Dixie State University

Booth Wellness Center Staff

Staff

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Garyn Gulbranson, Psy.D.

Director

Dr. Garyn Gulbranson is the current Director of the Dixie State University Booth Wellness Center, joining the team in 2020. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology and completed his doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Gulbranson completed an additional post-doctoral year at Colorado State University’s Health Network, including post-hospitalization specialty services.  Most recently Dr. Gulbranson worked as staff psychologist and as the Group Coordinator at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gulbranson is passionate supervisor, educator and psychologist who works from a number of different treatment modalities including Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and group therapies.

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Tasha McNamee

Operations Manager

Tasha joined the DSU Booth Wellness Center team in 2017 and enjoys the variety her job brings as she works with students, staff and faculty planning and preparing university wellness focused events. She received her Associates of Science from Dixie and is currently working towards her Bachelors in Business Administration through SUU. Tasha’s a certified QPR trainer and has trained hundreds of community members, students, staff and faculty in suicide prevention. Tasha is a native of St. George, but loves to travel and has spent four and a half years living in the UK in both Edinburgh, Scotland and Surrey, England. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing games, traveling, and being with her family.

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Jamy Dahle, LCSW

Counselor/Outreach Coordinator

Jamy joined the DSU Health & Counseling Staff in 2017. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jamy has worked in outpatient treatment settings for the past seven years in both direct practice, administration, and outreach. She worked as a Therapist and Clinical Director for the Bear River Health Department with an emphasis on substance use disorders. She has also worked in private practice providing treatment to victims of abuse and trauma. Prior to becoming a therapist she worked in the Judicial System with at-risk youth. Jamy provides individual, couples/family, and group therapy. She has received specialized training for trauma and substance abuse issues. Her therapy models are brief intervention, solution focused  and she is a certified QPR and Prime For Life Trainer, as well as certified for MRT. Jamy is excited to join DSU as she was a previously a student here herself! She and her family are looking forward to all the fun adventures Southern Utah brings.

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Eva Beatty, LCSW

Counselor

Eva has been in practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over twenty years in a broad array of clinical settings. Eva obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. She draws upon her experience in private practice, therapist for inpatient psychiatric unit, and works with Employee Assistance Programs. She has a special interest in the treatment of Mood Disorders i.e., Depression and Anxiety, and has significant experience with ADHD Disorder and BiPolar Disorder. Eva works with individuals, couples and GLBT clients.

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Sue Judd, MSSS, ASUDC

Counselor

Sue has worked for over 30 years in the field of addictions and substance abuse. Involved in administration, treatment review, and direct treatment for addiction recovery in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Sue has worked on college campuses in education and prevention, completed specialized training in dual diagnosis and mood disorders, pain and stress management, and holistic health. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from Utah State University and is licensed advanced substance use disorder counselor with the State of Utah.

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Karambir Singh Khalsa

Psychology Doctoral Intern

Karambir is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. He joins the Booth Wellness Center as a Psychology Doctoral Intern and will be doing primarily individual therapy as well as outreach. Karambir worked as a clinician in training at Transition Program in Palo Alto for the past year where he worked with individuals with serious mental illness. His dissertation explores the use of sound (i.e., gong meditation) as a possible adjunct treatment for anxiety. Karambir holds a BA from UCLA (Music, ’86) and a MA from Sofia University (Transpersonal Psychology, ’15). He has also studied hands-on healing and energy counseling (’09/’11, Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Europe), sound healing and training (‘09/’13, Peter Hess Institute) and is a certified Level I kundalini yoga instructor (’11, Kundalini Research Institute). After receiving his doctorate, Karambir plans to pursue a career in research, exploring the effects of sound on human consciousness. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, lived in Switzerland for more than 10 years, and enjoys travel, history, and learning about the workings of the human brain.

