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Learn more about Health Services’ administrative staff members.

Health and Wellness Administrative Staff

  • Vanessa Britto Headshot

    Vanessa Britto, M.D., MSc., FACP (she/her)

    Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services and Executive Director of Health and Wellness

    Vanessa Britto, M.D., ’96 M.Sc. (community health), joined Brown in January 2018. Britto is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, completed her residency and fellowship in general internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians. She is currently an assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

    As a student life professional and administrator since 2001, Britto has held leadership roles in the field of college health at the local, regional and national levels. Prior to returning to Brown, Britto was formerly the director of health services at Wellesley College. At Brown, Britto oversees the areas of Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), BWell Health Promotion, Student Accessibility Services and Emergency Medical Services, supervising a combined team of more than 200 staff and students. She returned to Brown University to champion a new chapter and a new vision for health and wellness at Brown — continuing in the tradition of innovation and leadership among peers.

    In her spare time, she can be found reading, traveling, enjoying live music (especially jazz), biking or getting in a round of golf.

  • Kristie Sullivan, MHA, RN

    Kristie Sullivan, MHA, RN

    Associate Director of Health and Wellness
  • Stephanie Abbott

    Stephanie Abbott

    Assistant to the Executive Director of Health and Wellness

Health Services Administrative Staff

  • Adam Pallant, M.D., Ph.D.

    Adam Pallant, M.D., Ph.D. (he/him)

    Clinical Director

    Adam Pallant joined the staff in August 2017. Pallant received his B.A. in biochemistry from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. He completed his specialty training in pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. 

    Prior to joining the Health Services team, Pallant had been the pediatric residency director at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a primary care pediatrician at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence for 19 years. He has a special interest in the intersection of mental and physical health.

    When free, he loves to be outdoors —especially body surfing at the ocean — and, while not a great cook, he's a serious foodie.

  • Tanya Sullivan, DNP, APRN, CNP

    Tanya Sullivan, DNP, APRN, CNP (she/her)

    Assistant Clinical Director/Nurse Practitioner

    Tanya Sullivan joined the staff in January 2019. She has been certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the past 17 years and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island as an advanced practice nurse with prescriptive privileges. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Massachusetts Boston, her Master of Science in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and her bachelor’s in psychology from Providence College. 

    Prior to joining Brown University Health Services, she was the associate director of Wellesley College Health Services and also worked in family and adolescent community health. Sullivan’s clinical interest includes supporting students with complex and diverse health and mental health concerns, including eating disorders. 

    She enjoys early-morning running, paddle boarding and anything outdoors with her family.

  • Christine Farland, MHA, BSN, RN

    Christine Farland, MHA, BSN, RN

    Assistant Director of Operations and Administration