LeAnn Obrecht, RN, EdD, Director Counseling & Health Care
Dr. LeAnn Obrecht is the Director of UNK’s Counseling & Health Care Department, which includes Peer Health Education and the Women’s Center. She has her undergraduate degree in nursing, her master’s degree in personal counseling, and her doctorate degree in higher education administration.
In regards to higher education experience, she has served as a peer health education coordinator and a first responder for any student who had been sexually assaulted. This response occurred no matter if the assault took place on campus, in the community, or in the county. She also has experience as a faculty person teaching nursing, healthy relationship, and teamwork classes. In regards to a community non-profit agency, she has served as the executive director of a rape and domestic abuse center in a large metropolitan area. She has served for many years as a personal counselor for clients who have experienced relationship violence.
Dr. Obrecht has received two grants for UNK’s Women’s Center. The first was a two-year grant for $326,000 and the second grant is for a three-year period for $900,000.
Trish Holen, BSW, PLMHP, Counselor and Assistant Director, Women's Center
Trish Holen is the Assistant
Director of UNK’s Women’s Center and a licensed mental health counselor. She
has her undergraduate degree in social work (Missouri State University) and her
master’s degree in community counseling (University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Trish has a strong background in mental health
related fields. In respect to education
experience, she has served as Director of the Social Services Department in a
large care facility which included family counseling. She has experience in
crisis on call for a county community health center. She held the position of graduate assistant to
the Women’s Center when working to complete her master’s degree. Her position
with the Women’s Center allows her to serve the UNK community especially in the
areas of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. She does this through on-campus and
off-campus programming, educational presentations, coordinating with campus
organizations and departments, and working with students individually in the
Anna Hain, Women's Center Graduate Assistant
Anna received her undergraduate degree from UNK in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As the graduate assistant for the UNK Women’s Center, she is passionate about the opportunity to meet the needs of the campus and community.
Jordan Loschen, Women's Center/Office of Multicultural Affairs Graduate Assistant
Jordan had her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health here at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She has been graciously provided with an opportunity to meet a diverse student body. The one thing that she cherishes the most about working with students is being able to learn and grow in a collaborative atmosphere.