Health Promotion and Advocacy Center

NOTICE:
All HPAC Meetings will be shifting to Microsoft Teams, virtual conferencing platform. Please expect a separate email with the audio, video, or chat conferencing link. If you do not receive one, please email the staff member you will be meeting with.

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center staff is comprised of professional staff with expertise in a variety of topics. From sexual health, to stress management, healthy relationships, and physical health, we are passionate about applying our holistic approach to well-being to programming for students and the entire campus community.

Note: Please read through each staff member’s descriptions to find the most appropriate person for your needs! If you’d like to request an appointment that is under 1 hour- please email the staff member directly to schedule!

Pritma ("Mickey") Irizarry

Director of the Health Promotion and Advocacy Center
(she, her, hers)

Make an appointment with Mickey if you are looking for…
- General information about HPAC and our services
- Media Inquiries
- Collaboration with HPAC or Peer Health Educators
- 1-on-1 consultations for sexual health, reproductive health, contraceptive options, or sleep health
- Information & referrals related to substance use, conduct sanctions, and recovery programs.

NOTE: If you would like to submit a program request for a Peer Health Education program, please email hpac@american.edu.

Michelle Dagne

Coordinator for Victim Advocacy Services, Primary OASIS Advocate
(she, her, hers)

Make an appointment with Michelle if you are looking for…
- Confidential victim advocacy (for survivors or friends)
- Questions about Title IX, criminal justice reporting, or protection/protective orders
- Title IX accompaniment
- Referrals to community and specialized resources
- Self-care appointments