CHS welcomes new staff for June '22

CHS is pleased to welcome Mary Bridgman, Grace Devries and Chris Hutchinson.
Mary Bridgman

Mary Bridgman joins the Department of Psychology as a research assistant in the Behavioral Health Research Laboratory under the direction of Caroline Cobb, Ph.D. They come to the department having worked in the Social Psychology and Neuroscience (SPAN) Lab at VCU under David Chester, Ph.D, and Drew Parton.

Mary holds a bachelor's in criminal justice with a minor in philosophy of law from VCU. They are also currently completing a bachelor's in psychology at VCU and will graduate this fall, with hopes to return to graduate school in the future. Outside of work, Mary is a volunteer at Court Appointed Special Advocates of Henrico (Henrico CASA), a program that advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. They also enjoy writing/playing music, rock climbing and lazing at the river. 

Grace DeVries

Grace DeVries joins the Office of Student Services as an academic adviser for the Department of Psychology. Previously, Grace worked at Reynolds Community College as a tutoring center specialist and at James Madison University as a mental health counselor.

Grace holds a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling from William and Mary, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and history from the University of Richmond. Grace just moved back to Richmond last year from Harrisonburg, Va., and loves exploring all the new places, bookstores, parks and wineries.

chris hutchinson

Chris Hutchison joins HASTech as an IT analyst, specializing in audio/visual development for classrooms. Chris will also support faculty and staff with their computing needs. Previously, Chris worked for VCU’s College of Health Professions as the Mac administrator where he supported faculty and staff with Apple inventory. He also worked with audio/visual contractors with the setup and maintenance of the various simulation laboratories and classrooms in the new College of Health Professions building. Prior to that, Chris worked in HASTech as a student worker.

Chris is currently working on his bachelor's degree in information systems at VCU. Outside of school and work, Chris and his wife enjoy the food scene here in Richmond. He also collects rare scotch and bourbon, and loves playing tabletop games like Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons with friends.

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