Our Staff

Clinic Staff

Suzanne Caccamese, MD

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Medical Director

Suzanne Caccamese

Dr. Caccamese joined Towson University as medical director in the fall of 2021. In addition to treating students, she oversees the medical operations of the Health Center. Read her bio.

Rocela Lopez, MD

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Staff Physician

Rocela Lopez

Dr. Lopez has been a practicing physician since 1998. She attended medical school at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines, where she also completed her OB-GYN   residency and practiced as an OB-GYN for one year. Dr Lopez then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA, and has been working at TU since 2007. She is passionate about Women’s Health and preventive care such as providing her patients with access to updated immunizations. She loves working with her colleagues at the TU Health Center and connecting with her patients.

Holly Schlossenberg, PA-C

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Staff Physician Assistant

Holly Schlossenberg

Holly attended the PA program at Essex after completing an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Towson State University. She worked 19 years in an outpatient primary care/urgent care setting before returning to Towson to work in the Health Center in 2014. Holly is passionate about helping young adults learn to navigate the healthcare system and take charge of their health. She enjoys the camaraderie of the staff and the energy and spunk of her patients.

Barbara Argyros, PA-C

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Staff Physician Assistant

Barbara Argyros

Barb is a TU alumna and graduated from TU’s Physician Assistant Master's Program. She worked in a family medicine clinic where she saw patients as young as 1 day old to 100+, which allowed her to grow her skills in supporting the various needs someone might have to maintain their health. Barb is passionate about both de-stigmatizing and providing care around Women’s Health and Mental Health. Barb likes working with her colleagues at the Health Center- and being near all the Bubble Tea shops in Towson!

Betty Yurganova, PA-C

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Staff Physician Assistant

Betty Yurganova

Betty graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School in 2011, and TU’s Physician Assistant Program in 2018. She gained urgent care experience from previous employment and enjoys procedure skills such as suturing lacerations and foreign body removal- she loves working with her hands. Betty is passionate about making an environment feel inviting through the sense of smell or space comfort and tries to incorporate this approach in her exam rooms. She enjoys getting to know her students and their ambitions/career goals.

William Macdonnell, PA-C

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Staff Physician Assistant

Linda Sindler, CRNP

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Staff Nurse Practitioner

Linda Sindler

Linda has worked at the TU Health Center since 1989. She is passionate about keeping TU students healthy, especially in areas of Women's Health, Dermatology, allergic conditions, and preventative self-care.

Shelley Gephardt

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Clinic Coordinator

Shelley Gephardt

Shelley began her career at the TU Health Center in 2017, and is actively pursuing a degree in Nursing here at TU. She enjoys coordinating our clinic services and being able to help our students navigate their healthcare in a way that is accessible and stress-free.

Cynthia Slack

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Medical Assistant

Cynthia Slack

Tanner Moore

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Medical Assistant

Tanner Moore

Tanner attended Cecil County School of Technology where he earned his Clinical Medical Assistant Certification. Tanner has worked at TU since 2021 and is currently pursuing a Health Services Management Bachelor's degree at UMGC with hopes of one day being accepted into TU's Physican Assistant Program. He enjoys all of the opportunities that working at TU has given him, as well as working alongside his awesome coworkers!

Sarah Cofflin

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Medical Assistant

Sarah Cofflin

Diane Way

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Medical Assistant

Diane Way

Diane has a background in supporting community health and well-being, serving as a Paramedic and firefighter for 30 years in Baltimore City. This experience strengthened her passion for emergency medicine and making a difference in her community. She has worked at the Health Center since the spring of 2021 where she worked diligently to support our COVID response team in the TU COVID Testing Center before shifting into her current role as a Medical Assistant.

Jess Scovens

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Medical Assistant

Jess Scovens

Jess has worked at the Health Center since fall 2022 and is excited to work with students and grow her skills as an MA. She is passionate about heart health and helping our students maintain their health and wellbeing!

Melissa Wengler

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Patient Services Associate

Melissa Wengler

Melissa received her BA in Psychology from Manhattanville College and her MS in Education/Counseling from Hofstra University. She has worked for many years as a school counselor in all academic settings (HS, Middle School and Elementary) both in New York and in Maryland. As a mom with children who went away for college, she knows what it’s like when they are sick and missing home, and feels that she can help put the minds of students and parents at ease. She enjoys being able to support students and families as they navigate their healthcare needs as well as working with the dedicated and caring staff at the Health Center.

