Carroll College, Helena Montana

Staff

Carol Anderson

CarolOffice Manager

Carol is starting her 7th year as the Wellness Center’s office manager.  You will find her in the Wellness Center each Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday & Friday.  When not in the office she can be found cheering on the Lady Saints Soccer team and watching the “beautiful game”.  Carol & her husband Jay started the host family program for the soccer team and always appreciate new volunteer families in the Helena area.

Carol is a Carroll graduate from the Class of 1982.

Most of her free time is spent outdoors with hiking, snowshoeing, and wrangling her big 85 lb. "Black Golden Retriever", Eero and her newish, Golden Retriever pup, named Janni. Janni is in training to be a "therapy dog" and visit memory care units in Helena. Carol is also "Oma" to a 4 year old grandson and new grandaughter.  Her real "Mom" duties are to 3 daughters and one son, all college grads & employed.  Trust her you can do it and 4 years go by in a snap! Don't stress if it takes you 5 years, it took her 5 too, life happens!

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski RN

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski RNNurse

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski considers herself "privileged" in assisting students in caring for their health, supporting their wellness, and educating them on health care issues or concerns.

She started her nursing career at Carroll College in a 3 year diploma program, obtained her B.S degree in Nursing from Marillac College in St. Louis, MO, and has been working full time in the nursing field for 42 years.

Prior to coming to Carroll, 17 1/2 years ago, as Director, Kathleen worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, summer camps and a variety of positions, including 9 years as a traveling nurse.

She has cut her hours to part time recently, and in her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, and attending events of any kind (especially sports events at Carroll). 

Kelly Parsley, MA

KellyVictim Advocate/Health Educator

Kelly Parsley has worked on health and wellness issues since 1996. She currently serves on the Lewis and Clark County Cooperative Health Center Board, St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors, and she chairs the City/County Board of Health.

Kelly has worked as the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Montana Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence and served on their Board of Directors for four years. She served three years on the Montana Crime Victim’s Services Committee and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Montana AIDS Advisory Council. She was also appointed to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and served as their Chair for four years. In 2006, she wrote the field guide that Montana law enforcement officers use to respond to sexual assault crimes, and 2008 she completed the field guide law enforcement use to respond to domestic violence.

She currently manages a Bacchus Network grant for tobacco prevention ($12,000 annually) and a Drug Free Communities Grant ($9,000 annually) for Carroll College. In 2011, she was named the National Outstanding Prevention Professional of the Year by Outside the Classroom, a national agency that supports alcohol prevention at the college level.

Jim Rogers, Psy.D

 Counselor  

Jim came to Carroll College after a number of years of working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings including therapeutic boarding schools in Alaska and Montana as well as his year internship at the student counseling center at the University of Wyoming.   He received his B.A. degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, his M.S. in Counseling and School Psychology from Utah State University (Logan), and his doctorate in Professional Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  

He is excited to continue to work with young adults at Carroll College and to return to a setting similar to his internship experience, which he greatly enjoyed.  Part of that enjoyment stems from assisting students to remove the obstacles that might be preventing them from reaching their personal and academic goals as well as their potential.  The college years are often one of great transition, whether at age 18 or 35, and he finds it very rewarding to be able to assist students with that process. 

Jim is married and his wife Chris is also a psychologist.  They have lived in Montana since 1999.  They have two children, the oldest of which a year post-college and the youngest is a junior in college.  Jim and Chris like to hike, be it in Montana or on their trips to southern Utah.  They also enjoy camping, cross-country skiing, leisure reading, and landscaping their yard into gardens.  They have an older dog (who unfortunately can no longer hike) and two cats (who never would hike).  Jim also rides a recumbent bike, so you may see him on the trails or riding his bike around town.

Kerri Rigsby RN

KerriDirector of Health Services 

Kerri is excited to be starting her sixth year at Carroll.  She is a Montana native from Big Timber.  Kerri brings to Carroll, 19 years of experience in the nursing field and an amazing wealth of knowledge. She graduated from the Carroll College Nursing program and has worked at various hospitals in Montana.  She truly loves working with the students at Carroll and wants to help them reach their healthy potential. 

When not at work, you can find Kerri on a field or in a gym watching her children Kassi and Connor playing the sport of the season.  She also enjoys the outdoors with her family.  She particularly enjoys skiing, hunting, and fishing with her husband, Jason, and kids.  Kerri also loves to relax with a good book or quilt.  

Kyrie Russ, MS

Counselor Kyrie Russ

Kyrie is very excited to return for her fifth year as a counselor in the Wellness Center. She started as a clinical intern in Counseling Services during her graduate training and decided she never wanted to leave. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls and a Masters in Adult Education from Buffalo State College in New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Montana State University. (If you can’t be a Saint, you might as well be a Bobcat!)

Kyrie has spent much of her working life helping young adults develop life skills and achieve personal and career goals. As a counselor, she is especially interested in helping clients develop a positive self-image as they navigate major life transitions and deal with emotional health concerns, such as depression and anxiety. She is additionally a certified Intuitive Eating counselor and has a special interest in working with eating and body image concerns.

Kyrie is a small-town Montana native. She recently moved back to the Helena area after living on the East coast while her husband served in the military. She is the mother of two fabulous daughters, a six year old and a three year old, which provide plenty of daily adventures and lots of questions (“but WHY mommy?”). In her free time, she loves to read just about anything, sing, travel to new places, and watch Seinfeld re-runs, among other things.