Administrative Staff

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell, MBA

Director

 Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Economics, University of Virginia 1973

Advanced Degree:

MBA James Madison University 1981

Special Interests:

Health care leadership in higher education, student health insurance/benefit programs for college students.

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana (economist/planning officer)
  • Previously worked at the University of Virginia Student Health Service
  • Past President and board member of the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association
  • Past board member of the Rocky Mountain College Health Association
  • Past President and board member of the American College of Health Association
  • Fellow of the American College Health Association
  • Recipient of the American College Health Association's Edward Hitchcock Award for outstanding contributions to the field of college health
  • Past chair and member of MSU Professional Council
  • Past member of the MSU planning and budget committee
  • Organized and continues to help manage the Montana University System Student Insurance Program
  • Over 15 consultations on college health programs
  • Spokesperson, Lookout Mountain Group (non-partisan study group looking at impact of health care reform on student health programs)
  • Currently Director of MSU Student Health Service
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1992
Robin Heyer Kuntzelman

Robin Heyer Kuntzelman

Health Information Manager and Health Insurance Coordinator

Undergraduate Degree:

BA English Montana State University 

Special Interests:

  • Health Insurance 
  • Electronic Medical Records

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Implemented electronic medical records for MSU Student Health Service 
  • Liaison for students with health insurance issues
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1997

Dental Staff

Greg Swica

Greg Swica

DDS

Undergraduate Degree: 

BS in Nutritional Science, Michigan State University 1992

Advanced Degree:

DDS, University of Michigan 1996

Advanced Training:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry, university of Utah 1997

Certifications:

Board Certified in General Dentistry

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Clinic Director/Dentist at Northwest Community Health Center Salt Lake City, UT
  • Auxiliary Faculty at the University of Utah for Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Private Practice Grand Rapids, MI
  • Private Practice Missoula, MT
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2011
Linda Criner

Linda Criner

Dental Assistant

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Sociology, Montana State University 2003

Certifications: 

Dental Radiography, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Dental Assistant training in US Coast Guard
  • Pharmacy Tech training in US Army 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2010
Gina Huffman

Gina Huffman

Dental Assistant

Certifications:

Dental Radiology

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Dental Assistant for 20 years 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2004
Allison Bahr

Alison Bayr

Dental Hygienist

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Physical Education Coastal Carolina University 2001

AAS Dental Hygiene Montana State University-Great Falls College 2008

Certifications:

Board Certified Dental Hygienist

Special Interests:

  • Providing a positive dental experience 
  • Encouraging optimal oral health

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Private dental practice in Bozeman 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2015
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Office Manager

Dental Experience:

10 years of Dental experience 

 

 

 

 

Dietitian/Nutritionist

Julie Goyette

Julie Goyette

Dietitian/Nutritionist
MS, RD

Undergraduate Degree: 

BA in Community Nutrition/Community Health Education, Eastern Washington University 1992 

Advanced Degree: 

MS in Human Nutrition and Post Graduate Internship in Dietetics Washington State University 1998

Certifications:

Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nutritionist 

Special Interests:

  • Empowering individuals and groups to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Personal wellness development
  • Nutrition therapy and lifestyle coaching

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Practice in both in-patient- and out-patient settings 
  • Private nutrition consultation 
  • Adjunct faculty member in nutrition 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2013

Health Advancement Staff

Marci Torres

Marci Torres

MPH

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Health Science, Clemson University

Advanced Degree: 

Masters in Public Health - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, George Washington University

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2014 
Marie Nelson

Marie Nelson

Health Educator/Wellness Coach

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Psychology at Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

MS in Community Health Montana State University

Certifications:

CHWC, Certified Health And Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches Corporation

Special Interests:

  • Coaching students to discover their best selves
  • Encouraging a lifestyle approach to well-being and prevention
  • The science of gratitude, happiness, and play

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2011

Alanna Sherstad

Alanna Sherstand

 

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Women's Studies, Colorado State University 2000

Certifications:

Certificate in Community-based Development from the International Institute for Sustainable Development 2008

Certified Victim Advocate, member of the Gallatin Valley Sexual Assault Resource Team and Domestic Violence Resource Team

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Sexual assault victim advocate in Ft. Collins, CO and Bozeman, MT
  • Directed a victim advocate center in Ft. Collins, CO 
  • Developed community-based prevention programs
  • Worked as the outreach coordinator of MSU's VOICE Center (Victims Options in a Campus Environment) 
  • Currently VOICE Center Coordinator at MSU
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2009
Rick Winking

Rick Winking 

M.Ed.

