Our Staff

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  • Administrative Staff

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    Chris Wera

    Chris Wera, PhD, CPA, CMA, CFA

    Director of Administration & Finance

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    MACC, Master of Accountancy, University of Denver
    Ph.D. in Research Methods and Statistics, University of Denver

    Certifications: CPA, CMA, CFA

    Professional Interests: Responsible for the day to day Financial and IT operations of the Health and Counseling Center. Serves on the HCC management team.

    Professional Experience: Over fifteen years of financial experience, including a dozen years of controlling, financing, planning and developing budgets, with 15 in healthcare. I have served in various financial capacities including Business and Finance Officer, Controller and Chief Financial Officer. I have also served on served on the Board of the Butterfly Pavilion, and have advised several non-profit boards and committees.


    Erica Mischke

    Erica Mischke, BA

    Assistant Director of Budget and Finance

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    AOS Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America, 1990
    BA Leadership and Organization Studies, University of Denver (2014)

    Professional Experience: DU Health and Counseling Center since 2005


    Lee Puckett

    Lee Puckett, BS

    Manager, Healthcare Administrative Specialists

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, 2018

    Professional Interests: Lee is interested in Empowering Teams to deliver high-quality clinical care, Integrated Health Care & Patient Advocacy.

    Professional Experience: Lee is a new member of the Health & Counseling Center as of February 2019. Previously, Lee worked for Kaiser Permanente for the last 7 years, where her last job was in leadership with the Surgical Specialty departments.

    Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, spending time with family.


    Elshadaye Eshete

    Elshadaye Eshete, BS

    Healthcare Administrative Specialist

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    ​Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and psychology, 2018

    Professional Interests: ​I am passionate about patient experience, quality healthcare, and leadership. I have worked in healthcare collaboratively with team members dedicated to delivering the best patient experience through a professional environment, compassion, empathy, and excellent patient service skills. I aspire to continuously grow my leadership through graduate education, development, and learning to become a Senior Healthcare Leader.

    Professional Experience: ​Previously, I have worked for Swedish medical center as a Patient Access Registration Specialist and Slimgenics as a Program Advisor.


    Linda Kim

    Linda Kim, BS

    Healthcare Administrative Specialist

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    ​Bachelor of Science in Public Health, 2020

    Professional Interests: Patient-centered care​​ and promoting health wellness. ​Diversity in care - understanding ​​different backgrounds, religion, and ethnicity to provide adequate care.

    Professional Experience: ​I have worked in the acupuncture clinic as a receptionist and a program site director at an elementary school.​


     

     

    Brenden Leary

    Brenden Leary, BA

    Healthcare Administrative Specialist

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Portland State University 2017

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    Professional Interests: heterodox economics, health economics, patient experience, ESL teaching

    Professional Experience: Brenden has 4 years of previous experience as a patient access specialist in pediatric care. He has spent time teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) domestically and internationally for children and adults of all backgrounds.

    Personal Interests: linguistics, music of all genres, reading, fútbol

  • Health Promotion Staff
    Meghan Dimsa

    Meghan Dimsa

    Louis Richard Girouard III Director of Health Promotion

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    ​Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Creighton University - 2018
    M.Ed. in Executive Leadership from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business - 2014
    M.A. in Kinesiology/Physiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Bowling Green State University - 2005
    B.S. in Sport Behavior and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University - 2003
    Case Management, Higher Education Case Managers Association - 2020 - present
    Title IX Coordinator Certified, Student Conduct Institute and HigherEd - 2021 - present

    Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute - 2021 - present
    Certified Contact Tracer, Johns Hopkins University -2020 - present
    Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.), National Strength and Conditioning Association - 2003 - present
    Alpha Iota Sigma Associate Member, Creighton University - 2018 - present
    Instructor Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Sports Safety/Bloodborne Pathegeon, American Red Cross - 2008 - present
    Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise - 2005 - present
    Certified Trainer - Special Population (CSPS), National Strength and Conditioning Association - 2013 - present
    Certified Peer Educator, NASPA - 2018 - present

