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Lee Carter

Lee Carter, Ph.D.


Director, LiveWell Office

Dr. Lee Carter (she/her/hers) received a B.A. in psychology from James Madison University, an M.Ed. in counseling and human development from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership with a higher education concentration from Clemson University. Dr. Carter has worked in higher education for almost 20 years in both clinical and prevention/education capacities. Her past research has focused on incorporating wellness into the academic curriculum as well as gender norms around health behaviors. Her areas of interest include student wellness, student success, alcohol and other drug misuse prevention, gender, trauma, and organizational leadership. She lives in Murrells Inlet, SC with her husband, two children, and rescue pup and enjoys being at the beach, gardening, spending time with family, and cooking.

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Chris Donevant-Haines, M.A., LPC


Associate Director, LiveWell Office

Chris Donevant-Haines is a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina who serves as the associate director of the LiveWell Office and advisor for the SHORE Peer Educators. Chris earned her A.A.S. in legal studies from Marshall University, a B.A. in social science from Bluefield State College and an M.A. in counseling from Webster University. Chris and her husband Steven have lived in Myrtle Beach for over 23 years, though she is originally from “Wild Wonderful West Virginia.” Her areas of interest include student engagement through peer education, destigmatizing mental health and empowering students in their personal and professional development. In her spare time, Chris enjoys traveling the east coast attending concerts by her favorite musicians.

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Tena Nardin, M.S., LPC


Assistant Director of Substance Use Education and Services, LiveWell Office

Tena Nardin is a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina who serves as the Assistant Director of Substance Abuse Education and Services in the LiveWell Office. Tena received her B.A. in psychology at Ohio University and M.A. in professional counseling from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her areas of interest include advocacy for collegiate substance abuse recovery, a holistic approach to student wellness and promoting resilience in student populations. Tena enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, cooking, traveling, and music. 

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Molly Ford


Registered Dietician

Molly Ford is the on-campus Aramark registered dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science in culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., and completed her dietetic internship at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. She was raised in Hampstead, N.H., and later moved to Newburyport, Mass. Her interest areas include nutrition, plant-forward meals, cooking and mindful eating. Molly enjoys trying new foods, her most recent favorite is chia-seed kombucha.

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Cassandra Lamont


Support Staff

Cassandra Lamont received a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies, with an emphasis in interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University Long Beach. She previously worked at the University of Mississippi in Admissions and as an academic advisor in the School of Business. She is originally from Huntington Beach, CA. Her areas of interest include reading, financial podcasts, traveling and spending time with family.