Peer Health Advocates







Our Mission

The Peer Health Advocate program supports the mission of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center toenhance the physical and emotional health of studentsby providing the William Paterson University campus community with innovative programming and educational presentations that enhance the physical and emotional health of students. Peer Health Advocates are trained to develop, promote, and provide health related outreach programming to encourage healthy decision making.  They offer their services to students through educational workshops, CHOICES theatrical presentations, tabling events, collaborating with campus clubs and organizations and hosting substance free events.  The Peer Health Advocates serve as positive role models both on and off campus by living healthy lifestyles.

Peer Health Advocate Staff:


Katherine Rizman, MSW, LCSW

Wellness Coordinator

Daisy Rodriguez, MSW,LCSW, BCD

Counselor & Coordinator of Outreach

Silvia Barrera, BA 

Office Manager


How to become a  Peer Health Advocate:

Application for Peer Health Advocate & Letter of Recommendation

Peer Health Advocate Job Description


How to Request a program:

Please fill out the form below and email or fax to 973-720-2632 with at least a two week notice.

Request for Presentation Form

Programs Provided by PHA:

Some examples of programming provided by us include:

 CHOICES Theatrical Presentations, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Rx Use and Abuse, Body Image/Eating Disorders Awareness, Stress management, Suicide Prevention, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Healthy Well Being, Social Norms Campaigns and More… Just Ask! 


To learn more about the Peer Health Advocates or Health Education Services available, please contact us by e-mailing or call 973-720-3635

Our office is located in Overlook South at the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center

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