Our Staff: Wellness
Kate Smith, PhD, LPC, PMHNP
Kate is the Director of the Health and Counseling Center.
She received her BS in Psychology from Trenton State College, MS in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon, MS in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University, and is currently engaged in doctoral education at OHSU. She is licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and as a professional counselor in Oregon. Kate has worked at the HCC since 2005 and became the Director in 2009.
Rachel Wagner, MPH
Community Wellness Program Manager
As manager of Reed's Community Wellness Program, Rachel works collaboratively across departments with staff, faculty and students to help implement Reed’s student health promotion program. This involves the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of Reed community health initiatives aimed to enhance student wellness and foster a culture of wellbeing at Reed.
Rachel supervises two student employee teams: Reed’s Peer Health Advocates, who serve as peer role models and support liaisons for the Health and Wellness program; and the Night Owls, whose role revolves around harm reduction during social events.
After earning her BA from Earlham College in Indiana, Rachel made her way West. She earned her MPH from Portland State University, and after ten years her appreciation of the ocean, mountains, rivers, and deserts of Oregon continues to grow.
Annie Krueger, LAc
Annie is a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, and practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and tui na (bodywork). Annie received her MSOM from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and is certified by the Oregon Medical Board, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Her goal is to treat the whole person, including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, to achieve harmony and balance in the body and mind. Group acupuncture at Reed allows for deep relaxation, and through needling to introduce "new information" into the physical system. By working through the body, acupuncture can affect all parts of a person, and increase overall general wellness.
Outside of her role as a clinical practitioner, Annie loves modern novels, cycling, playing and seeing live music, urban farming, pop culture and high fashion.