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Administration

 

Cheri LeBlanc, M.D.

Executive Director


Dr. LeBlanc graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and completed a family medicine residency at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario. She has worked in college health throughout her career at several universities across Canada and the United States. Most recently from Boston University, Dr. LeBlanc joined Student Health Services in August 2013 as the director of student health and wellness. In 2016 she became medical director and in May 2018 she accepted the position of Executive Director.

She chairs the Washington University Health and Wellness Committee, co advises the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) and works closely with other student groups and campus partners to enhance Wash U students' health and wellness.

She has an interest in Primary Care, Women's Health, Respiratory Medicine, Sexual Health and Eating Disorders

 

Debra Beck, RN, MBA

Director of Administration

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Ms. Beck received her Registered Nursing degree from Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing and Illinois State University in Bloomington, IL and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Executive MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis. Her nursing career focused on Emergency Medicine in the St. Louis area followed by several years as a Business Analyst with General American Life Insurance Company. She joined Student Health Services as Associate Director, Chief, Administration in May 2000. She is an Academic Advisor to students of WU Arts and Sciences Programs.

 
Ashley Miholli
Administrative Assistant
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Ashley Miholli has been with Washington University since 2011. She joined Student Health Services in October of 2016. She serves as the Administrative Assistant to the directors at SHS. She is also the Student Insurance Coordinator. She handles medical leaves of absence for physical leaves.  

 

Director of Mental Health Services
Thomas Brounk, PhD

Associate Director, Mental Health Services
Brad Kinnear, MA, LPC

Assistant Director
Chief, Information Technology
Patrick O’Leary, MIM

Assistant Director, Health Promotion Services
Melissa Ruwitch
 

Clinical Providers

 

SHS completes a credentialing process of medical providers to ensure degrees, licenses, and certifications are accurate and current. Our staff members have particular training and experience in working with university students. They are committed to the growth and personal development of each student within the university community who seeks assistance. In addition, they provide consultation to various health-related student organizations and assist with training of faculty and staff who deal extensively with students.

 

Providers

   

Jennifer Hillman, MD
Physician, Medical Services

 

Dr. Hillman graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Following that she completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and spent nearly 5 years as a faculty member in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she completed research, taught medical students and residents, and provided specialty care for adolescents with eating disorders, obesity, depression, and reproductive health care needs. She has a particular interest in weight-related disorders, mood disorders, and reproductive health needs of young adults. Dr. Hillman is a St. Louis native and joined Student Health Services in February 2013.

 

Jason Mehrtens, MD
Physician, Medical Services

 

Dr. Mehrtens obtained his medical degree from Southern Illinois University. Following graduation, he completed his residency in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, and then served an additional four years on active duty as an Army physician. He then completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His special interests include caring for adolescents and young adults, in addition to sports medicine and medical student/resident education.

 

Lisa Ross, MD

Physician, Medical Services

 
 

Dr. Ross graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Rochester. She has served on the faculty of St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught medical students and residents. Dr. Ross joined Student Health Services in 2006, after several years in private practice.

 

Laurie Sewell, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Medical Services

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Laurie obtained her Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in 2010. She has been practicing college medicine since 2012.  She joined Washington University Student Health Services in 2017. In addition to being a Physician Assistant, Laurie is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Laurie is a dedicated college health professional and serves as the Missouri Member at Large for Central College Health Association. Laurie has an interest in promoting general wellness and mental health, as well as caring for acute illness. 


 

Cristina Walden, MD

Physician, Medical Services

 

Dr. Walden graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in 1988. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Endocrinology Fellowship training at UTMB and the University of Toronto. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She has practiced at Washington University Student Health Services since 2007. Special interests include endocrine disorders, diabetes management and insulin pump therapy

 

Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Physician, Medical Services

 

Dr. Wichelman joined Medical Services in 2002.  She received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the combined program of George Washington University/Georgetown University/University of Maryland. She has trained residents and medical students in Emergency Medicine and provided health care in rural areas of Alaska and to hill tribes in Thailand. She serves as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University’s School of Medicine as well as Course Director of the Mini-Medical School, a science education course offered to the public. She is also co-coursemaster for Olin Grand Rounds: The Business and Practice of Medicine at the Olin School of Business.

 

Women’s Health

 

Shari Crutchfield, WHNP-BC
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Medical Services

 

Shari has been a certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner since 1993. She graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a Bachelors in counseling/psychology. She then went on to receive her Associate degree in Nursing at Meramec Community College in St. Louis. She attended the University of Missouri - St. Louis for her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification. She has worked in various clinical settings as well as in private practice. She is a member of The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health. Shari joined Student Health Services in 2012 and looks forward to partnering with the students in their healthcare.

