CCP Staff

Meet the Center for Cura Personalis Staff

The Center for Cura Personalis has a dedicated team of professionals who love to interact with students. Our staff prides itself on our core values, which guide every interaction we have with students. Keep reading to learn more about each of our staff!

Ke Myers

Case Manager

myersk@gonzaga.edu

Kyle Myers is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. Kyle hails from the Midwest where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Kyle also earned a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development from Kansas State University. Kyle has been at Gonzaga since 2014 where he started as a Residence Director in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Kyle has found a lot of inspiration through the power of vulnerability. Kyle aims to support students through their college tenures to create whole, healthy, and true experiences that help each student to be their best self.

Kyle enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking along the Centennial Trail. You can also catch him on walks with his corgi, Nigel, or binging the latest Netflix series.


 

Sean Joy

Case Manager

joy@gonzaga.edu

Sean Joy, M.Ed. is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. He is originally and proudly from Chicago, IL. Sean has his BHS in Occupational Sciences, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, and Graduate Minor in College Teaching from the University of Missouri. He has been at Gonzaga since 2016.

Sean’s passions are rooted within the intersections that are part of the holistic make-up of an individual. He focuses on identifying and celebrating differences within society. Sean uses foundations of equality, Universal Design, intersectionality, and multiculturalism to inform and support the way he supports his students, colleagues, friends, and family. As a Case Manager, he is determined to provide environments and support which allow for all students to succeed by understanding and appreciating the differing identities each individual connects with.

Sean is excited to begin this new chapter of his life outside of the Midwest. Sean is an overwhelmingly excited new Uncle to his niece, Nora. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In his spare time, Sean is an avid movie viewer and aficionado, lover of anything Game of Thrones and American Horror Story, part-time book reader, and finds the best outcomes of self-care through being with family and friends.


Kyle Myers

Case Manager

myersk@gonzaga.edu

Kyle Myers is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. Kyle hails from the Midwest where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Kyle also earned a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development from Kansas State University. Kyle has been at Gonzaga since 2014 where he started as a Residence Director in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Kyle has found a lot of inspiration through the power of vulnerability. Kyle aims to support students through their college tenures to create whole, healthy, and true experiences that help each student to be their best self.

Kyle enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking along the Centennial Trail. You can also catch him on walks with his corgi, Nigel, or binging the latest Netflix series.


 

Sean Joy

Case Manager

joy@gonzaga.edu

Sean Joy, M.Ed. is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. He is originally and proudly from Chicago, IL. Sean has his BHS in Occupational Sciences, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, and Graduate Minor in College Teaching from the University of Missouri. He has been at Gonzaga since 2016.

Sean’s passions are rooted within the intersections that are part of the holistic make-up of an individual. He focuses on identifying and celebrating differences within society. Sean uses foundations of equality, Universal Design, intersectionality, and multiculturalism to inform and support the way he supports his students, colleagues, friends, and family. As a Case Manager, he is determined to provide environments and support which allow for all students to succeed by understanding and appreciating the differing identities each individual connects with.

Sean is excited to begin this new chapter of his life outside of the Midwest. Sean is an overwhelmingly excited new Uncle to his niece, Nora. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In his spare time, Sean is an avid movie viewer and aficionado, lover of anything Game of Thrones and American Horror Story, part-time book reader, and finds the best outcomes of self-care through being with family and friends.


Kyle Myers

Case Manager

myersk@gonzaga.edu

Kyle Myers is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. Kyle hails from the Midwest where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Kyle also earned a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development from Kansas State University. Kyle has been at Gonzaga since 2014 where he started as a Residence Director in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Kyle has found a lot of inspiration through the power of vulnerability. Kyle aims to support students through their college tenures to create whole, healthy, and true experiences that help each student to be their best self.

Kyle enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking along the Centennial Trail. You can also catch him on walks with his corgi, Nigel, or binging the latest Netflix series.


