Employed with SBC Health & Counseling since July 2001, Deborah is available to help students with scheduling appointments and assist with medical/billing questions. She and her husband, Bryan have two children, Kelsey & Seth and a pug named Izzy. In her spare time, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping, and watching baseball.
Dr. Rosie T. Lewis, DNP, ANP-BC
Director of Health Services
RN Diploma 1979, Lynchburg General School of Nursing
BSN 1985, Liberty University
MS 1993, Medical College of Virginia/VCU
DNP 2010, Old Dominion University
Dr. Lewis is a board certified adult nurse practitioner and a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is passionate about the role of the nurse practitioner as the primary caregiver blending the advocate, educator and researcher in a holistic model of care. She has 30 plus years experience as a registered nurse and 17 years as a nurse practitioner, of which her first 8 years were spent at Sweet Briar College as the director of Health and Counseling Services/NP. She has vast experience in academics, teaching clinical courses in the emergency department and lecture courses such as critical thinking, pathophysiology and crisis nursing (residential and online) at the undergraduate level. For the past 15 years, she has taught at the graduate level, including development of online courses using advanced technology. She is an adjunct graduate faculty member with Old Dominion University's Family Nurse Practitioner Program and teaches advance health assessment, senior seminar and supervises student rotations in acute care, chronic care, women’s health and pediatrics.
She conducts workshops on lacerations, office dermatology, wounds, basic radiology and coding for the nurse practitioners. She is board certified by the ANCC as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and practices on a limited basis in acute and primary care in Charlottesville, Va. Her patients’ evaluations are rated consistently above satisfaction and the most common comments are, “she is knowledgeable, explains everything well, spends time with you, and she is real.” She is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University, where she received the teaching fellowship (2009-2010). The emphasis of her DNP clinical residency was with vulnerable populations and their access to health care. Her capstone research was with homeless male addicts in a transitional housing program determining relapse risks, prevention and promotion of health through self-efficacy. She recently presented her research at the National Summit of Clinicians for Health Care Justice in Washington, D.C. She has several papers in review for publication. She continues to volunteer at The Gateway and the Free Clinic of Central Virginia. Dr. Lewis is the local (Lynchburg and Danville) PR representative with the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of Clifford Baptist Church and serves on the health ministry team. She has lived in Amherst County most of her life and enjoys spending time on the Piney River with family, friends and her three labs. She is excited to be back at Sweet Briar to support the health and wellness of our community.
Elizabeth (Betty) Blevins, LCP
Betty licensed as a professional counselor by the state of Virginia since 2005, offers an array of free and confidential counseling services. These include individual and group services on stress management, relationships, esteem and identity issues, anxiety, depression and a host of other topics. She has been active in the mental health field for 12 years and especially loves college populations. She and her husband Bob have one son, Wynn, who is a senior in college, a beagle, Carmen, a cat, Lili Boulanger and a grandcat, Jimi Hendrix.
Ruby Bryant, RN
Ruby has been a Registered Nurse since 1997 and has a strong background in Women's Health and Perioperative Nursing. She has been working at the Health Center at Sweet Briar since the fall of 2010. Her main role at Sweet Briar is assessing ill students and providing patient education in illness and wellness. Ruby lives in Amherst and is married with one teenage son. Her leisure time is spent with her family racing dirtbikes and volunteering in the community and on the racing Board.
Dr. David S. Haga, MD
MD 1984, Medical College of Virginia
Residency 1987, First Colonial Family Practice
Dr. Haga is available for consultation with the nurse practitioner at Sweet Briar. His primary specialty is Family Practice. He is certified with American Board of Family Practice.