Meet Our Team

The CARE Team is composed of many professionals from offices across campus and typically our case managers respond directly to CARE Referrals. They work directly with community members identified as needing caring outreach, and offer support, a listening ear, and intervention and referral based on their individual needs. Take some time to introduce yourselves to them below!

Wanqun “Michelle” Zhan
Case Manager and Coordinator for Chinese Student Life
About: coming soon
Phone: 336-758-4812

Candice Jackson
Assistant Dean of Students and CARE Team Case Manager
About: coming soon

Dr. Adam Goldstein
Dean of Students and Associate Vice President of Campus Life
About: coming soon
Phone: 336.758.5226

Mary Katherine Newsome
CARE Team Case Manager
About: Mary Katherine joined the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team in March 2020, but has worked at Wake Forest in student support since 2017. She received her M.A. Counseling degree from Wake Forest University in 2017, and received her B.A. English Literature degree from High Point University in 2011. As a queer professional and an NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, she is passionate about making the Forest a safe, supportive, and inclusive community for all. When she’s not at work, she enjoys loving on her rescue pup, Payton, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and reveling in all things Harry Potter.
Phone: 336-758-6121

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For any non-urgent questions or to make a referral, please email

Though some of its members represent offices which are involved in crisis response, the CARE Team is not tasked with responding to emergencies.

During an emergency or if you are in need of immediate assistance or consultation, contact WFU Police 24/7 at 336.758.5911.