​​​​​Meet the Staff

Administration

Ryan Travia

Ryan Travia, MEd

Associate Dean of Students for Wellness

Ryan Travia joined Babson College in March 2015 as Associate Dean of Students for Wellness. In this new role for the College, Ryan leads the division of Student Affairs in the development of a holistic approach to ensuring student health and safety, personal development, and overall well-being. Ryan provides leadership and strategic direction for a comprehensive portfolio that includes health services, counseling services, health promotion, alcohol & other drug services, and sexual assault prevention & response services. Ryan also serves as chair of the Campus Assessment, Response, & Evaluation (CARE) Team, and is a senior on-call dean, responding to student and campus crises and facilitating follow-up, as necessary, with a variety of on and off-campus partners. Prior to joining the Babson community, Ryan served as the founding director of the Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS) at Harvard University. Read full bio »

Contact Information

Ryan Travia
Associate Dean of Students for Wellness
Wellness Center
Park Manor South, Room 020
781-239-4218
rtravia@babson.edu

 
Rey Benschop

Rey Benschop, MEd

Administrative Assistant

Rey Benschop joined Babson College in the early part of 2016 as the Administrative Assistant for the Wellness Center. In this role Rey provides administrative support to the Associate Dean of Students for Wellness and for the Wellness Center staff. Some of these tasks include managing the office phones, serving as a source of information and referrals, scheduling appointments, managing files and storage systems, and planning logistics for meetings/events. Prior to coming to Babson, Rey served as the program assistant for the nonprofit organization, Institute for Family Health. Rey holds a B.A. in Psychology from Moravian College and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Tiffin University.

Contact Information

Rey Benschop
Administrative Assistant
Wellness Center
Park Manor South, Reception Area
781-239-5200
rbenschop1@babson.edu

 

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Health Promotion/Alcohol & Other Drug Services


Health Services

Sharon Yardley

Sharon Yardley, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP

Director of Health Services

Sharon has been a Nurse Practitioner for twenty-five years, twenty of which have been in College Health. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors and Masters in Criminal Justice, and has a Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Sharon has been the Director of Health Services since August of 2006. She is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Regis College. Her areas of interest are global health, healthcare for the transgender patient, and community health. In her spare time, she enjoy traveling, participating in service trips with students, photography, attempting to play golf, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Information

Sharon Yardley
Director of Health Services
Health Services
Hollister Hall, Room 130
781-239-6363
syardley@babson.edu

 
Polly McCabe

Polly McCabe, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP

Associate Director of Health Services

Polly McCabe has been a nurse practitioner at Babson since 2011, and has been in the role of Associate Director since 2014. Polly earned her BSN from the Ohio Wesleyan University-Riverside School of Nursing and her MSN from Simmons College in Boston. She became a certified nurse practitioner in both Adult Primary Care and Women’s Health in 1995, followed by employment in outpatient settings that provided adult episodic and primary care and ambulatory OBGYN services. Polly earned an International Society of Travel Medicine Certificate in Travel Health™ in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, golfing, traveling, sipping tea, and spending time with her husband, four grown children, and their dogs. She is also a First Year Seminar instructor.

Contact Information

Polly McCabe
Associate Director of Health Services
Health Services
Hollister Hall, Office 004
781-239-6363
pmccabe@babson.edu

 

 
Erika Redmond

Erika Redmond, ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Erika Redmond serves as one of the Nurse Practitioners in the Health Services office. Erika is a graduate of Boston College School of Nursing and received her Master’s degree in Nursing at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Erika spent four years working at ULCA Medical Center after graduating from BC and also as a floor nurse at Georgetown Hospital while attending graduate school. She has also worked in Home Health Care and most recently as a triage nurse in a busy primary care office at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Currently residing in Wellesley, Erika lived overseas in London, England for two years (2011-2013) and when not working, she enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time on Cape Cod with her husband and four children.

Contact Information

Erika Redmond

Nurse Practitioner
Health Services
Hollister Hall, Room 132
781-239-5194
eredmond@babson.edu

 
Meghan Rosenberg

Meghan Rosenberg

Office Manager

Meghan joined Babson Health Services in April 2017 as the Office Manager. She graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in Criminal Justice and then continued on to work for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office as a Victim/Witness Advocate and then the Chatham Police Department as a dispatcher. Meghan started with the Babson Public Safety Department as a dispatcher and then became an officer in 2009. While with the Babson Public Safety Department she served as a Sexual Assault Investigator and a Field Training Officer. Meghan lives locally and in my spare time she enjoys going to the beach and travelling with her husband, two daughters and their dog.

Contact Information

Meghan Rosenberg
Office Manager
mrosenberg@babson.edu

 
Katherine Teixeira DaSilva

Katherine Teixeira DaSilva FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Katherine joined the Babson Health Services Staff as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2007. She received her Bachelors of Nursing degree in 1991 from the University of Rochester. She joined the Air Force after obtaining her degree as a Registered Nurse and gained clinical experience working in Emergency Department settings. In 1998, she earned her Masters in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. After becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner and before coming to Babson College she obtained her clinical experience in family practice in Boston working with both the pediatric and adult population. In her free time Katherine enjoys outdoor sports, traveling and spending time with her family.

Contact Information

Katherine Teixeira DaSilva
Nurse Practitioner
Health Services
Hollister Hall, Exam Room
781-239-6363
kteixeiradasilva@babson.edu

Polly McCabe

Alison Doak, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Alison is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Educator.  She helps students manage a variety of medical conditions and encourages good food and meaningful lifestyle changes to improve overall health and wellness.  Alison will help you create strategies to meet your goals, fuel your body, and improve your relationship with food.

Alison earned a BA in International Studies from Colby College, and a MS in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University, where she serves as a visiting lecturer and instructor.  She also consults at a fitness center and teaches classes on a variety of nutrition topics.  In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family.

Contact Information

Alison Doak
Registered Dietitian
Health Services
Hollister Hall
781-239-6363
alison.doak@gsmtp.babson.edu

 

​Wellness & Prevention Services

Ashleigh Hala

Ashleigh Hala, MSW

Director of Wellness & Prevention Services

As the founding director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPRS), Ashleigh Hala provides confidential intervention services and advocacy for students who have been impacted by sexual or gender-based violence. Ashleigh also oversees prevention initiatives, including a robust curricular experience featuring bystander intervention training (grant-funded through the Avon Foundation for Women). SAPRS also supports the Babson SAFE Hotline. Hala is a rape crisis counselor, holds a certificate in prevention leadership, and is a trained Title IX investigator. She also is active in the sexual violence prevention community, being a featured and keynote speaker for such organizations as REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Office of the Attorney General, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. She has been recognized for excellence, winning the President's Service Award (Wheelock College), Club Advisor of the Year (Wheelock College), and the Early Impact Award (Babson College). Before joining Babson, Hala was the associate director of Residence Life and the Title IX coordinator at Wheelock College. She earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Wheelock College and her master's degree in social work from Boston University.

Contact Information

Ashleigh Hala
Director of Wellness & Prevention Services
Wellness Center
Park Manor South, Room 025
781-239-5201
ahala1@babson.edu