 

Nursing/Medical Assistants

 

Barbara Ritter, RN

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

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Barbara Ritter joined the Student Health Services team in May, 2014. Barbara has worked at Washington University School of Medicine since 2003 in Dermatologic Surgery as Charge Nurse, and with the PLCO Cancer Research Study.
After graduating from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, in affiliation with the University of Toledo, she has acquired a varied background in nursing experience, and patient care. Barbara worked in hospital and outpatient settings in Ohio, Nevada, and Missouri. Her areas of experience include Surgery, Emergency Department, ENT, Allergy, and Outpatient Dermatologic Surgery.
Barbara enjoys the challenging opportunity in helping our students with their health care needs.


 

Jill Eaton, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse

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​Jill Eaton graduated from Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2002. She worked for 5 years at Missouri Baptist Medical Center caring for inpatients in a medicine/oncology department. She also has 10 years outpatient experience working in an internal medicine physician office. She joined Student Health Services in September 2017 and enjoys assisting students in all aspects of the health care. 

 

Barbara Merz, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse

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Barbara Merz RN, BSN graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 1986.  Her experiences as an RN have included Intensive Care, and Pain Management Nursing.  She has also worked as a clinical coordinator in Orthopedic Spine, and in the Neurology Division in Parkinson’s Disease Research.  Barbara started her career with Washington University in September, 2000, and joined Student Health Services in March, 2017.  Her passion is patient care, and she strives to help each patient she meets, reach their healthcare potential. 


 

Denise Meyer, RN, BS​N
Staff Nurse

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Denise Meyer graduated from Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 2005. After a year at Barnes Jewish Hospital in general medicine, Denise switched gears to pediatric and adolescent medicine in the school setting for 12 years. Denise joined SHS at Washington University in September of 2017 where she is happy to serve the college population and assist with their health care needs.


 

Leslie Rigsby, RN

Staff Nurse

 

Ms. Rigsby graduated from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in 1987. She worked for 16 years at Saint Louis Children's Hospital on the Cardiology/Pulmonary surgery and transplant unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and as both staff nurse and charge nurse in the Emergency Department. She joined the staff at Student Health Services in 2003. Since joining the University, she has been pursuing degrees in both History and Anthropology. At Student Health Services, she enjoys working in triage helping students who need same-day appointments.
 

David Anderson, MA, AT/L, ATC
Medical Assistant

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David Anderson is a Certified Athletic Trainer working as a Medical Assistant at Student Health Services. He graduated from Central Methodist University in 2005 with his Bachelors in Science in Athletic Training and received his Masters of Arts in Sports Management at Lindenwood University in 2007. He has been an Athletic Trainer for NFL Europa, North Kansas City High School, an Intern Athletic Trainer for the Seattle Seahawks, Athletic Trainer for Work-Fit, Inc., at Boeing, and Assistant Athletic Trainer at Morehead State University. David joined Washington University-Student Health Services in October 2015.

 

Melinda Combs, RMA
Medical Assistant

 

Ms. Combs has been with Washington University since 2003. She previously worked at the Washington University Chromalloy American Kidney center located on the Washington University Medical School campus.  She joined Student Health Services family in 2005. Ms. Combs attended school at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

 

Kim Hampton, MA
Medical Assistant

 

Kim graduated from St. Louis College of Health Careers in 1994 with a Certificate in Cardiology Technician. Most of her employment has been in the field of Cardiology with Saint Louis University Hospital in Telemetry, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Mercy Heart Hospital, Heart and Vascular and Biomedical Systems, CV Lab for the past 11 years. Kim also received her Community Research Fellows Training Program Certification from Washington University School of Medicine - Public Health Sciences in 2014. She joined Student Health Services in March 2016.

 
Mental Health Services
 

Thomas Brounk, Ph.D
Director, Mental Health Services

Dr. Brounk graduated cum laude with departmental distinction in psychology from Carleton College, and received both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. He trained at OSU's Counseling and Consultation Service, Denison University's Counseling Service, and the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and completed his internship at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center. In 2002, Dr. Brounk was presented the Kathryn Hopwood Award from Ohio State's Student Personnel Assistantship program for outstanding and sustained leadership, commitment, and service to the counseling and psychology profession. Dr. Brounk's professional interests include anxiety management, GLBT issues, and multicultural concerns. In 2009, he received the James M. Holobuagh honor in recognition of his commitment and contribution to the St. Louis LGBT community.

