Director of Wellness Center
Sheryl is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Vermont. Her interest in holistic health began as an undergraduate at Western Illinois University where she majored in physical education; fitness instruction. Sheryl holds a Master of Science degree in physical education and recreation administration from Illinois State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has practiced as a mental health professional in community and college settings for 15 years. Sheryl’s interests include mind-body health, resiliency, trauma, depression and anxiety. She enjoys cooking, dancing, weight-training and swimming.
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 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.
Gwen Koenig, LCMHC, LADC
GMC welcomes Gwen Koenig who joins the Wellness Center staff as a counselor. Gwen comes to us with outstanding credentials as a licensed clinical mental health counselor, licensed alcohol and drug counselor and certified school counselor. She received her BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and her masters in counseling from Michigan State University. Most recently she worked at Rutland Mental Health as a school clinician and substance abuse clinician. Gwen will be available for appointments starting on January 19.