We enjoy working together as a team and support each other regardless of the role we play at the Student Health and Wellness Center. Competence, humor, care for and interest in you, make for a group of devoted providers and support staff.
The members of our support staff are crucial in keeping us flowing and thriving on a daily basis. They are often the first people you will meet at Student Health.
Front office staff
Our front office team is here to help you schedule appointments and answer any questions you may have.
The front office is staffed by Trish, Em, and Kevin, and overseen by our practice manager, Lindsey.
Back office staff
Our back office team is here to help you through your visit, perform blood draws, mask fits, and other services, and to help you through the compliance process.
The back office is staffed by Jessica, Faith, Anika, and Jordan and overseen by our primary care clinical supervisor, Emily.
Jen Cai, she/her, M.P.H., MCHES, Wellness and Outreach Program Manager
Jen is the Wellness and Outreach Program Manager for Student Health, helping oversee Student Health's wellness and outreach efforts.
Some areas of her work include organizing and giving presentations on topics such as mindfulness and stress management, providing individual and small group mindfulness coaching appointments, and co-leading the Student Health Advisory Committee.
She has a Master's in Public Health with an emphasis on Health Promotion from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and certified qi gong instructor. Her background includes coordinating health promotion programs at Portland State University, mentoring student staff, and teaching mindfulness and stress management.
She is excited to be part of the OHSU community and help students and postdocs have a healthy, successful experience at OHSU.
Nicky Ulrich, she/her, M.A., MNM, Food Resource Center Coordinator
Nicky is a food-system practitioner, who has spent her career dedicated to building a stronger food system and increasing access to nourishing local food.
She is originally from Southern California but went to graduate school at the University of Oregon where she received two master's degrees – Nonprofit Management and International Studies.
Upon graduation, Nicky moved to North Carolina where she worked at the food bank and as a Cooperative Extension Agent.
Nicky began working at OHSU in 2021 and is currently the Food Resource Center Coordinator, where she focuses on increasing OHSU students’ access to a wide variety of food.
Outside of work, Nicky enjoys spending time with her partner, Noah, and their fur baby, Niko. They can be found hiking around Powell Butte or gardening at their home. Nicky also regularly teaches yoga around Portland.
Mary Silfven, she/her, M.P.H. candidate, Food Resource Center Student Worker
Mary Silfven is a student worker at the OHSU Food Resource Center, actively involved in receiving donations and working with student and employee volunteers.
She is currently pursuing her passion for public health as an M.P.H. candidate at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, specializing in Environmental Systems and Human Health.
Mary is a former cook and pastry chef who has a deep passion for food and believes everyone has the right to healthy affordable foods. In 2022, Mary earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University, majoring in Public Health Studies: Community Health Promotion.
She has a deep interest in environmental justice, particularly within the realm of food systems. Mary aspires to forge a career dedicated to addressing the intersection of climate change, social equity, sustainable agriculture, and healthier environments creating a more equitable future for all.
Gina Calco, she/her, M.D./Ph.D. student, Food Resource Center Student Worker
Gina Calco is a student worker at the OHSU Food Resource Center. Gina is one of the co-founders of the Food Resource Center and feels passionate about food security, supporting food resources on campus, and overall student wellness.
Gina is also an M.D./Ph.D. student in her final year at OHSU. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering.
Following graduation from the M.D./Ph.D. program, she intends to pursue a career in academic medicine as a dermatologist. She plans to incorporate public health outreach, addressing social determinants of health, and food access in her future career.
Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, baking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Primary Care and Integrative Medicine Providers
Jodi DeMunter, she/her, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. DeMunter hails from Maryland originally and has many wonderful memories of growing up close to Washington, DC.
After college at the University of Michigan and medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she was thrilled to head to the Pacific Northwest for family medicine residency training at OHSU.
For the past decade, she has practiced primary care in Portland at a mission-based clinic, where her interests included family planning, preventive health, quality improvement, transgender health care, and behavioral health.
She is excited to return to OHSU to bring her passion and dedication to providing excellent primary care for the OHSU students and postdoctoral scholars at Student Health.
When not at work, she keeps busy raising her three young children, dreaming of summer camping, and practicing the piano.
Lindsay Field, she/her, FNP, L.Ac., Integrative Medicine Program Manager
Lindsay is a Family Nurse Practitioner and board-certified Acupuncturist. She graduated with a Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001.
After working in both private practice and at OHSU Integrative Clinic, she knew that she wanted to become a primary care clinician who could weave the strengths of Eastern and Western Medicine into a dynamic, integrative medical practice. She went on to complete the Nurse Practitioner Program at OHSU in 2010. She also recently completed the University of Arizona’s two-year distance Integrative Medicine Fellowship.
She has a particular interest in women’s health and integrative and preventative medicine.
When not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their two boys, and dog Stella.
Adam King, he/him, P.A.-C.
Adam is a Physician Assistant with Student Health.
He was born in New York City and lived in California before moving to Portland in 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and master's degree from the OHSU Physician Assistant Program.
