Campus Care Team

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus Care Team is a group of professionals from the campus community, representing a variety of areas of support on campus. This team meets regularly to assess referrals and review ongoing cases.


  • Identify students in distress as early as possible
  • Assist with student development and success
  • Offer personalized attention to work through complex challenges
  • Keep students from leaving prematurely


The Care Team will assist students who face challenges such as academic issues, personal health or wellness issues, financial challenges, housing challenges and displacement, and with other issues or concerns that have an impact on their persistence and academic success.


The Care Team will connect students to available support services on campus and within the local community. This will be a coordinated approach, providing support with case management.

Make a Referral

Faculty and staff may make a referral using the Student Care Referral Form.

Care Team Members

Wanda Ochei
Director of Student Services and Engagement, Student Affairs
office: 120 Murphy Student Services Center
phone: 570-675-9194
email: [email protected]

Heather Paris
Associate Director, Advising and Career Services
office: 121 Struthers Career Services Center
phone: 570-675-9217
email: [email protected]

Meredith Cosgrove
Personal Counselor, Health and Wellness
office: 105 Murphy Student Services Center
phone: 570-675-9282
email: [email protected]

Gail Stevens
Coordinator, Student Success Services
office: 108 Murphy Student Services Center
phone: 570-675-9194
email: [email protected]