 

Brad Kinnear, MA, LPC
Associate Director, Mental Health Services
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Mr. Kinnear earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology from Truman State University, and his Master's degree in Counseling and Family Therapy from Saint Louis University. He spent over 10 years working in community mental health in a variety of roles including as a case manager, the community support program manager, a therapist, and most recently as a substance abuse counselor. Mr. Kinnear utilizes a variety of clinical approaches including brain-based strategies, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulnes. His professional interests include anxiety and trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), substance use disorders, and family and relationship issues.

Missy Showalter, MSW
Care Manager, Mental Health Services

Ms. Showalter received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Indiana University and her Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her focus during graduate school was mental health and the higher education experience. She has previous experience supporting college students in her work at Indiana University, Northeastern University and Washington University in St. Louis and she is excited to continue this work at SHS.

Psychiatry

J. Todd Dean, MD
Staff Psychiatrist-Medical Services/Mental Health Services

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Dr. Dean is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents. He graduated from medical school at the University of Houston and completed his adult psychiatric training at Washington University School of Medicine, where he was on the faculty of psychiatry department before entering private practice. He is certified in psychoanalysis of adults through the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Dean's areas of clinical focus are: psychosis, depression, anxiety, obsessionality, eating disorders, psychosomatic medicine and personality disorders.

Andrea Giedinghagen, MD
Staff Psychiatrist-Medical Services/Mental Health Services

Dr. Giedinghagen is a graduate of Cornell University and Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine as well. She is board certified in General Psychiatry. Dr. Giedinghagen's clinical interests include trauma-informed care, mindfulness and resilience, affirming care for LGBTQ+ individuals, and intersectional/feminist therapy.

Jessica Gold, MD, MS
Staff Psychiatrist-Medical Services/Mental Health Services

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Dr. Jessi Gold is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. and M.S. in Anthropology) and the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University where she served as chief resident from 2017-2018. Dr. Gold is particularly interested in women’s mental health, physician wellness (starting in pre-med!), education, and the overlap between popular media, stigma, and psychiatry. As she believes stigma or fear of the mental health system is an unnecessary barrier to care and one way to combat that is by providing psychoeducation, she writes frequently for popular press outlets and enjoys doing outreach.

Donn Kleinschmidt, MD
Staff Psychiatrist-Medical Services/Mental Health Services

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Dr. Donn Kleinschmidt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his medical degree and masters in neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. He went on to complete his psychiatric residency at St. Louis University and became the medical director for the inpatient psychiatric unit at Wohl Hospital at St. Louis University. Dr. Kleinschmidt went on to work as a medical director at a national psychiatric managed care company. He spent several years working as a disability consultant for ATT and MetLIfe. Throughout his administrative work, he has maintained an active private practice with a primary focus of working with chronically depressed and anxious adult patients. His interests are using psychopharmacology and his psychodynamic training to better understand, assess and treat complex patients. He has worked with the LGBT and AIDS communities since the 1980’s. Dr. Kleinschmidt is board certified in general psychiatry.

 

Kelechi Loynd, MD
Staff Psychiatrist-Medical Services/Mental Health Services

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Dr. Kelechi Loynd is a graduate of Xavier University of LA, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and completed her residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. She has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and adults in various sectors. She is board certified in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. She has special interest in mindfulness, biological psychiatry, and advocacy for mental health education and awareness.

 

Eleatha Surratt, MD
Staff Psychiatrist—Medical Services/Mental Health Services
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A graduate of the University of Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Surratt completed her residency and fellowship training at St. Louis University and the University of Colorado. She has worked with children and adolescents in academic medicine, private practice, and various non-profit agencies. She is especially interested in anxiety and the psychological effects of physical illnesses. Dr. Surratt is board certified in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry.

 

Counseling 

Aditi Ahlawat, Ph.D.
Psychological Resident, Mental Health Services

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Dr. Ahlawat received her Bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from University of Delhi, India. She received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and completed her clinical internship at Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Ahlawat has worked in college and community mental health settings in India, Illinois, Oregon and Southeastern Idaho over the past ten years. Before joining Washington University, she was the Group Psychotherapy Coordinator at Idaho State University Counseling Services. She enjoys facilitating interpersonal process groups, and has experience running support groups addressing concerns related to sexual and gender identity, acculturative stress, and racial identity development.

