The Health and Wellness Center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers and professionals including the following:
Diane Georgeson, MD
Director for the Health Center
A native of Oneonta, Dr. Georgeson graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed an Ob-Gyn residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. She returned to the area in 1999 and retired from active practice in 2019. In addition to her job as the Health Center Director she serves as the City of Oneonta Health Officer and the Medical Director of Family Planning of South-Central New York. You may also find her teaching Yoga at Yoga People Oneonta.
Todd Bitterman, MD
University Physician; Internist
Dr. Bitterman is the University Physician and a NY State-licensed medical doctor. He attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical school in New Jersey before completing his Internal Medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. His professional interests span all areas of college-aged healthcare. These include common infections and other acute illnesses, management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma, and primary care relationships with students to monitor and promote healthy choices in the spirit of preventive medicine and lifelong health. Outside of the office his interests include photography, meditation, ancient eastern philosophy, being on mountain trails, and spending time with his family. He has lived in Oneonta since 2002 and has been the physician here for over 15 years.
Christina Fuller, FNP
Christina is a Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in NY state, and is board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. After 12 years of nursing experience in ICU, education, and management, she earned her M.S.N. from SUNY Binghamton in 2017. Professional interests include dermatology, women's health, and educating students about their health. Outside of work, you can find her skiing, riding her horses, and spending time with friends and family on her hobby farm.
Patrick Cummings, RN
Clairice Wahl, RN
Clairice is a Registered Nurse at the Student Health Center. She earned her ASN at SUNY Delhi and is finishing her BSN currently at Capella University. She has experience with critical care, long-term care, home and infusion care, and adolescent care. She is working on her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner certification with the objective of further helping the community. Personal interests include spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid reader and movie enthusiast.
Nicole Lambrecht, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nicole Lambrecht LPN obtained her Licensed practice nursing degree through ONC BOCES in Oneonta NY. Her goal is to make all patients experience at the Health Center a wonderful, inviting experience. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, camping, and hiking.
Tara Finch, Medical Assistant
Tara is the Medical Assistant and one of the initial people of contact at the Health Center. Tara greets students, sets up appointments and answers the phones. You may also find her helping the nursing staff with their duties. She is a trained Certified Nursing Assistant and Direct Support Professional who has worked for New York State for over 14 years. Outside of work Tara enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and being a car enthusiast.
Michael Utter, Office Assistant
Michael is an Alumni of SUNY Oneonta, who attained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree while enrolled, who has a background in Technology. He assists the Health Center with Website Maintenance and Development, Technology Integration, Digital Formatting, and helping students navigate the Patient Portal. Outside of the office, you can usually find him hiking the local trails around Oneonta’s hills.
All student information held at the Health Center is strictly confidential and will not be released without written or phone consent by the student and/or as required by law. Students under 18 years of age, must have parental permission to be seen and treated at the Health Center except for emergency situations, emancipated minors, or reproductive health issues.