The Student Health Services staff welcome you to Middle Tennessee State University. The staff includes:

Photo of Rick ChapmanRick Chapman

Director of the Student Health Center

Rick Chapman serves as Director of the Student Health Center. Before joining the staff at MTSU, Mr. Chapman obtained his B.S. in Economics and Finance from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he obtained both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Health Administration. Over a period of ten years, Mr. Chapman has been employed at three different hospitals in Kentucky, and joined the MTSU Student Health Center in the fall of 2000.

Photo of Dr. Eric ClarkEric Clark

Medical Director

Dr. Eric Clark joined the staff at MTSU Student Health in August of 2004. He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University in 1988. After working three years in polymer engineering for Dow Chemicals in Louisiana, he attended LSU Medical College in Shreveport, LA. After medical school, Dr. Clark completed his family practice residency at the University of Tennessee-Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was in private practice in Murfreesboro for six years prior to joining MTSU. He is board certified in family practice. 

Devi Newcomb

University Physician

Photo of Aruna ShahAruna Shah

University Physician

Dr. Aruna Shah joined the staff in 2009. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Boston College and her doctorate from St. George’s University Medical School. After medical school Dr. Shah completed Family Practice residency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She worked in private practice in Kingsport, Tennessee for four and a half years prior to joining MTSU. She is board certified in family practice. 

HamiltonLady Hamilton

Nurse Practitioner

Lady Hamilton is a native of Murfreesboro, TN. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Alabama. After managing a home health agency in Dallas, she pursued a degree in nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University before joining Health Services in 2006.

photo of Amie GuffeyAmie Guffey

Nurse Practitioner

Amie Guffey is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010. She then worked as a Registered Nurse in critical care and also as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Nursing at MTSU. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2014 and has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner since this time. She joined MTSU Student Health Services in July 2017.

photo of Emily SwettEmily Swett

Nurse Practitioner

Emily Swett, a native of Knoxville, TN, is a certified family and pediatric nurse practitioner.  She obtained her BSN from the University of Tennessee in 2010 and her MSN from Vanderbilt University in 2011.  Emily then moved to Rapid City, SD, where she practiced in pediatrics for five years.  She returned to school for her FNP certification in 2016.  The following year, her and her husband relocated to Murfreesboro.  She joined MTSU Student Health Services in September 2017.

CenterSusan Center

Registered Nurse

Susan Center, RN, moved to Tennessee in 1979 from New York State. In 1981, Ms. Center became licensed as a Practical Nurse through Shelbyville State Technical School, Shelbyville, Tennessee. She subsequently attended the MTSU School of Nursing, where she obtained her BSN in 1992. Ms. Center has provided patient care in the Murfreesboro City School System, working with special education students at Northfield Elementary and most recently she was employed as a dialysis nurse.

CoppolaAlba Coppola

Registered Nurse

Alba Coppola R.N. relocated from Queens, N.Y. in 1994. She joined Student Health Services in 2004. She received her Nursing Diploma from Flushing Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. Her 40 years experience includes both hospital and clinical experience in L&D, Post Partum, GYN and Urology. She maintains her BLS certifications.

EnglandVicky England

Registered Nurse

Vicky England, RN, joined Health Services in August 2007. Prior to joining MTSU, she worked over 20 years in critical care in hospital settings. Vicky received her A.D. nursing from Columbia State Community College and her BSN from the University of North Alabama.

Photo of Susan McConnellSusan McConnell

Registered Nurse

Susan McConnell, RN, joined MTSU Student Health Services on a full-time basis in the fall of 2005. She received her BSN from Tennessee Technology University in 1985. Prior to joining Health Services, she worked in both hospital and primary care office settings. She is BLS and FAA certified.

GrayMelissa Gray

Registered Nurse

Melissa Gray, RN, joined MTSU Health Services in the fall of 2005. She received her nursing degree from the University of Kentucky and has over 20 years of nursing experience in both hospital and home health settings. She maintains BLS certifications.

Photo of Leslie ShearonLeslie Shearon

Registered Nurse

Leslie Shearon, RN, joined MTSU Health Services in August 2011.  She also worked at MTSU as a PRN nurse for two years before joining the staff full-time.  Prior to working at MTSU , she worked for over 30 years in the operating room at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She received her A.D. degree in Nursing from MTSU in 1980 and is BLS certified. 

Photo of Amanda ScalesAmanda Scales

Registered Nurse

Amanda Scales, RN, was born and raised here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She received her BSN from MTSU’s School of Nursing in 2006. She has been with MTSU Health Services since 2012.

Photo of Heather AshbyHeather Ashby

Registered Nurse

Heather Ashby, RN, joined MTSU Health Services in Fall 2017 after being PRN since 2012. She received her A.D. degree in Nursing from Motlow State in 2000. Prior to joining MTSU, she has work experiences in both Oncology and Same Day Surgery settings. She maintains BLS certifications.


Photo of Megan HollisMegan Hollis

X-Ray/Lab Technician

Megan Hollis, RT(R), joined Health Services in January 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology from Austin Peay State University. Prior to joining MTSU, she worked in both hospital and urgent care settings.  


Photo of Tabby RaglandTabby Ragland


Tabby Ragland, Pharm.D. serves as the Director of Pharmacy at Health Services.  She joined the staff here in May of 2008.  Tabby graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis with a Pharm.D. degree in 1994.  She has had fourteen years of retail pharmacy experience before coming to MTSU.

Photo of Shannon ShafferShannon Shaffer

Certified Pharmacy Technician


Photo of Lisa SchraderLisa Schrader

Health Educator

Lisa Schrader, MPH, CHES, joined the Health Services staff in 2008 as Director of Health Promotion. Lisa earned a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from MTSU in 2002 and a Master's degree in Public Health Education from Western Kentucky University in 2004. She also received her credential as a Certified Health Education Specialist in 2004. Lisa provides programming and consultation to MTSU student groups on a variety of health topics and supervises Health Services' peer education group, the Raider Health Corps.

Photo of April MagnusonApril Magnuson

Office Supervisor


BalchSheila Balch

Nursing Secretary


photo of Kathryn Sidorovic

Kathryn Sidorovic


photo of Kristy CarterKristy Carter


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