 

Sean Joy

Case Manager

joy@gonzaga.edu

Sean Joy, M.Ed. is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. He is originally and proudly from Chicago, IL. Sean has his BHS in Occupational Sciences, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, and Graduate Minor in College Teaching from the University of Missouri. He has been at Gonzaga since 2016.

Sean’s passions are rooted within the intersections that are part of the holistic make-up of an individual. He focuses on identifying and celebrating differences within society. Sean uses foundations of equality, Universal Design, intersectionality, and multiculturalism to inform and support the way he supports his students, colleagues, friends, and family. As a Case Manager, he is determined to provide environments and support which allow for all students to succeed by understanding and appreciating the differing identities each individual connects with.

Sean is excited to begin this new chapter of his life outside of the Midwest. Sean is an overwhelmingly excited new Uncle to his niece, Nora. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In his spare time, Sean is an avid movie viewer and aficionado, lover of anything Game of Thrones and American Horror Story, part-time book reader, and finds the best outcomes of self-care through being with family and friends.


Kyle Myers

Case Manager

myersk@gonzaga.edu

Kyle Myers is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. Kyle hails from the Midwest where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Kyle also earned a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development from Kansas State University. Kyle has been at Gonzaga since 2014 where he started as a Residence Director in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Kyle has found a lot of inspiration through the power of vulnerability. Kyle aims to support students through their college tenures to create whole, healthy, and true experiences that help each student to be their best self.

Kyle enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking along the Centennial Trail. You can also catch him on walks with his corgi, Nigel, or binging the latest Netflix series.

Kyle Myers

Case Manager

myersk@gonzaga.edu

Kyle Myers is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. Kyle hails from the Midwest where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Kyle also earned a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development from Kansas State University. Kyle has been at Gonzaga since 2014 where he started as a Residence Director in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Kyle has found a lot of inspiration through the power of vulnerability. Kyle aims to support students through their college tenures to create whole, healthy, and true experiences that help each student to be their best self.

Kyle enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking along the Centennial Trail. You can also catch him on walks with his corgi, Nigel, or binging the latest Netflix series.

Kyle Myers

Case Manager

myersk@gonzaga.edu

Kyle Myers is a Case Manager in the Center for Cura Personalis. Kyle hails from the Midwest where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Kyle also earned a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development from Kansas State University. Kyle has been at Gonzaga since 2014 where he started as a Residence Director in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Kyle has found a lot of inspiration through the power of vulnerability. Kyle aims to support students through their college tenures to create whole, healthy, and true experiences that help each student to be their best self.

Kyle enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking along the Centennial Trail. You can also catch him on walks with his corgi, Nigel, or binging the latest Netflix series.

Nicola Mannetter

Director of the Center for Cura Personalis

Nicola Mannetter, standing in front of a tree.

Nicola is from Idaho and has been at Gonzaga for eight years. She has a BS in Psychology and a MA in Higher Education Administration from Santa Clara University. She is currently taking classes in the Marriage and Family Counseling program at Gonzaga University.

What do you like about GU?
I am consistently motivated and inspired by the amazing things our students are doing and the passion and love my colleagues put into their work.

What do you like about Spokane? 
I like that Spokane is big enough that it has all of the amenities of a big city with the feel of a small town, plus four seasons!

How do you take care of yourself? 
I walk my dogs, spend time with friends and family, get outdoors, and watch The Office.

What have you learned from failure? 
I have learned that a “failure” is almost never as big of a deal as you think it is or will be, and usually a great opportunity for me to learn and grow.

How do you manage stress? 
When I have a lot on my plate, I first get organized by updating my calendar and making lists.  Then I tackle one thing at a time – multi-tasking almost never works.

 

 

 


 

Patty Hallinan

Office Coordinator

Woman posing with hand on hip.

Patty is a native to Washington and has been at Gonzaga for 11 years.

What do you like about GU?
The care and dedication my co-workers at CCP, staff, and faculty from many departments have for the students at Gonzaga. I am proud of the role that many have in the well-being and success of our students.

