Tempe Location Administration
Associate Vice PresidentAaron Krasnow, PhD
Medical Director/Chief of Clinical StaffStefanie Schroeder MD
Associate DirectorChristiana Moore MPA, MSW, LCSW
Associate DirectorJoanne Anderson
Management Research AnalystNancy Hooke
Administrative AssociateRamona Robles
Downtown Location Administration
Director NP HealthcareDiane Perry NP
Polytechnic Location Administration
Clinic ManagerTammy Ostroski DNP, FNP
West Location Administration
Clinic ManagerMichele Flanagan, NP
Downtown Location Providers
Diane Perry NP 
Jean Arlotti NP 
Tempe Location Providers
Internal Medicine/Family PracticeAcute Care Clinic
Alan Andresen MDHarold Cohen MD - Section Chief
Denise Beighe MDJeffrey W. Gaver, MD, DVM
Amy Dominguez NPKathy Harty NP
Thomas Eccles MDSharon Labban NP
Hope Findlay, NPStefanie Schroeder MD
Kathy Harty NPRita Wermers NP
Stanford Ho MD - Section Chief 
Diane Labban NPNursing
Maria Nasta NPCarmen Henry, FNP
 Lisa Eckerson, RN, MS FNP
Sports MedicineWomen's Health
Deborah Garland MDHope Findlay, NP
Shanyn Lancaster MD – Head Team Physician Diane Labban NP
Roger McCoy MD - Lead Team PhysicianAnn Ryan NP 
Michael Puchowicz MD - Lead Team Physician Club Sports 
Amber Yudell, RD – Team DieticianPrimary Care
 Rita Wermers NP
Wellness Care  
AcupunctureMassage Therapy
Stefanie Schroeder MDJennifer Bolton LMT, Section Chief
 Jacqueline Chikos LMT 
 Eric Paredes LMT
 Dominic Rossitto LMT
Susan Reed DCJenna Heller, RD
Polytechnic Location Providers
Deborah Garland MDTammy Ostroski DNP, FNP
Wellness Care 
Susan Reed DCStefanie Schroeder MD
Massage Therapy Dietician
Christina Tompkins LMTJenna Heller, RD
West Location Providers
Jeffrey W. Gaver, MD, DVMMichele Flanagan, NP
Wellness Care 
Massage Therapy Dietician
Eric Paredes LMTJenna Heller, RD
Mariko Palumbo LMT 
Tempe Location Specialists
Anikar Chhabra MD - Orthopedic SurgeryMatthew Hoerth, MD - Neurology
Kostas Economopoulos MD - Orthopedic SurgeryJoseph Sirven, MD - Neurology
David Simms MD - Otolarynology (Ear, Nose & Thoat)Katherine Noe, MD - Neurology
 Joseph Drazkowski, MD - Neurology



Joanne Anderson

Joanne Anderson is an Associate Director for ASU Health Services. She joined ASU in 2012 to manage their billing, insurance, referrals, financial management, and business operations. Her 30 years of experience in the non-profit health care industry has made her well-versed in advanced financial management practices across the health care profession. During her professional path she has gained experience in operational and capital budgeting, long-range financial planning, contracting, and daily financial operations including statutory filings, corporate income tax, and cost report preparation. Beyond her business acumen, she is adept at working with diverse groups including boards of directors, various finance committees, audit committees, executive committees, governing boards for colleges, financial institutions and city governments.

In her spare time she volunteers at her son’s high school for their marching band and winter drum line. She also serves on the Band Booster Board as the Comptroller.

Joanne has a Bachelor degree in Finance from St. Xavier University in Chicago. Joanne is currently working on her certification in Healthcare Finance through HFMA.