Undergraduate Degree:

BAAS from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University) 1992

Advanced Degree:

M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling, Montana State University 1994

Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor

Special Interests:

  • Chemical dependency 
  • Couples counseling 
  • Anger issues

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • has worked at MSU's Alcohol and Drug Assistance Center since graduate school 
  • Private Practice 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1994

Laboratory Staff

Lynn Kirtley

Lynn Kirtley

MT (ASCP)

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Zoology and BS in Medical Technology University of Montana 1979

Advanced Training:

Internship Western Montana School for Medical Technology 1980

Certifications:

MT (ASCP)

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Has worked as a medical technologist in Missoula, MT, Portland, OR, and Bozeman, MT since 1980
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2010
Donna Gollehon

Donna Gollehon

MT (ASCP)

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Microbiology, Montana State University 1974

Advanced Degree:

MS in Medical Technology, University of North Dakota 1997

Certifications:

MT (ASCP) 

Special Interests:

  • Instructor for Montana Medical Laboratory Training Program at MSU

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Worked for MSU Student Health Service for 20 years 
  • Helped establish the Montana Medical Laboratory Training Program at MSU 
  • Currently Manager of the MSU Health Service Clinical Laboratory 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1989
Jean Woodwick

Jean Woodwick

Phlebotomist

Certifications:

Certified Phlebotomist

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Phlebotomist for over 25 years 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1989

Medical Support Staff

Dana Pray

Dana Pray

Clinic Aide

Certifications:

Certified Surgical Technologist

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Has worked in a variety of positions in the financial and health care industries
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1997 

 

Trish Walton

Trish Walton

Medical Assistant

Certifications:

Medical Assistant Certificate, San Joaquin Valley College 2011

Certified Medical Assistant 2011

Certified EMT and Paramedic 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Has worked as a paramedic in Bozeman, MT for over 15 years 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2011

 

 

Tasha Garcia

Tasha Garcia

Medical Assistant

Certifications:

Medical Assistant Certificate, Montana State University Gallatin College 2012

Registered Assistant 2012

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Worked as a nursing assistant prior to attending MSU Gallatin College to become a medical assistant
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2012

Nurses

Char DeChaine

Char DeChaine

Registered Nurse

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing Mankato State University 1980

Special Interests:

  • Acute care triage 
  • Wound care
  • Travel immunizations
  • Allergy shots
  • using electronic medical records in nursing practice 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Neonatal intensive care unit 
  • Obstetrics 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Family Practice 
  • Clinical research in osteoporosis
  • Planning and implementing electronic records at MSU Student Health Service
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2003
Lisa Koyama

Lisa Koyama

Registered Nurse

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Psychology Augsburg College 1981 

BS in Nursing Montana State University 1985 

Special Interests:

  • Acute care triage 
  • college health nursing 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Adult and pediatric oncology
  • Pediatrics 
  • College Health 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2009

 

Kim Marrow

Kim Marrow

Registered Nurse

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing Montana State University 1981

Special Interests:

  • Acute care triage 
  • College health nursing 
  • Infection control 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Critical care 
  • Internal medicine 
  • Pulmonary medicine 
  • College health 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2008
Quinn Taborski

Quinn Taborski

Registered Nurse

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing Montana State University 2011

Special Interests:

  • Patient education
  • Diabetes education

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Medical floor 
  • Home health care
  • Family practice 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2016

 

Nurse Practitioners

Shar Carraway

Shar Carraway

Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing Montana State University 1991

Advanced Degree:

Master of Nursing Montana State University 1997

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Intensive Care Unit in Billings, MT 
  • Private practice in Portland, OR
  • Worked as a temporary/fill-in for the MSU Student Health Service before being hired for regular position 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2013
Kristi Lavin

Kristi Lavin

Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing University of Nevada-Reno 1983

Advanced Degrees:

