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Holton Health and Wellness Services Staff

Mary Ann Broda

Mary Ann Broda – PhD, APRN, CPNP

Executive Director of Holton Health and Wellness Services

Mary Ann graduated from Goshen College with her BSN in 1977, and completed her MSN and certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner at University of Colorado in 1980. She earned her PhD in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin in 1987. Dr. Broda has served as nursing faculty at Northern Michigan University, The University of Texas at Austin, Murray State University and and the University of Michigan.  She also established and managed the Northern Michigan Children’s Clinic in Marquette, MI, and has worked as a nurse practitioner in Murray, KY and in several Michigan locations. She joined the nursing faculty at Spring Arbor University in January 2014, and loves both nursing education and clinical practice.

Currently, Dr. Broda serves as the executive director of Holton Health and Wellness Services, where she sees patients in her academic clinical role as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse. The goal of the HHWS team is to help each student become healthy and whole in Christ. Dr. Broda counts herself blessed to be able serve God as He touches the world with His healing and hope.

Carrie Dashner, MA, LLP

Director of Counseling Services

Carrie became the director of counseling services in 2011. Prior to accepting this position, she contracted with SAU on a part-time basis to provide counseling for students on campus. Carrie states, “I really enjoy working with college students and I feel very blessed that the Lord has led me back to SAU to counsel students full time.” Carrie cares deeply for the students she counsels and she desires each one to reach their full potential and function to their greatest ability. Carrie is passionate about dispelling the negative stigma associated with counseling. She states, “Counseling is just one healthy way to learn how to work through troubling issues and it should not be feared or bring feelings of shame.” Carrie provides a confidential and non-judgmental environment in which students can address issues, seek solutions, and grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Carrie counsels students who are struggling with a wide variety of mental health challenges, which may include depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, sexual abuse recovery, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, and eating disorders.

Carrie graduated from SAU, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology and earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Carrie has extensive knowledge and professional experience from working with a wide range of mental health issues.

Shannon Smith, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse

Shannon graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY in 2003 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since graduating, she has worked in Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado and now Michigan. She specialized in medical/surgical and oncology nursing in which she is certified. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, serving people of all ages and backgrounds. She joined the staff at Holton Health and Wellness Services in January 2016. Shannon is excited that the Lord led her to SAU. Her desire is to help students become healthy and whole in all areas of life, so that they may better serve Christ according to their abilities and calling.

Shannon is married to the SAU Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach. They have two young sons, Aiden and Bradley. When not serving on campus, the family enjoys being outside, traveling, fishing, biking, hiking or just jumping on their trampoline!

Faith Holton

Faith Holton

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Faith enjoys working at SAU with the staff at the Holton Health & Wellness Center and serving and loving the students.  She is married to a wonderful man, Todd, and has three grown sons. She loves the outdoors, flower gardening, reading and the Lord!

If you need to contact Faith, call her at 517.750.6352 or email her at