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.)

Administrative Staff

Denise Ward, MA
Lysa Pascale, AA
DeResha Vaughan, BA

Medical Staff

Steph Walters, MD, MPH
Kathleen (Katy) Miller, MD

Health Promotion Staff

Lisa Broek, MA, CHES
Abbey Sanborn, MA

Counseling Staff

Julia Hutchinson, MSW, LICSW
Don DeBoer, PhD, LP
Hoinu Bunce, PsyD, LP
Michelle Craveiro, MA, LMFT
Christa Bruessel, MA (In Progress)

Sexual Violence Prevention Education

Jen Jacobsen, MPH, MA