Meet the Staff

The Health Center is here to be an integrated health facility that leaves a lasting impression. Our team of healthcare professionals are committed to delivering exceptional care that improves the health and wellness of our students. Our mission is to promote wellness, preserve health, and enable academic achievement for the students of Brandeis University by: 

Colleen Collins, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Colleen Collins, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She has served as the Medical Director of the Brandeis Health Center since June 2020. She is a graduate of Bates College and Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency in primary care at Boston City Hospital. Colleen has worked in a variety of health care settings including Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT Medical, and the Indian Health Service.

LaShaun Lockhart
Administrative Director
Supporting the Student Health Center in an administrative management role.

Staff Clinicians

Leslie Cadigan
Leslie Cadigan, MSN, APRN
Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Leslie Cadigan, MSN, APRN joined the Health Center in 2015. She is a graduate of Northeastern University and is certified as an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Leslie enjoys college health for the rich blend of clinical health care and health education opportunities.

anne culhane
Anne Culhane, MSN, CNP, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Anne Culhane, MSN, CNP, WHNP-BC joined the Health Center in 2017. She is a graduate of Regis University and is certified in Women's Health.

Sheryl Kelleher, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Sheryl Kelleher, MSN, FNP-C, a family nurse practitioner, comes to the Health Center with experience in urgent care dating back to 2000. She enjoys working with students to optimize their health. She is currently a per diem as she is a professor at Regis University and is working on her own Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

Support Staff

Jane Baynes
Jane Baynes
Claims Coordinator

Jane joined the Health Center in 2018 and handles the claims processing for the Health and Counseling Centers. Her insurance experience comes from many years as a self-employed Medical Biller serving clients in many different specialties. She can help answer questions that students or their parents may have about the insurance process here at Brandeis.