Alan Andresen, M.D.
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Andresen completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University with a degree in Microbiology and received his MD degree from the University Autonomous of Guadalajara. He did his Internship at University of Maryland School of Medicine and his residency at York Hospital in Pennsylvania in Family Medicine and is currently Board Certified in Family Medicine and licensed by the Arizona Board of Medicine. He works in both the Acute Care Center and in the Primary Care Department. He has worked at ASU for over 15 years as a physician. He is an Adjunct Instructor in Medicine for the Mayo Clinic of Arizona. He chose to work at ASU due to its diversity of students and their cultures and enjoys caring for their health needs.

Jean Arlotti, FNP

Jean Arlotti, Family Nurse Practitioner, joined the staff on the Downtown Phoenix Campus of ASU Health Services in 2012. She became licensed as an RN after she earned her BSN degree at Penn State University, in her native state of Pennsylvania. After gaining clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, adult ICU, and neonatal ICU, she went overseas to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Antigua, West Indies. There, she worked alongside maternity and neonatal nurses, helped with training, and taught classes to nursing students and at-risk teens in the community. Upon return to the US, she earned her MSN degree from Florida State University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1995.

As a nurse practitioner, Jean has worked in clinics for the uninsured and underserved, HMO settings, retail health clinics, and psychiatric facilities. In the academic setting, she has taught in nursing programs at Florida A&M University and the University of Maryland. Jean is excited to be in the academic environment again and enjoys being part of a thriving NP clinic that meets the critical health care needs of the students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.

Denise Beighe, M.D.
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Denise Beighe is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (FACR). She attended Lehigh University for her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Hahneman University, School of Medicine, (now Drexel) where she obtained her Medical Degree. She did her internal medicine residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and her rheumatology fellowship at Temple University.

Dr. Beighe went into healthcare because she wanted the opportunity to provide excellent healthcare and work to make a partnership to improve people’s health. She has been at ASU for 20 years and loves the student population and how they challenge her to be her best.

Jennifer Bolton, LMT

Jennifer Bolton first became interested in massage therapy in 1998 when she started receiving massage treatments to help maintain her tension migraines. After 10 years in retail management she decided it was time for a career change and wanted to explore muscle therapy since it had made such a great impact in her life.

Jen graduated from the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy and became a Licensed Therapist in 2010. Since then she has received CEUs to further her specialty in neck and shoulder tension issues. ASU has been the perfect place for her to provide her brand of therapy since so many student and faculty members suffer from neck and shoulder tension related problems. Her goal is to promote a healthy way to lower stress and help with life's aches and pains.

Anikar Chhabra, MD, MS
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Anikar Chhabra is a national expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, minimally invasive surgery and sports-related injuries. He also treats complex disorders of the knee such as multiple ligament injuries, articular cartilage procedures, osteotomies, unicompartmental knee replacements, total knee replacements and meniscal transplants. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in Economics. While at Harvard, he was a four-year Varsity Basketball letter winner. As a team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chhabra currently is the head orthopedic surgeon for Arizona State University, Paradise Valley College, South Mountain College, the Arizona Assassins Women's professional football team, Copper Semi-Pro football league and twelve local high schools. He is experienced in providing quality care for athletes at all levels, including weekend warriors.

Dr. Chhabra is the first orthopedic surgeon in Arizona to be certified as an ImPACT Specialist (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. Dr. Chhabra has authored numerous clinical and scientific orthopedic publications, has served as guest speaker at several national conferences and has received many clinical and research awards. He is currently the Sports Medicine Director of the Banner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Residency Program, the fellowship director for the TOCA/BGS Ortho Sports Medicine Fellowship, and is an adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Jackie Chikos, LMT

Jackie Chikos joined the ASU health services’ wellness care staff in November 2013. Born and raised in the Phoenix metropolitan valley, she received her state massage license in 2009 from the East Valley Institute of Technology. Over the past five years, she has focused her massage education on myofascial release techniques, trigger point therapy, and post-event sports massage. Her massage can be defined as “therapeutic” and “deep, but relaxing.”

