Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Our Staff: Wellness

Kate Smith

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 and PhD in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. 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

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.