About Our Staff

Libby

Libby Skiles, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Well-Being & Healthy Living

Started at GU: June 2014

Education / Training:

•Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Ball State University 2006
•Master of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
•Doctor of Education, Creighton University, 2016

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love working with campus partners to collectively help our students become their healthiest selves and develop wellness skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives."

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Fernando

Fernando A. Ortiz, Ph.D., ABPP

Director of Counseling Services

Started at GU: June 2009

Education / Training:

•B.A., Philosophy, St. John’s Seminary College
•M.A., Counseling, Santa Clara University
•M.B.A. Healthcare Management, Gonzaga University  
•M.A., Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
•Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Washington State University
•Post-Doctoral Counseling Specialization, University of California, Santa Barbara

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

“The most meaningful aspect of my work includes supporting the university’s mission to enhance the student’s psychological and emotional wellbeing. It is extremely rewarding to see counseling help students become more engaged, interactive and reflective.”

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Val

Dr. Valerie Kolokoff

Physician

Board Certified Family Practice

Started at GU: August 2015

Education / Training:

•Gonzaga University, B.S., Biology
•George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, M.D.
•University of Wyoming, Cheyenne, Family Practice Residency Program

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I enjoy interacting with patients and being able to provide quality medical care with empathy, compassion and concern for their total well-being."

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Trevor

Dr. Trevor McCrorey

Physician

Board Certified Family Practice

Started at GU: April 2007

Education / Training:

•Whitworth College, BA BS, 1991
•Creighton University, MD, 1996
•Rapid City Regional Hospital, Family Practice Residency, 1999

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love making students feel better."

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ErinMorrison

Dr. Erin Morrison

Psychiatrist

Board Certified

Started at GU: September 2015

Education / Training:

•University of North Florida, BS, Biology 1998
•University of North Florida, MD, 2002
•Wright Sate University/Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH, Psychiatry Residency, 2006

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love being part of an amazing team who really cares for students and helps them achieve their potential."

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Trish

Patricia Hines, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Started at GU: August 2006

Education / Training:

•ADN Spokane Community / Substance Abuse Counseling Training at Spokane Falls
•BSN Gonzaga University
•MSN Whitworth / ICNE
•Army Reserves, Army Nurse Corp. 1992-2003

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love educating students about their health and including them in the decision making process."

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Carlee

Carlee Payton

Office Assistant

Started at GU: December 2014

Education / Training:

•University of North Florida - Bachelor of Science in Communications / Public Relations
•11 years Administrative Assistant experience
•6 years Higher Education administrative experience

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I enjoy being apart of an amazing team at the Health & Counseling Services who love what they do and who truly care for the students here at Gonzaga."

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Lacey

Lacey Olson

Receptionist

Started at GU: February 2016

Education / Training:

•11+ years Administrative Assistant experience

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I have a real passion for service and I love working with our students. It's a blessing to be able to offer a friendly face or word of encouragement to our students are who may be far from home or who are living on their own for the first time."

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Jolein

Jolein Doughty

Receptionist

Started at GU: September 2016

Education / Training:

•AAS Medical Office Specialist 
•Certificate in Chiropractic Assistant
•Certificate of Billing and Coding Specialist 
•13+ years Administrative Assistant experience 

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love being part of the bigger picture in our student's lives by keeping them healthy, mind and body, so they can focus on their academics and their future."

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Jeff

Jeff B.

Staff Therapist

Started at GU: November 2014

Education / Training:

•B.A. Psychology
•M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy
•Certified in Adlerian therapy, CBT, and EMDR

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I enjoy being a part of aiding students in adjusting to a new phase of life and transforming into the people they want to be."

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Tara

Tara H.

Staff Therapist

Started at GU: January 2016

Education / Training:

•B.A. in Political Science, Carroll College 1993
•M.A. in Counseling, University of Montana 2004
•LMHC in the state of WA

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love joining people on their journey, and assisting them in building, recognizing, and their strengths as they move through the challenges they face in their lives. I am excited to to be part of the vibrant energy here at Gonzaga."

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Sanna

Sanna L.