Master of Nursing Montana State University 1998

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 

Special Interests:

  • Women's health
  • Primary care
  • Colposcopy

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Private practice in Bozeman, MT 
  • College Health 
  • Became a Family Nurse Practitioner while working as a nurse at MSU Student Health Service 
  • Currently coordinates nursing and mid-level staffing at the MSU Student Health Service
  • Currently chairs the Quality Improvement Committee at the MSU Student Health Service 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1989

Languages (besides English):

Spanish

Janet Winnie

Janet Winnie

APRN, BC, FNP

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Biology Willamette University 1983

BS in Nursing Creighton University 1985

Advanced Degree:

MSN Oregon Health Sciences University 1991

Certifications:

American Nurses Credentialing Centers

Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Family Nurse Practitioner

Special Interests:

  • Primary care
  • Women's health care
  • Acute patient care

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Member of American Nurses Association
  • Member of Montana Nurses Association
  • Worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Salud Community Health Clinic Woodburn Oregon providing care for migrant farm workers 1991-1995
  • Private Family Practice in Kalispell, MT 1995-1998
  • Between years at MSU Student Health worked at an ObGyn clinic in Bozeman, MT 2000
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1998

Languages (besides English):

Spanish

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Christina Tooley

Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Biology Montana State University, Bozeman Montana  2002

BS Nursing Simmons College, Boston Massachusetts 2009

Advanced Degrees:

Masters in Nursing, FNP, Simmons College Boston Massachusetts 2011

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)

Special Interests:

  • Community health
  • Reproductive/Women's health care
  • Primary care 
  • Urgent care 
  • College health 

Brief Highlights of Professional Care:

  • Community Health Center in Boston, MA 
  • Bridgercare Reproductive and Women's Health Care, Bozeman MT
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2015
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Amy Berghold

Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing MSU 1994

Advanced Degree:

Master of Nursing Graceland University 2010

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

ACLS

Special Interests:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Community Health Partners in Bozeman, MT 2010 - current
  • College Health MSU 2010 - current. Full time 2016
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2016
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Pharmacists

Jean Sternhagen

Jean Sternhagen, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Pharmacy University of Minnesota 1981

Certifications:

Registered Pharmacist

Immunization Certified with MT State Board of Pharmacy 

Special Interests:

  • Part Time Preceptor for University of Montana School of Pharmacy 
  • Provide quality patient care by optimizing medication use and ensure medication safety for our students
  • Communication in Health Service Staff to best serve our customers here on campus

 Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Worked in both hospital and retail settings in Minnesota and Montana 
  • Director of Pharmacy Livingston, MT Hospital 1993-1999
  • Current Manager of the MSU Student Health Service Pharmacy 
  • Montana Hospital pharmacist of the Year 1992
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1999

 

 

Danelle Forster

Danelle Forster

Registered Pharmacist

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Pharmacy University of Montana 1998

Certification:

Registered Pharmacist 

Special Interests:

  • Counseling and patient education
  • Consulting with primary care clinicians

Brief Highlights of Professional Care:

  • Managed a retail pharmacy 
  • Consulting pharmacist for outpatient surgery center
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2013

Physicians

Sam Mitchell

Sam Mitchell

Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of Colorado 1988

Advanced Degree:

PhD in Biochemistry and Microbiology University of Montana 1996 

MD University of Washington 2000

Advanced Training:

Family Medicine Residency University of Washington 2000-2003

US Public Health Service Epidemic Intelligence Service 2003-2005

Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Special Interests:

  • Infectious diseases 
  • STI's 
  • HIV
  • Risk reduction

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Researcher: worked on the neutral-drift theory of evolution, spinal cord physiology, assessing the environment impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the molecular pathogenesis of Bartonella bacilliformis
  • Field officer for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    • Investigated domestic outbreaks (particularly syphilis and HIV) 
    • Assisted in initiation of a Pap-screening program for Botswana
  • Private family practice and urgent care in Missoula, MT
  • Current Associate Director for Medical services (Chief medical Officer) at MSU Student Health Service
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2010

Languages (besides English):

German

katie woods

Katie Woods

Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Education Harvard Graduate School of Education 1994

BS in Biology Montana State University 2001

Advanced Degree:

