Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

  • Katie Bean

    Director, Prevention & Advocacy 
    Temporary Space: Myrin 019A
    Soon to be located in The Hive - next to the Wellness Center
  • Karen Miller

    Peer Recovery Support Specialist

    Karen Miller, Peer Recovery Support Specialist 

    Temporary Space: Myrin 019A
    Soon to be located in The Hive- next to the Wellness Center


MEET KATIE: Katie Bean has been at Ursinus since July 2019 but has been working within prevention and advocacy for over 12 years. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology with Criminology and Women’s Studies minors at Millersville University before obtaining her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of PA. She has also earned a Certificate in Counseling.

Katie is also a certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) and brings this understanding of holistic health and wellness to her work with students.

Katie lives in Phoenixvillle, PA with her husband, John and her dog, Charlie. You can find them hiking the many trails in the area, kayaking in the river, or swimming in the French creek.

MEET KAREN: Karen Miller may be new to Ursinus college but she is not new to wanting to help others. Empathetic, compassionate, and striving to empower people is who you find at her core.

Through recovery, she found herself beginning to heal mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Believing every person deserves happiness and to be at peace within allows her to meet people where they’re at and has been said to be her superpower.

Along this journey and her passion to help others to heal, she has recently become a
Certified Peer Support Specialist, IFS – Level 1 trained practitioner and a Reiki practitioner.

Karen enjoys spending her time with her children, spending time in mother nature and connecting with people.