LuAnn Thibeau

Manager of Finance and Administration

(207) 221-4568

Linnell Hall

Lu’Ann provides finance support on pre- and post-award functions for various federal, state and private grants/contracts .  Administratively, she coordinates and oversees the department operations.

She joined UNE in 2006 bringing with her 15 years of extensive state and federal tax knowledge in all aspects of the accounting functions for individuals and small corporations.  She started her career with a local CPA firm before establishing her own accounting company focusing on assisting individuals and small business owners.  Lu’Ann earned her Bachelor... Read More


Accounting principles

financial reporting and analysis


federal and state compliance

analytical and problem-solving

Alissa initially started her career in physical therapist in 1986 as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  In 1995 she returned to university at the University of New England to persue a degree in physical therapy, graduating in 1999.  She then went on to obtain a tDPT in the fall of 2014 from UNE.  The majority of her career has been as a generalist working in various settings for New England Rehabilitation Hospital.  She has worked in outpatient and inpatient acute rehab, skilled care, acure care, and home health settings.  Currently,  she is working... Read More

John Tumiel

John Tumiel


Senior Advisor to the President; UNE Chief Compliance Officer

(207) 221-4628

Hersey Hall


Developmental disabilities

learning disabilities

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

inter-professional practice

general OT practice

occupational therapy research

OT intervention approaches

Courtney Vannah

Courtney Vannah


Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4249


Professor Vannah graduated with her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from the UNE Dental Hygiene Program in 2003 and returned to complete her Bachelor of Science in 2009. She worked in various clinical practices in Maine ranging from general dentistry to cosmetics. In 2009 Professor Vannah returned to UNE as the founding Program Director of the Dental Hygiene Outreach Program, generously funded by the Ludcke Foundation, in which she set up extramural clinical rotations for students in interdisciplinary FQHCs across... Read More


Community Health & Public Health

Diane Visich

Diane Visich


Associate Clinical Professor

Associate Program Director of Assessment,

Associate Academic Coordinator

(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 eleven 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,... Read More

Paul Visich

Paul Visich


Professor, Chair of Exercise and Sport Performance Department

(207) 602-2203

Harold Alfond Forum


Dr. Visich is a Professor and the Chair of the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum.  He received his Bachelors in Health Education from Pennsylvania State University and Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology from George Williams College and his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology along with his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from University of Pittsburgh.   He is also certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine.  Prior to... Read More

Meredith Wall

Meredith L. Wall


Assistant Clinical Professor

Associate Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4527

Hersey Hall

Meredith L. Wall is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Program (MCPHS) with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (2006) and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UMass Lowell).

Prior to joining the team at UNE, she worked full-time for over 6.5 years at a busy private orthopedic practice in Massachusetts with primary focus in Spine specialty.  She has an active Maine State License and continues to practice at the InterMed/Occupational Health... Read More


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Occupational Health and Preventative Medicine

Interprofessional Education

Meg Webster

Meg Webster

TESOL Certified

Student and Faculty Support Specialist

(207) 221-4508

Hersey Hall

Meg Webster joined UNE’s School of Social Work staff in August of 2016.  Prior to being hired at UNE,  she worked at the Intercultural Community Center in Westbrook, ME as a Program Coordinator and ELL Teacher where she provided services within the immigrant, refugee, and asylee communities.   Before this, she worked at UMaine Orono's Intensive English Institute, John Bapst High School's International Dorm, and The Shaw House Homeless Shelter for Teens in Bangor, ME.  

Meg also does freelance media art production producing... Read More

Thomas White, PAC, Associate Clinical Professor

Thomas White


Interim Program Director

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4524

Hersey Hall

Graduated from Alderson-Broaddus Physician Assistant Program in 1974 and has 43 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 Law.... Read More


Physician Assistant educational curriculum

outcome based education

primary care medicine


health system development/management

educational methodologies

medical care of the indigent

Kristin Winston

Kristin Winston


Program Director

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4127

Proctor 316

Kristin has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years with a primary clinical focus in pediatrics.  She has specialized in working with children birth to five years of age and their families particularly those children and families who are dealing with concerns related to feeding and eating.  Kristin also has experience working with children and adults experiencing concerns related to neurologic diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and stroke.  Kris has worked in an academic setting for the past 15... Read More


Patient and Family Centered Care


early intervention



and Mealtimes

Neurological Conditions

Joe Wolfberg

IGEP site coordinator

Adjunct Professor in the PA program

(207) 221-4465

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.

Leslie Yaffa

Leslie Yaffa


Associate Lecturer

(207) 221-4486


Dr. Leslie Yaffa has spent 20 years in the field of human and social services and has held clinical social work positions in hospitals, community and agency settings. She has worked with children, youth and adults in clinical, academic and community development settings. Dr. Yaffa received her EdD from Nova Southeastern University (Florida), MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University(Toronto) and BA (honours) from York University (Toronto).  Her research is devoted to an anti-oppressive framework and looks at program development in Jamaica.  Dr. Yaffa is the founder... Read More


Child and adolescent development

human services practice

individuals and families


working/understanding children

adolescents and families

mental health

field placement

research and practice

international social work/human services