Peggy Gregory, Wellness Center
Peg brings extraordinary experience to the College as a clinician, counselor and public health manager. She began her clinical career as a behavioral technician at the Brattleboro Retreat and joined the United Counseling Service in Bennington County as an outpatient clinician in 1989. She was appointed as director of Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in 2013. Peg completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at SUNY Geneseo, and earned her master of social work (MSW) from Simmons College.
Shirley Oskamp, Campus Chaplain
Rev. Shirley Oskamp has been a United Methodist pastor for more than 25 years, and a seeker of God in all things for her whole life. She brings an open mind and heart to the work of helping students and the campus community in general make connections between their inner and outer life, between spirituality and material life. Although she has roots in the Christian tradition, Shirley is a support to students, faculty and staff of all religious backgrounds and spiritual traditions.
In addition to serving as chaplain and adjunct professor at Green Mountain College, Shirley pastors two local churches. She teaches courses in the Religion department as well as for the ELA program which include This Sacred Earth, Pilgrimage, Celtic Spirituality, Intro to Shamanism, Stories of the Spirit as well as Spirituality and Ecology in Dialogue, which she co-taught with Biochemistry Professor Natalie Coe. Awarded a Lilly Foundation grant for pastoral renewal in 2010, Shirley and her husband Gary made their way through Celtic Ireland, Scotland and Wales on pilgrimage. She enjoys talking with students and staff about life, matters of the Spirit, and the human adventure.
Lisa Perry, Administrative Assistant
Lisa a former graduate of Green Mountain College resides in Hampton, NY. During her tenure as a student here, Lisa was a member of the first to see the College turn co-ed and become a 4 year College. Seventeen years after graduation, Lisa returned to GMC as an employee. Lisa started out in a different position and has worked as Assistant to the VP of Student Life for thirteen years. The fall of 2013 Lisa became part of the Wellness Center as well as Student Life. Lisa has many fond years of memories with GMC. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and grandkids, flower gardening, reading and kayaking.
Kate Fox, Counselor
Kate Fox is a clinical social worker who earned her MSW degree at SUNY Albany and who specializes in both mental health and substance use issues. Kate has previously worked in community mental health and in clinical roles collaborating with Department of Economic Services programs. Kate notes she is thrilled to be working at the GMC Wellness Center and looks forward to helping GMC students navigate their journeys to fulfilling and values-based lives.