Cate Moffett, APRN

Director of Student Health Services

Cate Moffett has been a nurse practitioner for over thirty years. She received her MSN from Yale University. Positions held include medical clinician at Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room, Vice President for Corporate Health at Citibank, clinician at Planned Parenthood and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Yale.

She lives in Mystic and has been at Connecticut College for 16 years.

Shauna Rago, APRN

Assistant Director

Shauna is a Connecticut native and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of Connecticut. She worked as a nurse in both neurotrauma and critical care at Hartford Hospital for 5 years before completing her master’s degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2007. Shauna then spent eight years practicing internal medicine with her own primary care panel in Willimantic, Connecticut. When college is not in session, she works part-time in urgent care in Willimantic. In the summer you can find her at the beach in Rhode Island with her husband and three children.

Ken Larsen, M.D.

Dr. Larsen graduated From Des Moines University Medical School. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and has practiced for 35 years. He is an emergency room physician at Backus Hospital Emergency Center in Plainfield, CT. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and is still active in the reserves.

Ken has been on staff at Connecticut College for 16 years. He is married and has one daughter.

Susan Turley, APRN

Susan Turley joined Connecticut College Student Health Services in 2007. She has had a 30-year career in nursing and has been a nurse practitioner for over 15 years. Before working as a nurse practitioner, Susan worked in a variety of clinical settings including critical care, ER and trauma. She is a former nurse manager, critical care dducator, and traveling nurse, and prior to joining Connecticut College was an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner at Pfizer Inc.

Susan has two graduate degrees in nursing from the University of Connecticut and holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Faculty for Quinnipiac University.

She specializes in travel medicine and assists students with their health needs for study abroad experiences.

When not working, you will find Susan and her family on the ski slopes, tennis courts or planning their next vacation adventure.

Laura O'Connell, APRN

Laura O’Connell has been certified as a Family Practice APRN since 2006. Prior to coming to the Connecticut College Student Health Center, Laura worked in school-based health centers in Norwich, Connecticut; in skilled nursing facilities helping patients with dementia and depression; in rehabilitation medicine and pain management; and in hand surgery.

Laura is a retired United States Air Force Lt. Colonel, having served 22 ½ years in the Air Force Nurse Corps.

Laura is currently in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Quinnipiac University, Care of Populations Track. Laura’s research focus and favorite age group to work with is young adults.

Laura is from Woodbridge, Virginia, is married and has four children, ages 22 to 31.

Elizabeth Henry, APRN

Lizzy graduated from Connecticut College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in cell and molecular biology. She received her master’s degree in nursing from Boston College in 2009 and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in urgent care in Connecticut and Massachusetts for the past 7 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling. She resides in East Lyme with her husband and daughter.

Mary Beth Carta

Part-Time Medical Assistant

Mary Beth has worked as a medical assistant for the past 25 years. She has worked in women’s health and dermatology offices.

She has been at Connecticut College for eight years, and really enjoys working with the students. She is married and has two adult children.

Tina Peterson

Medical Assistant

Tina has been a certified medical assistant for the past 20 years. She started her career working in a general surgery practice, and then spent eight years working in hematology oncology.

Tina has been at Connecticut College for four years. She is married and has two adult children and four grandchildren.