Meet Our Team

Each of our counselors and nurses are licensed by the state of Nebraska.  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. Due to the number of students seeking services at UNK Student Health and Counseling, we do not accept requests for specific providers. As a team, we do our best to match students with the provider 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

Cindy Ference

Cindy Ference

Associate Director of Student Health

ferencecs@unk.edu
(308) 865-8219

Lisa Dusatko

Lisa Dusatko

Business Manager for Student Health and Counseling

dusatkol@unk.edu
(308) 865-8964

Susan Pedersen

Susan Pedersen

Assistant Director of Student Health

pedersensk@unk.edu
(308) 865-8218

Kiphany Hof

Kiphany Hof

Associate Director of Counseling

hofkj@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Jana Sickler

Jana Sickler

Counselor

sicklerj@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Jeslynn Love

Jeslynn Love

Counselor

lovej3@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Brenda Rodehorst

Brenda Rodehorst

Counseling Office Assistant

rodehorstbl@unk.edu
(308) 865-8248

Luis Olivas

Luis Olivas

Gender & Sexuality Resource Officer

olivasherrlr@unk.edu
(308) 865-8751

Jordan McCoy

Jordan McCoy

Wellness Promotion and Prevention Coordinator

mccoyji@unk.edu
(308) 865-8092

Diane Jackson

Diane Jackson

APRN-NP

diane.jackson@unmc.edu
(308) 865-1137

Kaitlyn Beranek

Kaitlyn Beranek

PA, Platte Valley Medical Clinic