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  • Psychologist

    Alison Radcliffe, PhD, LP

    Psychologist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Alison earned a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan in 2009. As part of her graduate work she completed an internship in Health Psychology with Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, Michigan. She believes that therapy is an opportunity for individuals to learn and apply a variety of tools to help manage major stressors as well as day to day events. Alison sees herself as a coach or mentor, working with clients to fine tune the skills they need to make their world a place where they are able to feel comfortable. She spends her free time with family, friends, and enjoys volunteering in the community.

    Professional Counseling Intern

    Andrew Winfield, MS, LPC

    Professional Counseling Intern
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Andrew received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Boise State University and his Master’s in Counseling from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho and a Nationally Certified Counselor working on his clinical endorsement.  He has worked in community agencies serving clients struggling with substance abuse as well as clinics serving adolescent and adult clients in urban and rural environments. His areas of interest include LGBTQIA issues, anxiety and depression, student struggles, identity formation, life transitions, substance use and abuse, and grief and loss issues. Andrew joined University Health Services in 2015 and likes to operate from a client-centered theoretical orientation and has a humanistic approach to counseling. He strives for an empathetic and supportive environment while still challenging clients to grow and reach the goals they have set for themselves. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the movies, and traveling to new and interesting places.

    Administrative Assistant

    Angie Petersen

    Administrative Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Angie is a Boise native who has experience as an Office Director and Executive Assistant in multiple different settings. She attended Boise State University for a few years before moving to Minnesota and then Salt Lake City for opportunities to further her experiences and skills. Angie joined University Health Services in the summer of 2015, and works very closely with the five directors to make sure day to day operations run smoothly and that any and all details are well attended to. You can find her helping out with small tasks or lending a hand in making large projects come to life. Her favorite aspect of this job is getting to be part of an amazing team that allows her to work in so many different areas that are helping to better Boise State University. Angie loves to host parties, live theatre and riding bikes around our beautiful valley.

    Technical Records Specialist

    Barron Richner, MHS

    Technical Records Specialist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Barron graduated from Boise State University with a Masters in Health Science in 2014. His degree emphasis is in Health Promotion. Before working at Health Services in 2013, Barron served as a graduate assistant with the Center for the Study of Aging. Barron helped compile data and format the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group's (IAPG) first draft of Idaho's state plan for Alzheimer's disease. Barron is responsible for maintaining patient/client medical records, assisting with customer service and other various projects. He enjoys working in a facility which promotes the well-being of every individual. Barron likes staying active at the gym and visiting with friends at his favorite coffee shops.

    Promotions Coordinator

    Cara Van Valkenburg

    Promotions Coordinator
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Cara received her Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Boise State University in 2014.  During her sophomore year she became a promotions intern at University Health Services and has been apart of the promotions and marketing team ever since. Cara is responsible for the graphic design and promotion of all items housed under University Health Services. Her favorite part of the job is the opportunity to be creative and work on a variety of projects daily. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, cooking, and thrift shopping.

    Customer Service Representative

    Christy Hill

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Christy is currently working on completing her Bachelor’s degree for Accounting with a minor in Human Resources and Financing at Boise State University. She has four years of experience working in customer service with a variety of different businesses.  Throughout her experience, the focus of her job was on the customer and providing them with an excellent experience. Christy joined University Health Services in the fall of 2015, and her job includes scheduling patient appointments, checking patients’ in and out of their appointment and handling patient phone calls. Her favorite aspect of the job is interacting with all the patients that visit University Health Services. Christy loves paddle boarding, reading, and spending time with her family in her free time.   

    Receptionist

    Devin Gee

    Receptionist
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Devin joined the University Health Services staff in August of 2012. Prior to attending Boise State University he spent 6 years in the United States Air Force. Devin is an undergraduate student at Boise State University and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Health Science. He enjoys interacting with students and visitors and assisting them with questions.

    Financial Technician

    Diana Tracy, BBA

    Financial Technician
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Diana received a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Boise State University in 2007. She has over 40 years  of experience working in the accounting field.  Prior to joining University Health Services, Diana worked in various industries including retail, small-medium businesses and the construction industry.  Diana manages the accounting processes for University Health Services, assists with the processing of Insurance Payments, and assists the Business Manager with various projects.  Diana enjoys solving the daily account puzzles that arise, working with her fantastic co-workers as well as visiting with students.  In her spare time, Diana enjoys watercolor painting, scrap booking, sewing, crafts, reading and fishing.

    Health Educator

    Holly Levin, MPH, CHES

    Health Educator
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Holly earned a masters degree in public health from The Ohio State University in 2013 . She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion from Morehead State University in 2011.  Holly is a Cooper Institute trained Health Coach, as well as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Holly joined University Health Services in 2013, and focuses mainly on coordinating both the employee wellness program and the Peer Health Education program. She enjoys creating opportunities on campus for people to engage in their own health and well being. In her free time, Holly loves to walk her dog, hike new trails, bake, and spend time with her family and friends.

    Massage Therapist

    Jennifer Aumeier

    Massage Therapist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    As Licensed Massage Therapist, Jennifer joined the University Health Services team in Spring of 2016. She specializes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, acupressure and aromatherapy for pain relief. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in providing massage therapy. Jennifer's favorite aspect of her job is to provide clients with educational tips that promote health and well being that can be incorporated into their daily routines.  Her personal mantra would definitely be, love life and it will love you back!

     

     

    Registered Medical Assistant

    Jennifer Schmaltz

    Registered Medical Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Jennifer earned her Associates Degree from Treasure Valley Community College, and became a registered Medical Assistant certified through American Medical Technologist (AMT) in 2007. Prior to joining University Health Services in 2013, Jennifer worked in a variety of outpatient settings including home care, hospice, internal medicine, urology, urgent care, chronic pain and ear/nose/throat.  Jennifer enjoys working with students, faculty and staff and helping them stay healthy. In her free time, Jennifer can be found fly fishing or painting.

