Meet Our Team

Each of our counselors is licensed by the state of Nebraska as a mental health practitioner (LMHP) and most of the counselors hold an independent mental health practitioner license. As you will see from looking at the staff bios, together, we have a range of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Three of the counselors received their Masters degrees from UNK and are therefore, very familiar with Loper life. Due to the number of students seeking services at UNK Counseling, we do not accept requests for specific counselors. As a team, we do our best to match students with the counselor who has the most experience working with their particular concerns. 
Wendy Schardt

Wendy Schardt

Director of Student Health and Counseling

schardtwl@unk.edu
(308) 865-8047

Lisa Plummer

Lisa Plummer

Business Manager for Student Health and Counseling

plummerlj@unk.edu
(308) 865-8964

Susan Pedersen

Susan Pedersen

Assistant Director of Student Health

pedersensk@unk.edu
(308) 865-8218

Janna Wiederspan

Janna Wiederspan

Nurse

wiederspanjg@unk.edu
(308) 865-8218

Michelle Kovarik

Michelle Kovarik

Nurse

kovarikml@unk.edu
(308) 865-8218

Kim Graham

Kim Graham

Student Health Office Assistant

grahamks@unk.edu
(308) 865-8218

Kiphany Hof

Kiphany Hof

Associate Director of Counseling and the Women’s Center

hofkj@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Sarah Spellbrink

Sarah Spellbrink

Counselor

spellbrink@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Becca Carstensen

Becca Carstensen

Counselor

carstensenrl@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Laura Bonk

Laura Bonk

Counselor

bonkle@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Brenda Rodehorst

Brenda Rodehorst

Counseling Office Assistant

rodehorstbl@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Ismael Torres

Ismael Torres

Multimedia Specialist

torresio@unk.edu
(308) 865-8092