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Cyndi Amato, MSW

Cyndi Amato

M.S.W.

Associate Director, BSW Program

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4510

camato@une.edu

Hersey Hall
428

Before taking her position at UNE, Cyndi Amato, M.S.W. worked in the field of sexual assault response and prevention for 20 years, first as a crisis and support line advocate and support group facilitator, which lead her to pursue her masters degree in social work. She held the positions of Executive Director of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Executive Director of Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) overseeing a 24-hour crisis and support line, education programs,... Read More

Expertise

Program development; non-profit administration and supervision; sexual violence response and prevention; institutional abuse; trauma; grant writing; community organizing; crisis intervention; management of interdisciplinary teams; policy development.

Arafat

Hwyda Arafat

M.D., Ph.D., MSc. MEdL

Professor

Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2389

harafat@une.edu

Stella Maris
420

Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More

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

Coordinator of Outreach and Development

(207) 221-4492

karnold3@une.edu

Hersey Hall
327

Katie is a native Mainer who found her way back to Portland after spending a decade working in Admissions, Alumni Relations and Development for several colleges and universities, including Boston University and most recently, Harvard Univeristy. She is thrilled to serve as the Coordinator of Outreach and Development for Add Verb Productions after first experiencing one of Plourde's plays as a student at Catherine McAuley High School; she's been a fan ever since!

Katie holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Assumption College.... Read More

Aube

Mary Aube

RDH, MS Ed

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene

(207) 221-4319

maube4@une.edu

Coleman

Professor Aube graduated with her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Westbrook College, Portland , Maine,  in 1988.  She worked in clinical practice for a general dentist for a year in Rhode Island.  Professor Aube then moved to Maine and joined Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry, practicing for over 25 years.  Through these years she returned to Westbrook College where she attained her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as joined the UNE Dental Hygiene Faculty.  After 9 years of part time at UNE, Professor Aube... Read More

Collyn Baeder UNE Photo

Assistant Clinical Professor & Internship Coordinator - Health, Wellness, & Occupational Studies

(207) 602-2024

cbaeder@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
Room: 259

Collyn J. Baeder has worked at the University of New England (UNE) since 2012. She is currently responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in research methods and health & wellness, as well as developing and managing the internship program for Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies students.

In 2010, Collyn earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Burlington with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Studio Art. She earned her Master of Public... Read More

Kristen R. Bailey, MS, LAT, ATC

Kristen R. Bailey

MS, LAT, ATC

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2252

kbailey5@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
243

Kristen has been a member of the Athletic Training Faculty since August 2006.  She was also Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2006-2013 in the Department of Athletics.  She has previously worked as an Athletic Trainer at Saco Bay Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Bonny Eagle High School and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  She received a Masters Degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2003 while also working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Washington and Jefferson College... Read More

Expertise

Clinical Exam and Diagnosis

Gross anatomy

Athletic Training

Alison Barker

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4587

abarker2@une.edu

Proctor Hall
214

Alison is the Administrative Assistant for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. In addition to providing student and faculty support, she works closely with the Department’s Clinical Education Coordinator, helping to smooth the clinical rotation experiences of tomorrow’s physical therapists.Read More

Caroline Beals

Caroline Beals

M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2066

cbeals@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
260

Caroline Beals is an assistant clinical professor of Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies. Prior to teaching at UNE, Caroline worked in a variety of clinical settings as an Occupational Therapist, mostly focused on adult physical rehabilitation. Caroline has a special interest in working with adults recovering from poly-trauma, neuro-trauma and brain injury. In addition to clinical work, Caroline serves as a volunteer leader and active member of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association, working on issues related to... Read More

Expertise

OT in acute hospital settings

Adult rehabilitation

brain injury

neuro/poly-trauma rehabilitation

OT advocacy and leadership

Judith Belanger

Judith A Belanger

RN, BSN, MSN/Ed, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

RN-BSN Coordinator

(207) 221-4394

jbelanger3@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
232

Enthusiastic and dedicated to quality education that facilitates the vital skills of student nurses to successfully work in the twenty-first century. I believe teaching is a dynamic process, and I continually strive to improve the education of our nursing programs by integrating evidence from initiatives such as the Maine Nurse Core Competencies, and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. I believe every available opportunity has the potential for growth, and... Read More

Expertise

Distance / online education

Adult Medical/Surgical

Clinical pharmacology

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Health Assessment and Evaluation

Cat Bibeau

Assistant to the Dean

(207) 221-4520

cbibeau@une.edu

Hersey Hall
223

Originally from Korea, Cat spent most of her time in Jacksonville, Florida.  As a corporate purchaser for a student loan company, she moved to Maine in 2007.  She has been with UNE in the WCHP Dean's Office since 2008. Read More

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 504-7122

Proctor Hall

BS in Physical Therapy - University of Vermont 1994 Masters in Health Administration - University of New Hampshire 1999Read More

Expertise

Clinical experience in acute rehabilitation

SNF

home health care

Management experience in SNF and home health care.

