Wellness Center staff

Our therapists and nurse practitioner are Christians committed to serving students who have emotional, relational or physical health concerns. Wellness Center services are provided in a professional, confidential and comfortable setting in the Rowenhorst Student Center.

Lila Simmelink

As the Wellness Center's administrative assistant, Lila Simmelink helps students make appointments and access our services.


Joan Andres

M.A., marriage and family therapy, Reformed Theological Seminary | Licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist
Joan Andres has experience providing therapy for individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Sally Oakes Edman

M.A. and Ph.D., counseling psychology, University of Notre Dame | Licensed clinical psychologist, independent health service provider in psychology
Dr. Edman has been a therapist in a private practice, community mental health center, college counseling centers, and as part of a family practice medical clinic. She is an experienced college counseling center director and psychology professor.

Michelle Van Wyhe

D.N.P., A.R.N.P, B.C., South Dakota State University
Michelle Van Wyhe is a nurse practitioner at the Orange City Area Health System who staffs a clinic on Northwestern Campus and also teaches in the college's nursing program.