Staff Therapist

Started at GU: December 2015

Education / Training:

•M.A. from Gonzaga University
•Licensed Mental Health Counselor for WA State

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love everything about my job!  Gonzaga has a unique feel about it and being part of it creates a certain pride within.  The students are wonderful to work with, as they are genuinely interested in bettering their lives; academically, socially and individually.   Connecting with the Gonzaga student population along with GU staff, offers opportunities for  personal growth as I am always intuitively looking for ways to learn and grow from experiences that surround me. "

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sharon

Sharon Young, BSN, RN

Nurse Manager 

Started at GU: September 2016

Education / Training:

•Bachelor of Science in Nursing Eastern Washington University 1986
Experience in direct patient care and managing teams caring for patients with kidney disease needing dialysis and transplantation
Worked at Providence Sacred Heart
Medical Center and Children's Hospital and Fresenius Medical Care

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love working with a professional caring team who are dedicated to helping students."

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Lisa

Lisa B.

Medical Assistant / Receptionist

Started at GU: January 2015

Education / Training:

•20+ years NA-C
•Deaconess Hospital CICU / ICU, Mother/Baby Unit, Wound Care and Hyperbarics
•Spokane Cardiology
•Rockwood Pulmonary
•Rockwood Urology

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"The GU students are a joy to be around. Everyday is something new and the staff I work with make my days at the GU Health & Counseling Services enjoyable and I am grateful that I work here."

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Annie

Annie O.

Medical Assistant

Started at GU: October 2015

Education / Training:

•Certified Medical Assistant
•Spokane Community College, Medical Assistant program, 2010

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love helping other people."

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Sabrina

Sabrina H.

Medical Assistant

Started at GU: September 2016

Education / Training:

•AA, SFCC
•Certificate in Dental Assisting, SCC
•Certificate in Medical Assisting, Carrington College
•Internship with Fairchild Airforce Base
Certified Medical Assistant

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I love helping people and I enjoy making a difference by providing a positive and healing atmosphere for the patients I serve."

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Andrea

Andrea F.

Registered Nurse

Started at GU: January 2017

Education / Training:

•Associate Nursing Degree 2003, Montana State University-Northern
•7 years Inpatient Pediatric Hospitals in Montana and New Mexico
•7 years Urgent Care Clinics in New Mexico and Spokane Valley
•Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I love helping guide students in healthy choices and assisting them. I enjoy being a part of the Gonzaga community, which focuses on the whole person: mind, body and spirit."

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Connie

Connie H.

Registered Nurse

Started at GU: October 2005

Education / Training:

•Assc. in Nursing degree from Yakima Valley College
•RN Refresher Course from Spokane Valley College
•Continuing Education for Washington Nurses

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

 "Health & Counseling Services has a great staff of fun dedicated people and we work with amazing students."

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Melody

Melody W.

Registered Nurse

Started at GU: March 2013

Education / Training:

•Associates Degree in Nursing Science in 1990
•Nursing career has included hospital (nephrology) and Home Health Care
•25+ years working as a registered nurse

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I enjoy one-on-one nursing care to the students."

   

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Sadeed

Sadeed Jawad, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Started at GU: July 2016

Education / Training:

•Babylon University, College of Medicine MD 2001 (Iraq)
•Merjan Teaching Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency 2001-2007 (Iraq)
•Case Manager, Children's Hospital and Mass General Hospital, Boston MA 2009-2013
•Sacred Heart Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency 2015 - Current

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"Help students realize their powers that would enable them to build trails through the unexplored terrains of their potential."

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Julie

Julie Ann Lopez

Counseling Doctoral Intern

Started at GU: August 2016

Education / Training:

•B.A. Central Washington University
•M.A. Gonzaga University
•Licensed Mental Health Counselor
•Student at Washington State University in Doctoral Counseling Psychology Program

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I truly enjoy the interpersonal process of counseling. During my education sojourn I have learned a lot from my clients which has helped me grow as a professional. I appreciate being part of the change process and am passionate about helping clients reach their personal goals."

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Christine

Christine Prato, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Started at GU: July 2016

Education / Training:

•BA in Spanish from University of Nevada, Reno, 2009
•BS in Biochemistry from University of Nevada, Reno, 2009
•Master's in Public Health from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011
•Doctor of Medicine from St. George's University, 2015
•Psychiatry Residency at Providence Sacred Heart, 2015 - Current

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"The variety of people with whom I interact.  The opportunity to work in a university setting with college-aged students is different from the usual inpatient or outpatient setting where psychiatry residents spend a majority of time."

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Meghann

Meghann Sprague, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Started at GU: July 2016

Education / Training:

•BA in Physics from Seattle University
•MD from the University of WA, School of Medicine

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"The opportunity to help students identify strengths and work through challenges."