    Psychiatrist

    Jeralyn Jones, MD

    Psychiatrist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Dr. Jones obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. Her psychiatry residency was completed at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. In Idaho, she has worked in a wide variety of clinical and educational settings. Her professional interests include primary care psychiatry, women’s mental health issues, combining psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy and student health. She believes establishing and nurturing the doctor /patient alliance is vital to providing effective medical care. Dr. Jones works with students and employees to establish obtainable treatment goals. Helping students and employees achieve their best selves is an especially rewarding part of her job. She appreciates the natural beauty of Idaho and the infectious enthusiasm of Bronco football fans.

    Business Manager

    John Griffiths, BBA

    Business Manager
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. John joined Boise State University in 2010 as the Business Manager. In his current role, he is responsible for providing financial vision and support for University Health Services. Prior to joining the team at Boise State University, John held various finance and supply chain positions in the Boise region, most notably with Ore-Ida Foods and Cott Beverage. In his spare time, John enjoys camping, hiking, photography and golf.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Julee Huseby

    Licensed Practical Nurse
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Julee received her LPN degree and IV Certification in North Dakota and has 35 years of nursing experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She recently moved to Idaho and was lucky enough to obtain a nursing position with Boise State University in Spring of 2016. Julee feels every day is rewarding when you work in health care.  Her favorite aspect of the job is the rewarding feeling she gets when patients come to University Health Services to receive care. She feels it’s a lot of fun to be involved in the lives of the students, faculty and staff at Boise State.  Outside of work Julee enjoys yoga, any outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

    Customer Service Representative

    Juni Eichelberger

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Juni grew up in Idaho and attended Boise State University.  She has lived in multiple states including California, Washington State and North Dakota.  Juni has worked at Boise State University for a number of years in several departments including the Nursing Department before joining University Health Services.  Juni performs various administrative tasks from data entry, placing office supply orders and mail delivery for  various departments.  Juni enjoys people and knows  the importance of a "listening ear". In her free time, Juni enjoys live theater, working on home decor design projects for herself as well as others,  however she prioritizes spending quality time with family.

    Director of Counseling Services

    Karla West, PhD, LCPC, LMFT

    Director of Counseling Services
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Karla received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in school counseling from Boise State University, and a doctor of philosophy degree in psychology with a specialization in health psychology and behavioral medicine from North Central University, Arizona. She has 20 years of experience working in private practice and college counseling. Karla’s primary orientation of counseling is Cognitive Behavioral, within a humanistic framework of considering the whole person: cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. She approaches counseling with the assumption that people's psychological well-being is a direct reflection of the way they interpret events, the status of their overall health and wellness, and their view of purpose and meaning in life. Her approach is directive; goal oriented, and focuses on problem solving to promote a rational philosophy of thinking and healthy coping skills that enhance beneficial self-perspectives and behaviors. Her special interests include couple's counseling, per-marital counseling, life transitions, and spirituality. Karla enjoys traveling, ATV riding, and spending time with friends and family.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Katie Atkinson, LPN

    Licensed Practical Nurse
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Katie earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree through Boise State University's Applied Technology program and graduated with honors in 2007. Katie worked as a nurse in several settings and has worked with a variety of patient populations including adults, children, babies and hospice patients. She joined the University Health Services team in November of 2011, focusing on the patient and their well being. Her favorite aspect of the job is getting to build lasting relationships with each of the students. In her free time, Katie enjoys interacting with her community and spending quality time with family.

    Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern

    Katie Jacobs, LPC

    Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Katie Jacobs is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Idaho State University in 2004, and her master’s degree in Counseling from Boise State University in 2008. She has been working as an intern Counseling Department of University Health Services for a year, and is nearing completion of her internship. Additionally, she has worked in the community with youth in foster care, adolescence and young adults, and in administering psychological assessments. Katie is interested in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and relationship issues. She works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, and finds motivational enhancement and humanistic approaches very useful. When not working, Katie can be found socializing with friends, going to movies, reading, or wrangling her darling wayward children.

    Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Group and Outreach Coordinator MS Community Counseling

    Krista Lane, LCPC

    Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Group and Outreach Coordinator MS Community Counseling
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Krista earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Idaho in Recreation and Tourism Management and her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in 2008. Krista has worked with diverse populations both in the private sector and in the criminal justice system. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 5 years providing counseling to juveniles who are sexual offenders and their victims, individuals with severe mental health issues, families, children, adolescents, and adults. The counseling relationship is very important to her and she sees her role in that relationship as a mentor or a coach. She enjoys watching clients learn and grow and finds laughter to be a helpful process in therapy. In her spare time, Krista likes to spend time with her family and friends, ride horses and exercise .

    Registered Medical Assistant

    Krystl Pierce

    Registered Medical Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Krystl graduated from Apollo College with certificate in Medical Assisting in January of 2007 and began working at University Health Services in March of that same year. She obtained additional certification in Phlebotomy in 2010. Her favorite thing about working at University Health Services is the patients.; the students, faculty and staff are her main focus here and she loves getting to know them, earning their trust and assisting with their health concerns. Her favorite aspect of the job is watching patients grow throughout their collegiate and professional careers. In her free time, Krystl is an avid reader and is also learning to play the guitar.

    Receptionist

    Kyle Bowers

    Receptionist
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Kyle graduated with his Bachelors degree in Health Sciences in May 2016 from Boise State University.  He joined University Health Services in 2013 and currently works in the University Health Insurance and Billing Office. Kyle performs a variety of tasks related to health insurance and assists students with health insurance questions.   In his spare time, Kyle enjoys going to the gym and spending time at his cabin.

    Health Educator

    Lauren Baines, MPH

    Health Educator
    wellness@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, while serving as a peer educator for both Health Services and the University Counseling Center. Lauren is a Certified Health Education Specialist and, also, has a Master of Public Health from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Lauren has served as a Health Educator for University Health Services since 2013. She focuses on student wellness programming and educational initiatives at Boise State University.  Her favorite aspect of her job is working with students to ensure they have a healthful experience at Boise State University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Lauren’s extracurricular activities include exploring the Pacific Northwest (particularly Idaho), recreational cycling, and volunteering.

    Health Insurance and Billing Coordinator

    Marika Butler, CFPC

    Health Insurance and Billing Coordinator
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Marika is a Certified Family Practice Coder, CFPC. Marika is a member of AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), where she obtained a certificate in Family Practice Coding and a certificate in ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding. Marika has over 25 years working in and with Health Insurance, auditing, billing claims and coding. Marika’s position manages the collection of Account Receivable from insurance payers and patients. She also reviews coding, educates providers on coding changes and up to date insurance practices. Her favorite aspect of the job is being able to assist patients from a wide variety of backgrounds on how to access services and educate them on how insurance works. In her free time, Marika enjoys movies and reading.

    Registered Dietitian

    MarLee Harris, RDN, LD

    Registered Dietitian
    wellness@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    MarLee graduated from Utah State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition where she also worked as the Campus Dietitian and lived by the motto “Never trust a dietitian who doesn’t like ice cream.” She was recognized as the Young Dietitian of the Year in 2013 by the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  As the University Health Services Dietitian since 2015, a registered dietitian nutritionist for over nine years, and a human since birth, MarLee enjoys talking about and eating good food. MarLee works with clients of all ages, turning nutrition and behavior change research into practical tips for a balanced lifestyle. Look for her around campus sharing nourishing and delicious ways to live well. MarLee appreciates combining science and creativity to make food work for you. In her free time she enjoys baking, playing tennis, hosting dinner parties, reading, and spending time outside.

    Customer Service Representative

    Mark Tampas

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Mark earned his Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties degree in 2010 at Stevens-Henager College in Boise, Idaho. Mark joined the Health Services staff as a Customer Service Representative in 2013. He has had over 18 years of customer service experience throughout his career. Prior to joining Health Services, Mark worked as a Medical Assistant and Patient Service Representative with Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Mark strives to help others and makes sure that he provides the best customer service to the students, faculty, and staff of Boise State University. Mark's favorite quote would be  “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Mary Kenworthy

    Licensed Practical Nurse
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Mary obtained her Certificate of Applied Science in Nursing at Eastern Idaho Vocational Technical School in Idaho Falls (now known at Eastern Idaho Technical College) in 1984.  She has worked in hospitals, hospice, pediatric clinics, home health, long term care, as well as the Idaho State School & Hospital in Nampa. In 2003 Mary found her calling here at University Health Services. Her favorite aspect of the job is being able to welcome the diversity of the student, faculty and staff on campus and the learning environment. In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling, gardening and being outdoors.

    Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

    Maya Schimpf, NP-C, RN, BSChemE

    Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Maya received her Master’s degree in Nursing with Family Practice emphasis, from Idaho State University. She has over 20 years of previous experience as a Registered Nurse in telemetry and Emergency Medicine. She then became certified through AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) as a Nurse Practitioner in 2013 and joined University Health Services.  Maya enjoys working with the patients at University Health Services as clinician and as an educator, to help them learn and apply the tools for health and well-being. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, in the mountains, on the rivers and in the garden.

    Director of Wellness

    Michelle Ihmels, PhD

    Director of Wellness
    wellness@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Michelle received her doctorate in Kinesiology from Iowa State University with an emphasis in health promotion. She received her Master's degree from the University of Louisville in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation, and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville in Sport Administration.  Michelle has experience working in many different work-site wellness programs and she was also a professor in the Kinesiology Department at Iowa State University. As the Director of Wellness, Michelle has the opportunity to work with both students and employees on maintaining and/or improving their overall well-being. A big focus of her job is the BroncoFit wellness initiative, which targets the dimensions of wellness including: physical, emotional, social, financial, environmental, spiritual, and professional/intellectual.  Through BroncoFit, Michelle hopes to change the overall culture and environment at Boise State University to make healthy lifestyle choices the easy and preferred choice. Her favorite aspect of the job is seeing people make simple changes that have a huge positive impact on their lives. Michelle is passionate about being outdoors and enjoys activities that get her outside to enjoy this beautiful state in which we all live; such as trail running, alpine/nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.

    Counselor

    Mike Cutler, LPC, PhD, MSEd

    Counselor
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Mike earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Practice with a cognate area in Multicultural Counseling from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. He earned his Master of Science in Education degree in Counseling and Guidance with cognate area in Community Counseling from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD. Mike has counseling work experience in a variety of settings, including adolescent youth placement facilities, college/university counseling centers, private-practice community mental health counseling, out-patient treatment for DUI Court referrals, and out-patient treatment for opiate addicted patients. He also logged seven years as a counselor educator with the Boise State University Department of Counselor Education.Mike has worked toward becoming an effective general mental health practitioner while emphasizing the roles played by culture, addiction, and trauma in the lives of the people who seek him out. His counseling approach is humanistic/systemic with a focus on intentionality in the process of counseling to facilitate change. He works to emphasize empowerment/encouragement of the client through the therapeutic relationship and alliance, the development of client self and social awareness, and client self-healing capacity. Mike has also been known to use storytelling, art, and music in therapy. Mike enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele in his spare time, and volunteering with various Native American programs in the Boise area.

    Family Practice Physician

    Rochelle Wolfe, MD

    Family Practice Physician
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Dr. Wolfe graduated with high honors with a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Montana in 1998. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She joined the Montana Family Medicine Residency program in Billings, MT, where she completed her residency training and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Wolfe then joined the United States Air Force, where she served as an active duty physician at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT. After leaving active duty, she then joined a multispecialty clinic in Missoula, MT, where she practiced for five years.  Dr. Wolfe joined University Health Services in September of 2013 where her interests include general and procedural medicine, including skin biopsies and lesion removal, toenail removals, and IUD (intrauterine device) placement. In her free time, Dr. Wolfe enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, as well as participating in and watching a variety of different sports.

