Our Medical Providers

Eberspacher

Heather Eberspacher

Undergraduate
Chadron State College

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency
University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Me
I grew up in Cordova, NE, but went to school in Exeter, NE. I'm a farmer's daughter and became fascinated with just about anything scientific due to my father's intuitiveness and knowledge of these things. I enjoy educating or teaching this demographic of patients on how to take care of themselves so that they are able to work toward and achieve their goals in life. Outside of work I like cooking, travel, reading, running, and being with my family.


Guest

James Guest, M.D., University Health Center Director

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency
Pediatrics, University Hospital, University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Me
Prior to joining UHC as Director in 2001, I had experience in private practice and hospital based after-hours acute and emergency care. My special interest here at UHC is young men's health issues. Outside of work I like to hike, bike, read and contemplate the paradoxes and ambiguities of the universe.


Lutz

Mary Lutz, D.O.

Undergraduate
Iowa State University

Medical School
Des Moines University

Residency
St Lawerence/Michigan State University

About Me
I became a doctor because I wanted to help people. If students can achieve good health habits it can have a potential major impact on their health and prevent chronic illnesses that can affect their lives. I was drawn to the UHC because I enjoy talking to students about their dreams and aspirations. Outside of work I like swimming, walking in nature, reading, baking, and traveling to national parks.


Lambdin

Szuhua Lambdin, APRN

Undergraduate
Taiwan

Medical School
Brigham Young University

About Me
I moved to Nebraska in 1994 from Texas. UHC attracted me because I like working with the student population. They are young and energetic. I specialize in travel medicine. I encourage all students to travel overseas for study abroad. My favorite part of working on campus is talking to students about their travel plans, experiences, and future dreams. Outside of work I like to watch television, quilt, and do crafts.


Solano

Heidi Solano, PA-C


Spitzer

Pat Spitzer, PA

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Me
I grew up moving around quite often in the Midwest and east coast. I have always been drawn to medicine, nutrition, helping people and animals. I am a primary health care PA with a special interest in preventive medicine. By promoting positive health choices many chronic health problems can be avoided. I enjoy working with all people, men, women, GLBTQ, international, undergrads and graduate students. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, birding, bike riding, hiking, traveling, reading, knitting and spending time with family and friends. I volunteer at Spring Creek Prairie when my schedule allows.


Thomas

Terry Shannon Thomas, MA, MSN, APRN-BC - Family Nurse Practitioner

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Colorado

Master’s Degree in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Master’s Degree in Psychology
University of Northern Colorado

About Me
I have worked at UHC since 2008. I provide all aspects of Family Practice. I am involved with student outreach activities of all sorts. I was a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years before I went back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. In my spare time, I love activities with my family and friends. I am also actively involved with Nurse Practitioner legislative issues, love cooking, reading and walking.


Wigg

Dwight Wigg, M.D.

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency
Family Practice, St. Luke’s FP Residency Program

About Me
I grew up in Omaha. I was drawn to the UHC because after 25 years of general practice, caring for students seemed to be a new challenge. My favorite part of working at the UHC is getting to talk with my patients. The folks I see are very intelligent and active. Outside of work I read a lot and sing in the church choir. I also enjoy gardening, hunting, fishing, running, and biking.

Buckely

Kelsey Buckley, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Colvin

Katherine Colvin, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Kansas

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Haisch

Larry Haisch, DDS

Undergraduate
Wayne State

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Krienke

Abbey Krienke, DDS

Undergraduate
Doane College

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Larson

Sandi Larson, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Sigler

Ernest Sigler, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Vanicek

Mark Vanicek, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Nathan

Kelly Nathan, RDH

Dental Hygiene School
Central Community College


Woita

Stacy Woita, RDH

Dental Hygiene School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Clinicians

Summer Allen-Portsche

Summer Allen-Portsche, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Specializes in:  College Health and Well-Being •  Multiculturalism and Diversity Issues •  International Students •  Eating Disorders and Body Image •  Anxiety •  Depression •  Assessment and Feedback (Personality and LD/ADD) •  Women's Issues •  Process Variables in Therapy

Dr. Allen-Portsche joined CAPS in August of 2008, and she coordinates services for international students. In her spare time, Summer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, athletics, reading, and watching movies.


Tricia Besett-Alesch

Tricia Besett-Alesch, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Training Director/Associate Director

M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Specializes in:  Women's Issues •  Eating Disorders/ Body Image •  Assessment •  ADD Assessment •  Depression •  Projective Assessment •  Grief •  Relationship Issues

Dr. Besett-Alesch joined Counseling and Psychological Services in 2000. In her spare time, she enjoys her time with her family, playing the piano, singing, vacationing (especially Estes, CO), and reading.


Amy Chatelain

Amy Chatelain, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Coordinator

M.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Specializes in:  Anxiety • Family of Origin Issues • Relationship Concerns and Couples Counseling • Depression • Eating Disorders • Group Therapy • Rural Mental Health

Amy graduated in August 2010 with her Ph.D. Amy’s research interest is rural women and she is particularly interested in rural mental health. She enjoys laughing, spending time with her family and friends, being active, and cooking.


