Full-time Faculty

Rhonda Feldman, PA-C, Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor

Rhonda Feldman


Program Director; Assistant Clinical Professor

On Campus

Rhonda Feldman, PA-C is 1995 graduate of the Duke University Physician Assistant Program. After graduation she worked in Rural Health Clinics throughout North Carolina before transitioning to Internal Medicine with experience in Cardiology, Nephrology and the medical management of patients with acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. Prior to joining the faculty at UNE, Rhonda was working in Orthopedic and Emergency Medicine. Professor Feldman continues her clinical practice in the field of Orthopedic Medicine.Read More


Provision of Care in the Rural Setting

Comprehensive Care Across the Lifespan

Behavioral Health

Peri-operative Management - Orthopedics

Orthopedic Injury and Sportsmedicine

Thomas White


Associate Clinical Professor

Graduated from Alderson-Broaddus Physician Assistant Program in 1974 and has 38+ years clinical experience in various medical practice settings with emphasis on primary care medicine and geriatrics.  Additonal experience in medical administration at both rural clinic, clinic systems, and hospital levels.  Came to University of New England from the University of New Mexico where he was Academic Coordinated, Associate Program Director and taught several courses including Adult & Geriatric Medicine, Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, Evidence Based Medicine, and Medical-Legal Medicine. Additonal degrees and areas of interest include Economics & Finance, Philosophy, and... Read More


Physician Assistant educational curriculum

outcome based education

primary care medicine


health system development/management

educational methodologies

Judy Chamberlain

Judy Chamberlain



On Campus

Judy Chamberlain, MD, is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and the Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. She practiced Family Medicine for 30 years in rural and suburban Maine. During that time she was a community faculty member for the Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency and the UNE PA Program. She currently works as a Senior Medical Director for Aetna Medicaid. She has been an active leader in the Maine Academy of Family Physicians and served... Read More


Rural Primary Care<br />Women's Health<br />Medicaid and healthcare for the under-served

Jim Conley

James Conley


Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator

James C Conley, PA-C is a graduate of the Arizona School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program. After graduation he worked in a Rural Emergency Department before transitioning to UNE's PA Department in 2012. His first Masters Degree was in Cardiopulmonary Perfusion studies from Northeastern University. He worked in Cardiac Surgery for 18 years prior to becoming a Physician Assistant. Prior to that, he worked as a Surgical Technician while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology from Texas Christian... Read More


Rural Healthcare Across the Lifespan

Cardiac Physiology

pulmonary Physiology

Delivery of Services in Urgent/Emergent Setting

Sara Hoffman

Sara Hoffman


Assistant Professor

On Campus

Sara M. Hoffman is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from Augsburg College with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies (2005) and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW - Madison).

Prior to joining the team at UNE, she worked full-time for 6.5 years at a medical center in Red Wing, MN with a primary focus in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Maine Association... Read More


Obstetrics and Gynecology

preventive medicine

Diane Visich

Diane Visich

Ed.D, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor

Associate Program Director, Associate Academic Coordinator

On Campus

 Diane joined the UNE faculty in August of 2011.  For 12 years prior to PA school, she worked as a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation.  After graduating from the physician assistant program at Central Michigan University, Diane worked for eleven years as a PA in family practice, cardiology, and neurosurgery.

Since 2000, Diane has had been involved in higher education, teaching as both part time and full time faculty in the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University,... Read More

Meredith Wall

Meredith L. Wall


Assistant Professor and Instructional Faculty

Associate Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4527

Hersey Hall

Meredith L. Wall is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Program (MCPHS) with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies (2006) and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UMASS Lowell).

Prior to joining the team at UNE, she worked full-time for 6.5 years at a private orthopedic practice in Massachusetts with primary focus in Spine specialty.  Prior to her Physician Assistant Studies, Meredith worked with a rehabilitation center in New England MA both in-patient... Read More


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Joe Wolfberg

IGEP site coordinator

Adjunct Professor in the PA program

Hersey Hall


With a background in Business Adm and Psychology

Joe has focused his past 27 years in Gerontology

concentrating on Community


Healing and Complementary ideas about Aging Wisely.

