Our Staff

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Megan Brown, Director 

Megan received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University in Michigan.  Prior to working at McWell, she worked as a staff psychologist at the University Counseling Center at Notre Dame and Student Health and Counseling at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Megan is also a life coach and an active member of the Action Network for Equitable Well-Being (ANEW) which is a national network of diverse people and organizations who work together to accelerate transformational change in higher education settings so that all college students have the opportunity to thrive and flourish.

Megan is passionate about helping students thrive.  She is an avid student of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of flourishing lives, communities, and organizations, and she thoughtfully applies these principles throughout her work.  She believes that everyone is a world changer and that when we are living our best lives, we make the world a better place and inspire others to do the same.

When not working, Megan loves to travel, read, spend time outdoors, make music, play board games, and do all the above with friends and family.

Contact Information: mbrown15@nd.edu

Mara Trionfero, AOD Prevention Specialist

Mara Trionfero Lucas, Assistant Director for Assessment and Education

Mara received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. Additionally she received certification as a Wellcoaches Certified  Health & Wellness Coach in 2021. 

Focused on mitigating the effects of high-risk alcohol abuse, she enjoys working with the emerging adult population in a Catholic higher education setting. Mara also serves as a Title IX resource coordinator at the University, a Moreau instructor, a part of the greeNDot team, and served for several years as a small-group facilitator for the Summer Service Learning Program with the Center for Social Concerns.

When not working at Notre Dame, she loves opportunities for civic engagement in the South Bend community with her family, volunteering for multiple non-profits in the area and participating in diverse community-building initiatives such as SB150 and Best Week Ever. She is a dog person with a feisty furbaby.

Contact information: mtrionfe@nd.edu

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Katrina Conrad, Assistant Director for Student Well-Being

Katrina received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana University and her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Science from Indiana University-Indianapolis.

Katrina understands that being a college student can be a challenge but by discovering and balancing holistic well-being, she finds students grow in the challenges they face.  She is passionate about helping ND students find this balance and meet the challenges.  By focusing on students' general well being through campus engagement, outreach and initiatives, she strives to create an environment where students can flourish in all eight dimensions of well-being to have their best ND experience.    

Katrina loves traveling to new places to experience other cultures and is also an aspiring tea connoisseur. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and two kids, walking her dog, antiquing, and watching sports.  

Contact information:  kconrad2@nd.edu