While practicing massage in Mesa, Jackie continued her higher education at Arizona State University. She earned her four-year degree in kinesiology in December 2012. Her knowledge in structural kinesiology aids her therapeutic touch. Jackie plans to continue her education, eventually moving on to sports medicine.

Jackie is overjoyed to be back on the campus, helping the students and staff she feels a kinship with.

Harold Cohen, M.D.
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Wake Forest Medical School and completed 3 years of internal medicine training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. After pursuing his passion for Emergency Medicine, he became board certified and licensed in Emergency Medicine with the Arizona Medical Board. He serves as the Section Chief for the Acute Care Clinic at ASU Health Services and is also an Adjunct Instructor in Medicine with Mayo Clinic of Arizona. He chooses to work at ASU Health Service, because of the diverse patient population in an academic setting, as well as for the outstanding qualifications of his colleagues.

Amy Dominguez N.P.

In 1996, Amy Dominguez graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2002, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Amy is Board Certified by ANCC as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She chose to work in healthcare because she has always been concerned for other’s well-being and wanted a profession where she could positively impact other’s lives.

After working in the emergency department as an RN and many years as a nurse practitioner in family practice, Amy decided that she wanted to switch paths and focus on college health. She enjoys working with the student population because she sees how they genuinely want to learn about their illness/injuries and treatment. She feels as though she can make a positive impact on the student's lives by educating them on safety, health promotion and disease prevention. Amy recognizes that for young adults, seeking healthcare without the presence or guidance of parents can be a scary experience. She tries to make her patients feel at ease so that they will have open, honest communication with her and feel comfortable to return without hesitation.

Thomas Eccles, MD

Dr. Thomas Eccles joined the ASU Health Services team in March, 2015. Prior to coming to ASU, Dr. Eccles had been Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Eccles is originally from Indiana, obtained his degree, Doctor of Medicine, from Indiana University School of Medicine and did his initial residency training in Pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He practiced General Pediatrics for about 10 years in Bloomington, Indiana, before returning to Riley Hospital for a three-year Fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, which he has practiced since 2003.

Dr. Eccles came to Arizona from New Orleans where he was employed after completing his Fellowship training and where he was doing College Health at Tulane University. Dr. Eccles research and clinical interests are in the areas of medical education, diabetes care, mental health care, sexual health, men’s health and GLBTQ issues. Dr. Eccles is particularly interested in risk reduction and prevention in the areas of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). He is also has great interest in the co-management of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders that impact student’s abilities to be successful in their pursuit of their educational goals. Dr. Eccles has served on many Boards of Directors of not-for-profit Arts Organizations in Phoenix, including Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix and currently, Grand Canyon Performing Arts.

Kostas Economopoulos, MD

Dr. Kostas Economopoulos is a native of Phoenix and returns to his home town to serve the students at Arizona State University. He completed his medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Returning to Phoenix, he then completed residencies in general surgery and orthopaedics at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia followed by a second fellowship in hip arthroscopy in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to being an orthopaedic consultant to the student-athletes at ASU, Dr. Economopoulos takes care of several high schools around the valley and is one of the team physicians for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Dr. Economopoulos enjoys working with the young active students on campus. His philosophy is to treat every student individually to determine a treatment plan that will return each person back to their pre-injury activities.

Hope Findlay, NP

Hope Findlay is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Arizona native. She started her career in health care when she graduated from Central Arizona College’s nursing program in 1997. Hope has spent most of her profession working in women’s health with 11 years as a labor and delivery nurse. She continued with her education, receiving her bachelor’s (BSN) and master’s (MSN) as a family nurse practitioner from Grand Canyon University in 2009. She enjoyed working in an Obstetrics and Gynecology office for 5 years. Her desire is to continue to educate and empower young women and by joining the ASU team she is happy to incorporate her ability to provide primary care to everyone.

Hope remains happily married to her husband of over 2 decades and is proud of her four amazing children. Both of her sons attend ASU and she has high hopes that your two younger daughters will follow suit.

