WFU Peer Advisors

The Wake Forest University Peer Education program is a collaborative initiative within the Campus Life Division.  The WFU PEERS are overseen and supported by the Advisory Board, which consists of professional staff members from partnering offices. Through a cooperative effort, the Advisory Board provides content and programmatic expertise to guide PEERS in their student-led initiatives.


  • Suzanne Hunt, Assistant Director of Wellbeing, Health Promotion, Office of Wellbeing

    WFU P.E.E.R.S Program Advisor

    Suzanne is the Assistant Director of Wellbeing, Health Promotion in the Office of Wellbeing. Upon completing a degree in Education, and Health and Wellness Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she went on to pursue her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. Arriving recently from her work in wellness outreach at North Carolina State University, Suzanne works as the overarching Advisor to the WFU PEERS Program, among many other initiatives.

  • Peter Rives, Assistant Director of Wellbeing, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention, Office of Wellbeing

    Peter Rives

    Peter Rives (WFU ’98) joined the Office of Wellbeing at his alma mater in 2016 after a 16 year career in public and community-based mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental disabilities and integrated healthcare services. He is charged with leading the development, implementation and evaluation of programs to prevent and respond to problematic alcohol and drug use at Wake Forest.

  • Kawana Neufville, Assistant Director, Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services

    Kawana joined the LAC staff in 2017. She earned both her BA in Psychology and MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Kawana specializes in the psycho-social aspects of disability, medical and physical disabilities, as well as the use of technology to address disability concerns. Additionally, Kawana coordinates disability documentation across campus, provides academic and disability management counseling, and supervises the tutoring and peer mentoring programs offered through the LAC.

  • Brooke Orr, Nutrition Director, Wake Forest Dining

    Brooke is the Nutrition Director for Wake Forest Dining through Aramark. She is a Registered Dietitian who collaborates across campus to educate and empower others to make healthy nutritious choices. She is passionate about body positivity and creating an environment to reduce the prevalence of eating disorders for mindful consumption. Not only is she an amazing cook, but you can find her across campus creating healthy dishes and snacks to fuel your body.

  • Dr. Denisha Champion, Assistant Director for Programming & Prevention, University Counseling Center

    Student Mental Health Ambassadors (SMHA) Program Advisor

    Denisha Champion

    Denisha serves as the Assistant Director for Programming and Prevention in the University Counseling Center where her role is to implement programs and initiatives promoting the overall mental health and emotional wellbeing for Reynolda campus. Denisha is excited to implement the Mental Health Ambassadors program to invite students with ideas and energy around promoting positive mental health on campus.


  • Colleen Lofton, Assistant Director, Women's Center

    Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s Program Advisor

    Colleen Lofton received her M.A. from the University of Mississippi in Higher Education/Student Personnel. During her time at the University of Mississippi, she was a Graduate Community Director and served on the Department of  Student Housing Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion Committee. Ms. Lofton is also an alumna of the University of North Dakota, where she graduated as a Scholar in the Honors Program and received her B.A. in Political Science. She is the inaugural Program Advisor for the Women’s Center Leaders who Educate, Advocate, and lift Voices for gender Equity (LEAVEs).