Kelly Hower, RN, MSN

Executive Director

As a nurse and leader, I have been lucky to work in many roles in a variety of health care organizations from public health to hospital systems and have found college health to be my passion. I grew up in Corvallis and am an OSU alumna, making me very passionate about connecting our student community to the greater Corvallis community. 

Thom King

Director of Finance and Administration

I am originally from South Carolina and have lived in Oregon since 2013. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in business administration and sports administration, and a master's degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. I have nearly 20 years of healthcare leadership experience across multiple sectors. Outside of work you can find me doing projects on my small farm where my family raises goats and chickens. I also have a passion for health and wellness and look forward to helping students be their best selves!


Medical Director 

I was born in Sri Lanka and immigrated as a child to the U.S. I grew up in Arkansas, attended college in St. Louis, served in the Peace Corps and got my medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. I've been at Student Health Services since 2006 as a primary care physician and more recently as medical director. I love the energy and opportunity that comes with working in college health and am deeply invested in social justice and health equity issues.

Helen Lee, RN, MSN, MPH

Director of Clinical Services

I grew up in the Willamette Valley and am proud to call Corvallis home. I became a nurse in 2006 and have held many roles, from providing acute care in a hospital setting to serving as a clinical services leader to teaching nursing students. I believe the physical and mental health and well-being of our student population at OSU is critical to the vibrancy of our community as a whole, and I approach my role at Student Health Services with a philosophy of proactively supporting the whole person to improve individual and collective health outcomes.

Allison RISER

Director of Advocacy for CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education)

I began working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in early 2000 as a volunteer for a rural crisis hotline while completing my undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology at Western Oregon University. Since then, I have remained deeply invested in advocating for survivors through my work with local nonprofits; organizing and building collaborations in local and state government; and providing local and national training that focuses on the development of collaborative community responses to gender-based violence. I live in West Salem with my family and I enjoy adventuring outdoors, gardening and curling up with a good book. I am excited to be a part of the OSU community, and I look forward to working together to enhance prevention, response and support efforts for survivors at Oregon State University. 

Amy FrasieUr, MS, RDN, LD

Director of Health Equity & Wellness, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I have been a registered dietitian for close to 20 years, working in multiple settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, higher education and food service. At Student Health Services, I am the health equity director and a registered dietitian nutritionist, specializing in support for disordered eating. My framework for both roles is informed by a social justice and relational lens. I care deeply about transforming our health care systems into equitable and loving places for care and healing. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to podcasts and long meandering walks/adventures.

elizabeth Kennedy, MA

Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Co-Director of CAPE
Pronouns: She/her

I serve OSU as the inaugural director of gender-based violence prevention and co-director of CAPE. I firmly believe that prevention is possible when it is rooted in community engagement, situated in the larger context of liberatory praxis and centers the lived experiences of marginalized survivors. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology and my master's degree in community psychology. I love helping the OSU community see how it can cultivate a culture of consent and prevent gender-based violence. I am an avid coffee drinker, and I enjoy spending time with my three dogs and watching soccer. I am happy when I am cuddled on the sofa with my dogs, sipping a cup of coffee, while watching soccer.