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David Reitman Medical Director Student Health Center

Dr. David Reitman serves as the Medical Director for the Student Health Center. In this capacity, he oversees all clinical services provided to American University students. In addition to his leaders

  reitman@american.edu

  (202) 885-3958

Edythe-Anne Cook Associate Director for Administrative Services Student Health Center

Edythe Cook is originally from Tuckerton, NJ and has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1998. As a student at AU Edythe was very active in the DC Reads Program, was an FSE Leader and Coordinator,

  edythe@american.edu

  (202) 885-3201

Elspeth Dwyer Psychiatric Health Practitioner Student Health Center

Elspeth is the psychiatric provider in the Student Health Center and is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. Elspeth is a native of the Boston area and completed her nur

  dwyer@american.edu

  (202) 885-3432

Desiree Francis Advanced Practice Clinician Student Health Center

Desiree Francis is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined the AU Student Health Center staff February 2015. She is originally from Toronto, Canada, however grew up in Silver Spring, MD. She

  dfrancis@american.edu

  (202) 885-3466

Kelli Karacki Advanced Practice Clinician Student Health Center

Kelli was raised in Houston, Texas and Moscow, Idaho. She worked as a student athletic trainer at the University of Texas while earning her degree in Kinesiology. After graduating she worked as an ath

  (202) 885-3380

Terri McGuire Advanced Practice Clinician Student Health Center

Terri Y. McGuire is a native of North Carolina, but has been living very close to the District for almost two years. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University. She then worked

  tmcguire@american.edu

Heidi Sequeira Advanced Practice Clinician Student Health Center

Heidi Sequeira joined the Student Health Center in January of 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is originally from NW North Dakota. Heidi began her career in 2003 as an inte

  heidis@american.edu

  (202) 885-3386

Sarah Hynes Registered Nurse Student Health Center

Sarah Hynes is a registered nurse and is originally from Tarrytown, New York. She has been with the Student Health Center for fifteen years. Prior to that, she worked in the ICU at the V.A. Medical Ce

  shynes@american.edu

  (202) 885-3691

Carolyn Susca Registered Nurse Student Health Center

Carolyn Susca began working as a nurse in the Student Health Center in January 2017. She grew up in central Connecticut and received her BS in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  csusca@american.edu

Sandra Reyes Patient Service Representative Student Health Center

Sandra joined American University summer 2013 as a data analyst for the Honors and Alumni Relations Department. Prior to that, she worked at a Dermatologist Office where she was the billing department

  (202) 885-3565

Maylin Wallace Patient Service Representative Student Health Center

Maylin is originally from the Philippines. Before moving to America Maylin worked at an international commercial shipping company and a manufacturing company. Maylin's administrative skills include cu

  mwallace@american.edu

  (202) 885-3565

Jessica Lu Psychiatrist Student Health Center

Jessica is one of two psychiatric care providers at the AU Student Health Center, and is board certified as a psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency at UCLA’s Semel Institute in 2012, wh

  jelu@american.edu

  (202) 885-3380