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Meet Our Staff

The Student Health and Counseling Center employs physicians, mid-level practitioners (Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc.), medical support staff, licensed or certified mental health counselors, wellness educators and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Below you will find the titles and information for our staff.

Photo Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Jaime Silva Image Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Scott Perfect Photo Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Karla Wottge Photo Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Craig Wimmer

Name Jaime Silva, LPC Scott Perfect Karla Wottge, DO Craig Wimmer, M.S.
Title Director, Student Health & Counseling Center Asst. Director of Counseling Services Asst. Medical Director, Staff Physician Asst. Director of Wellness Education
Department SHCC Counseling Medical Wellness Education
Started at SHCC: 2008     2004
Degrees BS in Psychology, MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, certified as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), certified as a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC 1), and licensed in the state of Oregon as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).     M.S., CHES , B.S from WOU
Why WOU? I enjoy working with students to identify their goals and putting their plans into action. I love working with students on their life decisions and seeing them make successful transitions.     I enjoy working with such creative, fun students, that care about making WOU a better place!
Hobbies Mountain biking, chess, playing the guitar
Golf, cooking, and following sports!

T. Guy 2013 Photo Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Diane McBurnett C. Ross 2013 J. Grover Image Copyright Heidi Helser Photography

Name Trisha Guy Diane McBurnett Crystal Ross Jennifer Grover
Title Administrative Program Assistant Receptionist / Medical Records Receptionist Receptionist
Department Administrative Administrative Administrative Administrative
Started at SHCC: 1999 2001 2012 2013
Degrees   Best mom, most patient co-worker, Pet wrangler, Chocoholic Certificate of Completion from Valley Medical College as a Medical Administrative Assistant BA-International Business
Why WOU? I like the energy the students bring to campus. I enjoy helping college students stay healthy to achieve their dream of completing college and moving onto a successful career I love the campus, it is so beautiful and inviting.  I also love the sense of community. I get to help students learn how to live healthy, and overcome obstacles while preparing for their future.
Hobbies Scrapbooking, reading, crafting The arts, reading, walking Spending time with my family, reading and listening to music. Photography, Zumba and going to garage sales!

Photo Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Tom Breyer icon Image Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Norma Devolder image

Name Tom Breyer, ANP Gabi Mitchem Norma Devolder Eugene Yamaguchi, MD
Title Psychiatric Mental Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Physician
Department Medical Medical Medical Medical
Started at SHCC: 2007 2010 2008  
Degrees ADN,BSN, MS,ANP,PMHNP Registered Medical Assistant, working toward Bachelors in Science and Nursing    
Why WOU? Fantastic, dedicated talented staff and clinicians, and the privilege of serving amazing students Working at WOU is a wonderfully unique experience.  I have the ability to work with fantastic staff and providers and love working with students.  The relaxed friendly environment is like no other place I have worked before.  I love it here!    
Hobbies Long distance cycling, camping, music and reading I love to ski, read and hang out with my kids    

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Title Family Nurse Practitioner Medical Assistant (Coming Fall, 2013) (Coming Fall, 2013)
Department Medical Medical Medical Medical
Started at SHCC: 2013      
Why WOU?        

Image Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Kara Pileggi Photo Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Isabella Vickers R. Barden Image Copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Katie Cowan

Name Kara Pileggi Isabella Vickers J. Rebecca Barden Katie Cowan
Title Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor
Department Counseling Counseling Counseling Counseling
Started at SHCC: 2009


2010 2010
Degrees M.A., Counseling M.A., Counseling Psychology (Emphasis in Depth Psychology). M. A., Counseling M.A., Nationally Certified Counselor
Why WOU? The friendly atmosphere and opportunity to help students from various backgrounds. I love the educational, growth-oriented environment, working with diverse students and the supportive, collaborative team at SHCC. I love working with WOU's intelligent, eager, and delightful students with diverse backgrounds and interest and who have a variety of reasons they seek counseling.  I have found WOU students to be very willing to learn about their mental health challenges. The students! I enjoy helping and talking with students to help them be successful.
Hobbies Spending time with my husband and bulldog Brutus, decorating and baking! I'm an artist, a writer and a dreamer, I am passionately curious and love to read, cook and travel. I love to garden, am an amateur artist, and enjoy woodworking Hiking, soccer, music

Image copyright WOU & SHCC 2013 Keely Hannon                    

Name Keely Hannon Pam Medzegian
Title Counselor Wellness Educator
Department Counseling Wellness Education
Started at SHCC: 2011 2014
Degrees MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University BS in Health Education & Physical Education from George Fox University.  M.Ed. Oregon State
Why WOU? I love working at WOU because of the fun and supportive team environment at the SHCC.  I also enjoy the unique and diverse atmosphere that a college campus provides. I am honored to work with such caring and compassionate students here at WOU.  It is thrilling to see them learn and continue to make a difference in their world. Likewise it is a pleasure to work in a positive, caring and team like environment here at SHCC.
Hobbies I love playing with my puppy, reading, cooking and gardening I love riding my horse, walking with my dogs, gardening and spending time with my friends and family.


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