Judy Whyte – RN: Head Nurse
Judy joins the Colby Health Center with 25 years of nursing experience. As a 1991 graduate of UMass-Amberst she has spent most of her clinical career in Emergency Departments, Occupational Health and Employee Health Departments. She has also been employed as a Wellness Nurse for Hannaford, the State of Maine, and MaineGeneral Health. Judy spends her summers as a camp nurse in Winslow, and is currently living in West Gardiner, Maine raising a blended family.

Robin Shafer – RN: Staff Nurse
Robin attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California, majoring in English and Physiological Psychology, and later attended the University of Maine, earning her Associate Degree in Science. She was employed at Maine General Medical Center, first as a counselor on the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Units for 9 years, and then as an RN for another 16 years. As a nurse, she has worked in several departments, including Occupational Medicine, Employee Health, Med Surg, ER, Behavioral Health, Detox, and Neuro/Rehabilitation. Robin been a staff RN at Colby Garrison Foster Health
Center since 1997. Robin’s email address is rlshafer@colby.edu.

Laura Patterson – RN: Staff Nurse
Laura graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing – Austin in 1982.  She specialized in Obstetrics and Prenatal Health prior to coming to Colby in 2006.  Laura is certified as a Holistic Nurse (HNB-BC) and Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP).



Helen Balgooyen, RN: Per Diem Nurse

Helen graduated from nursing school in 1966 and has 49 years of nursing experience. She was hired at Colby College in 1984 and served within the Health Center as staff nurse and Head Nurse. She also held several positions on the Maine College Health Board including President for many years. She currently holds per diem nurse positions at Colby College and UMaine Farmington and continues to be a vital addition to our health care team.