Tara Nunley, LPC

Programs Manager
Email: nunleyts@jmu.edu


Tara is a Licensed Professional Counselor by training and has worked in higher education for 20 years. In addition to a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Lynchburg, Tara has a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Virginia Tech.

Tara is an ASIST and safeTALK trainer and enjoys working with campuses to create collaborative communities that focus on campus wellbeing. Prior to this position, Tara served in several roles at the University of Lynchburg, most recently as the Director of Counseling Services.

While working on her licensure, Tara also spent two years working in community mental health as a family therapist in a Structural Family Therapy agency. In this role, Tara developed her passion for systems-level change to support wellbeing. In her free time, Tara loves to run, read, lay in her hammock, and spend time with her husband and two children.

Tara Nunley