    Professional Interests: Comprehensive proactive health promotion practices to holistically address health education and learning outcomes among diverse populations; Physical activity a as one method to mitigate anxiety, stress, depression, boost resiliency, self-efficacy, academic and career success, while creating organic opportunities for social engagement and thriving; health equity on micro and macro levels; Community health and equity through service work in South Africa and the United States; Student engagement, leadership, and advocacy; Project management; Leadership practices to build and foster inclusive and efficient teams; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as the foundational fabric woven throughout all areas of this work.

    Professional Experience: Strategic-thinking executive leader with over 19 years of experience steering the planning, development, and execution of health and wellness operations for both public and private universities. Proactive and decisive coach with a proven track record of success leading various campus-wide wellness initiatives, facilities management operations, large-scale event programming, budget management, student engagement and advocacy, team leadership/mentorship, and various CRM initiatives. Visionary and results-driven leader with demonstrated experience achieving health equity among diverse populations.

    Personal Interests: Running and weight training; dogs and dog sledding; snowboarding; motorcycle riding; music lover; education; advocacy, social justice, and service for the greater good.


    Andrea Thyrring

    Andrea Thyrring, MA

    Coordinator of Gender Violence Prevention and Education

    Pronouns: She/Her or They/Them

    Doctor of Education – Anticipated June 2021
    Learning & Design Certificate – Anticipated Fall 2021
    Master of Arts, Higher Education - DU 2013
    Bachelor of Science, Health and Exercise Science; Minor, Women and Gender Studies - TCNJ, 2011

    Professional Interests: ​Power-conscious prevention progr​ams, sexual health, reproductive justice, strategic change management, holistic health and coaching

    Professional Experience: ​Consultant, Array Strategies; Trauma-informed Yoga Instructor; Colorado Doula Project, Board of Trustees; Violence Prevention Program Coordinator and Confidential Advocate for Victims, Regis University; Health Specialist, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver; Case Administrator, University of Denver

    Personal Interests: ​Music, food, fitness and well-being, hanging out with my dog Duncan


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    Katelynn DeLavan

    Katelynn DeLavan, BA

    Coordinator of Health Promotion- Mental Health

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Bachelor of Arts, Humanities
    Shimer College

    Professional Interests: Mental health equity, social justice, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, trauma informed care, harm reduction, anti-violence advocacy

    Professional Experience: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Rose Andom Center, Denver CO; Crisis Services Supervisor, National Runaway Safeline, Chicago IL

    Personal Interests: Sewing, crafts, carpentry, gardening, biking, sci-fi


    Katie Johnson

    Katie Johnson, BA

    Graduate Assistant- Peer Education Supervisor

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Pursuing Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration, University of Denver, 2022
    Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, San Diego State University, 2019

    Professional Interests: Equity and access in higher education, education and class, career and academic development, student well-being and success, sustainability, gender

    Professional Experience: Peer Education Graduate Assistant, Elementary Program Assistant, Santa Rosa, CA, Academic Mentor, San Diego State University, Women's Resource Center Fellow, San Diego State University

    Personal Interests: Cooking & baking, floral design, hiking, music, and her dog, Ruth


    Natalie Frias

    Natalie Frias, BSW

    Graduate Assistant- Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Pursuing Master of Social Work with an emphasis on Mental Health and a certificate in human-animal-environment interactions in social work through University of Denver's 3-2 program
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Minor, Communication

    Professional Interests: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Trauma-informed care, Intimate Partner Violence, drug and alcohol addiction, animal and people interactions to find healing, mental health advocacy

    Professional Experience: Life Skills Education Intern, Denver Rescue Mission; Family Program Intern, SafeHouse Denver; Domestic Violence Advocate, Wellness Chair, Alpha Delta Chi

    Personal Interests: Traveling, Hiking, Yoga, Running, spending time with my cat, Calypso, getting fast food, learning, and watching movies


