Director of Student Health Services
Dr. Valerie Morrison, DBA, MSM, BSN, RN
Dr. Morrison is a UNF alumna, graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1991. She returns to UNF following retirement from the U.S. Navy as a Captain with 30 years of service. As a Navy Nurse Corps officer, she held many clinical and leadership positions to include Chief Nursing Officer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where she led her team to the historic first American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence designated facility in the Department of Defense. She is a Board Certified Advanced Nurse Executive and a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources Management. She holds a Master of Science in Administration and a Doctorate in Business Administration. She is excited to be back in the Nest and part of a team providing top-notch health services to the UNF community. She is married to John, and they have two children. In her free time, she enjoys plant-based food prep, essential oils, yoga, and power walking/jogging. She is proud to have completed the Marine Corps Marathon two times.
Chief of Medical Staff
Dr. Fred Beck, M.D.
Fred Beck, M.D. is board certified in family practice. He received his bachelors in zoology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He then attended Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC, where he earned his medical degree. He did his family practice residency in the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC.
From 1985 through 2001 he was employed with the Riverside Clinic/Jacksonville Healthcare Group. He was a member of the Board of Directors of JHCG. Dr. Beck previously worked as the Medical Director of SHS at UNF from 2001-2012, when he left to work at the Sulzbacher Center. We are excited to have him return to Student Health Services.
Dr. Beck lives in Jacksonville with his wife Julie; they have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and outdoor activities.
Dr. Doreen Perez DNP RN-BC
She has worked in UNF's student health and medical compliance offices for over 30 years as nurse, administrator and educator. She is a leader in program development and policy development. As a determined advocate for students, institutions, and community stakeholders, she is dedicated to teaching, scholarship and health service. She has a doctorate in nursing practice and teaches in the College of Public Health (Women's and Personal Health). Dr. Perez is also a retired Captain in the United States Army Nurses Corps and a past president of the American College Health Association. She enjoys yoga, her rescue poodles and cruising with her husband.
Dr. Julie Baker-Townsend, APRN
Julie is a Nurse Practitioner at Student Health Services at the University of North Florida. She holds a Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Florida, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of North Florida. She is a board certified nurse practitioner in Women's Health and Family Practice. She is an Assistant Professor in the Brooks College of Health School of Nursing. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.
Mrs. Baker-Townsend is involved in the University of North Florida Nursing Alumni Association. She participates in professional organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau and Awhonn.
She enjoys family activities such as serving as leadership in her daughter's high school marching band. She and her family enjoy traveling.
Hope Gunn, APRN
Hope in an APRN specializing in primary care. Hope received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan University where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing. Hope worked extensively in pediatrics and received her Master's in Nursing from Florida International University in 1995.
Hope has had many years of experience in alternative and holistic medicine. She is a strong advocate for incorporating nutrition and natural remedies in treating common illnesses. She loves to educate students about the benefits of alternative approaches such as chiropractic, acupuncture and herbal remedies.
In her free time, Hope loves exercising, reading and volunteering with her church. She also loves taking care of and cooking for her two busy and hungry teenagers.
Trish Flipse, APRN
Trish received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida in 2002. She worked in the field of cardiology for most of her nursing career with an emphasis in the field of Electrophysiology. After travel nursing, she returned home to Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2005. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing and is a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Practice.
Amy Howell, APRN
Amy is an Advance Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Women's Health. She earned a Bachelor's in Nursing here at UNF in 1996 (summa cum laude), followed by a Master's in Nursing from the University of Florida in 2001. She has a varied background in nursing, but found a passion for Women's Health in 2015. Helping women learn about and take charge of their reproductive and sexual health is a passion for Amy.
Amy is from Jacksonville and is married with two children. She loves supporting her children's athletics as well as travel, reading and cooking.
Dr. Lillia Loriz, APRN
Dr Loriz completed her BSN at Georgetown University. She completed her MSN as a Nurse practitioner at Marymount University in Virginia while working as a nurse at George Washington University and her PhD in Nursing Administration at George Mason University, while working full-time as a nurse in clinical trials. She has been at UNF since 1996 and has been the Director for the School of Nursing for 12 years. Dr Loriz maintains a clinical practice at the University as a Nurse Practitioner at Student Health. She has a passion for nursing and for facilitating the learning of future nurses.
In her spare time she is an avid cave diver and spelunker.
Lauren McAlister, APRN
Lauren is an ANCC board certified family nurse practitioner. She graduated from the University of North Florida with honors in both undergraduate and graduate nursing. She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing at the University of Florida studying Autism in the pediatric population.
In her free time she loves to be with her husband and two children, 6 and 3. They enjoy going to church, running and the beach. Most of all they love going to the Florida Keys and dolphin fishing and catching "bugs", also known as lobster.
Teresa Steele, APRN
Julie Willingham, APRN
Leslie Rosenberg, APRN
Megan Wollitz, APRN
Mary Radhakrishnan, RN
Nancy Brickell, RN
Nadine Jotz-Greene, RN
Theresa Kistel, RN
Dylan Kennedy, RN
Marjorie Hartmann, RN
Dena Begle, RN
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