Our Staff

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Kristiana Holmes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Director of Health & Counseling Services

Started at GU: January 2020

 
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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
  • M.A. Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude), Holy Apostles Seminary
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership, 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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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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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."

 
Jen DiMaio Receptionist Health & Counseling Services

Jen DiMaio

Receptionist

Started at GU: September 2017

Education / Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications Management, University of Dayton
  • 10+ years Administrative Assistant experience

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I enjoy the staff I work with and being part of a team keeping students healthy, happy and safe."

 
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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 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."

 
Liz B. Staff Therapist at Health & Counseling

Liz B.

Staff Therapist

Started at GU: October 2018

Education / Training:

  • B.A. in Psychology, Gonzaga University 2009
  • M.A. in Community Counseling, Gonzaga University 2013
  • LMHC in the state of WA

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

"I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential and being a part of their transformational growth process."
 
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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 be part of the vibrant energy here at Gonzaga."

 
Jennifer Lott

Jennifer L.

Staff Therapist

Started at GU: January 2018

Education / Training:

  • B.A. in Psychology, Gender Studies Certificate, Eastern Washington University
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Western Washington University
  • LMHC in the state of WA

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

“I love helping people to overcome life challenges and to adjust to change. I especially enjoy helping people to recognize their strengths and to learn new  skills. It is wonderful to see students as they work to become their best selves.”

 
Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie M.

Medical Assistant

Started at GU: August 2018

Education / Training:

  • Certification of Medical Assisting
  • Associates of Applied Science
  • Spokane Internal Medicine
  • Rockwood Neurology
  • Rockwood Epilepsy and Stroke Clinic

Favorite Aspects of My Job:

 "I find great satisfaction in assisting our patients along their path to total health and well-being."

 
Sally Freese BSN RN Triage Nurse

Sally F.

Registered Nurse

Started at GU:August 2019

Education / Training:

  • Bachelor of Science In Nursing Messiah College 1992
  • Nursing Career has included hospital (ER, OB, acute care) and long term care

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I love working with the other staff here at GU to care for GU students with the holistic person in view."

 
Melody Weaver Nurse at Health & Counseling Services

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."

 
 Julius Grecu  

Julius Grecu, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Started at GU: August 2019

Education / Training:

  • Bachelors of Science in Cellular Biology from Arizona State University 
  • Doctor of Medicine from University of Arizona 

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I love working with people, engaging in problem solving and seeing people feel better."
 
 Chris Hellekson, MD 

Chris Hellekson, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Started at GU: August 2019

Education / Training:

  • University of Montana BA Philosophy and BS Human Biology
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine MD Class of 2017

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I enjoy having the privilege of watching people get better."
 
 Kelsey Martell, DO 

Kelsey Martell, DO

Psychiatry Resident

Started at GU: August 2019

Education / Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Whitworth University & WSU 
  • Doctorate of Osteopathy from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
     

Favorite Aspects of Job:

"I enjoy meeting new people!"