Meet Our Staff

Medical Providers

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

Clinical Director, 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

Heather is a new provider at the Student Health Center as of September 2018.


Kylie Lanman, BS, CHES

Wellness Coordinator

Kylie started in the fall of 2011.  She moved back to La Grande after attending Oregon State University.

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.