Health Advancement Staff

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Marci Torres, MPH

Office of Health Advancement Director

 

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 University Health Partners in 2014
Jill Sawyer

Jill Sawyer, BS

Health Education Specialist

 

Undergraduate Degree:

  • BS in Health Science: Public Health, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Youth Health Educator, Phoenix, AZ, 2015
  • Health Educator, Northern Arizona University, 2017
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2019
Catherine Ebelke

 Catherine Ebelke, PA-C, CHWC, CTH

 Travel Medicine Specialist & Wellness Coach
 Undergraduate Degree:
  • BS in Botany and German, University of Michigan 

Advanced Degree:

  • Physician Associate, Yale University School of Medicine

Certifications:

  • Certified Physician Assistant 
  • Certified in Travel Health (CTH) awarded by International Society of Travel Medicine 2010
  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC) with Wellcoaches 2018

Languages (besides English):

  • German and Spanish

Special Interests:

  • Travel medicine 
  • Wilderness medicine 
  • Integrative medicine/mind-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
  • Current Travel Clinic Coordinator at MSU University Health Partners 
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 1998
Marie Nelson

 Marie Nelson, MS

 Health Educator & Wellness Coach
 Undergraduate Degree:
  • BS in Psychology, 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 University Health Partners in 2011

Nutrition Staff

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Sarah St Clair, RDN LN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Undergraduate Degree: 

  • BS in Food and Nutrition , Montana State University 

Certifications:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Licensed Nutritionist 

Special Interests:

  • Nutrition Therapy from a weight-neutral and empowering perspective
  • Healthy lifestyle choice guide
  • Empowering individuals towards food choices that bring joy and feelings of well-being

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU University Health Partners Nutrition Services in 2019

VOICE Center Staff

Alanna Sherstand

Alanna Sherstand, BS

VOICE Center Coordinator

Undergraduate Degree:

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

Certifications:

  • Certificate in Community-based Development from the International Institute for Sustainable Development 
  • 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) 
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2009
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Anne Slown, BA, BS

Volunteer Coordinator & Direct Services Specialist

 

Undergraduate Degree: 

  • BA in Political Science at Montana State
  • BS in Hispanic Studies and Montana State  

Languages Proficiencies (besides English):

  • Spanish

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Volunteer Advocate and Peer Educator for MSU Voice Center
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2019
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Joseph Morrison, BS, BA

 Prevention Education Specialist
 

Undergraduate Degree:

  • BA in History - Science Environment Technology and Society at Montana State University
  • BS in Anthroplogy at Montana State University 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career

  • Coordinated Community Response Specialist for the Help Center/Sexual Assault Counseling Center
  • Survivor Advocate for HAVEN Domestic Violence Agency
  • Emergency Shelter Staff for HRDC Warming Center
  • Advocate and Peer Educator for MSU VOICE Center

Insight Staff 

Rick Winking

Rick Winking, M.Ed.

 Director of INSIGHT, Alcohol and Drug Assistance Center

 

Undergraduate Degree:

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

Advanced Degree:

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

Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 
  • 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 University Health Partners in 1994