Our Medical Providers

Heather Eberspacher

Heather Eberspacher, MD

Undergraduate
Chadron State College

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency
University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Me
I grew up in Cordova, Nebraska, but went to school in Exeter, Nebraska. 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.


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Mary Lutz, DO

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 health center 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.


Dwight Wigg

Dwight Wigg, MD

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 University Health Center 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.


Bethany Berg

Bethany Berg, PA-C

Undergraduate
Wayne State College

Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Me
I grew up in Lewiston, Nebraska and currently live in Lincoln with my family. I have spent time working in various settings since becoming a PA, which included time in both family medicine and trauma/critical care. My experiences have taught me a great deal, but ultimately, I decided to return to primary care, which is my passion. I enjoy the patient population at the health center and the opportunities for patient education. Outside of work, I enjoy reading and spending time with family.


Amber Bond

Amber Bond, PA-C

Undergraduate
Indiana Wesleyan University

Masters of Science in Medicine
Trevecca Nazarene University

Physician Assistant Fellowship in Psychiatry
Cherokee Mental Health Institute

About Me
I have been a PA since 2006 and have worked in various settings. I decided to specialize in psychiatry in 2013, which is how I got from Kentucky to Nebraska. I love what I do and find joy in teaching, encouraging and offering students hope. I also enjoy art/craft projects, being outdoors and spending time with my family, friends and cat.


Jodi Chewakin

Jodi Chewakin, PA-C

Undergraduate
University of North Dakota

Masters of Science in Medicine
A.T. Still University

About Me
I grew up on a grain and dairy farm in south central North Dakota. I am a perpetual student, beginning my career in medicine as an LPN and then completing my bachelor's degree of science in nursing. I graduated from the University of North Dakota as a PA-C. I earned my masters degree from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. My family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1999, where I practiced in women’s health for 16 years. I have been actively involved in PA education for the past six years as well. I enjoy working with college students as they are full of energy and open to new ideas. I have two adult daughters and two adorable grandchildren. My hobbies include flower gardening, book club and traveling.


Tawni Howard

Tawni Howard, APRN - Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate
Bryan College of Health Sciences

Graduate School
Walden University

About Me
I grew up in Lincoln and have lived here all of my life. I have been a nurse for many years and have a diverse nursing background. About eight years ago, I began working in the mental health field and, much to my surprise, I discovered it was an area that I really enjoyed. When caring for patients I thinks it's important to look at the “whole picture," including their mental and physical well being, in order to give them the best treatment and care possible. I also think its important for patients to be involved in their own health care. Outside of work, I have two children that keep me very busy and, in my spare time, I enjoy going to their sporting activities, vacationing in Colorado and doing things with family and friends.


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Szuhua Lambdin, APRN - Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate
Taiwan

Medical School
Brigham Young University

About Me
I moved to Nebraska in 1994 from Texas. The University Health Center 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.


Heidi Solano

Heidi Beynon Solano, PA-C

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional School
Union College

About Me
I grew up in Watertown, South Dakota and came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after graduation to attend college.I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, just unsure of what capacity. I enjoy the flexibility that being a PA gives me. I truly enjoy working with the student population and educating them on their health and well-being. I am married, and we have three children that keep me plenty busy. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and working out.


Sharon Spethman

Sharon Spethman, PA-C

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Union College

About Me
I grew up in Lincoln. Shortly after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I got married and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thirteen years and three children later, we had the opportunity to move back to our hometown to be close to family. I went back to school to be a physician assistant because I love to help people. My background is in dermatology and urgent care/family practice. I feel fortunate to be able to get to know and assist the young adult population on campus as part of the Nebraska Medicine family.


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Terry Shannon Thomas, MA, MSN, APRN - 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 the University Health Center 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.


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Joelle Vogltance, MSN, APRN - Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate
Creighton University

Master’s Degree in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Me
While I grew up in the small town of Oakland, Nebraska, I have lived in Lincoln for the past 15 years and consider it my home. When not working in the clinic, I teach the Women’s Health portion of the Undergraduate Nursing program at UNMC. I love to teach and find that it is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as both an instructor and as nurse practitioner. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and three amazing children, my family and friends. I also enjoying reading, working out when I can and vacationing to new destinations.

Larry Haisch

Larry Haisch, DDS

Undergraduate
Wayne State

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Abbey Krienke

Abbey Krienke, DDS

Undergraduate
Doane College

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Sandi Larson

Sandi Larson, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Ernest Sigler

Ernest Sigler, DDS

Undergraduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Josi Stephenson

Josi Stephenson, DDS

Undergraduate
Friends University

Dental School
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Amber Duey

Amber Duey, RDH


Kelly Nathan

Kelly Nathan, RDH

Dental Hygiene School
Central Community College


Danni Urban

Danni Urban, RDH

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Tricia Besett-Alesch, PhD

Licensed Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist Lead
Training Director / Associate Psychology Manager

MA, University of Northern Iowa
PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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

Tricia 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.


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Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga, PhD

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist

MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Specializes in: Multicultural and Diversity Issues • First-Generation College Students • College Adjustment • Academic Concerns • Eating and Body Image • Anxiety and Depression

Patricia joined CAPS September 2016 as a general staff psychologist. Her research interests are in college mental health and Latina/o mental health. She enjoys working with issues of diversity and multicultural competency. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends, going out and exploring new areas to relax and have fun as well as dining out. When the weather gets too cold, she plans to spend more time indoors baking, cooking and watching movies with her son and husband.


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Belinda Hinojos, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Latina/o Outreach Specialist

MS, University of Kansas
PhD, 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 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 Hoffman

Tina Hoffman, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Assessment Coordinator

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

Specializes in: ADHD 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.


