Meet Our Staff

It's nice to meet you, we are the Office of Student Wellness!

  • Allison Weinberg, LMHC Director of Student Wellness

    Allison Weinberg (she/her), Director of Student Wellness, received her BA in Sociology and Gender Studies from New College of Florida and MA in Behavioral Medicine and Mental Health Counseling from Boston University School of Medicine.

    Prior to joining Wellesley, Allie worked in college counseling, health education, community mental health, substance use, and LGBTQ advocacy. Working from an empowerment model, Allie is passionate about intersectionality and holistic approaches to wellness.

    Allie enjoys attending concerts, spending time outdoors, reading, painting watercolors, and going on adventures around Boston with her husband and their dog Wilson.

    Want to learn more? Meet Allie!

    Contact: Billings 100B | 781-283-2821 |

  • Nancy Baden, RN Outreach Nurse Educator

    Nancy Baden (she/her), Outreach Nurse Educator, is a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing. She has over 20 years of experience, focused mainly in Community Health Nursing with a strong passion for Health Education.

    Prior to joining Wellesley, she spent 5 years providing a variety of Wellness Seminars, Biometric screenings, Health Fairs and individualized Health Coaching for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She strives to educate others on the importance of Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Stress Management and Spiritual well-being as the foundation of good health.

    In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, eco-adventure travel, live music and singing and playing percussion with an original band.

    Want to learn more? Meet Nancy!

    Contact: Billings 100A | 781-283-3766 |  

  • Barbara Southcote, RDN Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist

    Barbara Southcote (she/her), Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, has an MSc in Nutrition and Health Promotion and Certificate in Sports Nutrition from Simmons College.

    Barbara has been with the College since January 2016 as part of the Health Services team. Utilizing a non-weight focused approach to wellness, she teaches students the value and skill of flexible eating. Barbara celebrates body diversity and talks about health and well-being through the lens of each student’s experiences. Her goal is for all students to feel empowered on their unique journey of greater well-being.

    When she is not on campus, Barbara is at her home office where she works virtually providing Nutrition Coaching services to other college students as well as high school students. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys ice hockey, jogging, golf, tennis, surfing, and spending time with her family.

    Want to learn more? Meet Barbara!

    Contact: Billings 100C & KSC | 781-283-2828 |

  • Kiera Barstad '23 Student Wellness Ambassador

    Kiera Barstad (she/her), Student Wellness Ambassador, is a senior at Wellesley College majoring in Psychology and Spanish.

    Kiera has participated in a lot of Wellesley events over the past few years, and takes pride in celebrating the Wellesley community. She has done a teaching fellowship with the Psychology department, has lived in Casa Cervantes, and studied abroad for a year in Spain. She is a proud McNair scholar and first generation student. Kiera hopes to one day get a PhD and become a professor.