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Craig Booth, MD

Medical Doctor

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Carla Weaver, MS, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Carla Weaver graduated with her Associates of Science from Snow College in 2001, her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah in 2004 and her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2008 from the University of Utah. She has worked in Burn Trauma ICU and Burn Outpatient Clinic. She has also worked Urgent Care and is currently working part time at the Foot and Ankle Institute. Carla has been working at Dixie State University Health and Counseling Center since 2014.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and continuing to learn new things.

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Staci Steed, MS, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Staci graduated from Frontier Nursing University in 2014, and started her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner in an urgent care setting in Nevada. After a move back home to southern Utah, she happily accepted a position at the DSU Booth Wellness Center. She strives to continually learn and grow throughout her career and life in general. Outside of the clinic, she finds joy in family time, being outdoors, and being physically active. ​

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Lori Mayfield

MS, APRN (Nurse Practitioner)

Lori graduated from DSU with degrees in English and Nursing. She went on to et her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah. Lori feels she is truly living the dream life. In addition to having a fabulous family, she also has the privilege of working as both full-time faculty in the Nursing Department at DSU and as a Nurse Practitioner at the Booth Wellness Center. She enjoys date nights with her husband and spending time with her family (especially her grand-babies).

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Callie Peacock, RN

Registered Nurse

I have been a registered nurse in urgent, outpatient, and critical care settings for ten years. In these settings I worked as part of a healthcare team to deliver holistic care for the clients.

In my position at Dixie State’s Booth Wellness Center my care for students, faculty, and staff is not only focused on treating illness, but promoting wellness. I coordinate care between our center’s medical practitioners and mental health therapists and, if needed, connect clients to outside agencies. As part of quality assurance, I follow up with client referrals to ensure needs are being met. Outside of the clinic, I participate in outreach activities to raise awareness of university and community resources. Collaborating with other providers and services, I can provide individualized care with consistence and continuity.

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Alexia Jeppson

Front Desk Receptionist

Alexia is part of the front desk staff team at the Booth Wellness Center. She’s from Jamaica and moved stateside when she was 15 years old and became a US citizen over 20 years ago. She earned a business certificate in Word Processing from Drake Business School and went on to earn an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University in New York City. She has been married to her eternal companion for 23 years and has three beautiful angels. Alexia is a people-person and strives to please. Her favorite quote is, “Success to me is being a good person, treating people well,” by David Lachaoelle.

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Tracy Winningham

Front Desk Receptionist

Tracy joined the DSU Booth Wellness Center as a Front Desk Receptionist in January 2020.
She is a native of St. George, attended Dixie College and has
spent most her career in the insurance industry.
She loves spending time with her three grandchildren and
supporting the DSU Softball team where her husband
is an assistant coach. She’s gone from being a Rebel to a
TrailBlazer and is excited to be involved with such a great
University.

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Paige Nelson

Front Office Staff/Graphic Design/Social Media

Paige joined the DSU Booth Wellness Team in 2019 and has enjoyed running the office social media, designing various marketing material and being part of the front desk staff. She attended DSU and has loved being part of the trailblazer community ever since. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, travel and spending time with family and friends.

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Marcus Lindsey

Work Study

Marcus has been with our center since Fall 2017, when he was a prospective freshman starting fresh out at Dixie State University. From Las Vegas, NV, Marcus has joined us at DSU to purse an Applied Sociology Degree, with a minor in Psychology and Nonprofit Management. He plans to Graduate Dixie State University with his Bachelors, and become a CNP- Certified Nonprofit Professional, then continuing education in a Graduate’s program to pursue his LCSW. Marcus works as a work study for the Booth Wellness Center, and is very active on campus, as he is the President of the DSU Hiking Club, where he hikes, performs service projects, and bring students together in a social, safe setting. He is also with the Sociology club, the Weavers of Words Writing Club, and is an officer of Dixie’s very own BSU (Black Student Union). On the side of Academics, Marcus also is a prospective entrepreneur, as he writes in his spare time and plans to create his own comic business.