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Kelli Fox

Kelli Fox

LCSW

Director, Field Education

Assistant Clinical Professor

SBIRT Faculty and Champion

(207) 221-4223

kfox2@une.edu

Hersey Hall
405

Kelli has spent 30 years in the field of social work and addiction.  Her lifelong career goal has been to become a full time member of the UNESSW faculty, which came to fruition in 2014, after having served as an adjunct for nearly 20 years.  Social work education has been a passion since graduation from UNESSW in 1991.  

Throughout her clinical work, Kelli has learned from mentors and her own experiences to recognize the power of positive and authentic relationship to create healing and... Read More

Expertise

Organizational development

change

and leadership

professional workforce education and training

young children (birth - 5) and families

traumatic experience and recovery

substance use disorders

vicarious trauma

body-mind-spirit oriented therapies

Elizabeth Francis-Connolly received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, an MS in Occupational Therapy at Boston University, and BS in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut. Her scholarly work has focused on mothering across the lifespan and mentoring in academic environments. She has received numerous awards throughout her distinguished career, including the AOTA Roster of Fellows, AOTA Service Commendation, and Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fellowship.

        Dr. Francis-Connolly is excited to... Read More

Thersea Freeman

Adjunct Faculty Member, Physical Therapy

BS in PT @ Northeastern University 1988; Massage Therapy License 1989; Sports Fellowship through UNC Chapel Hill, ASMI & Health South 1989

(207) 781-6191

tpfpt@me.com

Expertise

Clinical Experience in Orthopedics & Sports.

Specializing in Manual Therapies of Massage

MFR

Muscle Energy & Strain Counterstrain techniques.

Jan Froehlich

Jan Froehlich

M.S., OTR/L

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4105

jfroehlich@une.edu

Proctor Hall
311

Jan has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years with a primary clinical focus in mental health.  She has worked in both acute and long-term care, and she also co-developed a mental health home care program.  Jan has worked in an academic setting for the past 28 years teaching coursework on mental health occupational therapy, culturally effective communication, therapeutic use of self and group work.

Jan is actively engaged in a variety of service learning projects at UNE one... Read More

Expertise

Communication skills and cultural competence in occupational therapy

mental health occupational therapy

occupation of motherhood.

neill gemmel

Operations Manager/Simulation Specialist

(207) 221-4555

ngemmel@une.edu

166 Innovation Hall

Neill is the Operations Manager and Simulation Specialist for the Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center (ISIC) for the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England. ISIC provides simulation programing to all WCHP programs including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, PT, OT, PA, MSNA, Social Work, Pharmacy, and Osteopathic Medicine. ISIC provides insitu simulation education for rural community’s health care providers in partnership with exposing UNE students to diverse healthcare populations and practice opportunities.... Read More

Expertise

High Fidelity Simulation

AV Systems Design and Management

Computer Information Systems

Mindy Golden

Mindy Golden

RN, MSN

Assistant Clinical Professor

Mindy is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with an MSN in Administration. She has spent most of her nursing career in the Adult ICU. Upon obtaining her MSN she worked as a clinical adjunct for several programs in Texas and Maine. She worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for UNE for several years prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in 2014.                     

Teaching Experience:

Medical-Surgical Nursing,... Read More

Expertise

Adult Critical Care/Trauma

betsey gray

Betsey Gray

MSW, LICSW

Director of Field Education

Expertise

Field education

older adults and their caregivers

interprofessional education.

Clay Graybeal

Clay Graybeal

Ph.D., M.S.W.

Professor of Social Work

Director, SBIRT Training for Maine's Future Health Professions Leaders

Chair, York District Public Health Council

(207) 221-4509

cgraybeal@une.edu

Hersey Hall
415

Dr. Graybeal  most recently served as Director of the School of Community and Population Health at UNE.  Prior to that he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he also served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work.  His  research and scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work,  interprofessional education in the health professions, and more recently on the role and impact of the patient -provider alliance in... Read More

