Meet Our Staff
David Ochoa, LMFT, CADCIII
Being raised in the Pacific Northwest after my parents and siblings immigrated here from the Philippines, I have always had a passion for helping those most in need with varying experiences and worldviews. From my early years through early adulthood, I have always served in peer and crisis counselor positions. After some years working in the government and private sectors, my path pivoted back to counseling. Receiving my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and working primarily in the state of Oregon, I have been able to focus my work with youth, adolescents, and adults. In my professional roles, I have been able to merge my intrinsic and experiential leadership with various positions within community mental health agencies. Joining Reed College has been a very exciting and enriching professional experience! I look forward to working with you in helping you thrive at Reed!
Born and raised in the Portland Metro area, I graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Community Health Education and Health Sciences. I’ve worked in the medical world in a number of different capacities. First as a Certified Nursing Assistant, an Activities Assistant, a Health Educator, a Marketing Coordinator, and now an Administrative Coordinator at Reed!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and trying different activities and foods. Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution every year, I make a bucket list. I’ve found that it’s a good way to challenge myself and keep life exciting.
I joined Reed in June 2017 and have a BA from the University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College). Originally from Columbus, Ohio, I love getting to know people from all walks of life and learning their stories. I'm married to my tall and handsome husband who always makes me laugh and we have two of the cutest boys the world has ever seen. When I'm not at work, I enjoy a fantastic glass (or 2) of wine, spending time with my little family, and a good Netflix marathon.
Clinical Fieldwork Intern
I am currently completing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University. I have experience working in community mental health and college counseling settings. I work from a holistic framework with a client-centered feminist lens, promoting mindfulness, collaboration and self-efficacy. Throughout my clinical work, I have taken particular interest in eating and body image concerns, anxiety, identity development, trauma, chronic pain management, dissociative experiences, phobias, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, and veterans. I am a certified yoga instructor and run trauma-informed therapeutic yoga groups at a community mental health clinic in Portland.
I spend my free time reading analytic philosophy, playing DND, changing my hair color, watching anime films and cuddling my cats.
Ghassan Ammar, LPC
I joined HCC in the spring of 2018. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Oregon, and I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College in 2015. The focus of my prior studies and current practice is on mind-body therapies and the intersection of these therapies with developmental trauma and interpersonal neurobiology. Before coming to Reed I worked in crisis intervention, as well as provided therapy in a private practice that I still maintain. Prior to becoming a counselor, I studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation for three years at a retreat center in upstate New York. My time there gave me a profound curiosity in the power of the mind and a set of tools to transform how one relates to this human experience.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son, reading, walking through forests, and engaging in nonviolent direct action.
Gabe Baker, LCSW
I joined the Health & Counseling team at Reed in the Spring of 2015, and am proud to be part of the Reed community.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to joining the team at Reed, I worked at Oregon Health & Science University as a medical social worker and in community mental health for over 10 years.
At Reed, I am here to help students overcome challenges that are interfering with their academic or personal well-being. My approach is student centered. I am here to listen, reflect and help you identify your options. I work collaboratively with students to create action plans to resolve issues that are barriers to academic and personal success.
A little about me, I am a native Oregonian. My interests include anything I can do outdoors (running, hiking, biking, camping), social and political activism, and traveling. I am a life long learner and believe that I have something to learn from everyone I encounter.
Bonny Barr, Ed.D, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
I joined the HCC Fall 2016 as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Previously I have worked at the University of Oregon Health Center, in community psychiatry, and teaching psychiatric nursing at Oregon Health and Sciences University and Boise State University. My Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing is from Emory University and I also have a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Creighton University. Originally a 5th generation Texan, I have been in Oregon since 1987! I love working with young adults and have a particular interest in the synergy of therapeutic medications combined with psychotherapy. In my free time I love backpacking, kayaking, and weightlifting!
Tim Beecher, PhD
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist, and I am passionate about providing high quality counseling services to Reed students. I have worked at several college counseling centers (6 in all!) and I am very happy to be at Reed. I continue to hone my craft as a therapist and aspire to create a new type of therapy for each client. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches in my work, including interpersonal process therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, feminist therapy and cognitive therapy. My therapy style is empathic, challenging and friendly. I am committed to providing culturally competent services and I take being a LGBTIQ ally seriously. I am comfortable working with students struggling with various kinds of issues and specialize in interpersonal issues, problems related to alcohol and other drugs and issues related to one’s inner critic. Outside of work, I enjoy bike camping, gardening and vipassana meditation.
Jessica Bowes, LCSW
I am excited to join the staff at Reed College in Fall 2018. I earned my MSW from the University of Washington School of Social Work and hold my LCSW in Oregon and California. I have worked in the mental health field since 2011, most recenlty as both a Case Manager and the Mental Health Educator at the University of California Riverside, previously as a counselor in community health centers in Washington State, and as a Field Director for a mental health non-profit in Thailand. This work has included leading workshops on mindfulness, wellness, and psychoeducation; program and curriculum development on mental health and trauma-informed care, as well as offering counseling and care coordination for people from many walks of life.
