UHS Staff

A male health care provider wearing a surgical mask examines a patient at UHS

Administration

Roanna Kessler, MD
Chief Medical Director
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Dr. Kessler started as the medical director of the Homewood Student Health and Wellness Center in December of 2016, and in June of 2021 moved into the role of Chief Medical Director for Student Health and Well-Being, overseeing primary care services on both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Prior to joining the team at Hopkins, she was the Acting Director of the Georgetown University Student Health Center. She completed medical school and residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and is board certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Kessler obtained her undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her special interests include the interaction between mental and physical health, particularly in regard to eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Her research interests include the HPV vaccine and infectious disease outbreaks in university settings. She lives in Chevy Chase Maryland with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

Kyungeun Carol Han, MHS
Senior Administrative Manager
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Carol Han is the Senior Administrative Manager of UHS. Carol earned her Master of Health Science (MHS) degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wellesley College. Prior to her current position at UHS, Carol served as Administrator of the Johns Hopkins University’s Older Americans Independence Center, Scientific Administrator, Senior Research Associate and Faculty member in the Center on Aging and Health, and Administrator of the Training Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging. Her work experience includes managed care, the Public Health Service and research in health policy.

Kathy DeVaughn, RN, BSN
Clinic Nurse Manager
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Kathy DeVaughn, a graduate from University of Maryland School of Nursing, came to Johns Hopkins in 2001. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient internal medicine, case management, and after 12 years as the Nurse Manager of the Arrhythmia Program, joined University Health Services in May of 2015. Kathy enjoys being part of the Johns Hopkins University Community working with all the graduate and learner groups improving health outcomes and services to this diverse population. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Charlene Phipps
Administrative Specialist
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Charlene joined UHS in November 2006. Prior to joining UHS, Charlene worked for the Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Ophthalmology for six years and brings a wealth of experience to her position. She is the administrative assistant to Dr. Kessler and supports the entire management team. Charlene is the contact person for matters related to UHS senior administrative meetings including the monthly Student Health Committee meetings. You may contact Charlene at (410) 502-7384 or by email at cphipps@jhmi.edu.

Olha Gudesblat
Assistant Manager for Billing and Benefits
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Olha Gudesblat is the Assistant Manager for Billing and Benefits of UHS. Prior to her current position, Olha worked for Johns Hopkins Medicine International for six years. She has expertise with case coordination, streamlining business processes, project management, data reporting and analysis, billing and insurance and working with ancillary divisions such as Finance, Patient Services, Care Management, and Marketing. At UHS, Olha is focused on refining benefits and billing protocols and processes to support our learners. Olha received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with a Minor in Exercise Science from Abilene Christian University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland, University College. As a former National Track and Field and Cross Country athlete, in her spare time, Olha enjoys running and spending quality time with her family.

UHS Primary Care Providers

Edgar (Pete) Miller, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
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Dr. Miller is a Board Certified General Internist who has practiced at UHS since 1995, but has assumed an increased clinical role since November 2006. Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University and followed with a PhD in Marine Sciences from the University of Connecticut. After receiving his MD from Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Miller did residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Miller is certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a specialist in the treatment of hypertension. He currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. He conducts research on the effects of diet and lifestyle on blood pressure and kidney disease.

Gail Daumit, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine
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Dr. Daumit is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions with joint appointments in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management and Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. At Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Daumit completed her Internal Medicine Residency, Primary Care Track at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She came to Johns Hopkins for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and General Internal Medicine Fellowship, earned her MHS in Epidemiology, and joined the faculty. She is currently the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation. Her research focuses on improving cardiovascular health and decreasing premature mortality for persons with serious mental illnesses.

Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
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Dr. Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, professor of medicine, professor of Health Policy and Management, and deputy director for medicine of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sugarman has been elected as a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Physicians and the Hastings Center. He is an internationally recognized leader in bioethics with particular expertise in applying empirical methods and evidence-based standards for evaluating and analyzing bioethical issues. His contributions to bioethics and policy include his work on the ethics of informed consent, umbilical cord blood banking, stem cell research, international HIV prevention research, global health and research oversight.

Richard Lamson, MD
Family Physician
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Dr. Lamson is a board-certified family physician with a wide range of interests, both medical and non-medical. He completed a bachelor of science degree in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spent the next 15 years as a software developer, textbook writer and teacher before starting medical school at the University of Maryland. He joined UHS in 2017 after almost 20 years of medical practice around the Baltimore region in both primary care and occupational medicine.