    Health Information Systems Administrator & HIPAA Security Compliance Officer

    Ron Schmaltz

    Health Information Systems Administrator & HIPAA Security Compliance Officer
    ronschmaltz@boisestate.edu
    208-426-5612

    Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Information Management with an emphasis in Informatics from Boise State University.  Ron has 14 years of experience in Information Technology and over 10 years specializing in Health Information Technology in the inpatient, and ambulatory setting. Ron serves as the expert for the technology that the makes the electronic practice management/medical record system(s) effective as possible and gets great satisfaction solving the unsolvable problem. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with family, staying fit, and keeping a tight fly line anywhere the fish are biting.

    Customer Service Representative

    Ryann Lagomarsino

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Ryann was born and raised in California. She moved to Idaho to attend the College of Idaho, where she played soccer and received a degree in Psychology in 2008. Ryann worked as a state certified behavioral therapist for children and adolescents in Idaho for several years before moving to Portland, Oregon. In Portland she worked at an international donation agency and made eligibility determinations for eye and tissue donation. Ryann enjoys health and medicine and is preparing for Physician Assistant school in the future.  She joined University Health Services in 2013, and enjoys interacting with students and faculty while assisting them with scheduling and checking in for appointments. When not at work she can be found in the classroom or in the foothills. She loves biking, running, traveling and seeing family and friends.

    Nurse Practitioner

    Sandra Spear, RN, ARNP, MPH

    Nurse Practitioner
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Sandra obtained a Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) from California State University at Humboldt,  and a Master’s in Public Health Nursing from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a Post Graduate Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Washington and is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Sandra then completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine At the University of Arizona. Sandra joined University Health Services in 2000 with 18 years of experience in college health. Sandra is passionate about being a partner with the patient in managing their health, and believes that health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease. Her goal is to maintain wellness and facilitate healing. To do this, she uses all appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary. Sandra's favorite aspect of the job is working with a population that will be shaping our future. In her free time, Sandra loves to travel, hike, go to movies and spend time with friends and family.

    Case Manager/Care Coordinator

    Sarah O’Brien, MSW, LCSW

    Case Manager/Care Coordinator
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Sarah earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho in 2005. She earned her Master’s of Social Work from Boise State University in 2007 and became a licensed master social worker and earned her advanced clinical license in 2014. Sarah’s experience includes crisis intervention with children, adults, and families, forensic mental health assessment and evaluation, and clinical case management. She has served in her current role since January 2015, and absolutely loves working with the students, faculty and staff at Boise State University and views client’s as the expert in their own lives. Sarah is passionate about providing crisis intervention, supportive services, and promoting a holistic view of health and wellness in the integrated health clinic environment available at University Health Services. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and reading.

    Health Insurance and Billing Specialist

    Susan DeBaugh, CFPC

    Health Insurance and Billing Specialist
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Susan is a Certified Family Practice Coder, CFPC. Susan holds a certification in Family Practice Coding, and a certificate in ICD-10 diagnostic coding. Susan is a member of AAPC- American Academy of Professional Coders. Susan has over 10 years of experience in the medical billing industry performing everything from supervision of a team, charge entry, deposit entry, submission of insurance claims, chart auditing, accounts receivable, and patient collections. Susan’s current position with Boise State University Health Services is; submission of Insurance claims, review of insurance payments for correct reimbursement, liaison between the patient, University Health Center, and Insurance companies, and claims follow up for unpaid or under paid claims. Susan’s favorite aspect of the job is advising and educating the patient in the process to become advocates of their own personal health.

    Assistant Director of Counseling Services

    Trisha Garcia-Brown, MSW, LCSW

    Assistant Director of Counseling Services
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Trisha graduated from the University of Utah with her Master of Social Work in May of 2006 while previously attending Southern Utah University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May of 2003. Prior to coming to University Health Services Trisha worked in Southern Utah with adolescent sex offenders and their victims. Additionally, she worked with youth in foster care to help them in reunification with their family and/or adoption into their forever families. She also has experience working with adolescents who struggled with addiction in a residential treatment program. Trisha enjoys working with a wide variety of mental health struggles ranging from depression, anxiety, addiction, victims of sexual abuse, etc. She joined University Health Services in 2010 and works within a generalist approach, but tends to use Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic techniques in her work with clients. Her favorite part about working at University Health Services is the balance that she gets to have in helping students, faculty, staff, and their dependents work through their change process, and assisting in the daily operations of the clinic. In her free time, Trisha enjoys traveling and discovering different activities that Idaho has to offer.

    Registered Medical Assistant

    Verla Wilson

    Registered Medical Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Verla became a Registered Medical Assistant through American Medical Technologists (AMT) in 2004.  Verla joined University Health Services in 2005 and assists the medical providers with various procedures, taking vitals, drawing blood and keeping patient appointments moving smoothly.  She absolutely loves working with the students, faculty and staff on campus.  Verla likes to think of herself as a second mom to students who are living away from home. Working with the various students, faculty and staff on campus has helped her become more open-minded and accepting.  In her free time, Verla enjoys working in her yard every spring and summer, as well as practicing her banjo (and hopes to perfect her craft well enough that someone will be able to recognize what tune she's playing).

    Director of Medical Services

    Vincent Serio III, MD

    Director of Medical Services
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Dr. Serio specializes in Family Medicine, and is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and both a master of science and a doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University).   Dr. Serio practiced full-spectrum family medicine before coming to  University Health Services in 2004.  Now he enjoys providing health care for students, faculty and staff.  He is excited about doing his part to help transform Boise State University into America’s Healthiest Learning Environment—both through direct patient care and by training the next generation of health care providers.  In addition to general medicine, Dr. Serio is skilled in colposcopy, urgent care, and wilderness and travel medicine.  In his free time he enjoys sailing, fly fishing, and tinkering in his workshop.

