Meet Our Staff
Max Goss (he/him/his)
I moved to the United States in 2014 to complete my B.A. in Psychology at American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, I lived in South Africa, where I was born, as well as a few different European countries. I began a career working for institutions of higher education shortly after receiving my degree and am continuing here at Reed in the Operations Coordinator role.
I enjoy traveling as much as possible, mostly for the purpose of trying different foods, but also for meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. I otherwise spend my time hiking, collecting vinyl records, and lounging in coffee shops.
L'Keisha Riley (she/her/hers)
I was born and raised in the Portland area and received my degree in Health Information Management from Portland Community College. I've worked in healthcare in various roles for the last seven years and I find it to be very rewarding. I like being a resource for people and I get to practice that every day for our students.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time in nature with family and friends. I also like to read, bake, color, and do puzzles. I am watching wide-eyed as my daughter grows up impossibly fast, and enjoying this wild ride we call life.
Victoria Burgess, MA, LPC (they/them)
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. I received my MA in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Reed, I worked in residential and day treatment eating disorder services, as well community mental health focusing on populations who have experienced trauma, substance use, and were a part of the queer community. My counseling foundation is rooted in person centered, humanistic and feminist theories. This means that I consider the systems, intersections of identities, and value client autonomy/collaboration when I'm working with folks. As an EMDR trained clinician, I strive to work within a trauma responsive framework which centers autonomy, grounding, and feeling safe within the therapy space. For specific interventions with clients, I draw heavily upon dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy(ACT), EMDR, and internal family system(IFS).
Outside of work I enjoy crafting, cooking, running, lifting, and spending time with folks that make me feel whole. I look forward to providing support for the students at Reed!
Jenni Leatham, LPC, CRC, MAC (she/her/hers)
Clinical Case Manager
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am truly looking forward to being a part of the Reed community this year! I have a master’s degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. I have worked in higher education the majority of my counseling career and I am very passionate about working with students.
I consider myself to be an integrative therapist, with strong influences from Interpersonal and Emotion-Focused theories, along with an emphasis on a multicultural and feminist perspective. As a therapist my goal with each client is to have a collaborative, open, and honest therapeutic relationship that will allow them to feel accepted and safe. I am aware that each individual has a unique perspective on life, and in order to engage in effective counseling, I believe that it is important to explore the client’s values, understanding of the world, and interpretation of life experiences. In my work with clients, I draw on interventions rooted in a multitude of counseling theories including but not limited to, here-and-now feedback, mindfulness, experiential interventions, and art therapy.
While, I strive to be a well-rounded generalist, I have particular experience working with issues related to identity development, gender and sexuality, disability, addictions, and relational concerns.
Personally, I am always in pursuit of a new adventure and find fun in traveling, white-water rafting, scuba diving, skiing, biking and kayaking.
Skylar Willson-Ko, LMFT (she/her)
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon. I have my MA in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark College. I have previously worked as a school-based therapist, a telehealth therapist, and an outpatient therapist in a community mental health setting. I also have experience working in residential and community engagement programs.
As a queer, cisgender, femme therapist, I approach my work from a person-centered, feminist, social justice lens. I love to support clients as they explore identity, develop strong coping skills and develop excellent relationship and communication skills. I am passionate about my therapy space being inclusive and welcoming to all of my clients. I have specialties in working with queer, nonbinary and transgender clients, as well as OCD, ADHD, trauma, family therapy, and couples therapy.
When I am not at work I spend my time hanging out with my family, making ceramics, painting, crocheting and sewing my own clothes, gardening, reading, and cooking.
Sarah Fleischauer, MS, LPC (she/her/hers)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and I have a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University. I utilize a trauma-informed, person centered, and mindful approach to therapy. We will focus on building awareness of your emotions and needs in the present moment, connecting them to past experiences, developing strategies to create change, and accepting what is beyond your control. Prior to working at Reed, I worked in school-based and in-home settings with children and adolescents, in community mental health, at a domestic violence/sexual assault shelter and resource center, and at other higher education institutions. When I'm not at work, you can find me hanging out with my pets, gardening, doing DIY home renovation projects, and spending time outdoors.
Kyle Malin, LPC, CADC I (she/her/hers)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the state of Oregon. I have a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Oregon, and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University. I use a collaborative, person-centered approach to therapy based in Motivational Interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies. I have additional training and experience in group therapy, trauma-informed care, addictions, and mindfulness and meditation as an adjunct to therapy.
