Chris De Villeneuve, MBA/HCM, M.Ed., LMHC
Title: Executive Director
Chris De Villeneuve is the new executive director of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic at Central Washington University. De Villeneuve, a licensed counselor, crisis worker and administrator by training, began his new role in July after 15 years as clinical director for Comprehensive Mental Health in Sunnyside and current hostage negotiator for the Yakima Police Department.
De Villeneuve is interested in integrated healthcare — where primary care and mental health work together. “The Student Medical and Counseling Clinic is unique,” De Villeneuve said. “It’s one of the few truly integrated programs in the state of Washington with medical, counseling and peer nutrition services.”
The clinic is dually accredited by the American Psychological Association and the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care, which speaks of the university’s commitment to quality integrated care, De Villeneuve said.
“My goal for the clinic is to make this a student-centered modified health home,” De Villeneuve said, describing a concept that engages a team of providers, from physicians, nurses and nutritionists to counselors and psychologists, to meet a student’s health care needs. Studies have shown that attention to the whole person and integration of all aspects of health care may improve physical and behavioral health, access to social services and management of chronic conditions, De Villeneuve said. “Under this model the clinic could be the primary setting or a coordinated service with the student’s provider back home,” he said.
At Comprehensive, De Villeneuve worked with the Sunnyside School District on an integrated clinic in the high school; oversaw a HUD housing project; and was responsible for the agency’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The governor’s office recognized De Villeneuve for his work on the issue.
Office Manager, Program Support Supervisor II
Hello, I am the Office Manager at the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic. I help with the everyday operations of the Center, and assist with management. If you have a need or request, please contact me and I will personally help you or put you in contact with the person that can. I married a wonderful local guy and have two married children, a daughter and a son, a wonderful son-in-law, and daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and two grandsons. Family and friends are important to me, as well as my involvement with my church, Young Life, and Women of Vision (World Vision), and Child Hope International. I love living in Ellensburg, and also enjoy traveling, reading and a good cup of coffee.
Patient Services Lead
Hi! I am the Patient Service Lead at the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic. I do various jobs, including billing, assisting front desk, chart maintenance and supervising student employees. Spending time with my children (and spouse) and grandchildren is what I enjoy most. Other interest are gardening, time with friends and my two dogs.
Over 20 years of experience transcribing confidential patient records. Assist in front office on a part-time basis as well. Enjoy the university atmosphere and working with college students. I love spending time with my family, traveling, horseback riding, gardening, music, and living life to the fullest!
Patient Services Representative
I am married and have two adult children both living in Ellensburg. I have three grandchildren that I enjoy spending my free time with playing and enjoying life. I also enjoy my summers by going to car shows and spending time with family and friends participating in outside activities.
Patient Services Representative
I have lived in Ellensburg for 16 years and cannot think of a better place to live and raise a family. I am married and together we have four children. My free time is spent on a baseball filed, but when I can sneak a few minutes for myself I love to quilt and garden.
Patient Service Representative
I grew up in Ellensburg and graduated from Kittitas High School. I married my high school sweetheart and we have 2 kids. In our spare time we like to go camping, ride dirt bikes and 4-wheelers, play board games and spend time with our family. I also try to sneak in some time for my scrapbooking. We normally don’t have much for spare time as our kids are involved in volleyball, football, basketball, softball and baseball. We have very busy lives but I wouldn’t have it any other way.