Michele Flanagan, MS, APN, FNP-BC

Michele started her career in health care in 1981 when she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University graduating magna cum laude. She worked as a RN in critical care, nursing administration, and emergency care until 1997 when she obtained a Master of Science degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University. She continued her advanced nursing education completing a Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner course of study from Northern Illinois University in 1999 and then obtained national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

She has worked in ObGyn, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and as a NP Manager in the retail clinic industry where she was responsible for opening and managing multiple retail clinics in Tampa and Chicago. She also spent time at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as a Mid-Level Provider Manager for the Department of Gynecologic Oncology. She enjoys the responsibilities of being a manager while also working directly with patients, and takes pride in helping her patients to better understand how to best take care of their health needs. She appreciates being able to spend time with her family in the Phoenix area, traveling, spending time outdoors, hiking, listening to music, and caring for her patients at the ASU Student Health Centers.

Deborah Garland, MD
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Deborah Garland grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and attended Arizona State University where she earned a degree in Nutrition with a minor in Biochemistry. After attending the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, she completed a Family Practice residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Garland is board certified in Family Practice. She began working at ASU in 1990 and has been a team physician in Intercollegiate Athletics since 1993. In addition to working at Intercollegiate Athletics and the Campus Health Center, she also works at the Student Health center at the Polytechnic (East) campus.

Dr. Garland chose to work at ASU because she saw it as an opportunity to provide sports medicine for both athletes and a population of college students that are very active. She has thoroughly enjoyed being a Team Physician for ASU athletes, from Division I and Club athletes, to “Weekend Warriors.” Being alumni of ASU, Deborah Garland has a special place in her heart for the university. Working at ASU and serving the students is a way she enjoys paying back ASU for all that it did for her as a student.

Jeffrey W. Gaver, MD, DVM
Specializing in Primary Care Internal Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey W. Gaver received his veterinary medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed a residency in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University. After practicing Veterinary Medicine in the Oconomowoc, Wisconsin area, he became interested in international health. Through his Rotary club he developed a project in Haiti and led several medical mission trips there. Upon his return, he entered medical school and received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as chief resident. After practicing Emergency Medicine for five years, he returned to Aurora Sinai Medical Center and completed a residency in Internal Medicine. He then practiced primary care Internal medicine in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for twenty years. During this time he flew part time as flight physician at UW Med Flight, in Madison, Wisconsin. He also served as Medical Director of the Road America Race Track in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin. After he retired from Internal Medicine, Dr. Gaver worked for Diversified Care as an Urgent Care Physician. This past year he bought a home in Sun City, Arizona and in January 2015 joined the medical staff at ASU as a primary care internal medicine physician.

Besides working in the ASU student health clinic, Dr. Gaver will be involved with Occupational Health activities including working with the health of the Animal Health Care Workers at ASU. He also plans to interact through clinical mentoring and lecturing with some of the residents that rotate through the student Clinic in young adult medicine.

Kathy Harty, N.P.

Kathy Harty is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by both American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. She came to ASU’s campus Health in July 2008. She obtained Bachelors of Nursing from Loyola University Chicago, prior to completing the Nurse Practitioner Program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center Chicago, she worked at in Public Health at the Chicago Visiting Nurse Association. This interest in Public Health led to obtaining a Master in Public Health at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. She worked in an Internal Medicine Practice Jupiter, Florida prior to moving to Tempe, AZ.

Jenna Heller, RD

Jenna Heller is a Registered Dietitian and is excited about promoting good nutrition to the diverse, dynamic population of ASU. Jenna completed her undergraduate studies in Nutrition through Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, and then went on to complete a practical internship in dietetics through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After completing requirements for credentialing as a Registered Dietitian, Jenna completed a Master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Wyoming, where she also served as Sports Nutritionist to the University’s athletics program and gained experience and passion for working with college students.

