoeducational groups at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley. Outside of work he enjoys listening to music, hiking and making art.

Nutrition Advice and Guidance

Courtney Laughlin

Courtney Laughlin
Administrative and Health Promotion GA

Courtney graduated from Russell Sage in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. She is currently obtaining a Master’s Degree from The Sage Graduate Schools in Applied Nutrition. Courtney joined our staff in the Fall of 2015 as the Graduate Assistant for Health Promotions. Outside of the wellness Center she is a student-athlete playing on the Sage Colleges Softball Team for her fourth and final season. When not working or taking classes, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Laila.

Kayla Tyrei

Kayla Tyrel
Nutrition Graduate Assistant, Albany and Troy


Kayla is a graduate student in our Health Services Administration program. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition from Russell Sage in 2015 and enjoys living a healthy lifestyle as well as helping others accomplish their nutritional goals. During her time as an undergrad at RSC, Kayla was an active member and officer of the Nutrition Club on campus in which she assisted in establishing a Food Recovery Network chapter on the RSC campus. Eliminating food waste and helping those in need is a huge passion of hers and she is working towards establishing a chapter on the SCA campus as well. Outside of class and work, Kayla enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog, Reilly.

Administrative Staff

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.

Nancy Leren

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.