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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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Name    Jennifer King, FNP    Juliana Saurer    MEDICAL ASSISTANT    MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONER   
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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