Prior to joining Reed I worked in hospital settings, residential alcohol & drug treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment programs, community-based intensive case management, and supporting adults with developmental disabilities. I am passionate about helping clients connect with themselves as well as build a broader sense of community that will support their ongoing healing and change outside of the therapy room. Outside of work I enjoy volunteering with high school students, reading, crafting, and hanging out with my cats.
Miriam Saucedo, LPC, CADC I (she/her/hers)
I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Reed College community. I was born and raised in Oregon. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, backpacking, and spending time with my cats. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC I). I have provided counseling services in community mental health, residential, and college settings.
I am person-centered and strengths-based in my approach to counseling, which means I strive to collaborate with you within your unique context, including your intersecting identities, culture, and surrounding systems. I provide a nonjudgmental space to explore your current needs and perspectives, and I view your inner strengths as sources of healing. I am dedicated to my continuous engagement in self-evaluation and education regarding the impact of my own identities of privilege, in order to challenge and dismantle my internalized biases. I approach our relationships with our bodies from a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework, which celebrates body diversity, intersecting identities, compassionate self-care, and challenges cultural assumptions. I integrate mindfulness and grounding skills, as well as cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques.
I look forward to collaborating with the Reed Health and Counseling Center and providing support to students.
Johanna Workman, PsyD (she/her/hers)
Counseling Services Director
The Counseling Services Director oversees the counseling operations of the Reed Health and Counseling Center (HCC). The Counseling Services Director reports to the Associate Dean of Students for Health and Well-being, and provides clinical, fiscal, and adminstrative leadership regarding provision of mental health services on campus.
Johanna Workman is licensed psychologist. She earned her bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia. She earned her masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University San Diego. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. Prior to joining Reed, Johanna held the position of Associate Director & Clinical Services Director of the the Counseling Center at Georgia Southern University. With 30 years of experience working in the mental health field, her other work settings have included inpatient psychiatric hospital, eating disorders treatment, residential substance abuse treatment, employee assistance program (EAP), court/forensic psychology, and managed care. Her therapy style is influenced by psychodynamic and culture-centered perspectives.
Anne Kimberly, FNP-C (she/her/hers)
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 advanced 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 for our student patients. I’m passionate about providing comprehensive medical care including; transgender HRT, vaccinations, sexual health and annual check-ins for overall wellbeing.
My personal life is filled with as much nature as I can get, hanging out with my dog Bosco (often seen at the clinic to provide dog love to students!) , gardening, and all thing sustainable (reduce, reuse, recycle, replant).
Elizabeth Knight, FNP-C (she/her/hers)
Family Nurse Practitioner
I love working in healthcare because I get to work with all kinds of different people. My nursing career has included everything from intensive care to mobile medical outreach to teaching. I am always working to provide safe, inclusive spaces for all, and I’m glad to be part of a place like Reed that values diversity. I’m happy to provide wellness care, illness care, health information, and a listening ear to anyone who needs it. I believe health care should be a positive and empowering experience! I'm also a certified integrative health coach and I love helping people figure out how to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Before I was a nurse, I worked in LGBTQ advocacy. I’ve lived in California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Arizona, and am now happily settled in Oregon with my partner and my goofy rescue dog. I’m a big believer in work-life balance. In my non-work hours, you’ll probably find me outside trail running, growing vegetables, perfecting vegan recipes, practicing yoga, reading, or otherwise adventuring.
Rachel Neuendorf, ND (she/her/hers)
Mental Health Provider
I am a licensed naturopathic doctor and provide psychiatric medication management at the HCC. My approach to mental health is patient-centered and holistic. I love working with students to help them find the right therapeutic balance utilizing medication, nutrition, botanical medicine and lifestyle changes.
Prior to working at Reed, I served as a primary care provider in a busy clinic serving vulnerable patients. Much of my practice was focused on mental health. Before obtaining my doctorate in naturopathic medicine, I worked as a medical device engineer in Silicon Valley, designing and developing stents. I have a BS in materials science and engineering from Iowa State University and a MS in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Concurrent to receiving my doctorate in naturopathic medicine, I also attained another Master of Science degree; this time in integrative medicine research. (I am clearly a fan of education.)
