Loyola University Maryland

Student Health and Education Services

Our Staff

Our Student Health Center provides high-quality outpatient care in a convenient and confidential setting.  Although we are not intended to replace your primary care provider at home, our professional clinical providers and staff are committed in addressing your acute health condition to ensure optimal health and well-being while attending Loyola. 

Our office is staffed by board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, a medical assistant/phlebotomist and administrative assistants.

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Julie Sanz, MSN, ANP-BC


Julie is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and joined Student Health Services in September 2020. She received her BSN degree from The Catholic University of America and her MSN degree from Johns Hopkins University. Julie previously worked for 9 years in college health as well as in the neurosciences department at Johns Hopkins Hospital as both a staff nurse and nurse practitioner. She is dedicated to providing quality care to the students with a focus on health education and accountability for healthcare decisions. In her free time, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles, DIY home projects with her husband, and watching just about any sport! Her favorite athletes are her two children who are both soccer and LAX players. 

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Marlena Waugh, MS, ANP-BC, CHWP

Assistant Director & Senior Clinician

Marlena is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and has been with Student Health Services since 2011. She received her BSN from the University of Delaware and MS degree from the University of Maryland. She is also a Certified College Health & Wellness Professional. Before coming to Loyola, she worked for several years in the hospital, mainly on medical-surgical & oncology units. She has particular clinical interests in health education/promotion and women's health.  She lives with her husband and 2 children in Baltimore. When she's not at work, she loves traveling, fitness (especially attempting to climb the Peloton leaderboard), and eating her way through the city!

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Eileen May, MS, FNP-BC

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Eileen is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and started at Student Health Services in January 2018. She is a California native and moved to Washington DC where she received both her BSN and MS degrees from Georgetown University (Go Hoyas!). Prior to coming to Loyola, she worked as a nurse practitioner at Union Memorial Hospital in Occupational Health and Goucher College in Student Health. Eileen is very passionate about promoting health and wellness with our students here. She lives in Towson with her amazing husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys restoring old furniture, decorating, baking and spending time with family and friends.  

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Dana Yeske, MS, ANP-BC

Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

Dana is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and joined the staff at Student Health Services in the Fall of 2019. She received a BS in Exercise Physiology from Marshall University, BSN from Johns Hopkins University, and MS from the University of Maryland. Prior to starting at Loyola, she worked as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the oncology department. She is a member of The Baltimore Dragon Boat team and enjoys paddling, hiking, playing soccer, and spending time with her family. 

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Jennifer Rourke, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Jennifer is a nationally-certified registered nurse who joined Loyola Student Health Services in 2015. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from Russell Sage College in NY. She also holds a degree in Communications/Journalism from State University of NY at Plattsburgh. She has almost 20 years experience working in the hospital setting, most recently at nearby GBMC hospital. She lives in Towson with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Outside the office, you may run into her shopping at the local Target or walking her dog, Reggie, around her neighborhood! 


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Dionysia Downs, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Dionysia is our Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and has been with Student Health Services since 2009. She began her medical career working in pediatrics at Union Memorial Hospital. After that, she worked as a CMA at a pediatric private practice office as well as Johns Hopkins Community Physicians working in a wide variety of clinical areas. She did take a short break from medicine to pursue law where she worked as a medical claims liaison for a local law firm. She loves being a CMA and has even served as an instructor for medical assistant students since 2003!

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Christie Sleeth

Office Manager

Christie is our office manager and joined our team in June 2021. She received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2017 from Stevenson University and has over 15 years of administrative experience. Prior to coming to Loyola, Christie worked in the higher education field for 13 years and spent three years in a college health environment. Her free time outside the office is spent playing on a coed softball team, working out, watching movies, or playing with her yorkie Penny. 

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Nicole Ryan

Administrative Assistant

Nicole is one of our Administrative Assistants and started working at our office in March 2016. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a Certified Medical Assistant at the University of Maryland Medical Center in their orthopedic department. She is one of the first faces you see when coming to the Student Health Services office and really enjoys working with our students! Most of her free time outside the office is spent keeping her young daughter busy with crafts & projects, working out, or going to the movies.


Coming Soon!

Administrative Assistant