Hanan Aboumatar, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
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Dr. Aboumatar is an internationally recognized leader in improving patient-centered care. She completed her MD at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, her Family Medicine residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is board certified In Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Her research focuses on improving patient-centeredness of care delivery and increasing patient and family engagement. She is core faculty and Executive Committee member at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her clinical focus is in family medicine and general preventive medicine.

Michelle Schramm, DNP
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
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Michelle Schramm is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) who joined the Student Health and Well-Being team in December of 2020. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, she worked at Princeton University in University Health Services as the Coordinator of Sexual Health and Wellness for over 7 years. While at Princeton she implemented new services to increase access to care and improve the health of the students including colposcopy, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, and gender affirming hormone therapy. She earned her BS and MSN degrees from Vanderbilt University, a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice from George Washington University, and her DNP degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her clinical interests include contraception, GYN procedures, and gender affirming care. In her free time, Michelle enjoys boating, travelling, and spending time at the beach with her family.

Iris Turay, DNP
Women’s Health & Adult Nurse Practitioner
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Iris is a board-certified Women’s Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Student Health and Well-Being team in December of 2020. She obtained her BSN (2007) from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN and received her DNP (2013) from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Iris provided primary care and sexual/reproductive health care services for over 6 years with Access Community Health Network in Addison, IL. She also worked at the DuPage Health Department in Wheaton, IL in the STI clinic, and the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (IBCCP). Her special interests include sexual health education and reproductive justice. Iris’ core energy is all about helping people feel empowered to live healthy fulfilling lives by providing holistic health care that is focused on education, equity, resources and shared decision making. She lives in PG County with her husband and tribe of 4 kids. When she’s not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, nature hikes and learning new ways to live a more sustainable and environmentally conscious life. Her therapeutic hobbies have earned Iris the endearing title of “Organic Ma” from her family.

Regina M. Greco, DNP
Adult Nurse Practitioner
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Dr. Greco is a board-certified Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Student Health and Well-Being team in October 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villa Julie College, a Master of Science in Health Systems Management in Nursing, a Post-Master’s Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Track all from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has over 18 years of clinical experience working as a nurse in Geriatrics and Rheumatology. Her specialty focus for the last 15 years in Rheumatology was providing care for persons diagnosed with scleroderma. Her research was focused on engaging providers on coping and scleroderma. She also participated in multiple research projects for scleroderma, myositis, and rheumatoid arthritis and collaborated with many specialty clinics throughout Johns Hopkins. Her clinical focus is general preventive medicine.

UHS Primary Care Staff

Regina Anthony
Senior Medical Office Coordinator
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Regina has been a Patient Service Coordinator for University Health Services since 2002. As of March of 2009 she received a well-deserved promotion to Medical Office Coordinator. Regina is the primary contact for several providers.

LaTanya Robinson
Medical Office Coordinator / Patient Service Coordinator
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Latanya came to Johns Hopkins in January 2006. She started in Physical Medicine as a Coordinator for the Neuropsychology program, and in August 2015 she joined University Health Services as a temporary employee. Latanya assumed her current position in April 2016.She divides her time and responsibilities between UHS and University Mental Health clinics, and is responsible for scheduling appointments and assisting students. Latanya enjoys writing and decorating, and most importantly being a mom.

Melanie Linton
Patient Service Coordinator
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Mel joined the University Health Benefits Office in the fall of 1990 as a Benefits Assistant. In 2008, she assumed the role of Senior Patient Service Coordinator with the University Health Service Clinic. She is often the first person you encounter when being registered or scheduled for medical services.

Porschia Wright, CMA
Medical Assistant
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Originally from Cumberland County, NJ, Porschia graduated from Allstate Career in January 2018 with a 4.0, starting her career as a Certified Medical Assistant with Dr. Blackwell – White Pediatrics in March of 2018. Porschia joined UHS in September of 2018 as a Certified Medical Assistant. She is responsible for inventory, immunization compliance, and assisting the UHS providers. Porschia is always happy to assist our students to the best of her ability. Along with working for UHS, Porschia enjoys being a Mom to her 3 daughters, reading, driving/traveling, and just enjoying life.

UHS Mental Health Providers

Elizabeth Kastelic, MD
Director
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Elizabeth Kastelic, MD is a board certified psychiatrist. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and completed her general adult psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 1997. She completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in 1999. She is an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kastelic truly enjoys working with the university student/learner population.

