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About Us

The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medical, counseling, health promotion, and sexual violence prevention services and programs for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester community’s effort to build a healthy campus. We are dedicated to providing care, support, and connection to resources for students of all identities.


The mission of the Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness is to create a healthy community by working with students to achieve physical, emotional and social well-being while promoting the value of life-long learning and health.


The Hamre Center seeks to infuse health into the everyday operations and practices that touch the lives of our students. Through this effort, we work to enhance the success of our institution; create a campus culture of compassion, well-being, equity and social justice; improve the health of the people who live, learn, work, play and love on our campus; and strengthen the ecological, social and economic sustainability of our communities and wider society.  * Adapted from the Okanagan Charter, 2015. International Conference on Health Promoting Universities & Colleges (7th : 2015 : Kelowna, (B.C.)

Fall 2022 Hours

  • Hamre hours for the 2022-2023 academic year when classes are in session are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

  • During Fall Break (October 20th & 21st) Hamre hours will be 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

  • Hamre will be closed the day prior to Thanksgiving (Nov. 23).

  • The last day Hamre is open for Fall semester is the last day of finals (Friday, Dec. 16). Hamre will reopen for reduced hours (Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.) Jan. 9 and resume regular hours on the first day of spring classes (Thursday, Jan. 19).

Administrative Staff

Jen Jacobsen, MPH, MA
Torri Lattimore, BS, CMA

Medical Staff

Steph Walters, MD, MPH
Ellen Giere, CFNP
Brian Bradway, PA-C
Molly Forsberg, BA, ASN, RN

Health Promotion Staff

Tiger Simpson
Cassandra Worner, MPH
Audrey Seligman, MPH

Counseling Staff

Liz Schneider-Bateman, MSW, LICSW
Jon Vaughan-Fier, MSW, LICSW
Don DeBoer, PhD, LP
Briana Blakey, MS, LPC, R-DMT
Caycee Bonacci, PsyD Student
Hanin Harb, M.S.Ed., LPCC, C-DBT, NCC
Erica Lee, MSW Student
Jen Moore, MA Counseling, NCC
Dana Suttles, MA, LICSW
Hoinu Thirumalai Bunce, PsyD, LP

Sexual Respect

Cali Mellin