Devdra Griffin

Devdra Davis Griffin

MSN, RNC, WHNP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4273

dgriffin@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
224

Devdra is a graduate of Boston College with a MSN in Women's Health.  She has over 28 years of nursing experience and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including private practice in an OB/Gyn. office, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, High Risk OB, and outpatient OB/Gyn. clinics..  She has been a instructor  at the University level for 7 years and a Unit base Educator in Maternity for 2 years.  Read More

Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Newborn Nursing

Clinical Instructor

Certification in SIM training

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

Jennifer Gunderman

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 505-1452

jgundermanking@une.edu

Linnell Hall
111

I came into public health by failing organic chemistry as an undergraduate at Providence College. My goal was to be a physician but soon realized that my skill and passion belonged elsewhere. Luckily my college has a public health major, and the rest is history.  My background includes being a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, working with the state of Maine health department as an infectious disease epidemiologist, providing technical assistance to Caribbean countries on HIV surveillance, and even owning an organic farm.  I live... Read More

Expertise

Epidemiology

Global Health

Maternal and Child Health

Infectious Disease

Kris Hall

Program Manager, Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Program Manager, Collaborative SBIRT Grant

(207) 221-4491

chall4@une.edu

Hersey Hall
326

I am an artist with an extensive background in theatre.  From 2000-2010 I worked for the Department of Theatre at University of Southern Maine.  In 2006, I received my MFA from Maine College of Art where my thesis project was a protest against unfair labor practices in the form of a podcast walking tour of Wal-Mart. I also attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where I continued to develop alternative delivery systems for art in service of social... Read More

Expertise

design

audio art

non-profit board leadership

multi-disciplinary team leadership and management

John Hanlon

John Hanlon

CRNA, DNP, MSNA, APRN

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

jhanlon2@une.edu

Hersey Hall
213

I have been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for over 20 years.  I provide anesthesia services in an anesthesia team environment as well as a solo practicing CRNA for my company; Sleep Safe Anesthesia PLLC.  I have held many state and National leadership positions and worked on many national committee's.  Most recently, I was the Vice President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.  I have been lecturing around the country at anesthesia state and  national meetings and I... Read More

Expertise

Anesthesia Provider

leadership

Peer Assistance

Marji Hamer-Beem

Marji Harmer-Beem

R.D.H., M.S.

Dental Hygiene Program Director, Associate Professor

(207) 221-4315

mharmerbeem@une.edu

118

Marji Harmer-Beem received her degree in dental hygiene from Westbrook College Dental Hygiene Program in Portland, Maine in 1977 and her Master of Science degree in education from the University of Southern Maine in 1993. She has taught advanced clinical dental hygiene, clinical periodontology, practice management, and ethics. Professor Harmer-Beem has published many articles and written book chapters related to clinical practice. She has held leadership positions in faculty governance. She... Read More

Expertise

Advanced clinical dental hygiene practice and clincal periodontology

health ethics

and the legal

ethical

and prevention aspects of child abuse

elder abuse

and family violence; herbal medicines.

David Harris

David E. Harris

RN, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

My undergraduate degree is in Nursing. I was an intensive care nurse for several years before attending anesthesia school at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Anesthesia for Nurses. I worked as part of the Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia Team at JHH for several years before moving to Massachusetts to work as a Nurse Anesthetist.  I stopped giving anesthesia when I started graduate school at the University of Vermont Medical School Department of Physiology and Biophysics, where I earned my... Read More

Expertise

Physiology

Erin Hartigan

Erin Hartigan

P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., O.C.S., A.T.C.

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4443

ehartigan@une.edu

Proctor Hall
211

Erin Hartigan, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., O.C.S., A.T.C. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy within the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England.  Dr. Hartigan earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology (‘95), Certificate of Athletic Training (‘96), Master’s of Science (‘97) and Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy degrees (‘04) from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomechanics and Movement Science (‘09) from the University of... Read More

Expertise

physical therapy; musculoskeletal disorders related to orthopedic and sports injuries; function after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction.

Katie Hawke

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2295

khawke@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
258

Katie Hawke joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance at the University of New England in 2008. She came to the University from Springfield College, where she was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. During her four-year tenure at Springfield College she led her team to back to back NEWMAC conference championships and two trips to the NCAA tournament. She was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year twice and was an IWLCA Regional... Read More

Expertise

Coach Education

Physical Education

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