People

Full-time Faculty

Rhonda Feldman

M.H.S., M.A., PA-C

Program Director; Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4530

rfeldman2@une.edu

Hersey Hall
315

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.Read More

Expertise

Rural Healthcare Across the Lifespan<br />Office Orthopedics/Orthopedic Trauma<br />Adult Health and Delivery of Services in Urgent/Emergent Setting

Thomas White

JD, MBA, MA, PA-C

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4524

twhite4@une.edu

Hersey Hall

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

Expertise

Physician Assistant educational curriculum

outcome based education

primary care medicine

geriatrics

health system development/management

educational methodologies

Judy Chamberlain

MD, FAAFP

MD

(207) 712-6952

judychamber@gmail.com

Hersey Hall
308

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

Expertise

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

Jim Conley

James Conley

MS, PAC

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator

(207) 221-4525

jconley@une.edu

Hersey Hall
311

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

Rural Healthcare Across the Lifespan

Cardiac Physiology

pulmonary Physiology

Delivery of Services in Urgent/Emergent Setting

Sara Hoffman

Sara Hoffman

MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4552

shoffman1@une.edu

Hersey Hall 308

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

Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology

preventive medicine

Diane Visich

Diane Visich

MS, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor

Associate Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4266

dvisich@une.edu

Hersey Hall
323

 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 Professor and Instructional Faculty

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 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

Expertise

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Orthopedics

Joe Wolfberg

IGEP site coordinator

Adjunct Professor in the PA program

jwolfberg@une.edu

Hersey Hall
304

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.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Member, Physician Assistant Program Curriculum Committee

(207) 221-4440

jskillings@une.edu

315

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

Steve Blessington

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

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

ebilsky@une.edu

Pickus Center
105

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

Expertise

General pharmacology

neuroscience

opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain

addiction

neuropharmacology.

Staff

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

Chelcie George

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4526

cgeorge3@une.edu

Hersey Hall
311

 Experience in the Administrative field for over 5 years, Ms. George assists in the construction and the fluidity of the Clinical year. Working directly with the programs Clinical Placement Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator and assisting Faculty and Students, Ms. George will help to guide those who have any questions during their time within the Physician Assistant program here at the University of New England.Read More

Amy LaBelle

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4529

agrindell@une.edu

Hersey Hall
311

With six years of service to the physician assistant program, Mrs. LaBelle's 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 activities. Mrs. LaBelle serves as the primary facilitator of communication between didactic year students, faculty and lecturers. ... Read More