  • Administrative Assistant

    Angie Petersen

    Administrative Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Angie is a Boise native who has experience as an Office Director and Executive Assistant in multiple different settings. She attended Boise State University for a few years before moving to Minnesota and then Salt Lake City for opportunities to further her experiences and skills. Angie joined University Health Services in the summer of 2015, and works very closely with the five directors to make sure day to day operations run smoothly and that any and all details are well attended to. You can find her helping out with small tasks or lending a hand in making large projects come to life. Her favorite aspect of this job is getting to be part of an amazing team that allows her to work in so many different areas that are helping to better Boise State University. Angie loves to host parties, live theatre and riding bikes around our beautiful valley.

    Technical Records Specialist

    Barron Richner, MHS

    Technical Records Specialist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Barron graduated from Boise State University with a Masters in Health Science in 2014. His degree emphasis is in Health Promotion. Before working at Health Services in 2013, Barron served as a graduate assistant with the Center for the Study of Aging. Barron helped compile data and format the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group's (IAPG) first draft of Idaho's state plan for Alzheimer's disease. Barron is responsible for maintaining patient/client medical records, assisting with customer service and other various projects. He enjoys working in a facility which promotes the well-being of every individual. Barron likes staying active at the gym and visiting with friends at his favorite coffee shops.

    Promotions Coordinator

    Cara Van Valkenburg

    Promotions Coordinator
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Cara received her Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Boise State University in 2014.  During her sophomore year she became a promotions intern at University Health Services and has been apart of the promotions and marketing team ever since. Cara is responsible for the graphic design and promotion of all items housed under University Health Services. Her favorite part of the job is the opportunity to be creative and work on a variety of projects daily. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, cooking, and thrift shopping.

    Customer Service Representative

    Christy Hill

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Christy is currently working on completing her Bachelor’s degree for Accounting with a minor in Human Resources and Financing at Boise State University. She has four years of experience working in customer service with a variety of different businesses.  Throughout her experience, the focus of her job was on the customer and providing them with an excellent experience. Christy joined University Health Services in the fall of 2015, and her job includes scheduling patient appointments, checking patients’ in and out of their appointment and handling patient phone calls. Her favorite aspect of the job is interacting with all the patients that visit University Health Services. Christy loves paddle boarding, reading, and spending time with her family in her free time.   

    Business Manager

    John Griffiths, BBA

    Business Manager
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. John joined Boise State University in 2010 as the Business Manager. In his current role, he is responsible for providing financial vision and support for University Health Services. Prior to joining the team at Boise State University, John held various finance and supply chain positions in the Boise region, most notably with Ore-Ida Foods and Cott Beverage. In his spare time, John enjoys camping, hiking, photography and golf.

    Customer Service Representative

    Juni Eichelberger

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Juni grew up in Idaho and attended Boise State University.  She has lived in multiple states including California, Washington State and North Dakota.  Juni has worked at Boise State University for a number of years in several departments including the Nursing Department before joining University Health Services.  Juni performs various administrative tasks from data entry, placing office supply orders and mail delivery for  various departments.  Juni enjoys people and knows  the importance of a "listening ear". In her free time, Juni enjoys live theater, working on home decor design projects for herself as well as others,  however she prioritizes spending quality time with family.

    Receptionist

    Kyle Bowers

    Receptionist
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Kyle graduated with his Bachelors degree in Health Sciences in May 2016 from Boise State University.  He joined University Health Services in 2013 and currently works in the University Health Insurance and Billing Office. Kyle performs a variety of tasks related to health insurance and assists students with health insurance questions.   In his spare time, Kyle enjoys going to the gym and spending time at his cabin.

    Customer Service Representative

    Mark Tampas

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Mark earned his Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties degree in 2010 at Stevens-Henager College in Boise, Idaho. Mark joined the Health Services staff as a Customer Service Representative in 2013. He has had over 18 years of customer service experience throughout his career. Prior to joining Health Services, Mark worked as a Medical Assistant and Patient Service Representative with Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Mark strives to help others and makes sure that he provides the best customer service to the students, faculty, and staff of Boise State University. Mark's favorite quote would be  “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

    Health Information Systems Administrator & HIPAA Security Compliance Officer

    Ron Schmaltz

    Health Information Systems Administrator & HIPAA Security Compliance Officer
    ronschmaltz@boisestate.edu
    208-426-5612

    Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Information Management with an emphasis in Informatics from Boise State University.  Ron has 14 years of experience in Information Technology and over 10 years specializing in Health Information Technology in the inpatient, and ambulatory setting. Ron serves as the expert for the technology that the makes the electronic practice management/medical record system(s) effective as possible and gets great satisfaction solving the unsolvable problem. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with family, staying fit, and keeping a tight fly line anywhere the fish are biting.

    Customer Service Representative

    Ryann Lagomarsino

    Customer Service Representative
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Ryann was born and raised in California. She moved to Idaho to attend the College of Idaho, where she played soccer and received a degree in Psychology in 2008. Ryann worked as a state certified behavioral therapist for children and adolescents in Idaho for several years before moving to Portland, Oregon. In Portland she worked at an international donation agency and made eligibility determinations for eye and tissue donation. Ryann enjoys health and medicine and is preparing for Physician Assistant school in the future.  She joined University Health Services in 2013, and enjoys interacting with students and faculty while assisting them with scheduling and checking in for appointments. When not at work she can be found in the classroom or in the foothills. She loves biking, running, traveling and seeing family and friends.

  • Massage Therapist

    Jennifer Aumeier

    Massage Therapist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    As Licensed Massage Therapist, Jennifer joined the University Health Services team in Spring of 2016. She specializes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, acupressure and aromatherapy for pain relief. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in providing massage therapy. Jennifer's favorite aspect of her job is to provide clients with educational tips that promote health and well being that can be incorporated into their daily routines.  Her personal mantra would definitely be, love life and it will love you back!

