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JED Campus at Boise State


“Mental health impacts all aspects of our lives — school, work, home life, relationships, and our overall well-being. Supporting  mental health requires a comprehensive approach that addresses all the factors that can impact how we think, feel and perceive the world around us.” – The JED Foundation

JED at Boise State

Boise State has partnered with the JED Foundation to support the emotional well-being of all students and foster a thriving campus community.

Boise State is committed to supporting students’ mental health. As a JED Campus the university is in a multi-year collaboration with the JED Foundation to assess and enhance the work that is already being done, and to help create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.

The university is moving into the second year of a 4-year process. Right now the steering committee is wrapping up strategic planning, identifying work groups and starting to implement projects from the strategic plan. For the next two years, the committee and task force will lead the university through continued implementation with ongoing assistance from a JED Campus Advisor. Year 4 will be an evaluation period with a focus on setting goals for future grown and improvement.

Learn more about the JED Foundation’s approach

Steering Committee and Task Force

Steering Committee

Lauren Oe, Senior Associate Dean of Students (co-chair)
Dr. Matt Niece, Director of Counseling Services (co-chair)
Michelle Tassinari, Assistant Dean of Students, JED Campus Project Coordinator
Dr. Michelle Payne, Assistant Provost for Academic Leadership and Faculty Affairs
Zoe Segnitz, Director of New Student Programs
Dr. Megan Smith, Associate Professor, School of Public and Population Health

Task Force

Julia Gorman, Assistant Director, Educational Access Center
Jamie Jensen, Senior Career Counselor, Career Services
Adriane Bang, Associate Dean of Students, Gender Equity Center
Holly Kerrigan, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Dana Oster, Financial Wellness Coordinator
Sharon Gilchrist, Academic Advisor, College of Health Sciences
Kenzie Sorrells, Director of Wellness/Bronco Fit
Stephanie Donaldson, Director Athletic Performance Psychology
Erika Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Andrew Finstuen, Dean/Professor, Honors College
Don Plumlee, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Matt Schmasow, Associate Director for Academic Support
Erin Rausch, Educational Development Specialist
Jason Bullock, Assistant Vice President for Student Communication and Marketing
Kelley Christianson, Financial Aid & Scholarships Director
Jordan Frank, Assistant Director, Outdoor Programs
David Weaver, Institutional Research Analyst, Senior
Tana Monroe, Director of Security, Police and Events Operations
Raushanna Dapena, Educational Specialist
Rebecca Lemmons, Regional Manager of Community Health and Well-Being across Idaho and Oregon
Teresa Focarile, Associate Director for Education Development
Kelly Myers, Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Kate Law, Assistant Dean of Students for Behavioral
Candyce Reynolds, Director of University Foundations

Support Mental Health at Boise State

Become a Donor

With your help, the JED campus task force at Boise State University will keep working to reduce risk of suicide, substance misuse, and general mental health concerns experienced by students on campus. Your partnership in the JED Campus efforts makes a difference.

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Well-being Resources

Dean of Students

Student Outreach and Assistance

Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline


National Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741
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JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation designed to help colleges and universities enhance emotional well-being and mental health promotion efforts, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide among students.