Meet Our Staff

Medical Providers

Virginia (Ginny) Elder, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, and OHSU School of Nursing Assistant Professor

Ginny has worked for OHSU since 1995 after moving to Eastern Oregon from Illinois.  She likes being with her family as well as gardening, camping, and reading.

Vicki Hill Brown, FNP-C, MS, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Vicki returned to OHSU in 2013 after working 13 years at Grande Ronde Hospital in Infection Control, Employee Health and the Emergency Department. Vicki enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and gardening.

Heather Wiggins, DNP, FNP-C, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner, and OHSU School of Nursing Assistant Professor

Heather has been at the Student Health Center since September 2018.  Heather moved to Eastern Oregon from Wyoming and worked as a primary care provider in rural clinics in Wyoming and in Union prior to her role at OHSU.  She loves traveling, baking, hiking, and spending time with family.  Heather enjoys working with the incredibly compassionate team of staff and providers at EOU and OHSU to provide holistic, patient centered care for all students.

Melissa (Misty) Free-Stouder, MSN, FNP-C, AGACNP, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner, and OHSU School of Nursing Instructor

Melissa (who goes by Misty) is a new provider at Student Health, starting in September 2019.  Misty is a recent graduate from the University of South Alabama with a dual role focus as a family nurse practitioner and an adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.  She is native to Eastern Oregon and received her undergraduate nursing degree from OHSU.  Misty is passionate about providing a safe and understanding environment where students feel welcome, heard, and respected. She is looking forward to providing care to students at EOU.

Support Staff

Melanie Grubbe

Patient Access Specialist

Melanie starting working for OHSU in 2006 and is from La Grande.  She is also a Certified Veterinary Technician and likes spending time with her two dogs and Quarter horse.  Some more interests are being with friends and family, and trail riding in the Blue Mountains.

Carol Grubbe

Office Operations and Billing Supervisor

Carol has worked for OHSU since 1988.  Some of her interests are being with family, horses, snowshoeing, Zumba, and playing the ukulele.