Duke

Duke Engel, LMHP, LADC

Licensed Mental Health Professional
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

M.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Specializes in:  Alcohol/Drug Abuse •  Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts •  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) •  Trauma/PTSD •  Crisis Intervention

Duke joined CAPS in October of 2013 to help promote alcohol/drug services on campus. He works an 8 month schedule that makes him available when the majority of students are on campus. Duke spends time with family & friends and enjoys travel, biking, paddling and hiking.


Charlie Foster

Charlesette “Charlie” Foster, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Counselor
Coordinator of Outreach and Innovative Services

M.A., University of Alabama

Specializes in: Eating Disorders • Multi-Cultural Diversity • Affective Disorders • Relationship Issues • Stress Management • Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues • Spirituality

Charlie joined CAPS in 2001 after working at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center for eight years. Charlie serves as advisor for the Afrikan People’s Union (the Black Student Government at UNL) and Active Minds group. In her spare time, Charlie enjoys baking, singing, and watching her sons participate in sports. As a transplanted southerner, she can oft times be heard saying “Roll Tide” as well.


John Goldrich

John Goldrich, M.S.W.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)

B.G.A., University of Kansas
M.S.W., University of Kansas

Specializes in:  Depression •  Relationship Issues •  Couples Therapy •  Trauma •  Anger Management •  Intercollegiate Athletics

John joined CAPS in 1994. John has a dual appointment, working half-time providing counseling services to students at the UNL Athletic Department, and half-time providing counseling services to the general student population. Additionally, John works as the Clinical Director for the Cedars organization in Lincoln. He is also a consultant with the NFL for mental health concerns.


Sonya Gray-Belcher

Sonya Gray-Belcher, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Ph.D., Andrews University

Specializes in:  Depression •  Anxiety •  Relationship Issues •  Multi-Cultural Diversity Issues •  Crisis Intervention •  Spirituality •  Eating Disorders •  Self-esteem

Sonya joined CAPS in September 2011. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching movies, and exercising.


Belinda

Belinda Hinojos, Ph.D.

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
Latina/o Outreach Specialist

M.S., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Specializes in: Latino Mental Health • Multicultural and Diversity • Gender Issues • Family of Origin Issues • Relationship Concerns • Trauma

Belinda joined CAPS in August of 2013. Her research and clinical interests include areas of multiculturalism and diversity, especially around Latino mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing and cooking.


Tina

Tina Hoffman, Ph.D.

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
Assessment Coordinator

M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Specializes in: LD/ADHD Assessment • Projective Assessment • Anxiety • Depression • Self-Esteem • Family of Origin Issues • Relationship Concerns • Trauma Recovery • Meditation and Mindfulness • Chronic Pain • Supervision

Tina joined CAPS in August, 2014 and focuses primary on psychological evaluations for college students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and animals; cooking and baking; and watching movies.


 Robert N. Portnoy

Robert N. Portnoy, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Department Head

M.S., New Mexico Highlands University (Psychology)
Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Clinical Psychology)

Specializes in:  Psychodynamic Therapy •  Hypnosis •  Dreams •  Trauma/ Abuse •  Crisis Intervention •  Characterological Disorders •  Depression •  On-line Screenings for Mental Health •  Projective Assessment •  Psychotherapy Outcome

Dr. Portnoy joined CAPS in 1991.


Kylie

Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, M.S.

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

M.S., Nanjing Normal University (People’s Republic of China)

Specializes in:  Chinese Cultural Issues • Intimate Relationships • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma • Personality Issues • Attachment

Kylie joined CAPS in August, 2014 and focuses primarily on working with Chinese and other international college students. In her spare time, she enjoys running, Chinese traditional tea ceremonies, deepening her understanding of and practicing traditional Chinese medicine, and learning about new cultures.


Casey Tallent

Casey Tallent, Ph.D.

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinator

M.A., University of Missouri–Kansas City
Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Specializes in:  Eating Disorders/Body Image Concerns • Multicultural Diversity • LGBTQ Issues • Relationship Concerns • Interpersonal Violence • Grief • Depression • Anxiety • Adjustment Issues

Casey joined CAPS in 2012. Casey’s primary research interest is in collaborative mental health care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, athletics, baking, and watching movies.


Scott Winrow

Scott Winrow, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

M.S., Northwest Missouri State University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Specializes in:  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues •  Coming Out Issues •  Native American Issues •  Diversity Issues •  Self-Esteem •  Test Anxiety

Scott joined CAPS in 2002. In his spare time, Scott enjoys reading, watching movies, and biking.

Psychiatric Providers

Nancy Gerrard

Nancy Gerrard

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

M.S.N., University of Nebraska Medical Center
M.S., Wayne State College
B.S.N., Clarkson College

Specializes in: Medication Management and Diagnosis

Nancy has been with the CAPS unit since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, cooking, and reading.

Physical Therapy

Jenny Meints, Physical Therapist Assistant; Traci Carey, Physical Therapist; Jane Austin, Physical Therapist