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About JED Campus

With support from the Jed Foundation, Fisher supports the emotional well-being of our students and creates positive, systemic changes in our community.

Fisher is a member of JED Campus. This collaborative process studies assesses and recommends comprehensive systems, programs, and policies to build upon existing resources for student mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention. 

As a JED Campus, Fisher has embarked on a multi-year strategic collaboration that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done but also helps create lasting change for our campus.

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    The Jed Foundation

    JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation. The program is designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student mental health, as well as and suicide and substance abuse prevention efforts.

    Visit the JED Campus website

Timeline

Since 2019, Fisher has collaborated with JED Campus to assess and enhance comprehensive mental health promotion and substance abuse and suicide prevention on campus.

May 2022: Year one report submitted to Cabinet and Board of Trustees for review

May 2021: JED strategic plan is developed and planning begins on executing actionable steps. 

April 2021: Health Minds Survey data is obtained with 800 student responses to the survey. 

February 2021: JED Task Force is formed and convenes for Kick-Off event; Healthy Minds Survey is launched. 

December 2020: Re-engagement with JED advisor with pledged commitment to turn the focus back to JED planning for the Spring 2021 semester. 

March 2020: COVID pandemic begins and Fisher moves to online learning with a focus on COVID response and planning. 

October 2019: February 2020- Planning and collaboration were begun with JED Foundation. 

September 2019: Strategic Funds were requested and approved to apply to become a JED campus. 


Committee Membership

Participation in the JED Campus initiative is guided by campus representatives from a range of disciplines and areas of study at Fisher. 

Members

  • Gail Begley, Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Valerie Benjamin, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
  • Joy Breeden, Student Accessibility Services
  • Michelle Erklenz-Watts, Center for Career and Academic Planning
  • Meg Flaherty, Title IV Office/Student Affairs
  • Brock Glann, Office of Safety and Security
  • Jennifer Granger, Associate Athletics Director/Compliance and Business
  • Jim Grant, Head Athletic Trainer
  • Melissa Greco Lopes, Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Todd Harrison, School of Business
  • Susie Hildenbrand, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education
  • Chris Keffer, Center for Career and Academic Planning
  • Rebecca Kieffer, Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Center
  • David Kunsch, School of Business
  • Rob Linton, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah Mancini-Goebert, Campus Ministry
  • Heather McGrane Minton, Co-Chair, Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Miranda Muench, Graduate Student, Mental Health Counseling 
  • Amy Parkhill, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • Yantee Slobert, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Holly Smith, Graduate Admissions
  • Jenna Vinoya '25, Student Government Association
  • Ozge Kantas Yorulmazlar, School of Arts and Sciences