Paul Rivkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Paul Rivkin MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and member of the department of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago (mathematics) and master’s degree from Wayne State University (mathematics). He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1993. Dr. Rivkin did his post-graduate psychiatry training at the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry. He also completed a fellowship in the Division of Psychiatric Neuro-imaging at Johns Hopkins. He joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry as an assistant professor in 1998.

Kathy Koski, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Kathy Koski, LCSW-C, is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her graduate training at the Columbia University School of Social Work. In clinical practice for over 20 years, Kathy has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a number of trauma informed treatment approaches, including the following: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and supportive therapy.

Roger Messick, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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This is Roger Messick LCSW-C and I am pleased to be part of the Hopkins community on the team of UMH since 2008. My education is from University of Maryland for a BA and later University of Maryland School of Social Work for an MSW. I have practiced for twenty-five years as a Certified Clinical Social Worker. During my career I have utilized extensive training in techniques to assist individuals, groups, and couples.

My training helps to provide a therapeutic hour with focus on transitional crises affecting adults. These often stem from life events, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and relational difficulties. I believe developmental stages affect the individual throughout life. This period of life while at Hopkins during postgraduate studies often contains the intersection of multiple demands for change and may overwhelm anyone. Accepting this stage development approach allows the work to hone insights, prior and new coping skills. I rely upon CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy and other modalities that emphasize Mindfulness in work and in personal life.

“Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind” – Mister Rogers

Michal Tsemach, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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For over 20 years I have had the privilege of providing psychotherapy to adults, offering compassion and clinical skills to help individuals reach their goals and nourish their lives. I earned my MSW in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America and completed a post-graduate program of Psychodynamic Treatment for adults at The Baltimore Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings including community psychiatry and social services, and I have been providing psychotherapy at UMH since 2007.

My approach is both interactive and supportive. The client-centered psychotherapy services I provide are tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I draw from a variety of theoretical orientations including psychodynamic (insight-oriented), cognitive behavioral (skills development) and relational treatment approaches. The psychotherapy that I offer focuses on not only treating the symptoms of mental illness and relational conflict but addressing the deep, underlying issues that give rise to these symptoms. I encourage my patients to actively explore how their internal lives affect both their behavior and their relationships, as well as their professional/academic experiences, in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment.

UHS Mental Health Staff

Anna Stanislawski, NCC, MA
Mental Health Program Manager
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Anna Stanislawski is the Program Manager at University Health Services- Mental Health Clinic. She received her Master in Counseling degree from West Virginia University. Prior to joining UHS-MH, Anna provided therapy in outpatient community mental health clinics, schools, and worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute on a pediatric feeding disorders unit. Anna’s therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, integrating elements of REBT, TA, and Impact Therapy. She enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and her areas of special interest include cultural adjustment, trauma, grief, and creative counseling.

LaTanya Robinson
Medical Office Coordinator / Patient Service Coordinator
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LaTanya came to Johns Hopkins in January 2006. She started in Physical Medicine as a Coordinator for the Neuropsychology program, and in August 2015 she joined UHS as a temporary employee. LaTanya assumed her current position in April 2016. She divides her time and responsibilities between UHS Primary Care and UHS Mental Health, and is responsible for scheduling appointments and assisting learners. LaTanya enjoys writing and decorating, and most importantly being a mom.

Shelby Stevens, BS
Referral Specialist
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Shelby joined University Health Services (UHS) in April 2020, taking on a new position of referral specialist. In this role, Shelby works on building a rapport with Baltimore-area providers such as therapists and psychiatrists. These efforts help facilitate optimal patient and client care for those at UHS. Prior to joining UHS, Shelby graduated with honors from Towson University in May 2009 with a BS in Psychology. From 2009 to 2020, she worked in the Special Education Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Shelby enjoys working with people to help them to succeed. With her experience in prevention, advocacy, and promotion of awareness across the mental health and special education fields, Shelby aims to provide individualized care and attention to all UHS clients and patients.

UHS Wellness

Amanda Breon, MS, CHES
Wellness Program Coordinator
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Amanda Smith Breon joined UHS in 2019 as Wellness Program Coordinator to contribute to the mission of supporting the well-being of students and trainees. She is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health with an MS in health promotion/health education, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Prior to her current position at UHS, Amanda worked for Prince George’s County Health Department as a health educator for a childhood lead poisoning prevention and asthma case management program. Amanda also holds a BA in dance from Mercyhurst College, and is a Classically Certified Pilates Instructor. Amanda spent many years sharing dance and Pilates with a wide range of students and continues to teach ballet and Pilates in private studios.