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. Pictures coming soon!
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Name Dr. Michelle Cox Scott Perfect Dr. Karla Wottge Craig Wimmer
Title Director, SHCC Asst. Director of Counseling Services Asst. Director of Medical Services Asst. Director of Wellness Education
Started at SHCC: 2004
Degrees Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies with Doctoral Minors in Counseling and Gerontology from OSU, Master's degree in Counseling from George Fox University. And, I received my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. M.S., CHES , B.S from WOU
Why WOU? There is a sense of small-town community that has existed regardless of how large the student population grows. It feels the same on campus as it did when I was a student in the late 1980's: friendly, safe, supportive, and encouraging. I enjoy working with such creative, fun students, that care about making WOU a better place!
Hobbies Crafting at my cabin in Central Oregon, walking our three Australian Shepherds, and watching psychological thrillers on television or at the movies.
Golf, cooking, and following sports!
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Name Trisha Guy Diane McBurnett Crystal Ross
Title Administrative Program Assistant Receptionist / Medical Records Receptionist
Started at SHCC: 1999 2001 2012
Degrees Best mom, most patient co-worker, Pet wrangler, Chocoholic Certificate of Completion from Valley Medical College as a Medical Administrative Assistant
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.
Hobbies Scrapbooking, reading, crafting The arts, reading, walking Spending time with my family, reading and listening to music.
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Name Tom Breyer Gabi Mitchem Norma Devolder
Title Psychiatric Mental Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner Medical Assistant Medical Assistant
Started at SHCC: 2007 2010
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 Kara Pileggi Jaime Silva J. Rebecca Barden Katie Cowan
Title Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor
Started at SHCC: 2009 2008 2010 2010
Degrees M.A., Counseling 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. A., Counseling M.A., Nationally Certified Counselor
Why WOU? The friendly atmosphere and opportunity to help students from various backgrounds. 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 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! Mountain biking, chess, playing the guitar I love to garden, am an amateur artist, and enjoy woodworking Hiking, soccer, music
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Name Keely Hannon Pamela Kolbas Jolene Kady
Title Counselor Counseling Intern Counseling Intern
Started at SHCC: 2011 2012
Degrees MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University BA, MA in progress BS in Psychology , MA in progress
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. Great supportive community, lovely co-workers, and meaningful/rewarding work. I enjoy being able to interact with the students as well as working with a staff of professionals who are always kind and helpful.
Hobbies I love playing with my puppy, reading, cooking and gardening Dancing, cooking, hiking Traveling, wildlife photography, nature/outdoors
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Name Carli Rohner Danielle Walker Rachel Martin Emily Burtenhouse
Title Wellness Educator Wellness Education Programming Assistant Peer Mentor Program Coordinator Student Office Assistant
Started at SHCC 2008 2011 2012 2013
Degrees BS Psychology, WOU BS in Community Health Education (in progress) BA in Education (in progress) BA (in progress)
Why WOU? I absolutely love the passion of our students, and enjoy being able to be a part of this exciting and challenging time of their lives. I love watching the positive impact that they have on our community at WOU and in the greater world. I love being involved on campus and helping to improve the health of the WOU community. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.
Hobbies Photography, reading, Pinterest, spending time with friends and family
1. Baby animals
3. More baby animals!
Reading, art, and spending times with friends/family.