After a year with a community health clinic in Salem, Oregon, he came back to OHSU, where he worked with the Department of Family Medicine for 11 years.
During that time, in addition to his work as a primary care provider, he had various roles with the OHSU P.A. program: he served as a preceptor and mentor for numerous P.A. students, taught classes, and served on the admissions committee. In the field of pain management, he created a curriculum for the P.A. program and policy for the Department of Family Medicine.
Prior to his training as a P.A., he worked as a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood in northern California. His years of experience in primary care and serving the OHSU P.A. program were the perfect preparation for his role at Student Health.
He has been a die-hard, year-round bike commuter from his home in northeast Portland to OHSU since joining the clinic in early 2020.
Melissa Mannke, she/her, ANP, WHNP
Melissa Mannke graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor's of nursing degree in 2005.
She spent the next 5 years working as a registered nurse on inpatient cardiac units and then went on to graduate school at Columbia University to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.
She specialized as an adult and women's health nurse practitioner and graduated in 2010.
Since graduating, she has practiced in a private internal medicine practice and student health clinic at Northeastern University in Boston. She is particularly interested in health promotion, disease prevention, and women's health.
Laurie Shepard, LMT
Laurie Shepard is an experienced massage and aquatic therapist in practice for more than 20 years.
Her massage style blends a combination of myofascial release, craniosacral, and Swedish techniques. Her treatments are nourishing and calming; bringing tension and pain relief to clients while guiding them toward an enhanced sense of ease and wellness.
She listens closely to provide care that addresses individual needs and goals. Laurie enjoys a collaborative approach to health and looks forward to working with students and the team at the SHW Clinic.
Laurie grew up in a family of medical professionals, each dedicated to their area of medical expertise. In her early twenties, she and her sister traveled across the country to Portland for college. Laurie found home — falling in love with the people, culture, and climate.
She lives in SW Portland with her partner, enjoying the city's cultural amenities, artistic performances, gardening, cycling, and reading.
Behavioral Health Providers
Alex Burt, he/him, M.D.
Dr. Burt is a psychiatrist at Student Health.
He received his B.S. in cellular and molecular biology, and his M.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at OHSU in 1991 and became board certified in 1993. He obtained his board certification in forensic psychiatry in 1995.
Dr. Burt has practiced in a variety of settings, including 8 years of private practice and then a number of public psychiatry settings, both as a provider and supervising physicians.
Dr. Burt is a past president of the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has provided consultation to the Oregon Medical Board for several years, and this work sparked an interest in improving healthcare provider wellness.
Dr. Burt has a wide range of interests including psychopharmacology, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotherapy using an integrated model incorporating both insight-oriented work and CBT techniques.
Dr. Burt is excited to be a part of OHSU student health and help them, and OHSU students, achieve their goals.
Leo Barriga, he/him, LCSW
Leo Barriga is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and experienced behavioral health clinician.
He joined Student Health after spending the last 18 years with varying clinical roles in psychiatry at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.
Leo graduated with his B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a professional freelance photographer for several years. He then chose to switch professions and earned his MSW from Loyola University of Chicago in 2001.
He worked at the Department of Psychiatry at Northwestern Medicine/Northwestern University for 18 years in various roles, including clinical research, acute inpatient and outpatient care, and as the clinical leader for the outpatient psychiatry clinic.
He was excited to relocate to Portland in 2019 and join the Student Health team to provide behavioral healthcare to OHSU students and postdoctoral scholars.
His clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, helping people navigate relationship issues, and working with international students. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Briana Hayes, she/her, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Briana Hayes is an experienced and dedicated therapist with a strong focus on individual, couple and family therapy. With over six years of expertise, her goal is to provide personalized support to her clients as they navigate unique challenges and embark on a journey of growth and healing.
Briana’s professional background includes specialized training in DBT and play therapy, along with a certification in trauma-focused CBT. Drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic approaches, she incorporates evidence-based modalities such as narrative therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing and systems theory. Additionally, Briana possesses comprehensive skills in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
Outside of her professional life, Briana derives joy from various hobbies. She has a deep appreciation for movies and television, particularly within the horror genre, and she channels her creativity through drawing and painting. Briana also finds enjoyment in video games and board games. Although she is from Chicago, she has developed a profound love for the Pacific Northwest and finds solace in exploring nature through hiking and engaging in outdoor activities.
As a passionate therapist, Briana considers it a privilege to accompany individuals and families on their transformative journey towards healing and growth. By fostering a safe and nurturing environment, she empowers her clients to delve into their experiences, cultivate resilience and uncover their inner strengths.
Hannah Hoeflich, she/her, PsyD, Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Dr. Hoeflich is a Clinical Psychologist at Student Health and Wellness, and she serves as the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for OHSU students and postdoctoral scholars.
She earned her doctorate from Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in 2014, and she has worked in a clinical capacity and supported suicide prevention programming at Washington State University in Vancouver, Oregon State University, and the University of Portland.
