Wellness Education Services

students eating healthy at the student union

Wellness Education Services actively promotes student well-being — a key factor in academic success and long-term happiness. Students can visit our Wellness Suite in the Student Union, get involved with wellness through experiential learning opportunities, and help us promote inclusion and social justice throughout the UB community. Our four main areas of focus include alcohol, tobacco and other drug harm reduction; healthy eating; rape and sexual assault prevention; and stress reduction.

Wellness Education Services Team

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals helps students learn lifelong skills and create a healthier campus.

Meet Our Team

  • Sherri Darrow, MS, PhD, Director
  • Marla McBride, MS, CRC, Associate Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction Coordinator
  • Anna Sotelo-Peryea, MUP, Assistant Director, Violence Prevention Coordinator
  • Aaron Maracle, LMSW, Assistant Violence Prevention Specialist
  • Janice Cochran, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Coordinator
  • Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, Stress Management Program Coordinator
  • Jackie Singer, MSEd, CASAC-T, Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction Specialist
  • Emily Bystrak, Health Promotion Program Assistant
  • Katie Leonard, MSW, AOD College Prevention Coordinator

Part of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

The mental health counselors, medical providers and health educators at Counseling, Health, and Wellness Education Services work together to promote student success and wellness. The team offers a variety of quality services and programs focused on physical health, emotional health and health promotion.

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Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, we can help.
Not all college students are sexually active — but if you are, here are a few things you should know about.
In college, you may have more freedom than you had at home, as well as more access to alcohol and other drugs. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to use alcohol and other drugs — and if so, we’re here to help you and your friends reduce risk.
Everyone can make a difference in preventing sexual violence on campus. We encourage you to understand the importance of consent, speak up when you see or hear disrespectful behavior, and get involved in sexual violence prevention groups.


University at Buffalo
114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234

Regular Hours — Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Wellness Suite & Safe Zone: 114 Student Union

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Need someone to talk to? Want to relax? At the Wellness Suite, you can sit down, enjoy some free tea, and find books and other helpful resources. The Suite is also a Safe Zone safe space for all members of the UB community, with staff available for consultations.