People

Full-time Faculty

Thomas White, PAC, Associate Clinical Professor

Thomas White

JD, MBA, MA, PA-C

Interim Program Director

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4524

twhite4@une.edu

Hersey Hall

Graduated from Alderson-Broaddus Physician Assistant Program in 1974 and has 43 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 Law.... Read More

Expertise

Physician Assistant educational curriculum

outcome based education

primary care medicine

geriatrics

health system development/management

educational methodologies

medical care of the indigent

Jim Conley

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4525

jconley@une.edu

Hersey Hall
315

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

Expertise

Cardiac Physiology

pulmonary Physiology

Delivery of Services in Urgent/Emergent Setting

Jed Jankowski

Jed D. Jankowski

MSPA, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor

Associate Clinical Coordinator

(207) 221-4408

jjankowski@une.edu

Hersey Hall
308

Jed D. Jankowski, PA-C is a graduate of the University of New England Physician Assistant Program in 2011.   His clinical experience includes inpatient medicine, emergency medicine, and neurosurgery.

His background includes over 20 years of pre-hospital EMS experience in rural, suburban, urban, and wilderness settings; most recently as a critical care paramedic for King County Medic One.

As an instructor, he has had the opportunity to lecture in a variety of settings on... Read More

Expertise

Hospital Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Diane Visich

Diane Visich

EdD, PA-C

Associate Clinical Professor

Associate Program Director of Assessment,

Associate Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4266

dvisich@une.edu

Hersey Hall
309

 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

MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor

Associate Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4527

mwall1@une.edu

Hersey Hall
318

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

Prior to joining the team at UNE, she worked full-time for over 6.5 years at a busy private orthopedic practice in Massachusetts with primary focus in Spine specialty.  She has an active Maine State License and continues to practice at the InterMed/Occupational Health... Read More

Expertise

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Orthopedics

Occupational Health and Preventative Medicine

Interprofessional Education

Joe Wolfberg

IGEP site coordinator

Adjunct Professor in the PA program

(207) 221-4465

jwolfberg@une.edu

Hersey Hall
411

Expertise

With a background in Business Adm and Psychology

Joe has focused his past 27 years in Gerontology

concentrating on Community

spirituality

Healing and Complementary ideas about Aging Wisely.

Clinical Faculty

Jonathan Skillings

Jonathan Skillings

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

Clinical Coordinator

Assistant Clinical Professor

SBIRT Champion

(207) 221-4440

jskillings@une.edu

Hersey Hall
317

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

Expertise

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

Adjunct

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

Maria Egger

Adjunct Professor

Co-Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education Program

Originally from New York, I have lived in Maine for the past 30 years, now residing in Portland. In 2010 I decided to return to school at the University of New England, becoming a Physican Assistant.  My primary focus is adult internal medicine and geriatrics.  

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Foley

Shayne Foley

MS, PA-C

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

John Griffin

Medical Director Physician Assistant Program

General Surgen and Wound Care Physician. Adjunct faculty in the Physician Assistance Program since 2014. Appointed Medical Director in 2017.Read More

Expertise

General Surgery

Regenerative Medicine

Wound Care

Amy Patrick

Assistant Clinical 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 and as a full-time assistant clinical professor in 2017. She coordinates the Clinical Assessment course during the didactic year, which starts in the summer semester with teaching students step by step how to perform physical examination skills.

She also facilitates... Read More

Shireen Rahman

Shireen Rahman

Ed.D., ATC,CISSN

Associate Clinical Professor

Student Research Coordinator

Vice President; WCHP Faculty Assembly 2016-18

Vice President, Alpha Chi National Honor Society 2016-18

(207) 602-2531

srahman@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
242

Dr. Rahman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Canisius College, and Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from Frostburg State University.  She worked towards her doctorate degree at West Virginia University in Exercise Physiology with a concentration of Endorcrinology before coming to Maine to work at Maine Medical Center... Read More

Expertise

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

Affiliated Faculty

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2403

djohnson@une.edu

Stella Maris
432

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More

Expertise

Neurobiology of drugs of abuse

including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health

longevity

Jennifer R. Lussier

Senior Lecturer, Biology Dept.

PA/DPT Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator/Instructor

(207) 602-2537

jlussier@une.edu

Decary Hall
331

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

Expertise

Gross anatomy

cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.

Staff

Lori Armstrong

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4526

larmstrong@une.edu

Hersey Hall
311

Lori Armstrong has been with UNE since 2009. She recently joined the Physician Assistant Program as the Administrative Assistant. Lori is a graduate of Everett Community College's Medical Transcription and Editing Program.  Her strong background in medical transcription and computers lends itself to the wide array of programs and reports utilized by the PA program. Lori works closely with the Clinical Placement Coordinator to ensure the clinical year runs smoothly. Lori also assists with didactic year and other administrative functions to ensure that... Read More

Liz Scott-Cavallaro

Clinical Placement Coordinator

(207) 221-4528

escottcavallaro@une.edu

Hersey Hall
313

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

(207) 221-4529

agrindell@une.edu

Hersey Hall
311

Amy has been with the Physician Assistant Program since 2009 and her role is primarily involved  with the Didactic year team functions. She is a graduate of Newbury College with a Travel & Hospitality Degree and enjoys working with people. Her responsibilities  include working on: Admissions, didactic year schedule, room scheduling,  adjunct faculty contracts, the cooridination of guest lecturers, student exams, program budget,  organizing class ceremonies,  administration of the program's  LinkedIn / Facebook pages along with many other miscellanous duties. She  serves as the primary facilitator of communication between Didactic year students,... Read More