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The Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services
One College Ave.
Suite 3028

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

PH: (717) 691-6035
PH: (717) 796-5357

FAX: (717) 796-5372




Coordinator of Health Services

JUDY GROOP, B.S.N., R.N., B.C. is the Coordinator of Health Services. She is a graduate of Boston College School of Nursing. Her over 35 years of experience ranges from general Medical and Surgical background including telemetry and In-service Education, to Home Care specializing in Intravenous Therapy, even Camp Nursing. She is Board Certified in College Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and remains active in the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association.

Medical Provider on Staff

SANDRA HALBRUNER, DNP, FNP-BC, is the Engle Center’s nurse practitioner. Sandra earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Franklin & Marshall College in 1992, and then a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. She completed her nurse practitioner training and a Master of Science at the Pennsylvania State University in 1999, and finally, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wilkes University in December, 2012.  Sandra worked as a nurse practitioner for ten years in an internal medicine, infectious disease and travel medicine practice prior to coming to Messiah College in March, 2009. She is board certified in family practice through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  When she is not at work, Sandra enjoys chauffeuring her two children to their various activities along with her husband, Mark Halbruner, class of 1989.



DEBORAH WOLF is on of the Administrative Assistants at the Engle Center.   Deb has worked at Messiah College since 1994 and at the Engle Center since 1996.  When  Deb is not working she loves spending time with her family and being outside.


COLLEEN JONES has worked for Messiah College for the last ten years as an Administrative Assistant for the Athletic Training Department.  She has recently joined the Engle Center as one of our Administrative Assistants at the front desk.  When she isn’t at work, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Nursing Staff

SALLY BAUM, B.S.N., R.N. is a 1991 graduate of Messiah College School of Nursing. Her nearly 20 years experience includes Intensive Care, Dialysis, Home Health, Hospice and Camp Nursing at Deer Foot Lodge in the summers. She works part time in Health Services.


KATHY LAWLIS, R.N., B.C. is a graduate of Wishard Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has 34 years of nursing experience in Emergency Room, Intensive Care, and College Health. She is Board Certified in College Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her responsibilities include working part time in Health Services and she shares the responsibility for the On-Call hours.


MICHELLE LUCAS, B.S.N., R.N. is a 1996 graduate of Messiah College School of Nursing. Shelley brings over 15 years experience including Home Care, Private Duty and Medical Surgical Nursing. Shelley works part time in Health Services and shares in the On-call hours.


TERI WITTER, B.S.N., R.N. is a 1997 graduate of Messiah College School of Nursing. Teri brings nearly 15 years of experience including Emergency Room, ICU, and Camp nursing. She works at the Engle Center part time. She lives on campus with her four children and her husband, Wendell, who is the Assistant Director for Student Involvement. This allows her to interact and be involved with students on a regular basis through Bible Studies and other functions.


Ancillary Health Providers

WENDY CHEESMAN MS, PT, ATC will provide part time Physical Therapy Assessment for students and staff. She graduated from Messiah College in 1989 with BA in athletic training and graduated from the University of Rhode Island 1995 with a MS in Physical Therapy. She completed a years work and fellowship with Pachaug Physical Therapy in Griswold, CT before coming to Messiah where she has worked for 13 years treating athletes from a variety of sports teams. Wendy also teaches in the athletic training curriculum. When not at work she enjoys gardening, cooking, kayaking and the RED SOX!

SUSAN GILBERT, RD/LDN, is a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.   She has served as the part-time nutritionist to the Engle Center for the past four years.   She also is an adjunct faculty member for the Nutrition and Dietetics Department and consults for Dining Services.  Susan graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics in 1989, and completed a 12 month dietetic internship program at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA in 1990.   She has worked in the field of nutrition and dietetics for over 20 years, and has experience in clinical, community, and consulting nutrition.  Her experience includes general medical and surgical clinical nutrition, geriatric nutrition, prenatal, infant and child community nutrition, head trauma rehabilitation nutrition consulting, and outpatient nutrition counseling.    Susan enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and most of all spending time with her husband and two children in her spare time.