Full-time Faculty

Thomas White


Program Director; Associate Professor; Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4524

Hersey Hall

Graduated from Alderson-Broaddus Physician Assistant Program in 1974 and has 35+ 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...


Physician Assistant educational curriculum

outcome based education

primary care medicine


health system development/management

educational methodologies

Judy Chamberlain



(207) 712-6952

Hersey Hall

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...


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

James Conley


Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator

Rhonda Feldman

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

Associate Academic Coordinator; Physician Assistant Program Faculty

(207) 221-4530

Hersey Hall

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.


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

William Newton


Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4440

Hersey Hall

 Graduated from the University of New England, Physician Assistant Program in 2000.  Worked in rural New Hampshire before returning to Maine.  Has worked in Family and Internal Medicine here, before joining the UNE Faculty.  Continues active practice.  Additional experience includes work as a forester and entomologist prior to working in the medical field.  Accompanying this is a background in research and statistical analysis.


Internal Medicine

Family Medicine

Rural and under served populations

Diane Visich

Diane Visich


Associate Academic Coordinator; Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4266

Hersey Hall

 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 ten 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,...

Site Co-Ord, HP/Dp co teacher

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.

Affiliated Faculty

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

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...


General pharmacology


opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain