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Skidmore College
Health Promotion
Jen McDonald

Dr. Jennifer McDonald, ScD, CHES

Director of Health Promotion
Victim Advocate

Jen McDonald is a certified health education specialist and holds a doctorate in public health nutrition with a focus in epidemiology and maternal child health from the Harvard University School of Public Health.

As the director of health promotion, McDonald is responsible for overseeing the implementing of a campuswide health promotion program. This involves the oversight of a large peer health education program and Student Wellness Center. As a victim advocate, McDonald provides support to students who have experienced sexual or gender-based misconduct and is available to work with students as they navigate the college's related policies, available accommodations and adjudication process and procedures. 

Kimberly Golemboski

Kimberly Golemboski, M.S.

Assistant Director of Health Promotion

Kim Golemboski has a strong background in counseling, psychology, education and health promotion and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Binghamton University and a master’s in education with a concentration in school counseling from the College of Saint Rose.

As assistant director, Golemboski oversees drug and alcohol abuse prevention programming and educational services on campus. This includes the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) program, the Social Norms Campaign, The Source and more.


Wendy Walker, R.N., M.A.

Prevention Specialist

Wendy Walker is a Registered Nurse with Master’s degree in Community development. Wendy was a collegiate athlete who maintains a strong passion for health and wellness. Wendy has extensive experience working with collegiate students having served as a Women’s Lacrosse Coach at various institutions in New England.

As the Prevention Specialist at Skidmore, Walker's role includes wellness coaching, victim advocacy, providing drug and alcohol education (BASICS) for students and collaborating with the Peer Health Educators on community outreach.