Health & Wellness

NMH's Student Health Services are an integral part of the campus and school life.

The O’Connor Health and Wellness Center is a free-standing clinic where health care professionals provide comprehensive medical and counseling services to students 24 hours a day. Trained to meet the unique needs of boarding school adolescents, they collaborate with both off-campus medical consultants and on-campus faculty and staff.

To make an appointment with the visiting massage therapist, please click here. For more information about massage therapy on campus, please click here.


Deborah Martel, LPN
Danielle Perry, RN
Gina Onushco, RN
Patricia Morrill, RN
Meghan Palmer, LPN
Gail Powers, RN
Tonya Talbot, RN


Johanna Callard, LICSW, Director of Counseling
Sarah Barnett, LICSW
Jeremiah Neal, LMHC

Office Manager:

Kim Geer-Curtiss


Dr. Sara Rourke, MD, ’94, Director of Medicine

Director of Nursing:

Gail Powers, RN

A few resources:

Contact us:

O'Connor Health and Wellness Center
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354
Tel: 413-498-3407
Fax: 413-498-3147

Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.

Faculty Profiles

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.


“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”


In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.


"One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world." 


"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."


"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."


"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."


"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."


 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."


“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”


Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”


“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 


“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”


“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”


“There is a community here that cares about you.”

Student Profiles