An enthusiastic ASU alumna, Jenna is excited to have returned to Sun Devil country. She strives to promote a healthy campus environment and help individuals discover their healthiest self.

Stan Ho, M.D.
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Ho completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University (Atlanta, GA), earned his MD degree at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and completed his primary care residency program also at UCSF. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and licensed with the Arizona Medical Board. He serves as the Section Chief of Primary Care at ASU Health Services and is also an Adjunct Instructor in Medicine with the Mayo Clinic of Arizona. He chose to work in healthcare and specifically at ASU because he enjoys caring for a diverse patient population in an academic setting with opportunities to provide health education to the ASU population and to participate with collaborative healthcare research.

Nancy Hooke

Nancy Hooke is a Management Research Analyst Senior with ASU Health Services and a member of the Health Services Executive Leadership Team. Nancy serves as technical liaison for Health Services with the University Technology Office, manages Health Services’ Electronic Medical Record software, provides support for other software used at Health Services, and assists with business planning by providing Health Services statistics and ad hoc reports. Nancy also serves as the local HIPAA Security Officer for ASU Health Services. Prior to joining the Health Services team Nancy worked at Barrett, The Honors college as a Database Specialist.

Nancy has a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Middle Tennessee University and is a NextGen Certified Professional.

Aaron Krasnow, PhD

Dr. Aaron Krasnow provides administrative leadership for the ASU Health Services and ASU Counseling Services for all campus locations. Dr. Krasnow began his tenure at Arizona State University in 2003 as a staff psychologist at ASU Counseling. He has served in a number of capacities in various departments at ASU, including clinic manager, assistant director, clinical director, associate director, Dean of Students (Polytechnic Campus), and now as Assistant Vice President. He is an Arizona-licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been an instructor in ASU’s Fulton Colleges of Engineering and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Dr. Krasnow received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Clark University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont. He has published on the treatment of anxiety disorders and presented nationally on topics such as student service best practice, clinic management, suicide prevention, and innovation. He is also the former Chair of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 Section on College and University Counseling Centers.

Diane Labban, FNP

Diane Labban is a board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in healthcare. She practices in the Sonora Clinic of ASU Health Services located in the Sonora Dorm on the Tempe Campus. Diane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kean University in New Jersey in 1991, and her Master in Nursing from Grand Canyon University.

Prior to coming to ASU in 2011, Diane worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a local private practice, but the majority of her experience has been in ICU/Trauma and ER settings. Diane has great interests in health education and preventative medicine. One of Diane’s goals here at ASU is to provide students and staff with the education, tools and support they need to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors that will last a lifetime.

Sharon Labban, ACNP-BC

Sharon completed her undergraduate degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She earned her Master’s Degree at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. She is board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the ANCC. She is licensed through the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Her background as a Registered Nurse includes Emergency Services, Intensive Care, Outpatient Services, Interventional Radiology, and Oncology. Her training as an ACNP included Emergency Services, Hospitalist and Intensivist training. She chose to work at ASU Health Services as a Nurse Practitioner because of the unique and diverse student population that provides an environment conducive to providing excellent, quality driven patient care and health education. She chose a profession in health care because she finds it rewarding and enriching personally and professionally to make a difference in patient’s lives through giving the best care possible.


Shanyn Lancaster, MD

Board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, Shanyn C. Lancaster, MD, provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages. As a former Big Ten gymnast and after nearly 20 years in the sport, she has special interest in treating athletes of every age and sport level but really enjoys working with the young adult population and educating patients about their problems.

Dr. Lancaster completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine through Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan after training at the Columbia-St. Mary’s family medicine residency program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and attended the University of Minnesota, where she majored in finance and pre-medicine.