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John Mark Krejci, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara

Specializes in:  Multicultural Issues • LGBTQA+ Issues • Men’s Issues • International Student Assistance • Trauma/PTSD • Alcohol/Drug/Internet/Sex Addiction • Anxiety and Depression • Relationship Issues • Couples Therapy

Originally from Nebraska, John Mark joined CAPS in 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys kiteboarding, biking, comedy, traveling and speaking Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.


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Heather Patterson Meyer, PsyD, MAT

Licensed Psychologist
Eating Disorders Treatment Team Coordinator

PsyD, Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology

Specializes in:  Eating disorders and body image • Relational Struggles • Self-Compassion & Mindfulness • Depression • Anxiety • Spiritual & Existential Issues • Identity Concerns (i.e.: Sexual/Gender Identity and Religious/Spiritual Identity) • Risk Assessment • Values Clarification • Personal Growth

Heather joined CAPS in 2016 and co-advises the HOPE student organization. Heather loves the outdoors and spends her time away from work taking her adorable Miniature Pinscher for walks, playing tennis with her partner and enjoying conversation with friends. When she is forced to be inside during cold winter months, she enjoys baking and watching indie films.


Michelle Nanji

Michelle Nanji, PhD

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist

PhD, University of Iowa

Specializes in:  Multicultural and Diversity Issues • Couples Therapy • Relationship Concerns • Family of Origin Issues • LGBTQA+ Concerns • International Students • Trauma • Identity Development • Meditation and Mindfulness • Islam and Psychology • Career Development

Michelle joined CAPS in October 2017 as a general staff psychologist. In her spare time, she enjoys being in nature, going on walks, practicing yoga, Zumba, playing volleyball and paddle boarding. She also likes traveling, shopping, fashion and spending time with family and friends.


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Brigham Scott, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist
Alcohol and Other Drug Services Coordinator

MA, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County
PsyD, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County

Specializes in: Alcohol & Drug Counseling

Brigham joined CAPS in August 2014 as a psychology intern. In his free time, Brigham enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, cooking and attending various sporting events.


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Cynthia Von Seggern, PhD

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
Group and Outreach Coordinator

MA, Boston College
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Specializes in:  Eating Disorders & Body Image •  Alcohol & Other Drugs •  Relationship Issues/Concerns •  Trauma/Abuse •  Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence •  Crisis Intervention/Risk Management •  Diversity •  Depression •  Anxiety

Cindy joined CAPS in August of 2015 as a general staff psychologist; she additionally is the advisor for the Active Minds student organization. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends; traveling and being outdoors; watching cult classic movies; and listening to 90s music.


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Scott Winrow, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

MS, Northwest Missouri State University
PhD, 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.


Duke Engel

Duke Engel, MA, LADC

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
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 2013 to help promote alcohol/drug services on campus. He works an eight month schedule that makes him available when the majority of students are on campus. Duke spends time with family and friends and enjoys travel, biking, paddling and hiking.


John Goldrich

John Goldrich, MSW

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

BGA, University of Kansas
MSW, 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.


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Ashley Grundmayer, MA

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Specializes in: Interpersonal Issues • Stress Management • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma • Intimate Partner Violence • Crisis Intervention • Mindfulness • DBT • Coping Skills • Substance Use Issues

Ashley joined CAPS in October 2016 and is a lifelong Husker and passionate about the UNL campus and community. She enjoys reading, crocheting, all arts and crafts and investing in the lives of her family and close knit group of friends.


Danielle Parrish

Danielle Parrish, MS

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Marriage & Family Therapist

MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Specializes in: Relationship issues • Couples Therapy • Life Transitions • Identify Development • Family of Origin Issues • Spirituality • Anxiety • Depression

Danielle joined CAPS in 2016. She enjoys baking, reading, listening to podcasts/NPR, playing sports and spending time with her family and her dog in her free time.


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Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, MS

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

MS, 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.


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Krystyn Schmidt, MA

Case Manager
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

MA, Doane College

Specializes in:  Anxiety •  Depression  •  Self-Esteem  •  Crisis Intervention  •  Stress Management  •  Substance Abuse  •  Military & Veteran Issues  •  Community Resources/Referrals

Krystyn joined CAPS in December 2015. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being in nature, watching animals and listening to music.

Darcie Christensen

Darcie Christensen, PT, DPT, ATC

Licensed Physical Therapist

B.S., Exercise Science & Athletic Training, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
DPT, Des Moines University

Experienced in: Orthopedic care, manual therapy of spine and extremities, sports medicine injury, assessment and sports rehab and cancer rehabilitation

Darcie enjoys being active with health and fitness through running or fitness classes. Traveling to new areas of the country is something Darcie enjoys when time allows. She loves time with family back on the farm, along with spoiling her niece and nephews, and is an avid Husker fan.


Ron Schmidt

Ron Schmidt, PT, MA

Licensed Physical Therapist

B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
M.A., Health Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Experienced in: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Injury Prevention/Ergonomics, Wellness/Health Promotion, Cardiac Rehab

Ron enjoys spending time with his bride of 38 years, 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren and 4 cats. He also enjoys the outdoors, gardening, flowers and all of God’s creation, especially the mountains in Colorado. Ron's many other interests and hobbies include woodcarving, lapidary, rock collecting, reading, genealogy, history, cooking and eating.


Jenny Meints

Jenny Meints, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Missouri Western State University, Graduated 2006

Experienced in: Outpatient Care, General Orthopedics, Sports Rehab

Jenny enjoys health and fitness and appreciates helping others improve their health and fitness at the same time. Jenny grew up in rural Nebraska and enjoys helping on the farm. She also loves photography, working out and spending time with her family and friends.


Melissa Voichahoske

Melissa Voichahoske

Physical Therapy Technician