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, reading, playing with my dogs, and crafting.
Katie Occhipinti, BSN, RN (she/her/hers)
I am thrilled to be part of the Reed College community as a registered nurse with the Health and Counseling Center! I was raised here in Portland and spent four years in Eugene pursuing a degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon before returning to study nursing at OHSU. I am passionate about health equity and health promotion. I began my nursing career in community health primary care, where I gained invaluable experience serving some of our community’s most vulnerable populations. This experience fueled my dedication to health equity, and I am excited to be joining a team whose values align with this passion. I believe in meeting students where they are by creating a safe, non-judgmental environment for them to receive healthcare. As a nurse, it is my greatest joy and privilege to partner with individuals and work together while they take a centralized role in their health.
In my free time you will find me with friends, writing, woodworking, hiking, or camping. I love the sun the most, but during the winter months I enjoy crafting and staying cozy with a good book.
Melanie Evans, BSN, RN (she/her/hers)
Hey, I’m Melanie or Mel. I was brought onto the team at the HCC in October 2021 to assist with COVID support and all things nursing. I have always had an insatiable appetite for learning new things, and would be perfectly content being a perpetual college student. In college, after changing my major from art to anthropology, and many more I decided to study nursing as it combined my passions for working with people, variety, and science. I began my nursing career in 2016 after earning my Bachelors in Nursing from CSU Chico. Over the years I have been fortunate to try many different specialties including inpatient hospital, blood bank management, and primary school nursing. After moving to Portland I was overjoyed to join the team at the HCC at Reed College (the next best thing to a perpetual college student). It has been amazing working an equity focused team, and inquisitive students who are here to better themselves both physically and mentally.
While not at work you can find me doing all things active. I love getting into the mountains on a backpacking trip, climbing, dancing at a bluegrass show, reading memoirs, finding a good swimming hole, hiking with the pup, biking around town, and traveling abroad.
Timothie Rochon, DNP, RN, CNM (she/her/hers)
Medical Services Director
I am excited and proud to be part of the Reed College community and the Health & Counseling Center’s team. I started my career in the healthcare field as a registered nurse working in Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, and Nurse Leadership. In 2013, I completed my Masters in Nursing with an emphasis on Nurse Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. In 2018, I completed my Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Healthcare Leadership from George Washington University. I’ve been fortunate throughout my career to have served some of our country’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. These experiences have cemented my passion for healthcare transformation with a focus on healthcare equity and inclusivity. I thrive in a work environment that is collaborative, trauma-informed, and patient-centered. As a medical provider, I am passionate about reproductive, preventive, and gender-affirming health.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my partner, our gaggle of children, and our two Great Danes. You’ll often find me driving kids to various practices/games, working on home improvement projects, or binge-watching the latest shows. I love heading to the coast, a good glass of wine, a great pair of shoes, and anything mid century.
Julie Steder, CMA (she/her/hers)
Certified Medical Assistant
I am grateful to be a part of the Reed community working as a medical assistant in the Health & Counseling Center. I have 13 years of experience working in a wide range of primary and specialty clinics that have given me a solid foundation. Health is very important to me personally, and is a big part of my decision to pursue a career in healthcare. Being a caregiver, I value treating all patients with the same level of care and with genuine compassion, striving to make every patient interaction a positive experience. I believe in Reed’s commitment to diversity and inclusion which has only strengthened my passion to make a difference! It is my goal to meet each patient where they are in their health journey, creating an affirming and welcoming environment.
In my free time I love being outside trail running, hiking, mountain biking, and spending time with my family.
Cindy Everetts CMA (she/her/hers)
Certified Medical Assistant
I'm so very happy to have found my Dream Job at Reed College Health and Counseling Center.
I have 20 plus years as a Certified Medical Assistant in various settings; small private clinics to speciality clinics and large hospitals. I always believed that I was born to be a helper, and I try my absolute best to be consistent when it comes to assisting the providers I work with.
I'm excited to share my medical assistant expertise to ensure that our students receive high quality, inclusive, and safe care. Getting to know my team and our students has been a great joy.
Three words to best describe me : Heartfelt, caring, and compassionate. My loves are my family, our newest addition, Rook (he’s quite a cute beagle), cooking, and crafts with my grandkids. This is my second year and I am grateful every day.