Kate Puopolo, LMHC (she/her)
Associate Dean for Health and Wellness & Director of Counseling
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Kate has over 10 years of experience working with college-aged individuals as well as children, adolescents, families and couples in both community mental health, outpatient, residential and private practice settings. Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and earned her Master’s degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kate was the director of a community based mental health program for over 5 years before coming to Wheaton College. Kate brings with her professional experience in community based mental health, trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, depression, and anxiety, among other areas of practice. Kate aims to work with individuals in a collaborative, strengths-based manner and is an LGBTQIA-affirming therapist. When not at work, Kate enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and being outdoors, particularly at the beach.

Abby Egginton, RN, ND (she/her)
Associate Director of College Health Administration
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In her role as Associate Director of College Health Administration, Abby serves as the face of college Health Services. She provides health education, maintains student health records and collaborates with Sturdy Health providers to ensure that students receive the care they need.

With over 10 years of experience in higher education, Egginton brings her expertise in holistic healthcare and her understanding of how to support young adults in navigating the healthcare system. Abby began her career teaching high school and college science and is passionate about helping students to understand their health concerns and how to pursue their wellness goals. Her work in healthcare ranges from private practice and primary care to the Boston Children’s Hospital ED.

Abby earned her Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and went on to study nursing at University of Massachusetts Amherst and naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. When not on campus, Abby can be found rowing on the Charles or exploring other outdoor outlets.

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