Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Life

Meet Our Staff 

Administrative Services

Max Goss (he/him/his)

Operations Coordinator

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)

Operations Coordinator

Hello! I'm proud to be joining the Reed community in January 2022 as the Operations Coordinator for the Health and Counseling Center.
 
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 five years and I find it to be very rewarding. I love to help people in any way I can and I'm very excited to learn more about the inner workings of higher education institutions. 
 
Outside of work I enjoy spending time in nature with family and friends. I love to read and bake and I've recently been establishing a yoga practice for myself. I am watching wide-eyed as my daughter grows up impossibly fast, and just enjoying this wild ride we call life.

Counseling Services

Victoria Burgess, MA, LPC (they/them)

Staff Counselor

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!

 

Briana Hayes, MS, LMFT (she/her/hers)

Staff Counselor

"I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom…. I want to be remembered as one who tried." – Dorothy Height

I am humbled and honored to be starting work at Reed College and do the work I love to do. My journey started as a young girl wanting things to be different, be seen and heard, and feel like I was okay. I started my journey as a wounded healer, trying to heal the hurt in my heart and discovered along the way what I needed from the world and wanting to prevent the same pain in others.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Washington and Oregon. I am originally from Chicago. I got my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I then earned my Master's in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas.

I have worked with individuals, couples, and families using a systems approach. I use an integrative approach utilizing CBT, DBT, solution focus, and narrative therapy. I do person-centered therapy, which means I work for the client, centering their needs, helping them process the way they need, and giving a space for validation and healing. 

A little about me: I am an introvert who loves media; books, movies, podcasts, and tv shows. I often incorporate storytelling, metaphors, allegory in therapy and will recommend bibliotherapy when helpful. I love adventure and exploring.

I look forward to laying down roots in Portland, making change, and spreading compassion and kindness everywhere I go. 

 

Jenni Leatham, LPC, CRC, MAC (she/her/hers)

Staff Counselor

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.

 

Kyle Malin, LPC, CADC I (she/her/hers)
Staff Counselor
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) 

Staff Counselor 

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. 

Dr. Johanna Workman is  licensed psychologist, with training and  applied practice in Clinical Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and Forensic Psychology.  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, culture-centered, and African-centered perspectives. Johanna was born in  Gloucester, England and comes from a Caribbean (St. Vincent, W.I.) background. 

Medical Services 

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 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!). 

Elizabeth Knight, FNP-C (she/her/hers)

Family Nurse Practitioner

I’ve been a family nurse practitioner for five years, and I love this job 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! 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 will provide psychiatric medication management starting in the fall 2019 semester. I have served as a primary care provider in a busy clinic serving vulnerable patients since I graduated from National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 2015. Much of my work included mental health management.

I have enjoyed the rigorous and varied educational journey that included a BS in materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and a MS in materials science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.  Thereafter, I worked as a medical device engineer in Silicon Valley, designing and developing stents (I even have a few patents to my name).

Concurrent to receiving my doctorate in naturopathic medicine, I also attained another Master of Science degree; this time in integrative medicine research.

My approach to mental health is patient-centered and holistic. I am excited to be working with students to help them find the right therapeutic balance with medications, diet, and lifestyle changes. I recognize that each person needs an individualized approach that best supports their needs.

In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, playing with my dogs, and making jewelry. 

Katie Occhipinti, BSN, RN (she/her/hers)

Registered Nurse

I am so thrilled to be joining 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)

Registered Nurse

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 relocating to Portland from Colorado where I have spent the last 10 years working as a Medical Assistant. I am very excited to be joining the Reed College Health & Counseling family for the 2020 academic year. My past experiences of working in a wide range of primary and specialty clinics have given me a solid foundation to expand on, and grow with the Reed team. Health is very important to me personally and was 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 genuine compassion and strive to make every encounter a positive experience. I believe in Reed’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and know it will only strengthen that passion to make a difference!

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 in various settings, small private clinics to speciality clinics, and large hospitals.
I'm excited to share my medical assistant expertise to ensure that our students receive high quality inclusive and safe care.
Three words to best describe me : Heartfelt, caring, and compassion. My loves are my family, cooking, crafts with my grandkids. I am grateful every day at REED many thanks for hiring me!