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Student Health Clinic Staff


We are staffed by 2 Nurse Practitioners, a Licensed Mental Health Specialist, and one MD. Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who go on with their education and receive 2-3 years of medical school type of training. They have also received a Masters degree in Nursing. They are able to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications, antibiotics, x-rays, lab tests and pain medications as needed.

Our Medical Director, Dr. Fraters, has  a career of over 45 years in Emergency Medicine.


Student Health Clinic Staff


Director - Renee Carini, F.N.P.

Renee Carini has a Masters Degree as a Nurse Practitioner. She brings to the clinic over 20 years of experience as an RN, and 10 years as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Practice. “My goal is to empower the students at Butte College, to be proactive in managing their own health.” 


Assistant Director - William "Nip" Boyes, F.N.P.

Nip Boyes brings over 35 years of emergency medical and public health experience. He holds a B.S. in Information and Communications, and Nursing Science; and a Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.


Medical Director - Terrence G. Fraters, M.D.

Dr. Fraters has more than 45 years of emergency room and family practice experience and was the driving force behind the development of Chico’s Trauma Center and Enloe Hospital’s Flightcare Helicopter program.  A dedicated physician and consummate teacher, Dr. Fraters has earned a strong reputation for his caring, compassion and extraordinary communication skills with patients.


Licensed Marriage Family Therapist - Maureen Hernandez, MA, MFT

For over 18 years, Ms. Hernandez has counseled individuals and groups with focus on relationships, communication skills, transitions, eating disorders, and survivors of trauma. 


Practice Coordinator - Teri Jo Buckman 

Ms. Buckman manages the Front Office. Her sense of dedication and professionalism are clearly displayed in the clinics’ environment.  Teri Jo is an active member of the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management, CAMGMA, and CMM.


Clinical Assistant - Vanessa Smith

Vanessa assists each provider by rooming patients. She records and identifies each student's health concerns. Adding Vanessa's experience to our healthcare team facilitates the clinic's ability to serve more students.





Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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