Student Health And Counseling Services

Student Health Staff

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Debra Janis, MHA

Director, Student Health & Counseling Services

As the Director of Student Health and Counseling Services, Debbie oversees the department staff which includes health, counseling, and administrative professionals. Services provided are health information and resources, campus-wide educational programming, individual and group counseling, outreach, and advocacy.  Debbie has a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and several years of experience in higher education. Prior to UWRF, Debbie worked at the University of Minnesota Medical School as an Administrative Center Director.  Contact information: or by calling 715-425-4971. 



Keven Syverson

Keven Syverson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Director of Health Promotion

Keven provides campus-wide prevention-focused programming on issues such as alcohol, tobacco, physical activity, sexual health, etc. He also speaks to classes, residence hall groups, and student groups and organizations on health-related topics and serves on several campus and community health related committees, and oversees certain prevention grants. Keven can be reached at 715-435-3293 or email at


Michelle Klechefski 2020

Michelle Klechefski, MPH, MSN, RN

Student Health Nurse

Michelle provides healthcare navigation assistance, health information, counseling outreach, and advocacy for students at the M Health Fairview Clinic - River Falls and education and information on campus. Michelle is available certain days at the M Health Fairview Clinic - River Falls and also on campus and may be reached by telephone (425-3293/3884 or 425-6701) or e-mail at


Sonja Johnson

Sonja Johnson

Office Manager

Sonja provides administrative office support to Counseling and Student Health Services, assisting Counselors and Student Health staff in directing students to a variety of resources to help them be their best at UWRF.   She enjoys working in an office where she can take part in the common goal of student success.

Contact Us

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health Services: 715-425-3293
Counseling Services: 715-425-3884
M-F: 8 am - 4:30 pm
254 Rodli Hall