Dr. Lancaster has extensive sports experience, including the PGA Championships, Final Four and NCAA tournaments, Detroit Tigers baseball organization, multiple college and high school sports, including team physician for Marquette University varsity athletics, and other dance organizations. Her background and interests make her a perfect fit as a team doctor for the Arizona State University Sun Devils and for the ASU population as a whole.

Roger McCoy, MD

Dr. Roger McCoy has been a team physician at ASU since 1994 and recently took over as Lead Team Physician. He's been the Head Primary Care Sports Medicine team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 1996 when the team had only minor league affiliates. He also has become a team physician for the Arizona Rattlers. He received his sports medicine fellowship training at Michigan State University and passed his Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Family Practice and has passed and maintained his Family Practice Board certification. He has a busy private practice in the valley entailing both sports medicine and primary care. In addition, Dr. McCoy is flattered to be voted as one of the “Top Docs” by Phoenix Magazine in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also certified on IMPACT concussion neuropsychological testing and has been an active evaluator on concussions for over 20 years.

His professional interests have included the desire to promote the newer functional training and rehabilitation that he believes will be the future standard for the training and rehabilitating of athletes in sports medicine.


Carmen Henry, FNP

Carmen is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her BSN degree from the University of Alabama in 1998, and worked in a cardiac step-down unit in Florida before relocating to the Valley in 2000. In Arizona, she was fortunate to care for young families in Banner Desert's labor and delivery department through her 2012 completion of Grand Canyon University's MSN-FNP program. She worked as a nurse practitioner in a family practice setting prior to joining ASU Health Services.

Carmen is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and maintains certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. . Nursing has been a truly rewarding vocation for her. She is delighted to care for ASU's diverse and vibrant population, in a collaborative environment dedicated to the health and academic success of its students

Christiana Moore MPA, MSW, LCSW

Christiana Moore is the Associate Director of Health Services. She directs the Operations, Marketing and Quality Improvement initiatives for the department.

Christiana holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. She is board certified with the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Christiana has experience in working closely with students and administrators during her tenure at Michigan State University where she served as an Assistant Director within the Department of Residence Life. During Christiana’s time in the behavioral health system, she worked to implement an integrative model that focused on uniting the assessment of both the mental and physical health of patients. Christiana also holds additional specialties in marketing, program design, and organizational development. Christiana has in depth experience in working with students and young adults, and as an ASU alumni appreciates the opportunity to return to the Sun Devil Community.

Maria Nasta, FNP

Maria Nasta is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Practice and Rheumatology at ASU Health Services. She has worked at ASU since February 2011. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and began her MSN/FNP program in Boston at Simmons College which she completed at the University of Phoenix. Prior to working at ASU, she worked in a private Rheumatology practice in Scottsdale. Maria has participated in Rheumatologic drug studies as a Sub-Investigator for several pharmaceutical companies. She has a growing knowledge in the current treatment for multiple auto-immune related rheumatologic diseases and is passionate about her field of interest.

Maria joined the ASU team to be a part of an experienced and integrated team that is dedicated to helping the young adult populations understand how important early education and health awareness can lead to a productive and prosperous future. Healthcare is her passion and she feels blessed to be doing something that she loves every day.

Tammy Ostroski DNP, FNP

Tammy Ostroski is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She started her healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician in Wisconsin. Tammy obtained her nursing degree from Cardinal Stritch University, her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from at Arizona State University. Prior working at ASU, Tammy was an Assistant Professor of Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department at a Trauma Center in Milwaukee. Tammy has been working for ASU since 2011. She chose to work for the university as it provides her with an opportunity to positively impact the health and well-being of students. She enjoys working with the diversity of the student population and feels it is a privilege to work at ASU.


Eric Paredes, LMT

Eric first received a physical therapy technician degree at Carrington College in 2013.  While attending Carrington, Eric grew a strong passion for hands on therapeutic touch.  In 2014, he started at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe.  Once Eric had achieved his Massage Therapy License he joined ASU Health Services in October of 2015, providing a deep therapeutic touch with a mix of trigger point and sports techniques.  Eric is also a believer in energy work.  In addition to Deep Muscle Therapy, Eric also performs Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Reiki for the complete balance of the mind, body, and soul.