    Nicole Tabor

    Nicole Tabor, BS

    Graduate Assistant- Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Pursuing Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health, 2023
    Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Services; Minors, Psychology, Art; Southern Illinois University

    Professional Interests: Social Justice, Community Engagement, Program Evaluation, Health Policy, Harm Reduction, Health Equity

    Professional Experience: Behavioral/Mental Health Case Manager, Women's Resource Center; Graduate Coordinator for Southen Illinois University

    Personal Interests: Photography, DIY/Upcycle, Hiking/Camping, Thrifting, and Asiago (my cat)


    Amanda Kallach

    Amanda Kallach, BA

    Graduate Fellow- Gender Violence Prevention and Education

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Pursuing Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration, University of Denver, 2022
    Bachelor of Science, Middle Childhood Education, Ohio State University, 2018

    Professional Interests : Student higher education experience, including their health, safety, programming, and general overall experience at their higher education institution; equity and inclusion in higher education; general wellbeing of students; student affairs

    Professional Experience: Middle childhood teaching and coaching, Graduate Intern for Summer Bridge Programming at MSU Denver, Graduate Intern for College and Career Success with Aurora Public Schools

    Personal Interests: Sports (Specifically the Ohio State Buckeyes), hiking, snowboarding, coffee, music, live concerts/music, trying new restaurants and good food in Denver


    Natalie Siegel, BA

    Graduate Intern- Gender Violence Prevention and Education

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Pursuing Masters of Social Work, University of Denver, 2022
    Bachelors of the Arts, Psychology, Minors, Sociology & Women and Gender Studies, DePaul University, 2020

    Professional Interests: Human sexuality, sexual wellness, LGBTQ+ advocacy, crashing the cis-tem and dismantling the patriarchy

    Professional Experience: Supervised parenting time Intern, The Karlis Center at Family Tree of Denver; Health and Wellness Chair, Alpha Xi Delta Iota Ro DePaul University; International Wellness Intern, Students for International Training, Amsterdam, NL; Staff Intern, Sex with Emily, Los Angeles, CA

    Personal Interests: Adult animation television, coffee, Drag Race, exercise, and painting


    Julia Richardson

    Julia Richardson

    Gender Violence Prevention and Education Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major: Accounting; Minor: Japanese

    Personal Interests: Writing, reading, music (of all genres and forms), animated movies, and art in any form (especially classic style oil painting and character design)


    Jenna Johnson

    Jenna Johnson, BS

    Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Pursuing Master of Arts, International Studies, University of Denver, 2022
    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, 2017

    Professional Interests : Humanitarian Assistance, International Organizations, International Development, Human Rights, Social Media & Marketing, Business Development

    Professional Experience: Campaign Manager, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Development Assistant, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters; Community Economic Development Volunteer, Peace Corps (Senegal)

    Personal Interests: Traveling, Writing, Documentaries, Reading, Cooking, Sewing, & Animals (Especially her own, Rosie & Ramen)


    Thrive Peer Educators

    Anit Tyagi

    Anit Tyagi

    • Pronouns: He/Him/His
    • Majors: Chemistry, Political Science
    • Minors: Biology, Math
    • Personal Interests: Playing pickleball, reading current events, watching TV

       

    Caitlin Clemens

    Caitlin Clemens

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Majors: International Studies, Geography
    • Minors: French, Sustainability
    • Other Campus Activities: Officer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCG)
    • Personal Interests: Hiking, skiing, reading, going on adventures

       

    Caroline Kemp

    Caroline Kemp

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Sociology
    • Minor: Wellness Studies
    • Other Campus Activities: Member & Philanthropy Assistant of Delta Zeta Sorority, Happy Tampers
    • Personal Interests: Fashion forecasting, swimming, popular culture, hiking, wellness, baking, meditation

       

