Meet our staff

Patience McGinnis

Patience McGinnis, PsyD

Student Wellness Center 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 holds a Master of Science in Special Education and has worked as a special education teacher for middle school students with disabilities.


LaRonda Zupp

LaRonda Zupp, MS

Access Center Coordinator

LaRonda Zupp joined WSU Vancouver in August of 2018. As a Deaf individual, LaRonda has first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges, frustrations and issues faced by the disabled community when seeking equal access to information, education, services and involvement. She credits her former college advisor in the Disability Support Services, with teaching her many years ago as a young freshman, and newly deafened, how to understand her own accommodation needs, her rights for equal access and how to ask for support services. Empowered from the self-advocacy skills she learned in college, LaRonda went on to earn a BA in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University (1984), an MS in Counseling, with an emphasis in Deafness and Rehabilitation from California State University, Northridge (1987), and several post-graduate certificates. She has worked with the Deaf and disabled community in a professional capacity for over 30 years as a School Counselor, Community Educator, Client Advocate, Nonprofit Manager, Retreat and Life Coach and Entrepreneur. LaRonda has devoted most of her professional life to teaching diverse individuals with disabilities about the laws that support them, and how to self-advocate for equal access and appropriate accommodations in both educational and community settings.


Robert Shunk

Robert Shunk

Alternative Print Assistant

Robert joined the Access Center in September of 2019. Robert, a Navy veteran, has lived in Portland for 25 years, has worked at many colleges and universities, and has a Master’s degree in Post-Secondary Adult Continuing Education from Portland State University. In his spare time he likes to hang out with his wife and two children and brew beer.


Katrina Redding

Katrina Redding

Access Center Assistant

Katrina Redding joined the team in September of 2019. An alumnus of The Evergreen State College, she has a background in nonprofit volunteer management, administrative and customer support, and service in educational settings. She likes doing headstands and growing beautiful backyard produce. Katrina feels gratitude to work in support of staff and students at the WSU Access Center.