Diane L Perry, FNP

Diane Perry received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is Board Certified in Geriatrics as a Registered Nurse and a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Diane worked as a director for a long-term Medicare facility and has most recently worked in internal medicine. Diane chose to work in healthcare for the past 21 years because she likes to help individuals make a difference in their lives and be a part of an ever changing and world challenging arena. She enjoys working at ASU because of the young adult population, preventative medicine, and student’s receptiveness to making a difference in their lifestyle.

Michael J. Puchowicz, MD

Dr. Michael Puchowicz received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed a Pediatric Residency at the University of Arizona and went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center / Wellington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He is ABP certified in Sports Medicine and Pediatrics and licensed by the Arizona Medical Board. He has experience working with multiple sports teams at the high school, club, and NCAA Division I level.

Dr. Puchowicz came to ASU Health Services for the opportunity to serve as the Head Team Physician for Intercollegiate Club Sports, Team Physician for Division I Sports, and Health Services physician for the ASU student body. His practice philosophy is to provide a medical home tailored to meet the needs of young athletes and their active lifestyles. His goal for every patient is a return to full function and to get them back to school, sports, and work sooner and safer.

Susan Reed, DC

Susan Reed has a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in music from the University of California - Riverside, and a Doctor of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude, from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Her postgraduate education consists of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician licensing from the American Chiropractic Council on Sports injuries. She was also elected Phi Beta Kappa. Susan has her own practice, Desert Sports Chiropractic, in Tempe since 1996 where she has treated amateur and professional athletes. Her practice consists of general chiropractic care, accident and rehabilitation cases utilizing physiotherapy modalities, nutrition, exercise prescriptions and various soft tissue techniques.

Susan has been on staff at ASU Health Services for six years in the Wellness Center, where she provides chiropractic care to students, faculty and staff. She enjoys working in an academic setting with students who have a variety of ailments and also enjoy the camaraderie of working with the other health care professionals on staff.

Ramona Robles

Ramona Robles is the Administrative Associate with ASU Health Services and a member of the Health Services Executive Leadership Team. Ramona also serves as the Support Staff Supervisor for the student workers, and manages the credentialing of the Health Services providers. She has been with ASU Health Services since November 2007 and enjoys working with the ASU student population.

Dominic Rossitto, LMT

Dominic Rossitto joined ASU Health Services in November of 2011. An LMT since May 2nd, 2007, Dominic received his education from The Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy, and The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. When providing a massage, Dominic primarily uses techniques of Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage, as they are the most popular forms of massage, combined with elements of Shiatsu, Trigger Point and basic Thai Massage. Dominic is looking to expand his knowledge in healing modalities in advanced Thai Massage, Reiki and Reflexology. Dominic feels that communication is essential in being a Massage Therapist, as it is important to be able to understand what is causing a client’s ailment and where the issue of discomfort is located, and what the client is feeling during a therapy.

Dominic also feels that a therapist needs to be healthy themselves in order to provide a true “healing session”. He attends Yoga classes three times a week, partakes in additional physical fitness at least twice more a week and has a passion for traditional martial arts.

Ann Ryan, NP

Ann Ryan was born in Chicago and came to ASU for her undergraduate education. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, she relocated to San Francisco and worked for the City and County Health Department in public Health. She returned to ASU for graduate studies and received a Master’s Degree plus certificate as a Nurse Practitioner. Her professional experience has been in Women’s Health with emphasis on prevention and wellness care. She has loved working at ASU and was attracted to student health for the opportunity to work with the young adult population in an academic setting.

