University Health and Counseling Services

Desiree Lawrence

Administrative Specialist

Office Location

105 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus 04103


(207) 780-4219


Desiree has worked at The University of Southern Maine since 2017.  In her role as Administrative Specialist, she manages the health insurance billing for Counseling services and assists the Director of the department with various projects.  

When she is not at USM, she volunteers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  She provides training, facilitates groups, supports fundraising, and serves on their Board. 

Desiree has lived in Maine since 1989 and has been married for 30 years. She is an animal lover who currently owns two cats (or should she say the cats own Dez). In her spare time she especially enjoys "crafting" and hanging out at the Beach.