The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medical, counseling, health promotion, disability, 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.)


Spring 2022 Hours:

Beginning May 16 2022 the Hamre Center is closed for appointments during the summer.  Administrative services are still available.

Monday & Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Hamre Center is closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Disability Services:
Daily 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Virtual Appointments Only)


Administrative Staff

Jen Jacobsen, MPH, MA
DeResha Vaughan, BA

Medical Staff

Steph Walters, MD, MPH
Nyaluak Dak-Douth

Health Promotion Staff

Cassandra Worner, MPH
Audrey Seligman, MPH

Counseling Staff

Liz Schneider-Bateman, MSW, LICSW
Hanin Harb, M.S.Ed., LPCC, C-DBT, NCC
Dana Suttles, MA, LICSW
Don DeBoer, PhD, LP
Briana Blakey, MS, R-DMT (she/her)
Jon Vaughan-Fier, MSW, LICSW
Hoinu Thirumalai Bunce, PsyD, LP
Michelle Craveiro, MA, LMFT
Maria Helena Buitrago Cohoon

Visiting Staff

Cali Mellin