Masters in Education Harvard Graduate School of Education 1994 

MD University of Washington 2007

Advanced Training:

Family Medicine Residency, MT Family Residency, Billings, MT

Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine 

Special Interests:

  • Travel medicine
  • Women's health 
  • Global health 
  • Infectious diseases

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Instructor, Introduction to Global Health 291 Montana State University 
  • Volunteer Physician for Syrian refugee aid effort Lesvos, Greece 2016 
  • Family Physician in New Zealand 2010-2011 and 2013-2014
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service 2014

Languages (besides English):

French, German, Spanish

Tim Visscher

Tim Visscher

Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Modern Languages Montana State University 1975

Advanced Degree:

MD Tufts University 1980

Advanced Training:

Internal Medicine Residency University of Washington 1980-1982 and 1985-1986

Psychiatry Residency University of Massachusetts 1996-1999

Child Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship University of Massachusetts 1998-2000

Certifications:

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 

Board Certified in Psychiatry 

Board Certified in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry

Special Interests:

  • Psychiatric consultation/collaboration with primary care providers and therapists

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Indian Health Service 
  • Private internal medicine practice in Dillon, MT 
  • Several community mental health centers working with children and adults in Bozeman, Dillon, Livingston, Butte, and Galen, MT
  • Private child/adolescent psychiatry practice in Bozeman, MT
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2005

Languages (besides English):

Spanish

Beth Stelz

Elizabeth "Beth" Stelz

Doctor of Osteopathy

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of California, Santa Cruz 1994

Advanced Degree:

D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) Western University of Health Sciences 2000

Advanced Training:

Family Medicine Residency UC Davis Family Medicine at Mercy Redding Family Medicine Residency Program 2000-2003

Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine American Board of Family Medicine

Special Interests:

  • Emotional health care and well-being 
  • Wellness 
  • Preventative care
  • Contraception 
  • Chronic illness 
  • Diabetes management 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • National Health Service Corp Physician 
  • Private Practice in Northern California 
  • Community health clinic experience 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2016
Mary Drake

Mary Drake

Doctor of Medicine

 Undergraduate Degree: 

BA in English

Advanced Degree:

Medical Doctor with Emergency Medicine Residency

Certifications:

1 year Medical Acupuncture Fellowship

2 year Integrative Medicine Fellowship

 

 

 

Stephanie Wolfe

Stephanie Wolfe

Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Geology Colby College

Advanced Degree:

MD Oregon Health & Science University 2006

Psychiatry Internship Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2007

Family Medicine Residency Montana Family Medicine Program 2009

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Medicine

Special Interests:

  • Mental health 
  • General wellness
  • Preventative care and nutrition

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Hospitalist Medicine Missoula, MT
  • Work in Palliative Care and End of Life Medicine 
  • One year at University of MT Student Health Center
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2016

Physician Assistants 

Catherine Ebelke

Catherine Ebelke

PA-C

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Botany and German University of Michigan 1980 

Advanced Degree:

Physician Associate Yale University School of Medicine 1986

Certifications:

Certified Physician Assistant 

Certified in Travel Health awarded by International Society of Travel Medicine

Special Interests:

  • Travel medicine 
  • Wilderness medicine 
  • Integrative medicine/mine-body medicine

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • International Medicine CIWEC Clinic Staff Kathmandu, Nepal
  • International Medicine Health Care Provider Maya Mountains National Geographic Expedition, Belize
  • Ranger Naturalist in Glacier National Park 
  • Health Educator and Health Care Provider at various Community Clinics in Appalachia
  • Currently Travel Clinic Coordinator at MSU Student Health Service 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 1998

Languages (besides English):

German and Spanish

 

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith 

PA-C

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Earth Sciences-Geology Montana State University 2000

Advanced Degree:

MS in Physician Assistant Studies Pacific University 2005

Certifications:

Certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

Special Interests:

  • Emergency medicine 
  • Public health 
  • Infectious diseases 

Brief Highlight of Professional Career:

  • International Medicine Kenya and Honduras
  • Migrant Worker Outreach Clinic
  • Indian Health Service 
  • Emergency Medicine facilities 
  • Joined MSU Student Health Service in 2008

Languages (besides English):

Spanish