What do you like about Spokane? 
I love the wide variety of recreational activities and events to participate in and the beauty of Spokane and the Pacific Northwest.

How do you take care of yourself?
I love to sleep and read a good book, I like to spend time outdoors, and I am trying to be more mindful of healthy eating habits and more exercise.

What have you learned from failure? 
During a time of failure, I never think there would be any “end” to the grief and despondent feelings. Reflecting on one of those times now, I can see how the experience moved me forward, provided knowledge, and allowed me to grow.  I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t gone through that/those failures.

How do you manage stress?
Prayer and reflection helps me. Often, I make many meals that will be frozen and bake cookies in my home.

 

Sean Joy

Case Manager

Sean Joy posing on Gonzaga's campus.

Sean is from Illinois and has been at Gonzaga for two years. He has a BHS in Occupational Sciences and a MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri.

What do you like about GU?
The amazing staff that I surround myself with, whom are empathetically committed to supporting all of our students in transformative ways. In addition, our students keep me focused and motivated through their desires to make our community and world a better place.

What do you like about Spokane?
There is such a variety of activities that make the city environment feel like a small community. I am also a huge fan of the food scene in Spokane and often have a hard time picking one place to go.

How do you take care of yourself?
I love movies and enjoy going to the theater or having friends over for a movie night. I also enjoy creative things and like a good project that involves a glue-gun and some paint.

What have you learned from failure?
I am continuing to learn how to lean into vulnerability and allow that to motivate me forward, rather than keeping me stagnant. The biggest thing that I have learned has been that I am my biggest critic and I have to allow myself the grace to get back up and try again.

How do you manage stress?
Laughter. Whether it is with people I love or while watching a movie. I surround myself with people and things that remind me of where I am in space and time. Also, a FaceTime session with my niece, Nora, always seems to do the trick.

 

 

 

Kyle Myers

Case Manager

Kyle Myers posing on campus with his arms crossed.

Kyle is from Iowa and has been at Gonzaga for four years. He earned a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Northern Iowa and a MS in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University.

What do you like about GU?
I love that GU challenges and supports me in the work I do every day. I continually grow in this community and appreciate the opportunity to learn through Jesuit values.

What do you like about Spokane?
Spokane is a great place to explore, relax, and make friendships. I always have something to do and am continually in awe of the beauty in this area.

How do you take care of yourself?
I need a good nature outing every once and awhile… this can be a hike, kayaking, a walk along the river, or watching a sunset. I use that time to take stock of how I’m doing and where I want to go.

What have you learned from failure?
I have learned a lot about myself and how I am present in all situations. I hate failing (who doesn’t?) but have learned that it’s necessary to help me grow and be better.

How do you manage stress?
Again, nature, but more than that it’s the time to breathe and reflect. I try to focus on taking one step and understanding that things will be stressful but working towards tackling the stress will help get me through it.

 

Kayla Zobel

Case Manager

Kayla Zobel posing in front of a tree.

Kayla is from Iowa and has been at Gonzaga for two years. She has a BA in Medical Anthropology from Creighton University and a MEd in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. 

What do you like about GU?
I like the familial-like community and the dedication to improving our students, staff, faculty, and greater community. Plus, the basketball games are pretty awesome.

What do you like about Spokane?
The bike-ability of the city, the prevalence of community softball teams, the fact we experience all four seasons (yes, I enjoy snow at times), and the general sense of home I feel when in Spokane.

How do you take care of yourself?
I know I thrive when provided structure, so I’ve created that for myself by exercising most days of the week, cooking vegetarian meals at home, and taking “rest days” for my physical and mental health when needed. I also like spending quality time with friends and family to help keep me grounded.

What have you learned from failure?
I have learned that it’s important to embrace new opportunities and move forward instead of falling into a cycle of blame, whether that’s blaming yourself or others.

How do you manage stress?
Typically, I keep an ever-evolving “to-do” list that helps me maintain control when feeling stressed. To keep stress from piling up, I try to keep a regular sleep schedule and exercise most days to minimize my anxiety.