Teaching Experience: Dr Morton's teaching experience includes pediatrics, evidence-based practice, nursing theory and community heatlh nursing.
Direct Care/Clinical Experience: Dr Morton has a wide variety of experiences with pediatric clients ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to school health. She additionally has worked in community based settings locally and abroad in Ghana, West Africa. Dr. Morton is board certified in Advanced Public Health nursing.
Research and Scholarship: Dr. Morton's research and scholarship interests lie in community based care with vulnerable... Read More
Utilization & Translation
International Health-specifically Sub-saharan Africa
Clinical Areas-School Health
Research Utilization and Translation
Extensive experience in the practice of nursing , including 18 years as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health Nursing . Expertise in the assessment, diagnosis , treatment planning , and interventions for adult with mental illness. Expertise in the development of treatment interventions in close collaboration with inter professional team members. Extensive experience in teaching adults and their families and friends about major illnesses (including mental and medical), and how to meet the client's unmet needs and... Read More
Brianna joined the SBIRT Grant and IPEC Department in February 2017. She came to the University of New England from MaineGeneral Health, where she worked on various grants for their Prevention & Healthy Living Department, including harm reduction education and facilitating evidence-based programs.Read More
Jeff Nevers is an Affiliated Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England and teaches Physical Therapy Administration, which focuses on the business and strategic concepts central to the field. He serves as a strategic and communication faculty advisor for UNE entrants into the Clarion Case competition, an annual national interprofessional healthcare presentation contest.
Jeff’s primary position is Career Services Coordinator on UNE’s Portland Campus.
Jeff focuses on communication coaching, strategic planning, positioning, writing,... Read More
Experience in varied clinical settings including community hospitals, trauma center, office practice. Experience as a department chief/manager. Established a clinical site for a nurse anesthesia program. Preceptored nurse anesthesia students. Received my DNP from Northeastern University with a focus on generational differences as related to clinical teaching.
Executive board member of AANA. Read More
mentoring. Active in professional organizations.
Jane has been teaching and providing occupational therapy services to children and youth for over 26 years. She has published in topics related to occupational therapy practice for children and youth in the areas of motor control and motor learning, play and playfulness, Model of Human Occupation, community wellness, and assessments. Jane serves as co-editor and author of several textbooks, including: Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents (7th ed.); Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4th ed.); Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy... Read More
Karen O’Rourke, MPH is the Director of the Maine AHEC Network and Assistantl Professor of Public Health in the School of Community and Population Health. Karen also coordinates the local performance site at UNE of the New England Public Health Training Center. She is the Co-Chair of the Maine Health Workforce Forum and Co-Chair of the Cumberland District Public Health Council’s Obesity Work Group.
Prior to coming to UNE in 2010, Karen spent 25 years in various public health agencies... Read More
Public Health Policy
Public Health Systems
Health Workforce Development
Currently, Leslie is the SNAP-Ed Obesity Prevention Coordinator within the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation. Her work on the SNAP-Ed grant includes overseeing the training and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental related to nutrition for low-income families in Maine. In addition, Leslie assists in coordinating the social marketing initiatives of the grant including both print and online marketing. She is responsible for exploring and implementing new technology strategies to streamline processes for communication, data... Read More
Foods & Nutrition
Community Nutrition Education
Food Assistance Programs
Craig lives in Western Maine with his wife Anne Marie and faithful companion Max; a unique labrador/boxer that never tires of hiking and chasing anything that runs. As a 2001 graduate of the UNE School of Social Work, Craig is a fervent believer that given the right resources and support individuals, families, and communities can heal and grow from individual and systemic trauma and oppression and reclaim their rightful claim to living healthy and dignified lives. He is passionate about... Read More
Trauma Informed Care
Individual and Family Therapy
Aging with Dignity
Specializing in Narrative approaches to complex issues
Tara Paradie joined the PT faculty as an adjunct faculty member in pediactrics in 2009, and became a core faculty member in 2016. Motivated by a personal love of learning and appreciation of student life, she has a paricular interest in cultivating leadership in students, international service learning and its application to pediatric physical therapy. A life-long participant in YMCA related work, she received a BS from Springfield College in exercise science and general studies in 1993, and a Master of... Read More
Karen is the Interim Dean for the Westbrook College of Health Professions. She brings to this role 7 years of experience as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, providing leadership in health profession curriculum development and outcomes assessment, faculty development, and speciality accreditation expertise. Her research and scholarship focuses on interprofessional (IPE) curriculum development and evaluation. Karen led the design and implementation of UNE's innovative undergraduate IPE coursework.
Her experience in nursing education is diverse, having held faculty and administrative positions in associate, RN... Read More
curricular innovation in higher education
interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education approaches
use of arts & humanities in higher education
active learning pedagogies
Mary Beth has been in practice since 1997. She began her career in pediatric practice, as a school based OT for the New York City Board of Education. After 6 years in pediatrics, she made the move to adult rehabilitation. In the years since, she has had the privilege of providing OT services in home health, acute psychiatry, acute care, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. She teaches courses in adult rehabilitation and hand therapy. She is currently pursuing... Read More
Adult Physical Disabilities
Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Anatomy & Physiology
Amy Patrick, PA-C graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s in Health Education.
Amy joined the UNE faculty as an adjunct professor in 2013 and as a full-time assistant clinical professor in 2017. She coordinates the Clinical Assessment course during the didactic year, which starts in the summer semester with teaching students step by step how to perform physical examination skills.
She also facilitates... Read More
Hahna David Patterson, M.A., is the Director of Disability Services at UNE and an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Physical Therapy Department. He has a wide range of teaching experience in the area of veteran’s mental health, disability, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Previously, he worked for the Maine National Guard as the Director of Behavioral Health and as a clinical counselor at the University of New England. Hahna holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Professional... Read More
Kendall has been working at UNE since July of 2015. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine at August in 2010 and graduated from UNE's MPH program in August of 2017. Before coming to UNE, Kendall worked for the Maine Veterans' Homes in Augusta, ME and Maine Medical Center. Kendall served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Austin, TX for the Texas Rural Water Foundation in 2013. Read More
Ms. Perez, originally from Newark New Jersey, with a short stint in Miami Florida, is a licensed clinical social worker in Maine, holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, and has been a practicing social worker and therapist for 24 years. She is a native Spanish speaker and daughter of parents from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining UNE, Ms. Perez was a system of care director from 2005-2015, leading three Substance Abuse Mental Health... Read More
Trauma Informed Care
Positive Youth Development
Trauma Informed Systems of Care
Mutual Aid and Ethnic Self Help Groups
Pierce has been employed at UNE since 1997: 1997 - 2006 as Senior Fitness Specialist/Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning and 2006 - Present as Director, Applied Exercise Science Program/Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance.
Pierce has over 20 years of experience in the exercise science/strength and conditioning field, working with a wide variety of clients/patients/athletes from youth to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients, to professional athletes. He is a 1995 graduate... Read More
Preparing students for professional credentialing examinations including: CSCS
NSCA-CPT and ACSM EP-C
Strength Training and Conditioning
Exercise Testing and Prescription