Health Services Staff

Kathy Salinger

Kathy Salinger 

Associate Director of Health Services
Nurse Practitioner

Kathy Salinger received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the State University of New York at Albany, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Marymount University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner from North Park University.  This is Kathy’s thirteenth year at Lake Forest College but she has been a nurse for over thirty years.  She is experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of health problems and focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling.  Kathy aspires to help students make wise health and lifestyle choices.

Services offered in the Health Center include:  physical examinations; illness evaluation and management; minor injury evaluation and management; sexual health (birth control, STI education/testing/treatment); prescription management; wellness and nutrition counseling; some on-site testing as well as other blood draws and laboratory services.   Services that are not performed on-site will be referred and billed to a student’s individual health insurance plan (such as x-rays, laboratory testing, and physician specialist appointments). 

To schedule an appointment with Kathy please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 847-735-5240 or schedule via the Forester Health and Wellness Portal.

      Josie Stams                  MSN, RN                                                            Staff Nurse                  847-735-5240       

Josie Stams received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish from St. Olaf College. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Elmhurst College. Prior to working at Lake Forest College, she worked both as a pediatric and an adult intensive care unit nurse.