    Chyna Tillman

    Chyna Tillman

    • Pronouns: Fae/Faer/Faers
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minors: Criminology, English
    • Other Campus Activities: President – Neurodiversity Resource Group, DU Dungeons and Dragons Club, 1GenU
    • Personal Interests: Reading, writing, and baking

       

    Emma Robson

    Emma Robson

    • Pronouns : She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Biology, concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Other Campus Activities: Globe Med, Happy Tampers, Gamma Phi Beta, Youth Gymnastics coach on campus
    • Personal Interests: Reading, baking, hiking with my dog, and beach bumming

       

    Jill Girardeau

    Jill Girardeau, Team Leader

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Majors: International Studies, Spanish
    • Other Campus Activities: Alpha Phi Omega, University Honors Program
    • Personal Interests: Running, hiking, being outside, making art

       

    John Haddock

    John Haddock

    • Pronouns: He/Him/His
    • Majors: Political Science, Public Policy
    • Minors: Leadership Studies, Statistics
    • Personal Interests: Politics, dogs, meditation

       

    Julianne Wertz

    Julianne Wertz

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Business Analytics
    • Minors: Accounting, Management, Marketing
    • Other Campus Activities: ASA, Kappa Phi Lamda, Volunteer at EBC
    • Personal Interests: Playing sports, working out, going outside, animals, talking and socializing with people

       

    Kameron Gottlieb

    Kameron Gottlieb

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Molecular Biology
    • Minors: Chemistry, Sustainability
    • Personal Interests: Playing guitar, dancing, knitting, skiing, and doing pretty much anything outdoors

       

    Luke Fish

    Luke Fish

    • Pronouns: He/Him/His
    • Major: Psychology
    • Personal Interests: Musical theatre/performing and all contained fields, board games, video games, baking, and guitar

       

    Megan Morrell

    Megan Morrell, Team Leader

    • Pronouns: She/They
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minors: Philsophy, Sustainability
    • Other Campus Activities: HRE Apartments Staff, DU Debate, USG Sustainability Committee
    • Personal Interests: Reading, debate, environmentalism

       

    Morgan Martin

    Morgan Martin

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Molecular Biology
    • Minors: Spanish, Chemistry, Leadership Studies
    • Personal Interests: Singing, playing the guitar, writing, reading, politics, listening to podcasts

       

    Peyton Howsden

    Peyton Howsden

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    • Majors: Biology, Criminology
    • Minors: Chemistry, Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience), Health Sciences
    • Other Campus Activities: Panhellenic Executive Board, Gamma Phi Beta, Pre-Health Society, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, DU Programming Board, Club Lacrosse Team
    • Personal Interests: Yoga, lacrosse, hiking

       

    Sam Levering

    Sam Levering

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Anthropology
    • Minor: Leadership
    • Other Campus Activities: Chi Omega Sorority, DU EMS, and Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP)
    • Personal Interests: Baking, yoga, reading, travel, listening to music, watching tv, and mochas

       

    Tarini Sharma

    Tarini Sharma

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Psychology
    • Other Campus Activities: Engagement Assistant at the Burwell Center for Career Achievement, Happy Tampers
    • Personal Interests: Reading, doodling, and aggressively headbanging

       

    Zainab Alikhan

    Zainab Alikhan

    • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    • Major: Biochemistry
    • Minor: Leadership Studies
    • Other Campus Activities: HRE Residential Assistant, Doctors Without Borders, FeelGoodDU, PreMed Club
    • Personal Interests: Trying new restaurants, yoga, playing frisbee
  • Medical Staff
    David Odell

    David Odell, MD

    Medical Director / Staff Physician

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995
    Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Family Medicine, 1998
    Fellowship, Ohio State University, Columbus, Sports Medicine, 1999

    Professional Experience: Board Certified Family Medicine Physician; private family practice, 2000-2003; urgent care medicine, 2003-2013; University of Denver Health & Counseling Center Medical Director, 2012 to present.


