Our Staff

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Megan Brown, Director 

Megan received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and her M.A. in Community Counseling from Andrews University in Michigan.  Prior to working at McWell, she worked at the University Counseling Center at Notre Dame, where she counseled students, provided a wide variety of outreach programs to promote mental health and well-being in students, and trained psychology interns in counseling and mental health promotion.

Megan is passionate about helping students thrive.  She is a life coach and an avid student of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of flourishing lives, communities, and organizations.  She believes that everyone is a world changer and that, when students are living their best lives, they are making the world a better place and inspiring 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.

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, as well 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, serving as a volunteer 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 preparing for the search for a new friend after the loss of  furbabies Syra and Wendell.

Contact information: mtrionfe@nd.edu

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Katrina Conrad, Assistant Director for Student Well-Being

Katrina received her Bachelor of Science 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

Jenna Gehl Jones

Jenna Gehl Jones, Assistant Director for Emotional Well-Being

Jenna earned her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  Jenna also earned a Certification as a Heath Education Specialist after completing coursework at Western Michigan University. 

Jenna's life passion is to help college students find their way safely and successfully through the roller coaster ride of college, and her background in counseling and health education allows her to assist individuals and communities become healthier and happier.  She is inspired to work alongside Notre Dame students, faculty and staff to make our corner of the world a beautiful place to work, live, and study.

Jenna is a solar-powered nature-lover, and you can often find her outside camping, kayaking, biking or hiking with her husband, family, and friends.  When the Michiana weather interferes, she is more likely to be curled up with a good book and her two rambunctious cats.

Contact information: jgehl@nd.edu  


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Kathy Wynne, Office Coordinator

Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

When not on campus, Kathy enjoys taking walks with her young daughter and her Goldendoodle, Riley. Kathy loves trying out new restaurants around the Michiana area with her family and friends, reading, and loves a long run around Notre Dame's lakes. 

Contact information: kwynne@nd.edu.