     

     

    Registered Medical Assistant

    Jennifer Schmaltz

    Registered Medical Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Jennifer earned her Associates Degree from Treasure Valley Community College, and became a registered Medical Assistant certified through American Medical Technologist (AMT) in 2007. Prior to joining University Health Services in 2013, Jennifer worked in a variety of outpatient settings including home care, hospice, internal medicine, urology, urgent care, chronic pain and ear/nose/throat.  Jennifer enjoys working with students, faculty and staff and helping them stay healthy. In her free time, Jennifer can be found fly fishing or painting.

    Psychiatrist

    Jeralyn Jones, MD

    Psychiatrist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Dr. Jones obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. Her psychiatry residency was completed at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. In Idaho, she has worked in a wide variety of clinical and educational settings. Her professional interests include primary care psychiatry, women’s mental health issues, combining psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy and student health. She believes establishing and nurturing the doctor /patient alliance is vital to providing effective medical care. Dr. Jones works with students and employees to establish obtainable treatment goals. Helping students and employees achieve their best selves is an especially rewarding part of her job. She appreciates the natural beauty of Idaho and the infectious enthusiasm of Bronco football fans.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Julee Huseby

    Licensed Practical Nurse
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Julee received her LPN degree and IV Certification in North Dakota and has 35 years of nursing experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She recently moved to Idaho and was lucky enough to obtain a nursing position with Boise State University in Spring of 2016. Julee feels every day is rewarding when you work in health care.  Her favorite aspect of the job is the rewarding feeling she gets when patients come to University Health Services to receive care. She feels it’s a lot of fun to be involved in the lives of the students, faculty and staff at Boise State.  Outside of work Julee enjoys yoga, any outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Katie Atkinson, LPN

    Licensed Practical Nurse
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Katie earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree through Boise State University's Applied Technology program and graduated with honors in 2007. Katie worked as a nurse in several settings and has worked with a variety of patient populations including adults, children, babies and hospice patients. She joined the University Health Services team in November of 2011, focusing on the patient and their well being. Her favorite aspect of the job is getting to build lasting relationships with each of the students. In her free time, Katie enjoys interacting with her community and spending quality time with family.

    Registered Medical Assistant

    Krystl Pierce

    Registered Medical Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Krystl graduated from Apollo College with certificate in Medical Assisting in January of 2007 and began working at University Health Services in March of that same year. She obtained additional certification in Phlebotomy in 2010. Her favorite thing about working at University Health Services is the patients.; the students, faculty and staff are her main focus here and she loves getting to know them, earning their trust and assisting with their health concerns. Her favorite aspect of the job is watching patients grow throughout their collegiate and professional careers. In her free time, Krystl is an avid reader and is also learning to play the guitar.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Mary Kenworthy

    Licensed Practical Nurse
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Mary obtained her Certificate of Applied Science in Nursing at Eastern Idaho Vocational Technical School in Idaho Falls (now known at Eastern Idaho Technical College) in 1984.  She has worked in hospitals, hospice, pediatric clinics, home health, long term care, as well as the Idaho State School & Hospital in Nampa. In 2003 Mary found her calling here at University Health Services. Her favorite aspect of the job is being able to welcome the diversity of the student, faculty and staff on campus and the learning environment. In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling, gardening and being outdoors.

    Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

    Maya Schimpf, NP-C, RN, BSChemE

    Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Maya received her Master’s degree in Nursing with Family Practice emphasis, from Idaho State University. She has over 20 years of previous experience as a Registered Nurse in telemetry and Emergency Medicine. She then became certified through AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) as a Nurse Practitioner in 2013 and joined University Health Services.  Maya enjoys working with the patients at University Health Services as clinician and as an educator, to help them learn and apply the tools for health and well-being. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, in the mountains, on the rivers and in the garden.

    Family Practice Physician

    Rochelle Wolfe, MD

    Family Practice Physician
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Dr. Wolfe graduated with high honors with a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Montana in 1998. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She joined the Montana Family Medicine Residency program in Billings, MT, where she completed her residency training and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Wolfe then joined the United States Air Force, where she served as an active duty physician at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT. After leaving active duty, she then joined a multispecialty clinic in Missoula, MT, where she practiced for five years.  Dr. Wolfe joined University Health Services in September of 2013 where her interests include general and procedural medicine, including skin biopsies and lesion removal, toenail removals, and IUD (intrauterine device) placement. In her free time, Dr. Wolfe enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, as well as participating in and watching a variety of different sports.

    Nurse Practitioner

    Sandra Spear, RN, ARNP, MPH

    Nurse Practitioner
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Sandra obtained a Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) from California State University at Humboldt,  and a Master’s in Public Health Nursing from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a Post Graduate Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Washington and is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Sandra then completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine At the University of Arizona. Sandra joined University Health Services in 2000 with 18 years of experience in college health. Sandra is passionate about being a partner with the patient in managing their health, and believes that health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease. Her goal is to maintain wellness and facilitate healing. To do this, she uses all appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary. Sandra's favorite aspect of the job is working with a population that will be shaping our future. In her free time, Sandra loves to travel, hike, go to movies and spend time with friends and family.

    Registered Medical Assistant

    Verla Wilson

    Registered Medical Assistant
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Verla became a Registered Medical Assistant through American Medical Technologists (AMT) in 2004.  Verla joined University Health Services in 2005 and assists the medical providers with various procedures, taking vitals, drawing blood and keeping patient appointments moving smoothly.  She absolutely loves working with the students, faculty and staff on campus.  Verla likes to think of herself as a second mom to students who are living away from home. Working with the various students, faculty and staff on campus has helped her become more open-minded and accepting.  In her free time, Verla enjoys working in her yard every spring and summer, as well as practicing her banjo (and hopes to perfect her craft well enough that someone will be able to recognize what tune she's playing).

