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Meet our staff

Christine Gilchrist, MSN, MPH, RN, NC-BC
Associate Director

Christine has worked at SVA for fifteen years. She is an integrative nurse; using a whole person/whole system approach to caring for others. She was a sexual health peer educator in college; majoring in Nursing and minoring in Women's Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate degrees are in Community Health Nursing and Urban Public Health with a focus on Community Health Education. Christine is a board certified nurse coach, working with SVA students on setting and achieving wellness goals. Christine also teaches mind/body techniques such as breathing and meditation for stress management.

Mark Howell, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Howell has worked at SVA for 12 years. He earned a BFA from Parsons, worked at several notable galleries, and hung out in East Village dives with various characters including famed SVA student Keith Haring. 

Navah Steiner, MA, LCAT

Navah Steiner has been working at SVA for 6 years. She started her career in the theater and is currently a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (or LCAT). Her practice focuses on helping students cope with issues relating to life transitions, identity, self-esteem, anxiety and creative blocks.  Navah enjoys her work with the artistic community at SVA and believes that creative expression can contribute to a sense of wellness and facilitate healing.

Jennifer Wilson, MA, LCAT

Jennifer has been a therapist at SVA since January 2014. She practices integrative therapy, combining supportive, cognitive and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches along with mindfulness and creativity to support students in feeling healthy, balanced and successful in school and in life. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and has a history in both visual and performing arts.

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