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
Peri-operative Management - Orthopedics
Orthopedic Injury and Sportsmedicine
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
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
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
Delivery of Services in Urgent/Emergent Setting
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
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 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
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.
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
PA Education Policy
Healthy Care Policy
Evaluation & Testing
Curriculum Design & Evaluation
PA-C, MHP, EMT-P
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
Physician Assistant, Maine General Medical Center Express Care, Augusta and Waterville locations
Adjunct Professor -- Instructional
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, 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
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
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
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
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
acute and chronic pain
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
cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.
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
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