I spend my free time baking, biking, gardening and playing with my four year old son, and enjoying the riches of the Pacific Northwest through camping and hiking, preferably near bodies of water.
Amy Blume-Marcovici, PsyD
I am thrilled to be joining Reed's community as a Psychologist Resident. I moved to Portland from Boston where I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Prior to that, I received my masters in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and my doctorate from Alliant International University - San Diego. During my doctoral studies, I trained for a year at the University of California - San Diego's Center for Mindfulness, where I became interested in mindfulness in psychotherapy. I also trained for one year at the Salvation Army, where I worked primarily with individuals coping with substance use. In addition, I trained for a year at San Diego State University's Counseling and Psychological Services, where my passion for college counseling was sparked.
My clinical work is guided by several core principles: a respect for all people, an interest in the cultural background that shapes us, a belief that we are doing the best we can with what we have available to us in the moment, and a focus on the unique strengths and challenges we bring to our struggles. My theoretical orientation is best described as integrative, drawing from Multicultural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, third wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, and compassion and mindfulness theory. I have worked with individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues, including identity issues, grief and loss, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I am an LGBTQI+ ally and I believe strongly in the richness offered to each of our lives through the diversity within and between us.
In my free time, you can find me outside as much as possible, hiking, running or just relaxing in the beauty that Oregon has to offer, cooking and baking, reading the news or fiction and spending time with my family.
Mental Health Counselor
I joined the HCC in 2017 and am currently accruing my clinical hours towards licensure as a professional counselor. I also serve adult individuals, couples, and groups in private practice. I received my Master's degree in counseling from Portland State University in 2014.
I take an integrative approach to counseling, recognizing the interconnectedness of mind and body, and considering multiple levels from which students may be constrained in their lives. I’m especially influenced by psychodynamic, experiential, and somatic traditions, and have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, and chronic stress.
I consider it a great blessing to be involved in work that I love within a wonderful community of clients, colleagues, family, and friends. Apart from counseling, I also enjoy meditation and movement practices, floundering through language learning, and escaping for hikes throughout the Northwest.
Sofia Khan, LCSW
Mental Health Counselor
I joined the Health & Counseling Center team in the fall of 2018. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Oregon, and I received my Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. I have a background of helping to empower people in community mental health, residential, and school-based settings. Here at Reed, I will strive to help you live in a way that inspires deeper fulfillment and balance by harnessing your natural ability to cope with stress, emotional pain, and political trauma. My therapeutic style invites laughter, respect, and sincerity. My areas of focus have been working with folks who have been impacted by anxiety, depression, political trauma, and challenges that come with life transitions. In my free time I like being in nature, exploring new cities, and listening to music.
Cante Nakanishi, MS, MFT Intern
I am very happy to be a part of the Reed Community, which I joined in the Fall of 2018. I am currently working towards my license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples, and families in the Portland-Metro area and assist them with personal growth. I received my B.A. from Dartmouth College and my M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I have had the privilege of a diverse upbringing and have dedicated my career to multicultural family systems and intersectionality. In my work with others, I aim to introduce clarity, improve the mind-body connection, and increase self-motivation. I work with folks experiencing a variety of issues, including relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and academic stress. I teach techniques to better manage the emotional gauntlet of life in a modern world.
Pepita “Pip” Payne, PsyD
Hi, I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and I’ve been working at the Reed HCC since 2007. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, and within that framework I draw from a wide range of approaches. As a therapist, my main focus is to meet people where they are, and to help them collaboratively focus on what they are struggling with in a safe, warm environment. I encourage students to use their minds to explore their feelings and to understand how past experiences, relationships, thoughts and behaviors are impacting their lives at this point in time. I have experience working with people with a wide variety of issues, including relationship troubles, homesickness, depression, anxiety and academic struggles. Also about me: I come from Australia and am really enjoying living in Portland!
Clinical Fieldwork Intern
Hello, I am excited to be joining Reed at the HCC as a psychology trainee for the 2018-2019 academic year. I received my Masters of Arts in clinical psychology in 2017 and am currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate at Pacific University. My approach to therapy is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy, although I also incorporate other approaches to best fit the needs of each individual. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, interpersonal distress, and transitional difficulties. My goal as a clinician is to work collaboratively with students to help them overcome difficulties and accomplish their goals in a warm and supportive space.
Clinical Fieldwork Intern
Hello, I am excited to be joining Reed at the HCC as a clinical fieldwork student for the academic year 2018-19! I am in my fourth year of doctoral training in clinical psychology at Pacific University. My clinical interests include identity development and phase of life concerns, interpersonal distress and learning to become one's best advocate, and navigating symptoms of depression and anxiety. I have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and incorporate aspects of Existential-Humanism into my practice. My goal is to provide an open, supportive, and therapeutic relationship and space that will allow students to explore their needs, and learn more about themselves to accomplish the growth they seek.
