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
professional workforce education and training
young children (birth - 5) and families
traumatic experience and recovery
substance use disorders
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
Clinical Experience in Orthopedics & Sports.
Specializing in Manual Therapies of Massage
Muscle Energy & Strain Counterstrain techniques.
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
Communication skills and cultural competence in occupational therapy
mental health occupational therapy
occupation of motherhood.
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
High Fidelity Simulation
AV Systems Design and Management
Computer Information Systems
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.
Medical-Surgical Nursing,... Read More
Adult Critical Care/Trauma
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 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
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certification in SIM training
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
Maternal and Child Health
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
non-profit board leadership
multi-disciplinary team leadership and management
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
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
Advanced clinical dental hygiene practice and clincal periodontology
and the legal
and prevention aspects of child abuse
and family violence; herbal medicines.
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
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
physical therapy; musculoskeletal disorders related to orthopedic and sports injuries; function after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction.
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