    Georgianne “Gigi” Cotton

    Georgianne “Gigi” Cotton, MCMSc, PA-C

    Associate Director of Medical Services / Staff Physician Assistant, Certified

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Education: Master of Clinical Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies, Barry University (Miami, FL), 2015
    BS in Journalism, University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), 2011

    Professional Interests: Medical treatment of eating disorders, women’s health, and mental health

    Professional Experience: I have worked as a PA in family medicine since 2016. During my undergraduate years I worked with the community health program at the University of Colorado, and have a passion for college health.

    Personal Interests: I enjoy skiing, paddle boarding, music, travel, and spending time with my family and friends.


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    Annie Kate Randall

    Annie Kate Randall, RDN

    Registered Dietitian

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences Texas Christian University, 2017
    Coordinated Program of Nutrition and Dietetics, Texas Christian University
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 2017

    Professional Interests: I am interested in helping anyone who is motivated to make changes in their life to better their health. I aim to stray away from the negative connotation of a "diet" and a dietitian as restriction and move towards enjoying a variety of foods and taking care of the body you have been given. I specialize and have the most experience with weight loss and management, nutrition for cardiac and diabetic patients, women's health, eating disorder patients, athletes and overall healthy eating.

    Professional Experience: I attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and went through the Coordinated Program of Nutrition and Dietetics to be eligible to become a RDN with all the required interning hours and courses. I graduated in May of 2017. I interned 1200 hours over the course of two years in a variety of locations such as hospitals, private practice, schools, senior living homes, and several others. After graduating, I became the Dietitian for a private practice working with a wide variety of patients who all wanted to better their health, one way or another. After that, I worked at the cardiac rehabilitation center for Baylor Scott & White hospital. I taught a nutrition class called Leap for Life and worked one-on-one with the cardiac and diabetic patients recovering from heart procedures and various heart conditions. I also got a second job at the one and only Trader Joe's!

    Personal Interests: Outside of work I enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains. I love to travel and experience new cultures. I also like to cook, bake, host people at our house and take care of my plants, garden and puppy.


    Heather Rowley

    Heather Rowley, FNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Master’s in Nursing, Columbia University (New York, NY) 2012
    Master’s in Fine Art, Photography, California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA) 2003
    Bachelor’s in Science, Biology, Brown University (Providence, RI) 1997

    Professional Interests: Transgender health and advocacy; Sexual and Reproductive health; Mental health; Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant health

    Professional Experience: Highland Hospital Adult Medicine, Oakland, CA (primary care and urgent care for adults) 2016-2021
    Lyon-Martin Health Services, San Francisco, CA (Primary care for women, transgender and gender-non-conforming people) 2014-2016
    Institute for Family Health, New York, NY (School-based/adolescent health and urgent care) 2012-2014
    Callen-Lorde Community Health Clinic, New York, NY (RN triage in primary care clinic for LGBTQ people) 2010-2011

    Personal Interests: I love hiking, kayaking, reading in hammocks, looking at and discussing art, and making meals with loved ones. I am also an aspiring ukulele player and capoeirista.


    Jennifer Rysavy

    Jennifer Rysavy, PA-C

    Physician Assistant, Certified

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    BS in Biology, University of Minnesota, 2001
    MPAS- Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN), 2004

    Professional Interests: Women’s health, preventative care and acute care

    Professional Experience: I have worked in family practice for 12 years in the Denver area.

    Personal Interests: I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my husband and two children.


     

     

    Sarah Hwang

    Sarah Hwang, RN

    Registered Nurse

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    BS in Nursing from Regis University in Denver, 2009

    Professional Interests: Women's Health, Public Health

    Professional Experience: ER, Public Health, Urgent Care

    Personal Interests: Outdoor activities and cooking


    Stephanie Stroz

    Stephanie Stroz, RN

    Registered Nurse

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    B.S. in Nursing from Neumann University, Aston PA; 1988

    Professional Interests: college health nursing and pediatrics

    Professional Experience: Staff Nurse at The University of Delaware Student Health Center and School Nurse Consultant for Douglas County School District


