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 Student Health Partners in 2014
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Cristina Chiotti, BS

Health Educator

Undergraduate degree:     

  • BS Health Sciences, Marymount University

Certification:

  • NASM - Behavior Change Specialist

Languages:

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French

Special Interests:

  • Cultural Health
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Holistic approaches to women’s health

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined Student Health Partners in 2022

 

Catherine Ebelke

Catherine Ebelke, PA-C, CHWC, CTH, DipACLM, FACHA

 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 1986-present
  • Certificate in Travel Health (CTH) awarded by International Society of Travel Medicine 2010
  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC) Wellcoaches 2018 - present
  • Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher  2021 - present
  • Diplomate American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) 2020

Languages (besides English):

  • German and Spanish

Special Interests:

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

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Travel Clinic Coordinator at MSU Student Health Partners (current)
  • CIWEC Clinic Staff, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 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
  • Joined MSU Student 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
  • NBC-HWC National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

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 Partners in 2011
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Margaret Davies, BS

Basic Needs Coordinator

Bounty of the Bridgers Campus Food Pantry, Food Security Scholarships, Grab ‘N Go Snack Program

Undergraduate Degree:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University

Advanced Degree (In Progress):

  • Candidate for a Masters of Science in Public Health – Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University

Special Interests

  • Food and Housing Insecurity
  • Service Navigation (SNAP, TANF, WIC, Medicaid, +)
  • Adolescent Health
  • Policy Change and Advocacy

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined Student Health Partners in 2022

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Anna Slown, BA, BS

VOICE Center Director

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 Student Health Partners in 2019
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Madi Herman BS

Prevention Education Specialist

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Purdue University 

Special Interests:

  • Violence Prevention  
  • Healing through connections and community
  • Commitment to on-going learning through experiences and self-education

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Trauma-informed behavioral health provider and supervisor in Flagstaff, AZ
  • Joined MSU Health Partners in 2021

Insight Staff

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Dan Deming PCLC, LAC, BHPSS

INSIGHT Alcohol & Drug Assistance Center Program Manager

Undergraduate Degree:

  • BS in Psychology, Montana State University

Advanced Degree: 

  • MS in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling - Montana State University
  • Addiction Counseling Graduate Certificate Program - Montana State University

Licenses:

  • PCLC, Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Candidate
  • LAC, Certified Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • BHPSS, Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist

Special Interests:

  • Substance Use Disorders within the family system and the ripple effect it has on relationships and daily functioning
  • Encouraging abstinence and harm reduction approaches
  • Promoting healthy alternatives such as self-care for replacing unhealthy behaviors

Brief Highlights of Professional Career:

  • Joined MSU Student Health Partners in 2021