    Director of Medical Services

    Vincent Serio III, MD

    Director of Medical Services
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Dr. Serio specializes in Family Medicine, and is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and both a master of science and a doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University).   Dr. Serio practiced full-spectrum family medicine before coming to  University Health Services in 2004.  Now he enjoys providing health care for students, faculty and staff.  He is excited about doing his part to help transform Boise State University into America’s Healthiest Learning Environment—both through direct patient care and by training the next generation of health care providers.  In addition to general medicine, Dr. Serio is skilled in colposcopy, urgent care, and wilderness and travel medicine.  In his free time he enjoys sailing, fly fishing, and tinkering in his workshop.

  • Health Educator

    Holly Levin, MPH, CHES

    Health Educator
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Holly earned a masters degree in public health from The Ohio State University in 2013 . She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion from Morehead State University in 2011.  Holly is a Cooper Institute trained Health Coach, as well as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Holly joined University Health Services in 2013, and focuses mainly on coordinating both the employee wellness program and the Peer Health Education program. She enjoys creating opportunities on campus for people to engage in their own health and well being. In her free time, Holly loves to walk her dog, hike new trails, bake, and spend time with her family and friends.

    Health Educator

    Lauren Baines, MPH

    Health Educator
    wellness@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, while serving as a peer educator for both Health Services and the University Counseling Center. Lauren is a Certified Health Education Specialist and, also, has a Master of Public Health from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Lauren has served as a Health Educator for University Health Services since 2013. She focuses on student wellness programming and educational initiatives at Boise State University.  Her favorite aspect of her job is working with students to ensure they have a healthful experience at Boise State University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Lauren’s extracurricular activities include exploring the Pacific Northwest (particularly Idaho), recreational cycling, and volunteering.

    Registered Dietitian

    MarLee Harris, RDN, LD

    Registered Dietitian
    wellness@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    MarLee graduated from Utah State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition where she also worked as the Campus Dietitian and lived by the motto “Never trust a dietitian who doesn’t like ice cream.” She was recognized as the Young Dietitian of the Year in 2013 by the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  As the University Health Services Dietitian since 2015, a registered dietitian nutritionist for over nine years, and a human since birth, MarLee enjoys talking about and eating good food. MarLee works with clients of all ages, turning nutrition and behavior change research into practical tips for a balanced lifestyle. Look for her around campus sharing nourishing and delicious ways to live well. MarLee appreciates combining science and creativity to make food work for you. In her free time she enjoys baking, playing tennis, hosting dinner parties, reading, and spending time outside.

    Director of Wellness

    Michelle Ihmels, PhD

    Director of Wellness
    wellness@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Michelle received her doctorate in Kinesiology from Iowa State University with an emphasis in health promotion. She received her Master's degree from the University of Louisville in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation, and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville in Sport Administration.  Michelle has experience working in many different work-site wellness programs and she was also a professor in the Kinesiology Department at Iowa State University. As the Director of Wellness, Michelle has the opportunity to work with both students and employees on maintaining and/or improving their overall well-being. A big focus of her job is the BroncoFit wellness initiative, which targets the dimensions of wellness including: physical, emotional, social, financial, environmental, spiritual, and professional/intellectual.  Through BroncoFit, Michelle hopes to change the overall culture and environment at Boise State University to make healthy lifestyle choices the easy and preferred choice. Her favorite aspect of the job is seeing people make simple changes that have a huge positive impact on their lives. Michelle is passionate about being outdoors and enjoys activities that get her outside to enjoy this beautiful state in which we all live; such as trail running, alpine/nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.

  • Psychologist

    Alison Radcliffe, PhD, LP

    Psychologist
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Alison earned a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan in 2009. As part of her graduate work she completed an internship in Health Psychology with Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, Michigan. She believes that therapy is an opportunity for individuals to learn and apply a variety of tools to help manage major stressors as well as day to day events. Alison sees herself as a coach or mentor, working with clients to fine tune the skills they need to make their world a place where they are able to feel comfortable. She spends her free time with family, friends, and enjoys volunteering in the community.

    Professional Counseling Intern

    Andrew Winfield, MS, LPC

    Professional Counseling Intern
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Andrew received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Boise State University and his Master’s in Counseling from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho and a Nationally Certified Counselor working on his clinical endorsement.  He has worked in community agencies serving clients struggling with substance abuse as well as clinics serving adolescent and adult clients in urban and rural environments. His areas of interest include LGBTQIA issues, anxiety and depression, student struggles, identity formation, life transitions, substance use and abuse, and grief and loss issues. Andrew joined University Health Services in 2015 and likes to operate from a client-centered theoretical orientation and has a humanistic approach to counseling. He strives for an empathetic and supportive environment while still challenging clients to grow and reach the goals they have set for themselves. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the movies, and traveling to new and interesting places.

    Director of Counseling Services

    Karla West, PhD, LCPC, LMFT

    Director of Counseling Services
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Karla received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in school counseling from Boise State University, and a doctor of philosophy degree in psychology with a specialization in health psychology and behavioral medicine from North Central University, Arizona. She has 20 years of experience working in private practice and college counseling. Karla’s primary orientation of counseling is Cognitive Behavioral, within a humanistic framework of considering the whole person: cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. She approaches counseling with the assumption that people's psychological well-being is a direct reflection of the way they interpret events, the status of their overall health and wellness, and their view of purpose and meaning in life. Her approach is directive; goal oriented, and focuses on problem solving to promote a rational philosophy of thinking and healthy coping skills that enhance beneficial self-perspectives and behaviors. Her special interests include couple's counseling, per-marital counseling, life transitions, and spirituality. Karla enjoys traveling, ATV riding, and spending time with friends and family.

    Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern

    Katie Jacobs, LPC

    Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Katie Jacobs is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Idaho State University in 2004, and her master’s degree in Counseling from Boise State University in 2008. She has been working as an intern Counseling Department of University Health Services for a year, and is nearing completion of her internship. Additionally, she has worked in the community with youth in foster care, adolescence and young adults, and in administering psychological assessments. Katie is interested in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and relationship issues. She works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, and finds motivational enhancement and humanistic approaches very useful. When not working, Katie can be found socializing with friends, going to movies, reading, or wrangling her darling wayward children.

    Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Group and Outreach Coordinator MS Community Counseling

    Krista Lane, LCPC

    Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Group and Outreach Coordinator MS Community Counseling
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Krista earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Idaho in Recreation and Tourism Management and her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in 2008. Krista has worked with diverse populations both in the private sector and in the criminal justice system. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 5 years providing counseling to juveniles who are sexual offenders and their victims, individuals with severe mental health issues, families, children, adolescents, and adults. The counseling relationship is very important to her and she sees her role in that relationship as a mentor or a coach. She enjoys watching clients learn and grow and finds laughter to be a helpful process in therapy. In her spare time, Krista likes to spend time with her family and friends, ride horses and exercise .

    Counselor

    Mike Cutler, LPC, PhD, MSEd

    Counselor
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Mike earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Practice with a cognate area in Multicultural Counseling from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. He earned his Master of Science in Education degree in Counseling and Guidance with cognate area in Community Counseling from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD. Mike has counseling work experience in a variety of settings, including adolescent youth placement facilities, college/university counseling centers, private-practice community mental health counseling, out-patient treatment for DUI Court referrals, and out-patient treatment for opiate addicted patients. He also logged seven years as a counselor educator with the Boise State University Department of Counselor Education.Mike has worked toward becoming an effective general mental health practitioner while emphasizing the roles played by culture, addiction, and trauma in the lives of the people who seek him out. His counseling approach is humanistic/systemic with a focus on intentionality in the process of counseling to facilitate change. He works to emphasize empowerment/encouragement of the client through the therapeutic relationship and alliance, the development of client self and social awareness, and client self-healing capacity. Mike has also been known to use storytelling, art, and music in therapy. Mike enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele in his spare time, and volunteering with various Native American programs in the Boise area.

    Case Manager/Care Coordinator

    Sarah O’Brien, MSW, LCSW

    Case Manager/Care Coordinator
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Sarah earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho in 2005. She earned her Master’s of Social Work from Boise State University in 2007 and became a licensed master social worker and earned her advanced clinical license in 2014. Sarah’s experience includes crisis intervention with children, adults, and families, forensic mental health assessment and evaluation, and clinical case management. She has served in her current role since January 2015, and absolutely loves working with the students, faculty and staff at Boise State University and views client’s as the expert in their own lives. Sarah is passionate about providing crisis intervention, supportive services, and promoting a holistic view of health and wellness in the integrated health clinic environment available at University Health Services. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and reading.

    Assistant Director of Counseling Services

    Trisha Garcia-Brown, MSW, LCSW

    Assistant Director of Counseling Services
    healthservices@boisestate.edu
    208-426-1459

    Trisha graduated from the University of Utah with her Master of Social Work in May of 2006 while previously attending Southern Utah University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May of 2003. Prior to coming to University Health Services Trisha worked in Southern Utah with adolescent sex offenders and their victims. Additionally, she worked with youth in foster care to help them in reunification with their family and/or adoption into their forever families. She also has experience working with adolescents who struggled with addiction in a residential treatment program. Trisha enjoys working with a wide variety of mental health struggles ranging from depression, anxiety, addiction, victims of sexual abuse, etc. She joined University Health Services in 2010 and works within a generalist approach, but tends to use Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic techniques in her work with clients. Her favorite part about working at University Health Services is the balance that she gets to have in helping students, faculty, staff, and their dependents work through their change process, and assisting in the daily operations of the clinic. In her free time, Trisha enjoys traveling and discovering different activities that Idaho has to offer.

  • Receptionist

    Devin Gee

    Receptionist
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Devin joined the University Health Services staff in August of 2012. Prior to attending Boise State University he spent 6 years in the United States Air Force. Devin is an undergraduate student at Boise State University and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Health Science. He enjoys interacting with students and visitors and assisting them with questions.

    Financial Technician

    Diana Tracy, BBA

    Financial Technician
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Diana received a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Boise State University in 2007. She has over 40 years  of experience working in the accounting field.  Prior to joining University Health Services, Diana worked in various industries including retail, small-medium businesses and the construction industry.  Diana manages the accounting processes for University Health Services, assists with the processing of Insurance Payments, and assists the Business Manager with various projects.  Diana enjoys solving the daily account puzzles that arise, working with her fantastic co-workers as well as visiting with students.  In her spare time, Diana enjoys watercolor painting, scrap booking, sewing, crafts, reading and fishing.

    Health Insurance and Billing Coordinator

    Marika Butler, CFPC

    Health Insurance and Billing Coordinator
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Marika is a Certified Family Practice Coder, CFPC. Marika is a member of AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), where she obtained a certificate in Family Practice Coding and a certificate in ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding. Marika has over 25 years working in and with Health Insurance, auditing, billing claims and coding. Marika’s position manages the collection of Account Receivable from insurance payers and patients. She also reviews coding, educates providers on coding changes and up to date insurance practices. Her favorite aspect of the job is being able to assist patients from a wide variety of backgrounds on how to access services and educate them on how insurance works. In her free time, Marika enjoys movies and reading.

    Health Insurance and Billing Specialist

    Susan DeBaugh, CFPC

    Health Insurance and Billing Specialist
    healthinsurance@boisestate.edu
    208-426-2158

    Susan is a Certified Family Practice Coder, CFPC. Susan holds a certification in Family Practice Coding, and a certificate in ICD-10 diagnostic coding. Susan is a member of AAPC- American Academy of Professional Coders. Susan has over 10 years of experience in the medical billing industry performing everything from supervision of a team, charge entry, deposit entry, submission of insurance claims, chart auditing, accounts receivable, and patient collections. Susan’s current position with Boise State University Health Services is; submission of Insurance claims, review of insurance payments for correct reimbursement, liaison between the patient, University Health Center, and Insurance companies, and claims follow up for unpaid or under paid claims. Susan’s favorite aspect of the job is advising and educating the patient in the process to become advocates of their own personal health.