The staff below are members of the Executive Leadership Group.

Melodee Lasky, M.D.

Executive Director

Melodee Lasky, M.D., is responsible for providing leadership and vision for Rutgers Student Health.  She served as Director of Health Services at Hurtado, prior to accepting her current position as the Executive Director of Rutgers Student Health in 2004.  She is Board Certified in Family Practice and continues to see patients.

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Kathleen Appleby, RPh

Chief Pharmacist

Kathleen Appleby is responsible for both the business and professional management of the Rutgers Health Center Pharmacy located at Hurtado Health Center, and the telepharmacy satellites located at the Busch Livingston and Cook Douglass Health Centers.  She provides information and guidance to other health professionals regarding drug information and possible drug interactions.  She is also a preceptor for the sixth year pharmacy extern students

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Rose Bartley

Health Services Clinical Front Desk Supervisor

Rose Bartley is responsible for all Front Desk operations for medical and CAPS locations, including supervision of reception, appointment and health records staff and management of front office procedures and day-to-day administrative operations.

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Lynn Fryer, MSN, APN

Associate Director of Health Services

Lynn Fryer is the Associate Director of Rutgers Student Health. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2000 and has a passion for adolescent health, women’s health and LGBT health. She was promoted to the position of Associate Health Center Director in April 2010. As Associate Health Center Director, Lynn coordinates the scheduling for the three Health Centers and manages the Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Health Technicians at Rutgers Student Health.

Aida Martin, MHA

Associate Director, Finance & Administration

Aida Martin is a graduate of Rutgers University.  She provides operational and financial leadership for all administrative activities of Rutgers Student Health, including human resources, pharmacy, information technology, facilities, contract management, and budget and purchasing functions.

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Francesca M. Maresca, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (H.O.P.E.)

Francesca M. Maresca, Ph.D., is responsible for the dissemination of health and wellness information to the entire Rutgers community. Dr. Maresca coordinates peer education, assesses the health and wellness of students, sits on a number of University-wide committees including Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention, LGBTQ Task Force, Diversity Council and Alcohol Policy, and is adjunct faculty for the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Jill Richards, Psy.D.

Director, CAPS

Chicago School of Professional Psychology (CSPP-Chicago). Dr. Richards is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to all aspects of Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Special interests include culturally sensitive, integrated, evidence based mental health care; professional identity development through the lifespan; and young adult struggles with severe mental health concerns.

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Joseph G. Rudawski, Jr.

Assistant Director of Information Technology

Joseph Rudawski serves as the primary liaison for information technology related activities and the overall integration of programs and products within Rutgers Student Health. He collaborates and advises all Rutgers Student Health Departments on technology needs and enhancements. He is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for health care informatics, including Medicat, pharmacy and laboratory systems. He is chair of the Information Technology Committee and works closely with Quality and Compliance as the HIPAA Security Officer for Rutgers Health Services and Occupational Health.