Student Health Center Staff
Dianna K. Abel, PhD
Executive Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness
A native of southern California, I earned my Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. I completed my Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. I am a licensed psychologist with a particular passion for college mental health, women’s issues, multiculturalism, and suicide prevention. I have worked at the Weber State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center since 1998; as the Director since 2004. In 2016, I became the Executive Director of Counseling, Health, and Wellness, taking on additional supervisory responsibilities for the Student Health Center and the Student Wellness Program. I’m excited to be broadening the scope of my work and look forward to influencing the holistic health of Weber State students in positive ways.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working on home improvement projects, walking, and watching live theater, especially musicals.
WSU Ogden Staff
Shawn D. McQuilkin, MD
Medical Director and Physician
As the Medical Director and Ogden campus physician, I have had the privilege of providing medical care for the campus population for the last 20 years.
I earned my MD from the Chicago Medical School. As a student, I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, a lifelong honor and commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service. I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, CO, where I received the Outstanding Medical Intern award.
I arrived in Ogden in 1987 where I began working for what is now the Midtown Community Health Center in order to repay my costs for medical school. After four years of service, I came to Weber State where I consider it an honor to assist you with your health care needs. I am a people person and I am exceptionally thankful for the opportunity to help you when you are experiencing health issues.
I earned my BSN from SUNY Brockport, in New York, and my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I have a diverse work history, with experience in Hematology/Oncology, Head and Spinal Cord Injury, Family Planning, Assisted Living and now, College Health. This has led me all over the country, from New York, where I’m originally from, to Missoula, MT, Atlanta, GA and, finally, in Ogden, UT, where I began working at the Weber Morgan Health Department in the Prenatal and Family Planning Programs. I believe in a holistic approach to healthcare and enjoy helping my patients improve their health literacy in order to become informed healthcare consumers.
I love to travel and have been to most of Europe and China. I enjoy yoga, skiing, gardening, hiking, and family treks to the Oregon Coast with my husband and two children. I have a dog, Max, and two cats, Lulu and Olga. I dream about joining the Peace Corp in the future.
Brenda Dussol, LPN
I am a lifelong resident of Ogden, Utah and a graduate of Weber State University. Shortly before finishing my Education degree (with the intention of teaching history), I switched majors to Nursing, where I’ve been employed ever since. I worked as a nurse in clinical, school, church and community settings before coming home to Weber State. I have been the Nurse in the Student Health Center for over 13 years and I enjoy it very much. I believe that every patient is unique. A patient is not a disease - a patient is a person who has a disease and needs personal care and answers, not one-size-fits-all medicine. In order to provide the best care I can, I stay current in the medical field by continuing to take classes and attend conferences.
In my spare time, I enjoy art, reading, history, travel, being outdoors and spending time with my family.
Administrative Office Assistant
I have been in the medical profession since 1976, beginning as a medical receptionist for the University of New Mexico Medical Center, Department of Medicine. After moving to Ogden, Utah, I spent several years raising a family and working full time as a transcriptionist, by day, and “moonlighting” for various physician’s offices, by night. In 1992, I began what would become my current position at the Student Health Center, which also enabled me to return to school and earn my Associates degree in Medical Records Technology. The front desk is the first point of contact for our patients and I believe in making them feel comfortable from the start. I strive to listen to students and understand their needs while being sensitive to their concerns and their medical information.
In my spare time, I like to read, garden, go camping, play with my dogs, Max and Chica, and have family get-togethers.
Medical Laboratory Scientist and Data Management Committee Chair
I am a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist and a Weber State graduate, earning degrees in General Studies, Chemistry, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. As a student, I held numerous positions at Weber, which included being a tutor and an SI. Prior to coming back to Weber State, I worked in the laboratory at Davis Hospital. In addition to working in the lab in the Student Health Center, I also work as an EMT for the University, so you may see me at a random game or concert!
I am currently applying to medical school and hope to become a practicing physician in a few years. In my free time, I like to get out on the golf course early in the morning and spend my weekends at the lake or ski slopes. I will ride anything that has a motor on it and love working with power tools.
As a Utah native, I began my pre-Pharmacy education at Snow College, continuing on to earn my Bachelors in Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Prior to coming to the Student Health Center, where I have been for the last eight years, I worked in pharmacy in retail (Albertsons) and Long Term Care settings. I enjoy working with the students at Weber State.
I enjoy living out in the country and raising my young family, dog, and chickens. My kids like to find random pets like rats, cats, hamsters, fish, tadpoles, snakes, etc. (though we only keep a few!). I run to soccer games, basketball games and taxi my kids everywhere. I enjoy crocheting, walks, food, cooking and encourage love and acceptance of all.
Rochelle Creager, CHES
Student Wellness Coordinator
I was born and raised in Salt Lake where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah. I am a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with 10+ years of experience in the health field. I began my career in the clinical setting throughout college, moving on to obesity and chronic disease prevention for a local health department to my current position as Student Wellness Coordinator at Weber State, where I’ve been for the last two years. I love working one-on-one with students to achieve their health and wellness goals and helping students to think outside of the box to improve their health and wellbeing.
When my hands aren’t full with caring for my twin girls, I like to bake, knit, sew and watch movies. I also love animals and have three cats – Simon, Wally and Boomer.