Mental Health Virtual Panel Discussion

Coping in the time of COVID-19 is an uncharted, life-changing task for everyone, and it can make caring for our own mental health and the mental health of those around us a challenge.

Join our virtual Panel Discussions as campus mental health experts share resources and strategies for coping in a time of COVID-19:

Thursday, July 23

Caring for Students & Others | 1:00 - 2:00PM CST


Panel Discussion Members

  • Carla Melby-Oetken, BA, UI Wellness
  • Maria Guadalupe Bruno, PsyD, Division of Student Life
  • Brianne Schwarz, Orientation Services
  • Sean D. Hesler, MS, MBA, Learning and Development
  • Ian K. Evans, PsyD, University Counseling Service
  • Scott Liu, PhD, University Counseling Service


Thursday, July 30

Caring for Self | 1:00 - 2:00PM CST


Panel Discussion Members

  • Arwa Aburizik, MD, MS, Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Bronwyn Threlkeld-Wiegand, LISW, UI Employee Assistance Program
  • Nikole Mac, MBA, Leadership Development
  • Kimberly J. Hart, PhD, Department of Psychiatry
  • Beverly Klug, MA, LMFT, Department of Psychiatry


Previous Sessions:

Thursday, April 23

Students | Noon - 1:15PM CST
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Student Panel Discussion Members

  • Kelly Clougher, University Counseling Service
  • Karen Grajczyk, Student Wellness
  • Jeniece Nott, Student Health
  • Linda Kroon, Women’s Resource and Action Center
  • Nikki Hodous​, Office of Care & Assistance
  • Noel Mills, University of Iowa Student Government
  • Adam Robinson, Rape Victim Advocacy Program

Thursday, April 23

Faculty/Staff | 1:30 - 2:45PM CST
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Staff/Faculty Discussion Members

  • Bronwyn Threlkeld-Wiegand, Employee Assistance Program
  • Megan Hammes, Wellness
  • Elaine Himadi, University Hospitals & Clinics
  • Diana Kremzar, Family Services
  • Eli Hotchkin, Threat Assessment Program
  • Brianna Marcelo, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion