Our Staff

*Alphabetical staff listing available

College of Nursing Organizational Chart
*last updated Nov. 6, 2020

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 STUDENTS: Joanne Davis

DIRECTOR OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN

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

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

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

CHAIR, INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND INNOVATION: Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN

 

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, FNAP

UNDERGRADUATE OPTION COORDINATORS:

RN-BSN: Jessica Wilson, PhD, 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 & Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Faculty and Practice Affairs

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

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

ASSISTANT DEAN OF THE MSN, DNP & APRN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:  Debra Hampton PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE

GRADUATE ACADEMIC TRACK PROGRAM COORDINATORS:

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

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

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

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

Pediatric NP (Acute): Nicole Garritano, DNP, APRN, CNPC-AC

Psych/Mental Health NP: Andrew Makowski, DNP, PMHNP

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

Office of Nursing Research & PhD Faculty Affairs

ASSOCIATE DEAN: Thomas Kelly, PhD

Scott Cowherd
Administrative Assistant for Research and PhD Faculty Affairs

ASSISTANT DEAN OF PHD PROGRAM & 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 Student Services

ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS: Joanne Davis

Kathy Collins
Student Services Officer, Graduate Programs

Brittany Fiero
Recruitment Coordinator

Jenny Fleser 
Student Affairs Officer

Hadley Sensing
Academic Advisor

Zac Schmidt
Academic Advisor

Jennifer Sherwood
Academic Advisor

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

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

Aimee Hatfield
Continuing Education Coordinator

Office of Alumni and Philanthropy

DIRECTOR: Kerrie Moore

Joey Conrad
Alumni Program Coordinator 

Office of Faculty Practice

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

Amy C. DelRe
Practice & Clinical Engagement Contract Administrator

Melissa Johnston, RN, MSW
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

Jesse Stallsworth
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 
Community Advisor and Air Quality Data Coordinator

Nicholas Conley, MPH
Program Coordinator

Jennifer Downey, MA, CIP
Administrative Associate

Kelly Kennoy, MPH, RN
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

Occupational and Rural Research Center

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

Debbie Claunch
Project Manager

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