Executive Director

Counseling Center and Health Services

Dr. bethany bilyeu

Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC

Education: Bachelor of Arts from UIS and Doctor of  Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Bilyeu came to UIS from California, where she worked in the foster care system focused on residential and community-based services. She has over 10 years of experience working with trauma survivors and high-risk clients.


Nurses and Physicians

Avinash K. Viswanathan, MD (Dr. Avi), Medical Director

Avinash Viswanathan, MD, “Dr. Avi,” earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He completed his internal medicine residency at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Randi Hope, APRN

Randi Hope is a certified family nurse practitioner. She received her bachelor of science degree from St. John’s College of Nursing and master of science degree in nursing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

brooke kelzer

Brooke Kelzer, RN BSN, Program Director

  • Education: BSN from St. John’s Nursing School, class of 2015
  • Interests: Family, Music, Roller Skating, Travel

Students with the UIS Student Insurance (Academic HealthPlans / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois) can call an after-hours/weekend nurse at 1-800-299-0274 with any medical questions or concerns.


Billing and Appointments

linda tait

Linda Tait, Office Manager

  • Office: BSB 20
  • Phone: (217) 206-6676

Interests: family, friends, travel, movies, camping, gardening, music


Lori Waggoner

Lori Waggoner, Secretary

  • Office: BSB 20
  • Phone: (217) 206-6676

Interests: Travel, Movies, Animals, Nature, Music