Residence Hall Staff

Meet the Staff

The Coordinator of Residence Life is a full-time professional who resides in the Patrick Henry. Essential job functions include ensuring that the residential experience is a positive and engaging one for students; supervision of Resident Advisors; coordination of the day-to-day management of the residence hall; and assisting with student needs and concerns.

Stephanie Simpson, B.A.
Coordinator of Residence Life

Stephanie Simpson

Welcome to our community! Whether you are a new or returning student, I look forward to working with each of you in the exciting year ahead. I was born in California, but have lived on the east coast for most of my life. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from Roanoke College where I took advantage of many enriching opportunities, one of those being residential living. My experience at Roanoke, serving as a Resident Advisor and living in a residence hall, showed me the lasting impact of a strong community. I am confident that you will also gain invaluable lessons, memories, and opportunities that come with being part of a fun and supportive community. I hope that you find a home away from home here at Jefferson College. See you soon!

Resident Advisors, also known as RAs, are student paraprofessionals who live in the Patrick Henry residence hall. RAs are primarily responsible for getting to know all students in the residence hall and helping to build a strong community. RAs provide a variety of social and educational programs for residents, carry out administrative functions associated with the residence hall, and uphold College policies, state and federal law. Additionally, one RA is on duty every night of the week beginning at 8pm and concluding at 7am the next morning in order to assist with any student issues that arise.

Calan Pillow, Resident Advisor

calan pillow

It’s like Alan just with a C in front of it. I’m from Richmond, and am majoring in health sciences. Roanoke is a great area with awesome local events and shops. I, like many others, love the first three seasons of Spongebob, watching the NFL on Sundays, and having copious amounts of coffee. Other interests of mine include reading, playing with my dog Maggie, working out, and watching movies. If you like Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal, we are now friends.




Cora Cox, Resident Advisor 

cora coxHello everyone! My name is Cora Cox. I am from Lexington, VA. I am entering my senior year of the Traditional Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program. I love to be outside and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I enjoy living in the PH and taking advantage of the downtown atmosphere. This is my second year as an RA. I am excited to meet new residents and welcome back returning residents!






Adwoa Dwamena, Resident Advisor

adwoa dwamenaHello, my name is Adwoa (pronounced A-j-o-a). I was born in Ghana, raised in Woodbridge, VA. I am currently a junior nursing student in TBSN. I enjoy meeting new people, cooking, running and sewing.  My everyday motto is: “A smile a day can go a long way.” The smile you put on your face can make all the difference in someone’s day. I look forward to meeting you all. 




Taylor Hatfield, Resident Advisor

taylor hatfield

My name is Taylor Hatfield and I am a senior in the Health Sciences program. I am also a student intern with Healing Strides of VA, an equine therapy program. I am from Suffolk, VA. My interests include working with animals, traveling, especially to the beach and volunteering in the community. I am looking forward to helping the residents enjoy their time while at JCHS. Let’s make it an amazing year!






Stephanie Alston, Resident Advisor

stephanie alstonHey y'all!  I'm Stephanie and I am entering into the Occupational Therapy program here.  I completed a good portion of my undergrad degree at Jefferson and have fallen in love with Roanoke and I'm sure you will too.  If I find myself with some free time, I love exploring the downtown area and hiking some of the great hikes the Roanoke Valley has to offer.  PH is an excellent place to live, and I can't wait to get to know everyone throughout this year!





Kanisha Nash, Resident Advisor

kanisha nashMy name is Kanisha Nash and I am from the big city of Farmville, VA (yes it's a real place and not just a game). I am a second year junior here at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, in the Healthcare Management Program. I love helping people, I love to sing, I love shopping and I love spending time with family and friends. I have an awesome nephew named Ivan, he is my best friend! I have lived in the PH going on 2 years. This is my first year is a RA and I'm looking forward to a great experience helping in the residence hall!