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

Jessica bolduc

Jessica J. Bolduc

DrOT, MSOTR/L

OT Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4101

jbolduc@une.edu

750 Stevens Avenue

Jessica received her Master’s degree from the University of New England in 2005 and doctorate in 2013 from Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical experience crosses the continuum of care from acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing and home health. Her primary practice area is physical dysfunction, and has interest in neuro-rehabilitation and research. In recent years, Jessica has served as adjunct professor at local graduate OT programs in Maine. Jessica’s leadership history includes serving as Vice President for the Vermont... Read More

Expertise

Physical Dysfunction: Neurologic Population; Standardized Assessments

leadership

research

casey boucher

Casey Boucher

M.S., CES, CSCS

Associate Clinical Professor/Internship Coordinator

(207) 602-2029

cboucher2@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
247

Casey joined the faculty of the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance in 2010.  Prior to joining the University, she worked as a Health Educator and a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Maine Medical Center's Turning Point Heart Health program.  Casey manages the Internship Program for the Applied Exercise Science students, aiding students with placements in pre-professional physical therapy, strength and conditioning, clinical exercise physiology, health promotion, and more.  Casey recieved her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Exercise... Read More

Expertise

Clinical exercise physiology

Exercise Science

AES Internship Program

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Judith Boudman

Associate Lecturer

(207) 762-0687

jboudman@une.edu

Judith Boudman has worked in non-profit and grassroots settings for many decades and has taught in the campus-based and online programs of UNE since 2004. She has worked as a community organizer, an executive and supervisor, a grant/contract writer, a clinician and an educator. The venues have been mixed: battered women’s shelter and a sexual assault program, crisis program, native American tribal governments, community mental health centers, foster grandparent program, universities, neighborhood organization, hospice and a psychiatric hospital. These work experiences... Read More

Expertise

Adult mental health

hospice

grant writing and management

Community Organizing

Intimate partner violence

Organizational development

Creative Arts Applications in Social Work

Carolyn Bradley

Carolyn Bradley

MSN, RN, CCRN

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

(207) 221-4490

cbradley2@une.edu

Expertise

Adult Critical Care

Staff Development

Patient and Family Centered Care

Interprofessional Education

Karen Bragdon

Karen Bragdon

P.T., O.C.S.

(207) 337-3211

kbragdon@yorkhospital.com

Proctor Hall

Karen graduated from the University of New England in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She had experience as an in-patient therapist for several years prior to starting employment at UNE in 1991. She worked on the Biddeford campus of UNE as a clinician at the Health Center as well as Clinical Faculty to the P.T. program from 1991-2002. Karen has continued on as an adjunct faculty member in the Physical Therapy program since that time,... Read More

Expertise

Treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

orthopedic injuries

sports injuries

Franklin Brooks

Franklin Brooks

MSW, Ph.D., LCSW

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4597

fbrooks@une.edu

Franklin Brooks, MSW, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW, has been in clinical social work practice since 1988. He has taught at the UNE School of Social Work for two different time periods, 2006-2007 and 2014-present teaching both foundation year and advanced year social work practice courses. In addition, he has been active in social change efforts in Maine for several decades including legislative advocacy for sexual and gender minorities which informs his teaching of social policy advocacy methods in the UNE SSW... Read More

Expertise

Human Sexuality with a special emphasis on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Integrated Social Work Practice

and public policy analysis

Suzanne R. Brown, PhD, PT

Suzanne Robben Brown

Ph.D., M.P.H., P.T.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Brown earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy and, a Master’s in Public Health from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK and her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Trident  University International, Cypress, CA. She has been a physical therapist for over 43 years in a combination of clinical and educational appointments.  Dr. Brown is the founding director... Read More

Expertise

educational leadership; research design; writing for publication; evidence based practice; decision making models; physical therapy professionalism;

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