Melissa Cool

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Patient Services Associate

Melissa Cool

Melissa has an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from the Community College of Baltimore County and is working towards her Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Maryland Global Campus. Prior to January 2022 when she began working at the Health Center, Melissa owned and operated her own pet care business in Northern Baltimore County; this helped Melissa gain customer service, phone etiquette, and time management skills that serve her well here at our Health Center. Melissa enjoys making sure students are well-cared for during the initial intake process of making the appointments, going through insurance questions, and helping them access care.

 

Nursing Team

Deborah Rasinski, RN

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COVID Response Nurse

Deb has worked as a nurse for 35 years and has worked in a variety of settings, including acute hospital care, subacute rehabilitation, hospice, dialysis, home care, and more. She joined the TU Health Center during the pandemic and has supported many of our COVID prevention efforts for the TU community, service as a COVID Tester, Contact Tracer, and Outbreak Response Team Member. Deb enjoys helping students, faculty and staff as they navigate a positive COVID test and likes that she is able to serve as a calm, informative voice. 

Jenna Schmitt, RN

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COVID Response Nurse

Jenna obtained her BSN From TU in 2020, afterwhich she gained nursing experience as a shock trauma nurse before joining the Outbreak Response Team. She likes being able to support and comfort our TU community members as they navigate their the COVID-related health concerns.

Sujata Dighe, RN

COVID Response Nurse

Madeline Levasseur, RN

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COVID Response Nurse

Myra Lee, RN

COVID Response Nurse

 

Health Education & Promotion Staff

Karli DeGraw, MS, CHES

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Assistant Director, Health Education & Promotion

Karli DeGraw

Karli earned her BA in Health and Human Services from SUNY Buffalo in 2014, and her MS in Community Health from SUNY Cortland in 2019. During her career she has worked as a sex educator and has provided life skills training and support to adults with developmental disabilities- this sparked her passion for providing inclusive and non-stigmatizing sexuality and relationship education in a way that is accessible to everyone of all abilities. Karli loves supporting her students and her community in learning how to have healthy relationships; she adjuncts at TU's Hussman Center for Adults with Autism where she currently leads a “Dating 101” program.

Dymond Hamlin, MA, LGPC

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Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion

Dymond Hamlin

Dymond graduated in 2022 with her MA in Counseling Psychology from Towson University where she also earned her BS in Psychology. Dymond has spent the last two years working in outpatient opioid addiction while being a full-time student. Working in that field has helped her to maintain quality work in a fast-paced environment while serving according to the needs of others. Dymond is passionate about destigmatizing sexual health and wellness within the campus community through judge-free conversations and a warm spirit. She loves working at the TU Health Center because of her kind and welcoming co-workers as well as opportunities to interact with TU students. 

Jerrica Robertson

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Graduate Assistant, Health Education and Promotion

 Jerrica Robertson

Jerrica obtained her BS in Psychology from TU in 2022 and is currently working towards her MA in Clinical Psychology. She became passionate about sexual violence prevention while working in Sheppard Pratt's Trauma Disorders Program, and loves educating TU students about healthy relationships and sexuality, positive body image, and how to prioritize their wellbeing.

 

Administrative Staff

Yu-Ling Shao, MHA

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Director, University Health Center

Yu-Ling Shao

With a BS in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MHA from Saint Louis University, Yu-Ling has always had in interest in supporting and optimizing the well-being of others. His experience working in pediatrics and geriatrics has helped him see first-hand the varying health care supports someone may need across the life span. Since joining TU in May 2021, he has shown that he is passionate about creating a lasting impact in our students lives by addressing gaps in healthcare and education, so that they don’t become health issues or concerns later on in life.

Nicole Pulliam

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Health Compliance Coordinator

 

Insurance & Billing Staff

Teresa Matthews

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Insurance and Billing Supervisor

Teresa Matthews

Teresa has worked at TU since 2007, starting as a Patient Services Associate, and is now the Insurance and Billing  Manager. Teresa loves problem solving and finding new ways to change and grow the success of her department. She also loves helping students manage their financial questions and helping them grow their understanding of how medical insurance works.

Emi Izquierdo

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Insurance and Billing Specialist

Emi Izquierdo

Emi has worked at the TU Health Center since 2019, starting as an Insurance and Billing Associate. She enjoys working with students in understanding how to use their insurance and answering their billing questions.

Cheryl Compton

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Insurance and Billing Associate

Cheryl has worked at the TU Health Center since 2007. She enjoys interacting with students and helping them access quality care by supporting them in navigating their insurance.