Meet Our Staff

Person smiling at cameraPatience McGinnis, PsyD

Student Wellness Manager

Patience McGinnis joined WSU Vancouver in October 2013. She is a licensed psychologist and manages the Student Wellness Center. Dr. McGinnis has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington since 2009 and in the state of Oregon since 2010. Additionally, she has worked as a special education teacher for middle school students with disabilities.

Person smiling at cameraSally Dost, M.Ed.

Access Center Coordinator

Sally Dost has been Access Center coordinator at WSU Vancouver since 2007.


Person smiling at cameraEmma Frieberg

Note-taking Services Assistant

Emma Frieberg joined WSU Vancouver in February 2015 to work for Counseling Services and the Access Center part-time. She began working full-time in September 2015. Emma graduated from Western Washington University in 2014, where she studied education and social justice.

Person smiling at cameraAmandaGrace Herring

Testing Services Assistant

AmandaGrace Herring joined the Access Center in fall 2016 as the Testing Services assistant. She graduated from WSU Vancouver in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.


Person smiling at cameraNatasha Cheguis

Access Center Assistant

Natasha Cheguis joined WSU Vancouver in August 2016. She moved to Vancouver from Southeastern Montana to work on her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice online through Portland State University.