Dr. Ahlawat has also done outreach and mental health promotion for international students and students of color. She has conducted several workshops for staff and faculty on topics of diversity, suicide prevention and sexual violence prevention on college campuses. She is passionate about social justice and advocacy, and her clinical interests include trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment to new situations, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, sexuality, transgender care, and acculturation. She is multilingual and can provide therapy in Hindi, Urdu and English. She incorporates interpersonal process therapy, relational cultural therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, and emotion focused interventions in her clinical work.

Chelsea Albus, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Services

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Ms. Albus graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology and Communication. She completed her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College with a concentration in mental health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and has provided therapy services in partial hospitalization and residential treatment programs in Boston and St. Louis. Prior to joining Washington University, she served as a primary therapist at a residential eating disorder treatment center in St. Louis.

Ms. Albus utilizes a variety of treatment modalities in order to best meet the needs of each individual including insight-oriented psychotherapy, attachment-focused therapy, schema therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and trauma focused therapy including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. Her professional areas of interest include eating disorders, body image, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions and stress. Ms. Albus is also a member of the eating disorder treatment team. She is passionate about assisting her clients with building and leading healthier, more fulfilling lives.

 

Arie Baker, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Services


 

​Arie Baker graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in social economic development and a specialization in family therapy. Arie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri.

Prior to joining the Habif Health and Wellness Center, Arie worked at Washington University School of Medicine for over 10 years where she specialized in working with adolescents and young adults from diverse populations. She utilizes a non-judgmental and empowering approach that helps clients build skills and recognize their internal strengths. Arie uses many therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to fit the needs of her clients. Her clinical interest include trauma recovery, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment, sexuality, transgender care, and family and relationship difficulties.
 

Jessica Dyer, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Services

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Ms. Dyer graduated with honors from John Brown University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis with an individualized concentration in Domestic and Sexual Violence. She has worked both in a community and university setting providing individual and group therapy. Ms. Dyer is currently a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Clinician by the Linehan Board of Certification. She currently runs a DBT skills class here at SHS. She specializes in trauma focused therapy and prolonged exposure and has extensive experience facilitating DBT skills groups. Her experience includes but is not limited to the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, sexual trauma, relationship violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, and life transition issues.

Shannon Gartland, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Services

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Ms. Gartland received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and education from Saint Louis University and her Master of Arts degree in counseling from Wake Forest University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. Before joining student health services at Washington University, she worked at a residential eating disorder treatment center in the St. Louis area. Ms. Gartland works from a person-centered approach to counseling incorporating aspects of other modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to fit the needs of her clients. Her clinical areas of interest include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and stress. She is also a member of the Student Health Services’ eating disorder treatment team.

Lindsey Herzog, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Services

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Ms. Herzog received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and her Master of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University with an emphasis on mental health and family therapy. Ms. Herzog is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and has provided mental health services for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Washington University, she served as a therapist and Assistant Clinical Director at a St. Louis based eating disorder treatment facility. Her treatment approach combines insight oriented psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Her professional areas of interest include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship/interpersonal issues and concerns. Ms. Herzog is a member of the National Association of Social Workers as well as the Missouri Society for Clinical Social Work. She is also a member of the eating disorders treatment team.

Yujia Lei, Ph.D.
Psychological Resident, Mental HealthServices

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Dr. Lei received her Bachelor’s degree in social work and her Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed her psychology internship as well as her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development. Besides working at community mental health centers and non-profit organizations, she has eight years of experience at college counseling centers, three years in China and five years in the United States. She is fluent in both Mandarin and English.


Her professional areas of interests are depression and anxiety, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, dream work, attachment/family of origin, adoption, disordered eating/body image dissatisfaction, multicultural/diversity issues, as well as international students concerns. She is actively involved in programming efforts for disenfranchised groups due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and disability status. In addition, she develops educational workshops in both English and Mandarin on various topics addressing the specific needs of international students.


Susan Rosse, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, Mental Health Services

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Dr. Rosse graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She trained at Forest Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago and completed her internship at Des Moines Child & Adolescent Guidance Center in Iowa. In addition to consulting and therapeutic services, Dr. Rosse’s background includes formal psychological assessment experience. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups while incorporating cognitive behavioral, emotion-focused, insight-oriented, and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Rosse’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, motivation, existential concerns and personal growth, and relationship and family issues.
 
Karolyn Senter, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Services

Dr. Senter earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri and a Doctoral degree in counseling and family therapy from Saint Louis University. Before coming to Washington University, she worked for several years as a mid-level administrator, domestic relations specialist and divorce mediator in the Family Court System. She was later employed as a family therapist in a local community counseling center/residential treatment facility and worked part-time as the Training Coordinator for the Center for Counseling and Family therapy (CCFT) at Saint Louis University. Dr. Senter’s clinical training was received at the CCFT and through the Psychiatry Department’s Family Therapy Clinic at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Interests include: Family and relationship issues, Couple’s and Group counseling, the role of spirituality & forgiveness in the healing process, Diversity issues and the promotion of healthy interpersonal relationships. She currently serves as the liaison to the Office of International Students and Scholars.

