Graduate Research Assistant
Michelle Burns serves as a Graduate Research Assistant for Partners in Prevention, assisting with the MACRO organization, Zero Suicide Prevention and social media. She was a student-athlete at The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication. Currently, she is pursuing her MSW at Mizzou. Michelle loves fitness and cheering on Buckeye football and St. Louis sports with family and friends.
Program/Project Support Coordinator
Dong serves as a Program/Project Support Coordinator at Partners in Prevention. She completed her MPA from Truman School in 2015. Currently, she is pursuing her second Master’s degree in Economics. She conducts research and analyzes data to support college campuses across the state of Missouri working to improve students behaviors. Dong comes from China. She likes to run with her dog, Donut, and cooking in her free time.
Senior Media Producer
Eric Filcoff joined the Wellness Resource Center and Partners in Prevention after his graduation from the University of Missouri in 2004. When he isn’t designing t-shirts and brochures and webpages and logos and posters and whatever else somebody needs, Eric enjoys spending his free time playing with bikes.
Nick is the MU Student Wellness Advocate’s advisor at the Wellness Resource Center. He is currently pursuing his M.Ed./Ed.S. in School Psychology and hopes to help identify, prevent, and intervene with mental health issues in schools. In his free time, Nick Loves to travel, climb, and have adventures in God’s creation.
Communications Coordinator for Partners in Prevention
Margo Leitschuh is the Communications Coordinator for Partners in Prevention. Margo is responsible for coordination of the statewide programs including CHEERS, SMART, Drive Safe. Drive Smart, Ask. Listen. Refer. And MoSafeRx. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Health Science in Health Science and is passionate about her work in prevention. In her free time she enjoys cooking, knitting, playing with her cat, and watching movies.
Molly joined the Wellness Resource Center as a graduate advisor for Active Minds. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Healthcare Management and Policy with a Business Certificate. She is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Health Administration and hopes to work in process improvement. Molly is an avid Indiana Hoosiers, St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan. She enjoys going to concerts and loves to travel.
Joan Masters is the Senior Coordinator of Partners in Prevention and has worked with PIP since 2001. Joan is responsible for the training and technical assistance that PIP provides, provides oversight to the Partners in Prevention projects such as the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey and the problem gambling and suicide and mental health grants. She is able to assist campuses with coalition building, building peer education programs, and strategic planning. Joan is a Missouri Advanced Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Provider and received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri. In addition to her work with PIP, Joan is currently serving as the Area Consultant for The BACCHUS Network.
Jennah Strathausen is a BASICS coordinator and 5th year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program. She loves bubble tea and pizza . In her free time she enjoys photography, travel, and playing with her 2 babies.
BASICS coordinator and Graduate Research Assistant
Substance use research and prevention has been an integral part of my secondary and post-secondary academic experience. I originally developed my passion for risk behavior research as an undergraduate at the University of Washington, where I studied the etiology of risk behaviors in high school students. After I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology, I worked as a Research Coordinator at a risk behavior research lab affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. I came to the University of Missouri in 2016, and have since completed my M.Ed. and enrolled in the Counseling Psychology PhD program. I am looking forward to continuing to build research experience by working as a graduate student assistant for Partners in Prevention. In my free time I enjoy biking, working out, reading, and video games.
Jack Whiteman is the Greek Outreach and Intervention Graduate Assistant and the Advisor for the GAMMA peer educators. He works with fraternities and sororities to promote a safe and healthy Greek community. Jack is student of the Health Management and Informatics program pursuing his Masters in Health Administration.
Contact Jack with any questions about GAMMA peer educator presentations, planning events, and general questions regarding fraternity and sorority well-being initiatives from the Wellness Resource Center.