Student Health & Wellness Center
13612 E. Philadelphia St.
Hours of Operation
During the Academic Year
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CLOSED for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
CLOSED for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CLOSED for Lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Health & Wellness Center is staffed a full-time FNP and LVN. We also contract with Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Family Practice to provide physician services. Board-certified physicians and anurse practitioner (NP) are available during various hours throughout the week.
Stella Wohlfarth, FNP, BC, MSN
Director of Health Services
As director of the Student Health & Wellness Center, Stella has a three-tiered responsibility. First, she manages and directs the operations of the health center as part of her administrative role. Second, she provides health educational programming and outreach with events, presentations, monthly newsletters, etc. Third, she is responsible to make sure that all students have completed their health requirements and are in compliance with state and college standards. Stella has been an RN for more than 24 years with experience in ICU, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and College Health Nursing. She has worked at the health center for 6 years and has 18 years of experience in college nursing. She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from University of Phoenix, and received a National Board Certification in 2004 as a College Health Nurse. She holds a Public Health Nurse Certificate and is certified in childbirth education, CPR, First Aid and AED. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Azusa Pacific University. Stella believes in holistic care and her goal is to help you achieve physical and emotional well-being while you are a student so that when you can graduate from Whittier, you will make healthier life-style choices.
Veronica Hess, LVN
Veronica Hess has been in the medical field for seven years. She started her career as a phlebotomist and shortly thereafter became a Medical Assistant at PIH in Family Practice. Veronica saw the lack of patient education which affected her in a positive way bringing her to take the next step in her career to become an LVN.
Aside from the medical field, Veronica is a native of Whittier. She volunteered for three years to take the minutes at the Los Nietos MASH meetings for her community. She enjoys taking walks, eating healthy, and listening to music. Veronica is very family oriented and looks forward to attending family events whenever possible.
Gracie has been the office manager at the health center since 2010. When you drop by the health center, she will be the one to greet you and is happy to assist you in any way she can. Her family and friends are a big part of her life, and while you are a student at Whittier, her goal is to treat you with the same compassion.
Anali Quinonez is the newest member of our team, but she is no stranger to the Whittier Community or the medical scene! Anali has over 17 years experience as a medical receptionist and has close ties to the Whittier campus. She was a former uptown Whittier business owner, resident, and even had a daughter who attended Whittier's Broadoaks Elementary school. Anali gets joy from spending time with her family and working out to maintain a healthy balance of mind, body, and soul. Her new position as a Medical Receptionist at the Student Health and Wellness Center allows her to extend compassion to students and families and has brought her full circle; embodying everything she loves about the Whittier community and her professional and personal goals.
Scott Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee has worked with PIH for 10 years at the Hacienda Heights Family Medicine. He gets pleasure from the positive influence he makes in the lives of his patients saying, “I really enjoy connecting with people and helping them to improve their health.” The self-described “fanatic about prevention” began his career in the lab, and later received his training at the UC Irvine Family Medicine Residency Program. He says a family history of diabetes drew him to family medicine, which gave him the chance to treat a “variety of ailments.” Dr. Lee, who played on the basketball team in high school, still enjoys a pick-up game at his local park. An organic home gardener, he “often shares photos of his garden with my patients.”
Elisabeth Brown, M.D.
Dr. Brown has worked with PIH for 14 years at the Bloomfield family medicine office and is the Department Chair of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. As a graduate of Whittier College (class of 1994), Dr. Brown is happy to once again be assisting student health at the College. After graduating from Whittier, she attended the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico and then completed Family Medicine residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Dr. Brown is the proud mother of three boys and enjoys an active life with her husband Dave.