University of Illinois System

Student Mental Health System-wide Keynote Address Planning Committee

Sponsored by the Office of the EVP/VPAA

Roster June 2023

Event Co-Chairs:

Joda Morton, Director of Enterprise Risk Management

Julian Parrott, Assistant Vice President

Event Staff:

Derek Briles, Assistant Director Shared Services, Event Program Coordinator

Filip Przybysz, Assistant Director Shared Services, Event Communications Coordinator

Organization Sub-groups:

System Offices

Sophia Gehlhausen, Assistant Director, University Academic Programs & Services


Carla McCowan, Director, Counseling Center

Lowa Mwilambwe, Assoc. Vice Chancellor Auxiliary, Health and Wellness

Deidre Weathersby, Assoc. Director Outreach & Prevention, Counseling Center


Kathleen Kashima, Sr. Assoc. Dean of Students, College of Medicine

Raphael Florestal-Kevelier, Asst. Vice Chancellor Student Health & Wellness, Exec. Director Counseling Center


Bethany Bilyeu, Executive Director, Counseling Center

Michelle Vinson, Assistant Dean of Students and Assistant Director for Residence Life