Clinical Faculty

Jonathan Skillings

Jonathan Skillings

B.S., M.H.S.A., P.A.-C.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Chair, Retention, Promotion and Tenure sub-college Committee, Physician Assistant and Nurse Anesthesia Programs

Member, Physician Assistant Program Curriculum Committee

Member, Physician Assistant Admissions Committee

Professor Skillings is a 1993 graduate from the George Washington University Physician Asssistant Program. He practiced Academic Cardiology from 1994 to 2010 at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Baltimore VA Medical Center & Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, all in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining the UNE PA Program faculty he was an Adjunct Professor of Health Care Sciences at the George Washington University PA Program. He has graduate training in Health Care Administration and Counseling Psychology. He has been... Read More


Adult Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Hospital Based Medicine

Preventative Medicine

Physical Diagnosis

clinical research

Professional Leadership

PA Education Policy

Healthy Care Policy

Medical Writing

Evaluation & Testing

Curriculum Design & Evaluation

Counseling Psychology


Steve Blessington


Steven Blessington, PA-C graduated from Northeastern University, Boston MA, in 1996. Prior to his Physician Assitant training he worked as a Paramedic in a busy inner city EMS system. Steven’s primary interest and focus has remained Emergency Medicine and he currently practices full time in the ED at Maine ... Read More


Shayne Foley


Physician Assistant, Maine General Medical Center Express Care, Augusta and Waterville locations

Adjunct Professor -- Instructional

On Campus

Shayne is an alumni of the University of New England from the Physician Assistant class of 2012. He went on from graduating to work in Primary Care for 2 years in Vermont, and then has transitioned to working in the Urgent Care setting since 2014. He has been a member of the UNE faculty since 2014 after moving back to Portland. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Shayne worked for 10+ years in the Exercise Science field doing personal training,... Read More

Amy Patrick

Adjunct Professor

Amy Patrick, PA-C graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s in Health Education.  

Amy joined the UNE faculty as an adjunct professor in 2013. She contributes to the Clinical Assessment course during the didactic year, teaching students step by step how to perform physical examination skills. She also facilitates small-group sessions throughout the first year, as students integrate the skills they are gaining in... Read More

Shireen Rahman

Shireen Rahman


Associate Lecturer

Student Research Coordinator

(207) 602-2531

Harold Alfond Forum
On Campus


Gross anatomy

Sports Nutrition

Exercise and Chronic Disease prevention and management; exercise endocrinology- obesity and diabetes; clinical exercise physiology and athletic training;

General education and Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Taltha White Adjunct Faculty

Taltha White

B.S. Interdisciplinary Sciences, Numerous Leadership, Team Leadership and Training Certificates

Shadow Program Coordinator

eCurriculum Administrator

Assistant to the IGEP Program

Clinical Site Assessment Assistant

Clinical Assessment Lab Technical Assistant

On Campus

After twenty-five years in law enforcement, with a focus in training personnel, Taltha White joined the Physician Assistant Program as an adjunct faculty member in 2013.  She developed and coordinates a Shadowing Program for students in their didactic year.  This program places the students in various clinical settings, and provides exposure to the inter-professional relationships within the medical community.  Taltha assists the Clinical Coordinator by conducting clinical site evaluations.  Taltha's extensive background in interprofessional communication, human interaction and the building of professional cooperative... Read More

Affiliated Faculty

Edward Bilsky

Vice President for Research and Scholarship; Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Co-Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2707

Pickus Center
On Campus

Dr. Edward Bilsky currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England. He received his B.S. (physics) in 1989 and M.S. (Behavioral Neuroscience) in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1996. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado in... Read More


General pharmacology


opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain



Jennifer R. Lussier

Senior Lecturer, Biology Dept.

PA/DPT Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator/Instructor

On Campus

Jennifer started working at UNE in 2002, and teaches the gross anatomy labs for the PA and DPT graduate students, as well as A&P and Intro BIO for the undergradutates.  She grew up in central Maine, graduated from Foxcroft Academy, went to Stonehill College for Biology, and studied Anatomy & Cell Biology at the UMDNJ-Graduate School Biomedical Sciences, Newark, NJ. Read More


Gross anatomy

cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.


Liz Scott-Cavallaro

Clinical Placement Coordinator

Liz Cavallaro, the Physician Assistant Program's, Clinical Placement Coordinator, has been with the University of New England for over 12 years with an educational background in Secretarial Science.  Liz has established communications with multiple Hospitals and Preceptors, allowing for a respected and well rounded clinical experience for our second year students.  Liz works directly with the Clinical Coordinator to ensure that the students' rotations operate smoothly and efficiently.  Before Liz was the Clinical Placement Coordinator, she has also been the... Read More

Amy LaBelle

Staff Assistant

On Campus

Mrs. LaBelle has been with the physician assistant program since 2009 and her role is primarily involved  with the didactic year team functions. These responsibilities  include working on: Admissions, didactic year schedule, room scheduling,  adjunct faculty, the cooridination of guest lecturers, student exams, and the administration of the program's  LinkedIn / Facebook activities, along with many other miscellanous duties. Mrs. LaBelle serves as the primary facilitator of communication between didactic year students, faculty and lecturers. ... Read More