Student Health Center
About

Staff

  • Amanda Nave

    Amanda Nave

    Administrative Assistant
    Amanda joined the Student Health Center in June of 2012. Amanda has a background in customer service and always has had an interest in health care, especially Nursing. She is currently taking classes at a local community college to help further her career. When Amanda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her little brother, going to the movies and traveling. She looks forward to a great experience here at Seattle University.
    Emily Butler

    Emily Butler

    MN, ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner
    Emily started at the Student Health Center in September of 2003. Her educational training includes a Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington in 2001, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Marquette University in 1991. She has been practicing health care for twelve years. She is board certified in family practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Emily's interests include mountain climbing, snow boarding, sea kayaking, cross country skiing, reading and time with her family.
    Erin Degrate-Goss

    Erin Degrate-Goss

    MA
    Clinic Coordinator, Medical Assistant
    Erin joined Seattle University in the fall of 1999 as a Medical Assistant and became Clinic Coordinator in 2001. She has worked in the medical field for over 20 years in a wide range of practices as well as 3 years as a Medical Assistant Instructor and two years as head of the Externship Department at Bryman College. Erin enjoys the Health Center for its ability to provide accessible one on one care for the students. She is married and has two boys and one girl and enjoys the movies, reading, sports and travel
    Maura O'Connor

    Maura O'Connor

    MSN, ARNP
    Director of the Student Health Center, Nurse Practitioner
    Maura started at the Student Health Center in the spring of 2002 as part time staff and assumed the role of Director in the fall of 2002. She received her undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Nursing at the University of Washington and Seattle University respectively. She completed her MSN at Seattle Pacific University. She has now been practicing in health care for greater than eighteen years and is board certified in family practice. Maura's areas of interest are in adolescent health care and education as a means to promote optimal health and wellness. She is married with two daughters and enjoys skiing, camping, gardening and spending time with her family.
    Reese Ranta

    Reese Ranta

    MN, ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner
    Reese started at the Student Health Center in January of 2012. She graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a BSN and worked as a floor nurse in neurology and neurosurgery for two years. In 2005, she completed her MSN in Adult and Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Washington and has focused her work in Women's Health for the past 6 years. Reese enjoys outdoor activities, movies and gardening.
    LaShawn Masaniai

    LaShawn Masaniai

    MA
    Medical Assistant
    LaShawn started at the Student Health Center in March of 2014. She has worked as a Medical Assistant since 2004. Throughout the years LaShawn has worked in Internal Medicine and OB/GYN. LaShawn is passionate about caring for others, and enjoys working in a diverse environment. LaShawn is married with six children; all boys. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, photography, watching the Seahawks, and travelling.
    Tara Hicks

    Tara Hicks

    MN, ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner
    Tara started at the Student Health Center in the summer of 2011. She completed by BSN at Pacific Lutheran University in 1993 and has worked as an RN for over a decade; spending most of her time in the ICU. She received her MSN from the University of Washington with emphasis in infectious disease in 2006 and is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Her most recent experience has been working as a nurse practitioner in outpatient clinics primarily focusing on women’s health. Tara is married and has two daughters. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys watching, reading, going on trips, and just spending time with her family.