Our Staff

*Alphabetical staff listing available

College of Nursing Organizational Chart
*last updated Sept. 28, 2021

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

ASSISTANT DEAN OF ACCREDITATION AND STRATEGIC OUTCOMES: Evelyn Parrish PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

ASSISTANT DEAN OF ACADEMIC ADVISING AND STUDENT SUCCESS:  Corey Moore, EdD (c), MA, BS

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SIMULATION AND LEARNING CENTERJennifer Dent, DNP, MSN, RNC

CHAIR OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS: Hartley Feld, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN

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

DIRECTOR OF ONLINE INNOVATION AND CO-CHAIR OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND INNOVATION: Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN  

DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & CO-CHAIR OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND INNOVATION: Jesse Stallsworth, MS, QMPR-C 

 

Office of BSN Faculty and 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, FNAP

UNDERGRADUATE OPTION COORDINATORS:

RN-BSN: Angela Hensley, DNP, APRN

RN-BSN Advisor: Tara Grana, BSN, RN

ABSN (Second degree, MED-VET, LPN-BSN: Jennifer Cowley, MSN, RN

COUNCIL FOR BSN PRACTICE READINESS

COUNCIL FOR BSN STUDENT SUCCESS
 

Office of MSN/DNP Faculty & Practice Affairs

Associate Dean:  Sheila Melander, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN

Patty Foster, BSBA, Administrative Assistant for Drs. Sheila Melander and Debra Hampton

Assistant Dean of MSN & DNP Programs:  Debra Hampton PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FAONL, FACHE

Specialty Track Program Coordinators:

Adult-Gero ACNP: Candice Falls PhD, MSN, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC   

Family NP: Elizabeth Tovar, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Pediatric NP (Primary Care): Leslie Scott, PhD, PPCNP-BC, CDE, MLDE 

Pediatric NP (Acute): Misty Ellis DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC

Psych/Mental Health NP: Andrew Makowski, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Graduate Leadership Program: Debra Hampton, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FAONL, FACHE

Office of Nursing Research and PhD Faculty Affairs

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Thomas Kelly, PhD

Scott Cowherd
Administrative Assistant for Research and PhD Faculty Affairs

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

OFFICE OF NURSING RESEARCH DIRECTOR: Brett McCourt, MPA

CHAIR, ADVANCEMENT OF STUDENT SCHOLARLY AFFAIRS: Martha Biddle, PhD, APRN, CCNS, FAHA

Angela Knapp
Senior Grants Officer

Michael Miles
Senior Grants Officer

Mary Kay Rayens, PhD
Biostatistician 

Kathy Rademacher
Data Management Coordinator

Office of Academic Advising and Student Success 

ASSISTANT DEAN: Corey Moore, EdD (c), MA, BS

Dylan Bogard
Academic Advisor

Kathy Collins
Student Services Officer, Graduate Programs

Brittany Fiero
Recruitment Coordinator

Jenny Fleser 
Student Affairs Officer

Tara Grana 
Academic Advisor/Recruiter 

Shaun Ketterman
Academic Advisor

Hadley Sensing
Academic Advisor

Zac Schmidt
Academic Advisor

Jennifer Sherwood
Academic Advisor

Office of Administrative Operations and Finance

ASSISTANT DEAN: Todd Stoltzfus

Tammy Anderson
Financial Analyst

Shannon Ferguson
Financial Analyst – Payroll

Kevin Garland
Travel/Purchasing Coordinator

Christie Henson
Assistant Business Officer

Cynthia Fentress
Human Resources and Faculty Coordinator

Meili Sun
Administrative Assistant to the Business Office

Clinical Simulation and Learning Center

View complete list of Sim Lab faculty and staff 

Office of Communications and Marketing

DIRECTOR: Parry Barrows

Office of Professional Development

DIRECTOR: Jessica Wilson, PhD, RN, APRN

Lois Davis, MSN, RN
Professional Development Nurse Planner

Office of Alumni and Philanthropy

DIRECTOR: Kerrie Moore

TBA (please contact kerrie.moore@uky.edu with questions)
Alumni Program Coordinator 

Office of Faculty Practice

DIRECTOR:  Sheila Melander, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN

Amy C. DelRe
Practice and Clinical Engagement Contract Administrator

Kristy Piersawl
Wilmore Clinic 

Tammy Mickschl
Patient Relations Assistant at Wilmore Clinic

Office of Information Technology

DIRECTOR: Jason Harris

Evan Martin 
Technical Support Specialist

Daniel Rios
Lead Technical Support Specialist

Office of Instructional Design

Jesse Stallsworth
Curriculum Development Director

Amanda Trent
Instructional Designer 

Research Teams:

BREATHE: Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments Team

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

Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, NCTTP, FAANP
Associate Professor, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Stacy Stanifer, PhD, APRN, AOCNS
Assistant Professor

Whitney Beckett
Data Management Assistant

Amanda Bucher 
Program Coordinator II

Kelly Kennoy, MPH, RN
Program Coordinator

Kyle Kuykendall, MS
Program Coordinator

Mary Grace Lenhof
Project Assistant

Kathy Rademacher
Data Management Coordinator

Kara Richardson, MPH
Center Administrator, UK-CARES

Heather Robertson, MPA
Assistant Director of Administration and Operations

Lee Ann Taylor
Community Advisor and Program Coordinator

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

Lisa Blair
Postdoctoral Scholar

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, FAHA

FACULTY: Martha Biddle PhD, APRN, CCNS, FAHA

FACULTY: Jennifer Miller, PhD, MSNEd, RN 

FACULTY: Jia-Rong Wu PhD, RN

Kaitlin Voigts Key, PhD, RN
Post-Doctoral Scholar

Chin-Yen Lin, PhD, RN
Post-Doctoral Scholar

Rana Rahman
Project Director

Rosa Martin
Project Director, Corazon de la Familia

Jackie Arakaki
Research Associate

Virginia Cruz
Research Associate

Marissa Frick
Research Associate

Guipsy Lopez
Research Associate

Herlinda Martinez
Research Associate

Patricia McGuire
Research Associate

Mary Schooler, MSN, APRN 
Interventionist

Danielle Yearby
Data Manager