Our Staff

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Office of the Dean of the College of Nursing

DEAN: Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Lisa Galvin
Administrative Assistant for Dr. Janie Heath, Dean of the College of Nursing 

Sophia Weathers
Administrative Specialist

 

Office of Academic Operations, Faculty Advancement, and Global Affairs

SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN: Terry Lennie, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Lisa Jackson
Administrative Assistant for Drs. Terry Lennie, Karen Butler and Evelyn Parrish

ASSISTANT DEAN OF ACADEMIC OPERATIONS: Karen Butler, DNP, MSN, RN

James Hayhurst
Support Specialist for Dr. Karen Butler

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Hartley Feld, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN

DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION: Evelyn Parrish PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS: Joanne Davis

DIRECTOR OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Hazel Chappell, MSN, RN

DIRECTOR OF WORK-LIFE AND STUDENT WELLNESS: Lee Anne Walmsley, PhD, RN

DIRECTOR OF ONLINE INNOVATION: Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN

Office of UKCON-Norton Healthcare Partnership

EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE DEAN: Patricia Howard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Tricia MacCallum
Project Manager for the UKCON/NHC Academic Partnership

 

Office of BSN Faculty & Interprofessional Education Affairs

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

Melissa Miller
Administrative Assistant for Dr. Kristin Ashford

ASSISTANT DEAN OF BSN PROGRAM STUDIES:  Darlene Welsh PhD, MSN, RN

UNDERGRADUATE OPTION COORDINATORS:

RN-BSN: Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN

RN-BSN Advisor: Tara Grana, BSN, RN

MED-VET: Stephanie Fugate, MSN, ACNP

Second Degree: Stephanie Fugate, MSN, ACNP

 

Office of MSN & DNP Faculty and Practice Affairs

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Sheila Melander, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM

Patty Foster
Administrative Assistant for Drs. Sheila Melander and Carol Thompson

ASSISTANT DEAN OF THE MSN & DNP PROGRAMS:  Carol Thompson, PhD, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN

GRADUATE OPTION COORDINATORS:

Adult-Gero ACNP: Melanie Hardin- Pierce, DNP, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC   

Adult-Gero CNS: Martha Biddle, PhD, RN, APRN, CCNS, FAHA

FNP: Kathy Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, FAANP and Elizabeth Tovar, PhD, FNP-C, APRN

PNP: Leslie Scott, PhD, PPCNP-BC, CDE, MLDE

PMHNP: Peggy El-Mallakh, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN and Evelyn Parrish, PhD, APRN-BC

ENLPOS: Debra Hampton, PhD, MSN, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC

 

Office of Nursing Research & PhD Faculty Affairs

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Thomas Kelly, PhD

ASSISTANT DEAN OF PHD PROGRAM & SCHOLARLY AFFAIRS: Debra Moser, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

OFFICE OF NURSING RESEARCH DIRECTOR: Brett McCourt, MPA

Angela Knapp
Senior Grants Officer

Michael Miles
Senior Grants Officer

Mary Kay Rayens, PhD
Biostatistician 

Amanda Wiggins
Lecturer and Biostatistics Staff Support

 

Office of Student Services

ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS: Joanne Davis

Kathy Collins
Student Services Officer, Graduate Programs

Jenny Fleser 
Student Affairs Officer

Mary Jane Lesshafft​
Student Compliance Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Jennifer Sherwood
Academic Advisor

Zac Schmidt
Academic Advisor

Brittany Fiero
Recruitment Coordinator

 

Office of Administrative Operations and Finance

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Karen Minton

Tammy Anderson
Financial Analyst

Shannon Ferguson
Financial Analyst – Payroll

Kevin Garland
Travel/Purchasing Coordinator

Christie Henson
Assistant Business Officer

Cynthia Fentress
Human Resources & Faculty Coordinator

 

Office of the Clinical Simulation and Learning Center

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Dent, DNP, MSN, RNC

Stephanie Kehler, PhD, RN
Part Time Faculty, Simulation Specialist

Paula Kral, MSN, RN
Lecturer and Simulation Specialist

Carol Simpson
Simulation Instruction and Technology Specialist

 

Office of Communications and Marketing

Sally Woodson
Communications Coordinator

 

Office of Professional Development

DIRECTOR: Hazel Chappell, MSN, RN

Julie Monsees
Professional Development Coordinator

Lois Davis, MSN, RN
Professional Development Nurse Planner

 

Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

DIRECTOR: Aimeé Baston

Kerrie Moore
Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Coordinator

 

Office of Faculty Practice

ASSISTANT DEAN: Sharon Lock, PhD, APRN, FNAP, FAANP

Amy C. DelRe
Practice & Clinical Engagement Contract Administrator

Lisa Mollett
Certified Medical Assistant at Wilmore Clinic

Tammy Mickschl
Patient Relations Assistant at Wilmore Clinic

 

Office of Information Technology

DIRECTOR: Jason Harris

Christopher Lloyd
Technical Support Specialist

Daniel Rios
Lead Technical Support Specialist

 

Office of Instructional Design

Brenda Ghaelian
Curriculum Development Director

 

Research Teams:

BREATHE: Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments Team

DIRECTOR: Ellen J. Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN

Amanda Bucher 
Community Advisor and Air Quality Data Coordinator

Lee Ann Taylor
Community Advisor and Program Coordinator

Hannah Keeler
Administrative Associate

Monica Mundy
Program Coordinator

Lateisha Ousley
Administrative Assistant for DREAM

Kathy Rademacher
Data Management Coordinator

Danielle Ray
Program Coordinator for BREATHE

Heather Robertson
Project Manager (BREATHE and Eastern State Hospital)

Occupational and Rural Research Center

CO-DIRECTORDeborah B. Reed, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN

Debbie Claunch
Project Manager

Cheryl Witt, MSN
Research Associate

Perinatal Research and Wellness Center

DIRECTOR: Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

Janine Barnett
Perinatal Research Nurse Coordinator

Letitia Ducas
Research Nurse

Andrea McCubbin, MPH
Program Director, Perinatal Research

Holly Dye
Program Director, Beyond Birth

RICH HEART Program: Research and Interventions for Cardiovascular Health Heart Program

CO-DIRECTOR: Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

CO-DIRECTOR: Terry Lennie, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

CO-DIRECTOR: Misook Lee Chung, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

CO-DIRECTOR: Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN

CO-DIRECTOR: Susan Frazier, PhD, RN, FAHA

Theresa Back, MSN, APRN
RICH Heart Studies and Research Nurse III

April Everman
Research Associate

Patricia McGuire
Research Associate

Mary Schooler, MSN, APRN 
Interventionist