Stefanie Schroeder, MD - Chief of Medical Staff
Adjunct Instructor in Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Stefanie Schroeder has been the Chief of Clinical Staff at ASU Health Services since July 2004. She was the Medical Director of a large volume Emergency Department in Mesa prior to coming to ASU. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has practiced Emergency Medicine for 10 years. Dr. Schroeder built and oversees the Wellness Department at ASU Health Services which is composed of massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care and nutrition.

Besides her administrative duties she sees patients in the Acute Care Clinic at the ASU Health Services and performs acupuncture in the Wellness Department.

Her goal is to have a top-notch clinical staff providing excellent and compassionate health care to ASU students, staff and faculty, and to integrate allopathic medicine with complementary medicine when appropriate.


David Simms, M.D.

Dr. Simms is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Simms graduated with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma. He then received his M.D. degree and completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Simms began his practice in the Valley in 1989.

Dr. Simms is an active member of the Valley’s medical community and has served on numerous medical staff committees, including Chairman of the ENT Section at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Simms has numerous clinical publications and has been recognized by Phoenix Magazine’s “Top Docs” publication as one of the top ENT physicians in the Valley.

Christina Tompkins, LMT

Christina has a bachelor’s degree in Biology & Exercise Sport Science from Drury University where she was also a member of the swim team. She then went back to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist from Arizona School of Massage Therapy. Christina has worked in the massage therapy profession for over 7 years and specializes in sports / injury massage, trigger point massage and deep tissue massage. She is also skilled in reflexology, cranial sacral massage and reiki. Christina enjoys working with the ASU student population and promoting wellbeing.

Rita Wermers, NP

Rita Wermers is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Like many, Rita’s initial attraction to healthcare was the ability to help others. As she continued to practice, she realized that it was a privilege to work with patients and caregivers each day. Throughout Rita’s academic career and clinical practice, she has enjoyed the chance to work with students, in caring for their acute needs and walking with them as they learn about health. The Downtown Clinic has given her the opportunity to work not only with students, but also many people in the downtown community. In addition, her affiliation with the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation has allowed her to teach in addition to her clinical practice. Rita continues to be inspired by the patients with whom she works with and the care team at ASU.

Amber Yudell, MS, RD, CSSD
Team Sports Dietitian

Amber leads sports nutrition for Sun Devil Athletics. As a member of the sports medicine team, she works to impact the health and performance of ASU student-athletes through individual medical and performance nutrition counseling, team education, and coordinating feeding and fueling strategies. Amber received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During her graduate work she also completed her dietetics study, and thereafter completed her dietetic internship through the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her work as a sports dietitian includes time with the University of Florida and University of Georgia. Amber is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.

Amber chose to come to ASU for the opportunity to develop and deliver sports nutrition services to the remarkable student-athletes at ASU within a comprehensive and collaborative healthcare team. As a lifelong athlete, she chose to work in healthcare to bring her passion for educating the student-athlete on the positive impact nutrition has both on and off the field.

Mariko Palumbo, LMT

Mariko Palumbo has been practicing massage therapy for over 10 years. She graduated as an honor student from Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College in 2006 where she learned many different types of massage therapy from Swedish massage to Shiatsu and Hot Stone therapies. Mariko has also become known as a specialist in Sports massage.

Mariko was raised in Japan and studied English at the Women’s Jesuit University in Tokyo and became an Arizona resident in 1994. Mariko believes that massage therapy is as vital to a healthy mind and body as exercise and diet.

Lisa Eckerson, RN, MS FNP

Lisa is a proud Sun Devil Alumni. She earned her BSN degree in 2004 from Arizona State University. She began her nursing career caring for patients in the perioperative setting, and went on to specialize in cardiovascular surgical nursing and perioperative team management. Lisa earned her Master’s Degree from Arizona State University in 2009 graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Prior to coming to ASU, Lisa cared for patients in the family practice setting for 6 years. Lisa chose to work for ASU due to its diverse patient population and focus on evidence based practice as well as the University’s focus on innovation and sustainability.