Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
A Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is mandated by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees for each SUNY campus. Stony Brook University's SHAC has played an integral part in contributing to and enhancing the services provided by Student Health Services, the Center for Prevention and Outreach and our Counseling and Psychological Services. For several years, members of SHAC have been actively involved in reviewing the Health & Counseling Fee budget and have recommended programs, services and initiatives that best meet the needs of the student body.
Kerri Mahoney, Assistant Director - Center for Prevention and Outreach
Dr. Marisa Bisiani, Assistant Vice President of Health, Wellness and Prevention Services
ADVISORY committee MEMBERS
|Name||Area of Representation||Email Addresses|
|Rimsha Farooq||Commuter Student Associationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vignesh Subramanian||Residence Hall Associationemail@example.com|
|Jada Franklin||Undergraduate Student Governmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christine Wang||Graduate Student Governmentemail@example.com|
|Ashley Narine||CPO Mental Health Internfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cayla Schaeffer||CPO Physical Health Internemail@example.com|
|Shayna Gruder||CPO VIPRE Internfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rachel Bergeson||Medical Director, Student Health Servicesemail@example.com|
|Smita Majumdar Das||Director, Center for Prevention and Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julian Pessier||Director, Counseling and Psychological Servicesemail@example.com|
|Alexa Rinaudo||Health Administrative Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The committee also contains non voting members that have self selected to join in the discussion around student health, wellness and prevention services. If you are interested in joining SHAC please fill out this google form.
advisory committee meeting information
The meetings are held throughout the academic year on the second Friday of the month from 12pm-1:00pm. Location for the Spring semester is TBD.
Click the dates below to read the meeting minutes.
November 9, 2021 - minutes will be voted on during first Spring 2022 meeting
October 19, 2021
counseling and health fee (formally student health service fee)
This undergraduate and graduate fee supports the safety, health, and wellness of all students. This includes comprehensive and integrated mental health and medical services, education, and preventative health care offered by licensed clinical professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and health educators in Counseling and Psychological Services, the Center for Prevention and Outreach, and Student Health Services.
This fee supports operations, staffing, equipment, classes, sessions, and workshops offered in-person and virtually. Services include 24/7 telecounseling, telemedicine, telepsychiatry, the Let’s Talk counseling program, individual and group counseling services, nutrition counseling with a registered dietician, and bystander intervention and prevention programs focused on suicide, sexual assault, toxic drinking, and COVID-19. The Health and Wellness Center offers no cost and confidential sexually transmitted infection testing as well as an onsite laboratory and pharmacy with consultative services.
Early in the Spring semester information will be distributed regarding proposed changes to the Counseling & Health Fee. SHAC membership will review fee proposal during February or March meeting. SHAC will consider proposal and make recommendations to the Director of Student Health accordingly. The Director of Student Health will submit SHAC fee recommendations to the AVP for Student Health , Wellness and Prevention Services The AVP will submit the recommendations to The VP of Student Affairs who will submit fee recommendations to the Office of the President.
For more Broad Based Fees information click here.