​Ciloue Stewart, PhD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Services


Dr. Stewart received her Master's degre in Counseling from the University  of Wisconsin-River Falls and completed her internship at UW- River Falls Student Counseling Services. Her doctoral degree is in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. She trained and completed her clinical internship with the mental health division of Health Partners in Minnesota. Subsequently, Dr. Stewart undertook teaching, clinical, and administrative responsibilities at the Family Therapy graduate program at Friends University in Kansas. She has over 17 years of clinical experience and works with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Stewart's clinical interests include depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, life transitions, differentiation of self, relationship and family issues, intergenerational dynamics, and multicultural concerns.

 

Radiology

 

Tony O’Rourke, RT(R)
Radiology, Medical Services

Mr. O’Rourke received his AAS in radiography from Kaskaskia College in Illinois in 2008. Along with his most recent work as weekend-lead radiographer at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville, IL, he brings 11 years of experience to Student Health Services pharmacy. He joined Student Health Services in 2011.

 

Nutrition

 

Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA
Director of University Nutrition, Dietitian, Medical Services

 

Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA is Director of University Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where she provides nutrition education for students, dining services customers and campus athletes. Diekman is Past President of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

For seventeen years she was the voice of the “Eating Right” minute on WBBM radio in Chicago. She is a former television nutrition reporter with St. Louis’ NBC affiliate and the local FOX affiliate.

 

Pharmacy

 

Shannon S. Gergen, PharmD,MBA
Registered Pharmacist

 

 

Dr. Gergen obtained his pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from McKendree University. He serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. His career experience includes working in community and long-term care settings. He joined Student Health Services in 2011.

 

Health Promotion Services

    

Melissa Ruwitch, BA

Assistant Director, Health Promotion
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After receiving a Bachelor's degree in English and Women’s Studies from Colby College, Ms. Ruwitch worked in women’s health advocacy in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, she has developed health promotion programs and resources for Washington University undergraduate and graduate students. These include the online alcohol education program students take pre-matriculation, the sexual violence risk reduction program in Bear Beginnings, Stressbusters free five-minute backrubs and the Stressbusters App, STI screening days, Student Health 101, the Peer Health Education (PHE) program, Sex in the Dark, and the Stress-Free Zones. She manages the Zenker Wellness Suite in the Sumers Recreation Center where students may access health promotion resources every weekday and specialized programs on key topics on Mental Health Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Wellness Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and Frisky Fridays. Working closely with the Health and Wellness Committee, Phi Lambda Psi women’s health and wellness honorary, Active Minds, and other groups, she helps students learn how to take care of themselves, how to access medical and mental health services when necessary, and how to help a friend.

 

Amanda Hoylman, M.Ed.

Assistant Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Programming

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Ms. Hoylman has a background in Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs, Student Development, Public Health, and Alcohol and Other Drugs. She earned her BA in Public Communication from Truman State University and her M.Ed. in Professional Mental Health Counseling from The University of Georgia in 2012. She served as a Residence Hall Director for three years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse before joining the team in Student Health Services at Washington University in 2015.

As the Assistant Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Programming, Ms. Hoylman oversees the implementation of the online alcohol education program given to all incoming students, provides resources and education in a non-judgmental environment to students around the areas of drug and alcohol use, and serves as the campus BASICS Facilitator and is a certified BASICS Trainer. During the year, she meets one-on-one with students, provides training and programming to campus groups, and helps advise the Peer Health Educators on topics of Alcohol and Other Drugs.


Information Technology

Patrick O'Leary, MIM
Assistant Director
Chief, Information Technology

 

Mr. O’Leary earned his BA from Missouri State University, and his Master’s degree in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. He joined Student Health Services in 2002.

 

Administration

Billing/Coding

 

Nancy Jones, AB, AAS
Billing and Front Desk Supervisor 
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Ms. Jones has an Associates in Applied Science from Saint Louis College of Health Careers. She also has an Associates in Business (Graduated June 2012) from Missouri College and a Diploma (Graduated June 1994) from Al-Med Academy. Ms. Jones has been working in the Medical Field since 1996. Her positions includes Medical Assistant; Clinical Coordinator and Receptionist. She has been with SHS since November of 2005.

 


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