Maureen Mitchell, BScN
Medical Services Manager
I joined Reed College in August 2015 as the Medical Services Manager. I pursued my nursing education in Canada and migrated to the United States in 1988 with my family.
My nursing career has been spent in ambulatory care, administration, and education. I look forward to working with the diverse population of students at Reed.
Jen Edman, MD, MPH
I am a Family Physician with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine. I specialize in the care of Adolescents and Young Adults, and love taking care of college students. I joined the Reed College Health and Counseling Center as a Staff Physician in April 2016, and assumed the role of Medical Director in September 2017. I am passionate about helping young adults learn to self-manage chronic disease, improve their self-advocacy skills, and incorporate preventive measures into their lives. I feel fortunate to work in an integrated clinic and look forward to partnering with my patients to improve their health and wellbeing.
Anne Kimberly, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
I started at Reed in 2001 and am happy to still be here as a full-time FNP. Although my professional career started in social service, it was my 2-year service in the U.S. Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, that pointed me towards nursing. I was also privileged to work for 2 ½ years in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania with humanitarian relief organizations between my basic and advance nursing programs. My FNP work started in OHSU’s ER and I still work there during school breaks; however, once I switched jobs to Reed it was clear to me that I had found my work “home.”
I’m committed to being a part of an inclusive healthcare environment for my colleagues and our student “patients.” I’m passionate about reproductive health and being a resource for students, specifically including transgender care and coordination.
My personal life is filled with my teen’s activities and as much nature as I can get. I’m proud to have completed the challenging West Coast Trail in Vancouver, B.C. this summer (ask me about it!).
Sarah Mortensen, RN
I started my time at Reed in October 2016. I completed my BSN at Linfield College, and worked in OHSU's ER for 10 years before transitioning over to their Student Health & Wellness Center. We moved from Portland to the Oregon Coast four years ago, and I love the pace of living at the beach. Outside of work, I stay busy by getting my three boys to their activities, hiking, and just spending quality time with my friends and family.
Sophia Kawaguchi, RN
Hello, I am overjoyed to be joining the HCC at Reed College as a Registered Nurse! I am originally from South Carolina where southern hospitality is huge and everyone says hey ya’ll! I completed my BSN at the University of South Carolina Upstate and I have a background in cardiac nursing. During my experience as a nurse, my passion for learning and cultural competence inspired me to build upon my nursing foundation by studying abroad as an international student at Soka University in Japan. I was one of 800 international students learning to co-exist with students from over 50 different countries and territories. I studied global leadership and dialogue, humanistic education, and Japanese while being there. This experience fueled my passion for using my nursing skills and knowledge to contribute to the health and wellness of young adults! I am excited to be an ally and source of hope for students as they challenge their unique circumstances at Reed College. In my free time, I am very involved with Soka Gakkai International, a non-profit organization that promotes peace, culture, and education in society and I have a new found love for hiking all of the beautiful places in Oregon!
Catherine McLeod-Moya, RN
I am excited to be moving to Portland and joining the staff at Reed as a Registered Nurse. Originally from Miami, I have spent most of my life on the east coast, having relocated to North Carolina, New York, and back to Florida. My husband and I are excited to move our lives to the west coast alongside our 1 year old. I have an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of South Florida and a BS in Nursing degree from Duke University. In previous roles, I worked as a camp nurse, boarding school nurse, and mother baby nurse. I am looking forward to working with students once again!
Bonnie Quick, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant/Admin Coordinator
I have been the HCC's part time CMA for six years. I was a student here myself 30 years ago! When I'm not at work I keep busy with my family and critters including dogs, cats, reptiles, goats and foster kittens. I have MS which makes it hard for me to walk, so you might see me around campus on my electric wheelchair.
Phetsamone "Noi" Yin, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
When I joined Reed in February 2018, I brought my experiences from Providence medical groups and Kaiser in Portland Metro. I also had the pleasure of working with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in the Boston Metro. I graduated from Concorde Career College as a Medical Assistant with a limited Xray certificate. I am a nationally certified and credentialed Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). I am always up to date on my Basic Life Support (CPR).
I value being unique and having an open mind is important to me. I'm born and raised in Northern CaIifornia and identify as Laotian. I go by the name, "Noi". Traditionally, in the Laotian community, nicknames are given to you by elders in the family. When I'm not in my scrubs, I enjoy listening to EDM music as it keeps my spirit happy! I enjoy eating and trying different restaurants as that too keeps me happy. I volunteer with Veterans in need, especially Veterans suffering from PTSD. My husband and 3 beautiful children are what drives my passion for living.