She has a passion for holistic mental healthcare and utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, drawing upon her training in Cognitive, Behavioral, Existential-Humanistic, EMDR, Gestalt, and Feminist/Multicultural theories to help meet students' individual needs.
She has been serving students and postdocs at Student Health and Wellness Center since August of 2018.
Daisy Lembke, she/her, PsyD, Behavioral Health Director
Dr. Lembke is the Behavioral Health Director and a psychologist at Student Health.
She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in 2006. As part of her training and professional experience, she has worked in many educational settings, conducting psychosocial and educational assessments and providing therapy.
She did her postdoctoral training in the student health center at Reed College. She has also worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Portland and in private practice.
Dr. Lembke's areas of clinical focus include anxiety and mood disorders, life transitions, managing emotions, self-esteem, enriching relationships, and reducing stress. She joined the staff of the Student Health and Wellness Center in May of 2013.
Min Lee Booth, she/her, M.A., LPC
Min is a licensed professional counselor.
She received her M.A. in Psychology from Seattle University, M.S. in Public Policy from the University of Hull, UK, and B.S. in Political Science from Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina.
Min has diverse professional experience; her most recent work was providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as crisis interventions to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington in Seattle.
She has worked with individuals facing a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, stress, and complex life transition issues, such as career developments and changes, acculturation issues, and experiences of grief and loss.
Min sees her work as collaborative and relational, drawing on existential phenomenology, psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practice. She enjoys helping people explore, examine, and discover their strengths while introducing new ways to work through and manage their concerns.
Min is fluent in Spanish and Korean. She joined Student Health in September 2019 and is thrilled to be part of the OHSU community.
Carrie Milligan, she/her, M.D.
Dr. Milligan is a psychiatrist at Student Health.
She earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Chicago, and following a year of lab work in Hyde Park, the native Hoosier attended Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed residency at the Harvard-Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Harvard Medical School and remained on the faculty there for one year, serving as an inpatient attending.
Gradually moving west, Dr. Milligan returned to Chicago practicing in a clinic focused on women's mental health and then moved to Portland.
Before joining Student Health, she spent eight years as an emergency room consultant and providing outpatient care.
Her interests include women's mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is delighted to have the opportunity to work with students and postdocs in the OHSU community.
Lisa Schimmel, she/her, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa Schimmel is a psychologist at Student Health.
She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 1994 and did postdoctoral training in a private practice setting, providing ADHD/LD assessment.
She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Center for Social Services' AIDS Response Program in San Diego, working with HIV impacted/infected persons, sero-opposite couples, chemically dependent persons, and LGBTQQ individuals and couples.
Her clinical focus has included life/work transitions, anxiety and mood disorders, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, self-development, mindfulness training, and relationship enhancement.
In addition to providing therapy, Dr. Schimmel is a clinical consultant to psychology and psychiatry residents and established clinicians.
As someone passionate about training and teaching, she has served as a Director of Clinical Training, and as a graduate psychology professor teaching clinical, diagnostic, and cultural competency courses.
Dr. Schimmel is the past Chair of the OPA Ethics Committee, a member of APA Division 44 (LGBTQQ), as well as WPATH. She thoroughly enjoys being a part of the Student Health and Wellness Center and the OHSU Campus Community.
Staci Wade-Hernandez, she/her, PsyD
Dr. Staci Wade-Hernandez is a licensed psychologist with a background in student health and multidisciplinary care.
She completed her B.S. in Psychology at Pacific Union College in northern California. She then returned to her NW roots to earn her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University.
Dr. Wade-Hernandez has worked in a variety of academic settings including Oregon State University and the University of Portland.
She is integrative in her approach to psychotherapy, utilizing evidence-based practices while maintaining a relational therapeutic style. Her areas of clinical focus include relationship development, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, gender and sexual identity, body image, and self-compassion. She is dedicated to helping students realize their goals and adopt practices that promote wellness.
Dr. Wade-Hernandez joined the Student Health and Wellness Center in July of 2019 and is delighted to be a member of the OHSU community.
Christina Williams, she/her, L.M.F.T.
Christina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). As a LMFT Christina was trained to treat individuals, couples, and families, and that training will inform her work at Student Health and Wellness working with individual and couples.
Christina has a wide variety of clinical experience, mostly acquired while serving the Anishinaabe people of Gaa-waabaabiganikaag/ White Earth Nation. Christina acknowledges and honors the impact of those who've shared their life's journey with her.
Passionate about holistic wellness, Christina’s curiosity centers on nurturing the body's and nervous system's wellbeing. Her integrative approach encompasses utilizing behavioral skills, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, mindfulness practices, IFS (Internal Family Systems), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), tailored to individual client needs and preferences. Some of her clinical focus includes assisting those navigating complex trauma, racial trauma, anxiety, couples' conflicts, gender concerns, depression, ADHD, and/or other neurodivergent identities.
Having joined Student Health and Wellness in July 2023, Christina is thankful, and eager to provide support where needed.