Health Advancement Staff

Marci Torres

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
Lisa Debuse

Lisa Debuse

Office Coordinator

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2014
Danika Comey

Danika Comey, MPH

Health Education Specialist

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Public Health, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Advanced Degree:

Masters in Public Health - Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York

Languages (besides English):

Spanish 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2017

 

Catherine Ebelke

Catherine Ebelke, PA-C

Travel Medicine Specialist & Health Advancement Staff

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 awarded by International Society of Travel Medicine

Languages (besides English):

German and Spanish

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
  • 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

Julie Goyette

Julie Goyette, MS, RD

Dietitian/Nutritionist

Undergraduate Degree: 

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

Advanced Degree: 

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

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 at MSU
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2013

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
Nora Peterson

Nora Peterson, MA

Volunteer Coordinator & Direct Services Specialist

Undergraduate Degree: 

BA in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University 

Advanced Degree:

MA in Gender and Women’s Studies, Central European University and Universidad de Granada 

Languages (besides English):

  • Spanish

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Victim Advocate in Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2017

 

Amber King

Amber King, MS

Prevention Education Specialist

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Psychology, Montana State University 

Advanced Degree:

MS in Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College 

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • VOICE Center Advocate 2000-2001
  • Family Therapist in Auburn, NY
  • Admissions Counselor at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY
  • Career Development Coordinator at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY
  • Social Worker for Partnership Program at Thrive in Bozeman, MT
  • US 101 Instructor at MSU
  • Joined MSU University Health Partners in 2016

 

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