UWO Student Health Center
The Student Health Center at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh consists of the following employees:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Medical Assistants
- Lab Technologist
- Support Staff
Karen Sanchez, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Karen received her B.S.N. from Bellin College in Green Bay and her MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from Concordia University in Mequon. She has worked extensively in community health in the Green Bay area, most recently at the N.E.W. Community Clinic where she worked with Healthcare for the Homeless and as a bilingual Nurse Practitioner clinician. In her free time, Karen enjoys running marathons and triathlons and spending time with her family.
Angela Hawley, RN, MSN, APNP, NP-C
Angela received her B.S. in Nursing from Marquette University in 2006 and M.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2012. Having started her nursing career on a Neurosurgery unit at Froedtert Hospital, she ventured into Labor and Delivery shortly thereafter. She continued her career as a Labor and Delivery nurse while completing her graduate education to become a family nurse practitioner. She previously worked as a nurse practitioner in a women’s health clinic in Neenah and is now excited to be practicing in primary care at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she began working in August 2015.
Shawn Ekstrom, M.D.
Dr. Ekstrom graduated with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in biomedical science from Montana State University as a non-traditional student. She completed medical school at the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and her residency program through the University of Wisconsin at Wausau Family Practice. She worked in Berlin, WI for several years doing full-scope family care including comprehensive clinic practice, hospital admissions and baby delivery.
Kristi Ziolkowski, RN, MSN, APNP
Kristi received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Her nursing career began at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison on the cardiac unit. From there she ventured back to the Fox Valley, where she worked in the intensive care unit, and completed her graduate degree to become a nurse practitioner. She is excited to be a Family Nurse Practitioner in Oshkosh where her nursing journey began years ago. Kristi joined the Student Health Center in September 2014.
Rebecca R. Hoerth, RN, MSN, APNP
Rebecca received her B.S. in Nursing from Winona State University in 2009 and M.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2014. Becky began her nursing career as Certified Nursing Assistant and then moved into a role as a Registered Nurse on a surgical/pediatric unit in 2009. She continued working as a Registered Nurse for five years while obtaining her master’s degree. After graduation, she worked for three years in Family Practice in Fond du Lac before joining the Student Health Center staff in late 2017.
Lindsay Davel, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APNP
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Lindsey completed her B.S.N. at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and continued on to pursue both her Masters and Doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin Madison with emphases on psychiatric nursing and psychiatry. “Dr. Lindsay” specializes in psychopathology and works with patients to develop a professional working partnership by providing mental health education to promote hope, coping skills, empowerment and meaning. She uses a nursing focus when conducting psychiatric evaluations, collaborating with individuals to develop recovery goals and evidenced-based treatment plans, and providing ongoing rehabilitation as needed. Davel joined the staff of the Student Health Center in early 2016 and also maintains a psychiatric outpatient practice at Aurora Medical Center in both Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.
Cindy Schroeder, BSN, RN
Student Health Nurse
Cindy received her B.S. in Nursing from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She started in the Intensive Care Unit in Hobart, Indiana, moved to Oshkosh in 1997, and then transitioned into the role of primary care nurse in Family Practice at Aurora Healthcare. With over 20 years experience as a Registered Nurse, Cindy has been employed in the Student Health Center since the fall of 2015 and is excited to work with the students and staff at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Brigitte Handevidt, BSN, RN
Student Health Nurse
Brigitte received her ADN from Fox Valley Technical College and her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Prior to her arrival at the Student Health Center in October 2020, Brigitte worked as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse at Aurora Health Care. In addition, she has worked in Public Health, and in the School Nurse role.
Pam Parker, MA
Pam provides primary care assistance, patient health education and clinical duties by the direction of the center’s health care practitioners. She received her Medical Assistant Certification in 2007 from Fox Valley Technical College.
Prior to her arrival at the Student Health Center in March 2016, Parker worked as a Medical Assistant in both plastic surgery and OB/GYN Women’s Care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and going to see movies.
Tamara Gresser, MLS (ASCP)cm
Lab Manager | Medical Technologist
Tammy received her B.S. in Medical Technology from UW Oshkosh in 2013. Her laboratory career started at Ascension–St. Elizabeth campus in 2012 and a few years later transferred to the Mercy campus. Tammy also holds an A.S. in Architectural Technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay and interned at a local architect’s office during one of the UWO Albee Hall remodels. Tammy is excited to work with the students and staff at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, starting in January 2021.