Counseling Center Staff

Anne Hershbell Anne Hershbell, PsyD

Clinical Director of Counseling Center,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
BA Wellesley College
MBA Wharton Graduate
PsyD Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

Anne began at Lynchburg College in the fall of 2003, after moving here from Minnesota. She loves the temperate climate in Virginia and the opportunity to see mountains every day.

Anne enjoys working with a broad range of issues, including anxiety and healing from trauma. She also offers career counseling.

Before becoming a psychologist she had a business career in marketing management and marketing consulting.


Donna McGillDonna McGill, MEd

Administrative Director of Health & Counseling Services,
Licensed Professional Counselor
BA Mercer University
MEd V.P.I.

Donna is known on campus as the "Dream Lady" because of her ability to help others better understand themselves through the study of their dreams. She enjoys helping students find ways to de-stress using guided imagery, meditation, creative visualization, and other relaxation techniques.

She works with students on a full range of issues but particularly enjoys working with relationships, anxiety, family, and motivation issues.

When Donna is away from work she enjoys gardening, spending time with her three sons, and relaxing in the hot tub.


Tara NunleyTara Nunley, MEd

College Counselor,
Licensed Professional Counselor
BS West Virginia College
MEd Lynchburg College

Tara originally came to Lynchburg College in the fall of 2004 and spent four years working with students in various roles in Student Development. After obtaining her master's degree in counseling she became a family counselor in a private agency.

Tara re-joined the Student Development staff in the Counseling Center at Lynchburg College in the spring of 2010. Tara enjoys helping college students work through a broad range of issues such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Away from the office Tara enjoys all things outdoors and reading.


Gina WrightGina Wright, MEd

College Counselor,
Licensed Professional Counselor
BS University of Massachusetts, Boston
MEd Lynchburg College

Gina began her experience at Lynchburg College by enrolling in the Graduate Program in Community Counseling after deciding to make a career change from the business world to a profession dedicated to helping others.

Since 2003, Gina has worked for non-profit agencies providing services to adults, children, and families with a broad range of issues, including trauma and abuse. Gina is excited about helping college students navigate the many challenges they face during an important time in their lives.

Gina enjoys time with her family, being a mom, reading, and the outdoors.


Michael JuddMichael Judd, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist


Jamie SmithJamie Smith, MEd

Office Manager, Health and Counseling Services

Jamie began her experience at Lynchburg College as a student, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in health promotion. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in sports management from East Stroudsburg University.

Following her schooling she began her career as the Membership Coordinator and Front Desk Supervisor for Courtside Athletic Club. After four years, Jamie took some time off to begin raising her two children and is now back to work full time with us.

Jamie has always enjoyed working with people and helping others. When not at work, she enjoys spending time at home with her family and friends.