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The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medical and counseling services as well as campus leadership on health promotion and sexual respect 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.)

Hamre Center 2023-2024 Spring Semester Hours

  • Hamre hours for the 2023-2024 academic year when classes are in session are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Administrative Staff

Jen Jacobsen, MPH, MA
Torri Lattimore, BS, CMA
Nicola Michael-Tsai, BA

Medical Staff

Steph Walters, MD, MPH
Ellen Giere, CFNP
Brian Bradway, PA-C
Arseni Aslam
Vanessa Baca, DO

Health Promotion Staff

Tiger Simpson, MS, BA

Sexual Respect Staff

Paige Olowu, BA

Counseling Staff

Hanin Harb, M.S.Ed., LPCC, C-DBT, NCC
Jon Vaughan-Fier, MSW, LICSW
Don DeBoer, PhD, LP
Briana (Bri) Blakey, MS, LPCC, R-DMT
Jen Moore, MA Counseling, LPCC, NCC
Adana Suttles, MA, LICSW

Updated May 2024 Nicola Michael-Tsai