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MSCC Staff Members

Doreen Drack Thomas, MA, LMHC, NCC

Director; Senior Staff Counselor
doreen-thomas@uiowa.edu | (319) 335-8056

  • Oversees MSCC programs and services
  • Provides confidential individual, couples and group counseling, evaluations, and referral services
  • Provides Careers in Medicine workshops, career guidance and assistance with specialty choice decision-making, and residency mock interviews
  • Administers disability accommodation services; provides screenings and assistance with accommodation requests

David Towle, PhD

Senior Staff Counselor
david-towle@uiowa.edu| (319) 335-8056

  • Provides confidential individual, couples and group counseling, evaluations, and referral services
  • Provides career guidance and assistance with specialty choice decision-making
  • Provides QPR Suicide Prevention training
  • Coordinates Mental Health Matters! monthly newsletter
  • Provides screenings and assistance with disability accommodation requests

Christina Sowers, MA, LMHC, IADC

Senior Staff Counselor
christina-sowers@uiowa.edu | (319) 335-8056

  • Provides confidential individual, couples and group counseling, evaluations, and referral services
  • Provides confidential individual alcohol and other substance use consultations, and alcohol and other substances outreach programs
  • Coordinates Peer Mentor program
  • Provides screenings and assistance with disability accommodation requests

ChiaWen Moon, MA Ed, LMHC

Learning Specialist & Senior Staff Counselor
chia-wen-moon@uiowa.edu | (319) 335-8056

  • Provides confidential individual academic counseling, evaluations, and referral services
  • Provides individual and group sessions to enhance academic skills including: time management, learning and test-taking strategies, and managing test anxiety
  • Provides outreach and early assistance to assess needs, address academic difficulties, and provide ongoing support
  • Provides screenings and assistance with disabilities accommodations requests
  • Coordinates Tutor and USMLE Study Groups programs, and Academic Resource Library

Elizabeth Schacht, ARNP, PhD

Senior Staff Counselor
elizabeth-schacht@uiowa.edu | (319) 335-8056

  • Provides individual, couples and group counseling, evaluations, and referral services
  • Provides confidential individual wellness consultations and wellness outreach, including weekly Wellness Tips
  • Provides screenings and assistance with disability accommodation requests

Scott Hansen, BA, MFA

Administrative Services Coordinator

scott-a-hansen@uiowa.edu  (319) 335-8056

  • Provides support for all MSCC programs and services
  • Assists with schedules confidential appointments, and responds to inquiries and requests for programs and services
  • Assists with coordinating  Tutor and USMLE Study Groups programs; manages tutor and USMLE guide payroll.
  • Manages Resource Library and office operations