Meet the Staff

The Student Center for Health and Counseling is staffed with licensed professionals who are committed to working together to provide BSU and NTC students with the highest quality care in a college development model. Keep reading to learn more about SCHC’s amazing staff.

Health Services

Kristi Reiplinger

Licensed Practical Nurse
Education & Training

Northwest Technical College-Practical Nursing, A.D. and Winona State University Healthcare Leadership and Administration, B.S.

Personal Hobbies

Spending time with family, water activities, traveling

(218) 755-2777
kristi.reiplinger@bemidjistate.edu

 

Jennifer Fraik

Family Nurse Practitioner, Interim Director

 

Education & Training

Masters of Science in Nursing from UND; Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from BSU

Clinical Areas of Interest

Sexual health and contraception management (birth control); health promotion education and annual physicals including sports physicals; mental health management

Personal Hobbies

Anything outside! I love spending time on the lake – both water sports and fishing; I love camping and hiking; rollerblading and biking with my kids. I love playing and watching many sports and enjoy coaching hockey for my children. When relaxing, there is nothing better than sitting by a campfire or laying in a hammock with a good book.

(218) 755-2053
jennifer.fraik@bemidjistate.edu

Jan Anderson

Certified Medical Technologist
(218) 755-3937
jan.anderson@bemidjistate.edu

Counseling Services

Amanda Gartner, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

(she/her)

Education & Training

University of St. Thomas, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Masters Practicum Site: Bethel University
University of Minnesota Duluth, Bachelor of Arts majoring in Spanish Studies with minors in Psychology and Sociology
EMDR Trained, Illness Management & Recovery, Daring Greatly Facilitator

Clinical Areas of Interest

Interpersonal relationships, life transition and adjustment, first-generation and low-income students, family of origin issues, anxiety, grief & loss, shame resilience, and cultural diversity.

Personal Hobbies

Traveling, kayaking, cross-country skiing, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail and North Country Trail, bonfires, photography, reading, and walking my dog, Merle.

(218) 755-2053
amanda.gartner@bemidjistate.edu

Hannah Wilson, MS, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

(she/her)

Education & Training

Bemidji State University Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bemidji State University Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Training: EMDR Trained, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Personality Disorder Training with Gregory “Gary” Lester, Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)

Clinical Areas of Interest

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma

Personal Hobbies

Outdoor recreation:   I enjoy most sports both on the water and in the gym:  paddle boarding, swimming, skiing, tubing, tennis.   In the winter I am typically in the gym with my family playing, coaching, or watching basketball.  I also enjoy outdoor winter activities snow-shoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing.  I may even pick up a snowboard again-haha.

(218) 755-2053
Hannah.wilson@bemidjistate.edu

Case Manager

Samantha ” Sam” Clausen

Licensed Social Worker

(She/Her/Hers)

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do” -Mother Theresa

Education & Training

Bemidji State University Bachelor of Science Social Work

Areas of Interest

Supporting: Indigenous students, first generation students, foster youth, LGBTQIA2+. Assisting students with resource connection, problem-solving, and life transitions.

Hobbies

I enjoy reading sci-fi fantasy books, loving on my pets, being at the lake in the summer, and trying new recipes!

(218) 755-2024
samantha.clausen@bemidjistate.edu

Health Education

Jay Passa

Health Education Coordinator

 

Education & Training

Jay has a BS in Secondary Health Education

Clinical Areas of Interest

Jay has 24 years of experience working in college health education/promotion and is a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Personal Hobbies

Includes fishing, watersports, weightlifting, and driving anything with a lot of horsepower!

(218) 755-2080
Jay.Passa@bemidjistate.edu