Student Life

Health Services Staff


Anna Richison, RN
Director of Health Services

Anna Richison earned her RN degree from the University of St. Francis in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She practiced as a MedSurg and ER nurse at Parkview Huntington for approximately six years and then was clinic coordinator for Business Health Solutions for eight years. Her experience includes dialysis nursing and psych nursing.

Prior to receiving her RN, she earned an LPN degree from IVY Tech in Ft. Wayne and worked for an internal medicine practice for five years. Anna lives in Huntington. She is married and has four children and two grandchildren.

kelly2014Kelly Hippensteel
Administrative Assistant

Kelly Hippensteel joined Manchester University in January 2005. She had previously worked in human resources for five years and has an associate's degree in accounting. She is also the administrative assistant for Counseling Services.

Kelly lives in Huntington. She is married and has one daughter who attends Manchester University.


Student Health Assistants

Health Assistants work under the supervision of the director of health services and are considered part of the student development student staff. Health assistants are expected to live on campus and are expected to participate in a reasonable number of activities on campus. However, this position in health care should be considered the principle out-of-class activity and responsibility. Staff members are expected to maintain good academic standing and a standard of personal conduct commensurate with their responsibilities. A health assistant is on call from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on weekdays, and from 5 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday on the weekends, during which time they must remain on campus. Health assistants are required to understand, follow and sign this statement of confidentiality upon beginning employment with Manchester University Health Services:

"I understand that in the course of my employment at Manchester University Health Services, I will be exposed to personal confidential medical information. I realize that this information has been recorded and obtained for the purpose of medical treatment of the patient and is strictly confidential. I shall use the information only in completion of my job responsibilities and will hold it in the most strict confidence. Under no circumstance will I release any information to an unauthorized person. Under no circumstance will I tamper with, alter or destroy confidential information from a medical record within the retention period. I understand that violation of this policy subjects termination of employment."

Hi, my name is Alexis Figueroa but most call me Alex. I’m from East Chicago, Indiana. I am a junior biology-chemistry major and physical education minor. I hope to one day practice as a sports medicine physician or as a research physician. In my spare time I like to compete in powerlifting and try out new foods. A fun fact about me is one time I ate fried crickets.

My name is Andrew Giles, I am from Elizabethtown Kentucky. I am a junior biology-chemistry major here at Manchester and also a member of the men’s soccer team. After college I plan on going to medical school with a focus in oncology. A few fun facts about me are that I am a huge nerd and my favorite animal is the cuttlefish.

My name is Kelsey Ropp, I am a junior bio-chem major and this will be my second year as a student health assistant. I’m also on the women’s soccer team and I’m a member of the Manchester’s activities council. Working as an SHA has been a rewarding experience and I’m so excited to be a part of health services again. One interesting fact about me is that I learned how to surf in Nicaragua.

Hello! My name is Katie Brown and I am a junior athletic training student here at Manchester. I am captain of the MU dance team, a student athletic trainer for volleyball, and involved in hall council, as well as this is my first year as a student health assistant. My career goal is to become a physician assistant and a fun fact about me is that this January I am going to Nicaragua on the medical practicum.

Anthea Ayebaze, I’m a sophomore majoring in premed (bio-chem). I’m from Kompala, Uganda which is in East Africa. I like reading novels and meeting new people. Fun fact about me; I almost broke my foot learning how to skateboard this summer, but I’m still going to buy one because skateboarding is pretty addictive.

Office Hours

Office Hours

M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Phone: 260-982-5306