Health and Well-Being Staff

On-site registered nurses manage student medications, coordinate appointments, and keep parents updated. On campus each morning on school days, they are also on-call after hours and on weekends. Clinical psychologists and counselors provide therapeutic solutions, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and guide students in optional support groups. In addition, our community-based resources include access to a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, and a full range of PT, OT, and medical specialists.

Pam Altman, LCSW, MSW

Director of Health and Well-Being

Start Date: 2006

“No two days are ever the same at Brehm.”

Pam Altman started at Brehm in January of 2006 as a Masters of Social Work Intern. In June of 2006, she began working as part of the residential team both scheduling recreation and supervising dorm parents.

Pam received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan, Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri (Columbia) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Maria Escalante, RN


Start Date: 2019


Sabena Geer

Administrative Assistant and Driver

Start Date: 2003

“The kids, I do it all for the kids.”

Sabena Geer has been Brehm’s #1 fan since 2003 when she joined the Brehm family. Her positive outlook and energetic spirit are exactly what Brehm is all about!

Sabena is a Carbondale native so she knows exactly where to drive our students to by using the best routes. We are thankful for Sebena.