Health and happiness come first.

Health & Wellness

If you’re not feeling well the Health Center’s physician and registered nurses will get you up to speed again or give you a place to rest until you are. The Health Center will schedule your medical appointments when needed and arrange for transportation too. All faculty members receive first aid and CPR training and those who lead outdoor trips are specifically trained in wilderness first aid. High school isn’t without its challenges, so if you find yourself dealing with personal issues you can meet with Cate’s Director of Counseling Services.

Health Center Staff:

Medical Director

BS, University of British Columbia
MD, University of British Columbia
Appointed: 2016

After many years of serving as an emergency room physician at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Cate welcomed Dr. Bob Gayou as the new medical director for the School. While at Cottage Bob served as both the director and chair of the ER. He earned his B.S. and M.D. at the University of British Columbia and did his residency at Cottage. Bob was twice voted Physician of the Year at Cottage. He also founded a nationwide medical scribe business to help physicians cope with the trials of electronic medial records.

Health Center Director

RN, Liberty University
MSN, Liberty University
Appointed: 2016

Sandy joined the community in 2016 as the Health Center Director. Most recently Sandy has been a clinical care nurse manager at Community Memorial Health System in Ventura, where she oversaw fifteen operating rooms. Sandy received her RN and MSN from Liberty University in Virginia and has since become a certified OR nurse.
Sandy lives in Ventura with her husband and they have five adult children. Sandy enjoys dancing, yoga, riding her bike, and wine tasting.