Wellness Center

Wellness Center

A.H. Ray Student Health Services
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Health - Physical & Mental
Title IX

The staff of the Wellness Center welcomes you to Winston-Salem and WSSU. We hope you take advantage of the resources available to you which will help you to be successful during your stay here. Please consider as the semester moves forward towards graduation for some and the end of the year for others, that a lot of work needs to be accomplished and seeking out the help of our staff may be the answer you are looking for.

Continue to be an active member of the campus community. Activity not only keeps you fit mentally and physically but most importantly helps you to make those life-long friendships. There will be plenty of activities for you. You selected WSSU for a reason, it's a great place. Give yourself some time and get involved.

BE RESPONSIBLE. If you are concerned about a friend, Greek Life partner, classmate, talk to them. If you see someone that is too impaired to care for themselves or having difficulties, make contact and get them the help they need. Let us cooperate to make WSSU a welcoming and safe learning environment.

The Wellness Center is here to assist you in being successful at WSSU. Call or come by. We can help with most physical health, mental health, and substance abuse concerns.


Our Health Care Delivery Method consists of an integrated evidence-based care team delivery model (Patient Centered Medical Home Model). Components include the following:

  • Quality
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Cost effective
  • Accessible
  • Safety
  • Patient satisfaction and outcomes
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Accountability through peer review
  • Technology

Our Student Wellness Center model of care consists of a fully-integrated evidenced-based holistic approach that combines the skills of medical providers (physician and nurse practitioners), counselors, case manager, social worker,  pharmacist, advocates and other support staff to ensure high quality care. We encourage students to be self-responsible in their health care in an accessible model that is also affordable. Our primary goal is to  promote health, prevent disease, and enhance student success and graduation.

To facilitate this approach, our Wellness Center has a comprehensive and integrated electronic health record (EHR) that is secure, readily available and shared among the team members. Team members create treatment plans with the student and communicate these within the team. The EHR and student portal allow communication with the student and participation and assessment of student and provider outcomes, which are key components in the Patient Centered Medical Home Model. The system also reduces health care costs by avoiding duplication of testing and/or services. We rely on our campus and community partners for referrals to specialty clinics and for continuity of care.

Wellness Center Staff

Beverly, A. Irby, M.Ed
Executive Director

Michael Isler, RN, BSN
RN/Informatics Coordinator

Florence Adams
Administrative Specialist

Student Health

Wynne Brown, MD
Medical Director

Adebola Ilesanmi, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC
Assistant Director

Jill Young, Nurse Practitioner
Quality Control

Shakela L. Penn, RN, BSN
Professional Staff Nurse

Missy Cockerham, Med Ofc
Immunization Clerk

Susan D. SmithMed Ofc/LPN
Immunization Clerk

Carmen Jackson, BA/CS, MBA
Accounting Specialist II

A.H. Ray Wellness Center Pharmacy

Tara Kompare, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Director


Anthony Philadelphia, Ph.D.

Tim Pittman, MS, LPC, NCC, LCAS
Assistant Director

Holly Miller, MS, LPC, NCC

Keya Glover, MSW, LCSW

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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