    Denise Gubrudv

    Denise Gubrud, CMA

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Certified Medical Assistant, Red Rocks Community College

    Professional Experience: CMA, DU Health & Counseling Center since 2005

    Professional Interests: Orthopedic injuries. Trauma and wound care. General Family Medicine issues


    Cornelia Nelson

    Cornelia Nelson, CMA

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    BSBA, University of Denver

    Certified Medical Assistant, Red Rocks Community College

    Professional Experience: CMA, DU Health & Counseling Center since 2005


    Kacie Worth

    Kacie Worth, CMA

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    EMT, Front Range Community College, 2012
    Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting, Red Rocks Community College, 2016

    Professional Interests: Women’s health. I’m all about women empowerment and being in charge of your health is an important part of that.

    Professional Experience: I worked in a drug and alcohol testing facility for almost 2 years and before that I worked on an ambulance as an EMT.

  • Collegiate Recovery Staff
    Waltrina Defrantz-Dufor

    Waltrina Defrantz-Dufor, PhD

    Director of Collegiate Recovery Community

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    PhD Higher Education - Leadership, Indiana State University, 2007
    MS Organizational Management, Misericordia University, 2004
    BA Communications, The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, 1991

    Professional Interests: Recovery advocacy and education, transdisciplinary competencies, overdose prevention, holistic wellness, substance prevention and intervention, student success and persistence, intersectionality, appreciative inquiry, leadership development, and social justice.

    Professional Experience: New member of the DU HCC October 2018. Former Academic Advisor/Instructor at Ohio University. Served as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Associate Dean of Students at Taylor University, and Behavioral Health Technician for Westbrook Health Services Amity Treatment Center. Other experience includes teaching graduate students, student activities, multicultural and international affairs, and admissions.

    Personal Interests: Yoga, meditation, wellness, and beginner triathlete.


    Jessica Medovich

    Jessica Medovich

    Coordinator of Collegiate Recovery Center

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    BFA in Printmaking, Kennesaw State University, 2014
    BFA in Art History, Kennesaw State University, 2014
    BS in Psychology, Kennesaw State University, 2006​

    Professional Interests: Relationship between environmental sustainability and achieving psychosocial wellness and stability in the recovery population, Intersectional environmentalism, Collegiate Recovery and transformative identity development, Collegiate Recovery’s role for building a pathway out of incarceration and into higher education.

    Professional Experience: My experience is both personal and professional. I am a person living in long-term recovery and am also the living result of the power and impact involvement in a Collegiate Recovery Community has on a student’s academic experience and long-term success. I have worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 2010. I join the DU Collegiate Recovery Program with several years of specialized experience in the field of Collegiate Recovery. Supporting students in recovery to have a mainstream college experience and equitable access to education is the bright spot of my life. I believe Collegiate Recovery is not only vital to a recovery student’s academic success but is also an integral component to a students’ long-term sustainability in recovery.

    Personal Interests: ​Backpacking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Art and Museums, Meditation, Conservation and Sustainability, and hanging out with my dog, rabbit, and 2 cats.​


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Kat Becker
Kat Becker, BA

Graduate Student Trainee 2021–2022

Pronouns: They/Them

Lena Blum
Lena Blum, MFTC

Graduate Student Trainee 2021–2022

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ellie Brown
Ellie Brown, MA

Advanced Practicum Student in Sport Psychology 2021–2022

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Chaney Cook
Chaney Cook, PsyD

Associate Director and Clinical Director of Counseling Services

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Rylie Cook
Rylie Cook

Therapy Dog –in-training

Pronouns: She/Her

Anand Desai
Anand Desai, PsyD

Staff Psychologist / Group and Outreach Coordinator

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson

Assistant Director of Information and Systems

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Wendy Morrison
Wendy Morrison, PhD

Psychological Assessment Coordinator / Staff Psychologist

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Evelyn Ohaus, MA

Advanced Practicum Assessment Extern 2021–2022

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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