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Mission Statement

The Student Health Services provides high-quality, cost-effective health care and mental health counseling with an emphasis on health education and wellness initiatives to promote and enhance student success.

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Meet the Staff

Jerry Girard

Master’s Degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Counseling both from the University of Great Falls

Hometown: Peerless, MT

Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, attending live events, music collecting, and travelling

Favorite Quote: “What is most personal is most universal.” Carl Rogers

Medical Director, DNP, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CIC

Infection Prevention & Accreditation Specialist/Medical Director

Favorite Hobbies:  Quilting and time alone

Favorite Quote:  Philippines 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Emilee Kidd
Family Nurse Practioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C

Hobbies:  Reading, gardening, sewing, hiking and spending time with my family.

Favorite Quote: "Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

Insight Facilitator

Bachelors in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling/Prevention & Psychology from University of South Dakota

Hometown: Helena, MT

Favorite Hobbies: hiking and fishing

Favorite Quote: It’s not the mountains we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmond Hillary

Kelsey Osmond
Mental Health Counselor

M.S in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University

Hometown: Basin, Wyoming

Hobbies: Playing with my dogs, painting, reading, four-wheeling, and fishing.

Favorite Quote: “The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki ‘The Lion King’

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Morgan O'Neil

Intern Mental Health Counselor

Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Business Management from Rocky Mountain College

Hometown: Laurel, MT

Hobbies: Golf, fly fishing, and puzzles

Favorite Quote: "Courage gives us a voice and compassion gives us an ear. Without both, there is no opportunity for empathy and connection." - Brene` Brown


Dave Butler
Director, MSUB Clinical Testing Laboratory
Professor, Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Favorite Hobbies: Tennis, Mountain Biking and Hiking in Deserts and Mountains

Favorite Quote: What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance

Grette Treat

St. Olaf College, Bachelor’s of Nursing

Hometown: Mound, MN

Hobbies: runnning, hiking, camping, cooking, reading 

Sydney Norwood
Wellness Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree from Montana State University Billings (Health and Human Performance, College of Allied Health)

Hometown: Billings, MT

Hobbies: Reading, drawing/painting, hiking, taking pictures of my dog (Lulu), watching baseball, baking/cooking, and listening to country music.

Favorite quote: “I know there’s going to be some brighter days, I swear that love will find you in your pain” – Blessing Offer, Sam Ellis

Operations Manager

Hometown: Drummond, MT

Hobbies:  Outdoor sports, reading, collecting tea pots and time with family

Motto: Just breathe; it’s the first thing we do when we enter the world and the last thing we do when we leave it