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Meet Our Team

University Health Services Executive Team

Nancy Fahrenwald

Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Associate Vice President, University Health Services
Lanice C. Bennett

Lanice C. Bennett, MS, LPC-S, NCC

Director, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Michelle Bettin

Michelle Bettin, PsyD, MSW

Senior Director of Counseling & Mental Health Care
Richard Darnell

Richard Darnell, BBA, MS

Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Operations
Tanja Peterson

Tanja Peterson, BA

Director of Finance and Business Operations
Tiffany Skaggs

Tiffany Skaggs, MD

Senior Director of Primary Care and Specialty Medical Care
Physician

Medical Staff

  • Kristen Arellano, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner
  • Breanna Barry, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner
  • Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG, Physician
  • Lisa Church MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
  • Kelsey Ellison, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Advanced Practice Provider II
  • Lexi Georghiades, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Karyssa Gibbs, MD, Physician
  • Jenna Grace, APRN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Garry Gore, MD, FACEP, Physician, Texas A&M EMS Medical Director
  • Brittany Helmer, PA-C, Advanced Practice Provider
  • Melissa Henson, Physician Assistant
  • Matt F. Hoffman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Ashley Kate Hughes, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNE-cl, Advanced Practice Provider/Nurse Practitioner
  • R. Doug Jenkins, MD, Staff Physician
  • Tammie Jenkins, MD, Staff Physician
  • Claire Kolb, MPAS, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Provider II for Primary Care and Specialty Medical Care
  • Nicole Kroll, DNP, PMHNP, Nurse Practitioner
  • Ellie Leal, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Eve Liu, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Advanced Practice Provider
  • Haley Psencik, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Gayle Ponder, MD, Staff Physician/Chief of Medical Staff
  • Tiffany Skaggs, MD, FAAFP, Director of Primary Care & Specialty Medical Care
  • Kari Stapleton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Megan Cullers Strech, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Family Medicine and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Bo Xuan, MD, Physician

Counseling Staff

  • Kari Keller Becker, PhD, Assistant Director
  • Ambika Bennett, MS, LPC, NCC, Professional Counselor III, Groups/Workshops Coordinator
  • Michelle Bettin, MSW, PSyD, Senior Director, University Health Services - Counseling and Mental Health Care
  • Megan Bond, MA, LPC, NCC, Professional Counselor III/Case Management Referral Coordinator
  • Donna Brooks, MSW, LCSW-S, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor
  • Danielle Broxon, PhD, Assistant Director
  • Iris Y. Carrillo, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
  • Yunling (Lina) Chang, PhD, Psychologist
  • LaJae Coleman-Kirumba, MA, Doctoral Intern
  • Raquel J. Contreras, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
  • Megan Culpepper, MA, LPC-S, NCC, Professional Counselor III
  • Kristie De La Garza, MS, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  • James Deegear, Associate Director of Clinical Services
  • Nathan Ellison, MS, LPC, NCC, Professional Counselor
  • Tara Emerson, Professional Counselor
  • Sam Han, MA, Doctoral Intern
  • Chanel Hicks, LPC, NCC, Professional Counselor II
  • Liana D. Howard, MS, LPC, NCC, Professional Counselor II, Crisis Specialist
  • Jasmine Hussain, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, Professional Counselor III
  • Sara Kent, MEd, Doctoral Practicum Counselor
  • Constance Langellier, PsyD, MA, BSN, Associate Director
  • Ben Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Erica McGeisey-Welch, Professional Counselor II
  • Kevin Menchaca, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Michelle Morris, MA, LPC-S, NCC, Professional Counselor IV
  • Jacob Parrett, PhD, Psychologist I
  • Luis Ponte, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
  • Bethany Smith, MA, LPC-S, NCC, Assistant Director
  • Maegan Sosebee, MA, LPC-A, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
  • Mikaela Spooner, MEd, Doctoral Intern
  • Kirstin Sylvester, MS, NCC, Doctoral Intern
  • Michelle Murphy Thomas, MS, LPC, NCC, Professional Counselor IV
  • Melissa Ward, MS, Doctoral Intern
  • Austin Wilcox, MA, LPC, LMFT, Professional Counselor
  • Caroliina Yin(g), PhD, LP, Licensed Psychologist

Embedded Counseling Staff

  • Joycelyn D. Anderson, MS, LPC-S, NCC, Professional Counselor IV (Harrington Education Center Office Tower)
  • Tyler Baker-Wilkinson, MA, LMFT-S, Embedded Professional Counselor (School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Molly McCann, LPC-S, Professional Counselor IV (Biochemistry and Biophysics Building)
  • Megan McCarty, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Mental Health Co-Responder, University Police Department
  • Angie McDonald, LPC-S, Embedded Counselor (College of Arts & Sciences, Academic Building)
  • Christy McDonald, EdD, MS, LPC-S, NCC, Professional Counselor IV (School of Law, Fort Worth)
  • Carmen Mota, MA, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (College of Engineering, Zachry Engineering Education Complex)
  • Sandra Olshak, LCSW, Professional Counselor III (University Libraries, Sterling C. Evans Library)
  • Claraly Peña-Leal, MS, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (Higher Education Center at McAllen)
  • Abbie Satterfield, MEd, LPC-S, Counselor (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Esther W. Wright, Licensed Psychologist (Graduate and Professional School, Nagle Hall)

Allied Health

  • Laboratory: Jo Ann Culpepper – Associate Director of Allied Health Services
  • Nutrition Services: Meghan Windham, MPH, RD, LD – Registered Dietitian
  • Pharmacy: Michael Anthony, RPh – Chief Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapy: Kyle Greeley, PT – Chief Physical Therapist
  • Radiology (Supervisor): Jo Ann Culpepper – Associate Director of Allied Health Services 

Health Educators

  • Aderemi Bankole, Health Educator
  • Myrka Lila, MS, CHES, ACE-GFI, Health Educator
  • Jan Padilla, Health Educator
  • Hannah Sosa, BS, MS, CHES, Health Educator