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CAPS Liaisons

Purdue CAPS liaisons facilitate close relationships between campus partners and the counseling center. Liaisons collaborate with their respective partners and, in tandem with CAPS leadership, work to address the specific needs of each of these organizations and provide support/resources to meet those needs. Liaisons make an effort to attend their partner’s events and programmatic initiatives. Some of these support efforts include:

  • Weekly/Monthly drop-in times to more casually connect/support specific student populations
  • Providing training/presentations specifically tailored to your area
  • Providing consultations to agencies about how to address a student who may be experiencing mental health concerns
  • Providing information on how to refer to CAPS for assistance
  • Attending one of your department meetings to speak with your whole team about mental health resources

Please see information below for more specific ways CAPS is connecting to agencies this semester. You can also email your liaison directly from the list below or via our outreach request form. 


Cultural Centers

Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)

No current CAPS reps. for the Fall 2021 semester

Black Cultural Center (BCC)

Maime Butler, M.A., Ph.D. candidate; Theresa Nutten, Ph.D.

Latino Cultural Center (LCC)

Luis J. Balcazar Jr., M.S.W., LCSW; Nazeer (Naz) T. Zerka II, M.S.W., LCSW

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center

Kyle Kittleson, Psy.D., HSPPNatalie Sachs, M.A.

Native American Educational and Cultural Center - Purdue University

Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC


Residence Life Neighborhoods

Champion Heights

Andrew O'Neall, Psy.D., HSPP


No current representative for Fall 2021

District of Tradition

Rebecca Sprague. M.S.W., LCSW

Mosaic Mile

Nancy Badger, Ph.D.

Legacy Lane

Luis Balcazar Jr., M.S.W., LCSW

UR Apartments

Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, M.S.W., LCSW


Other Campus Agencies


Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC

Center for Career Opportunities (CCO)

Andrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP

Club Sports

Nazeer (Naz) T. Zerka II, M.S.W., LCSW

College of Engineering

Chase Dudine, M.S., LMHC; Andrea Gerke, Psy.D.; Bethany Foerg, M.A., LMFT

For more information about this liaison relationship, please view the CAPS Liaisons to Engineering

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Nancy L. Badger, Ph.D.

Grad Student Needs/PGSG

 Natalie H. Cohen, MA, NCC, LMHCBethany Foerg, M.A., LMFT


 Andrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP


Michelle Lehman, M.S.W., LCSW

Span Plan

Jonathan Ishoy, M.S., LMHC

University Religious Leaders

Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, M.S.W., LCSW

Veterans Success Center

Andrew O'Neall, Psy.D., HSPPAndrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP;