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Conference Presenters

2nd Annual Charleston Student Health & Wellbeing Conference

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Akeya Harrold 

S. Akeya Harrold, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services
Division of Education Innovation & Student Life
Clinical Instructor, PARTNER Program, College of Nursing 
Medical University of South Carolina

Caroline Moore, therapist at MUSC CAPS 

Caroline Moore MSW, LISW-CP

Licensed Mental Health Therapist & Program Manager of the Guide To Thrive Program
Counseling & Psychological Services, Division of Education Innovation & Student Life
Medical University of South Carolina

Caroline Moore, LISW-CP, is a counselor and program manager at MUSC Counseling and Psychological Services. Her background is in victim advocacy and counseling within the Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) field. Ms. Moore has worked with the Central Ohio HT Task Force to rehabilitate survivors of exploitation to the community. After returning to school to receive her master’s in social work from Ohio States, Caroline began working as the clinician for CATCH Court, a specialized docket where she managed client and partner relations. As CATCH Court Coordinator, Ms. Moore assessed program candidates within the corrections facility and collaborated with court staff to restore them to the community. Caroline was excited to transition from Ohio to Charleston and bring her experience to MUSC. She now volunteers at Shawn Jenkins NICU to cuddle babies weekly.

Donna Lee Williams, DNP, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Donna Lee Williams, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services
Division of Education Innovation & Student Life
Medical University of South Carolina

Combining science and art, Donna Lee Williams utilizes her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Fine Arts training when delivering evidence-based care in her practice.  Whether it is through masterful story telling or interactive demonstrations, audiences resonate with Donna Lee’s candor, compassion, and authenticity. Donna Lee has been serving MUSC students for the past four years.  In addition to managing student cases, Donna Lee is the coordinator for her division’s Mental Health First Aid training. She has implemented innovative programs including therapeutic improv and plant therapy. Most recently, Donna Lee was nominated for the 2024 MUSC MLK Humanitarian Award. Donna Lee is the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s South Carolina Chapter President and the founder of Remnant Cares, a SC non-profit supporting immediate needs of marginalized and underserved communities.  When not enjoying the beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry, you may find Donna Lee serving on short-term global mission trips.

Allison Smith 

Allison, J. Smith, MPA

Director, Health Strategy Outcomes
New York University/Action Network for Equitable Well-being

Allison J Smith, M.P.A., is the director of health strategy and outcomes at New York University. Additionally, she co-leads the Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing.

Allison has an extensive background in designing and leading networks, igniting innovation, building capability and capacity for continuous improvement, facilitating equity-centered co-designed approaches, and guiding diverse teams toward outcomes-driven systemic change. Allison has led several groundbreaking national improvement collaboratives, which have engaged over 100 institutions of higher education and achieved measurable improvements across various indicators. She also developed the Wellbeing Improvement Survey for Higher Education Settings (WISHES).

In addition to Allison’s network leadership, she has a track record of guiding local systemic change at NYU, earning national recognition for innovation and excellence. Her recent accomplishments include facilitating university-wide efforts to address equity gaps among NYU students and developing strategies to activate students to be engaged in their own wellbeing and contribute to the wellbeing of their community.