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Cyndi Amato


B.S.W. Program Director

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4510

Hersey Hall

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


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.


Hwyda A. Arafat

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

Clinical Professor, Physiology

(207) 602-2389

Stella Maris

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

Hersey Hall

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


Mary Aube


Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene

(207) 221-4549


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

Jenny Audette

Physical Therapy Program Director

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4591

Proctor Hall

Dr. Audette, PT, PhD recently joined UNE as the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director and Associate Professor. She brings 15 years of academic experience in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Rhode Island with her. She received a BS in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University (1988), an Advanced Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University (1992), and a PhD in Education from the University of Rhode Island (2011).... Read More


Physical Therapy


teaching and education

Global Health

Management and Administration

Andrea Aufdencamp

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4671

Linnell Hall

Andrea Aufdencamp is an administrative assistant at the University of New England. Grants and initiatives she supports include both the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation and also the School of Nursing and Population Health.  They are: Maine Advanced Nursing Education Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and The Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grant.Read More

Collyn Baeder UNE Photo

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

(207) 602-2024

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 education, 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 Health... Read More

Kristen R. Bailey, MS, LAT, ATC

Kristen R. Bailey


Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2252

Harold Alfond Forum

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


Clinical Exam and Diagnosis

Gross anatomy

Athletic Training

Alison Barker

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4587

Proctor Hall

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

Nancy Baugh

Nancy Baugh


Clinical Associate Professor

I have been fortunate to have excellent opportunities to teach a variety of nursing courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I particularly enjoy teaching health assessment and skills labs and have utilized creative teaching strategies to help students understand complex interrelationships among concepts. I was one of the “early users” of concept mapping as a pedagogical approach in the clinical setting. I have experienced the “joys and challenges” of engaging students in both classroom and virtual environments and... Read More


Primary Care


Caroline Beals

Caroline Beals


Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4209

Proctor Hall

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 Occupational Therapy advocacy and leadership.Read More


OT in acute hospital settings

Adult rehabilitation

brain injury

neuro/poly-trauma rehabilitation

OT advocacy and leadership

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


Clinical experience in acute rehabilitation


home health care

Management experience in SNF and home health care.


Denise Blais


Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4394

Blewett Science Center

I have many years of experience in teaching undergraduate students both on-line and on-campus. My area of experitise includes fundamentals, health assessment and medical-surgical nursing. I believe that learning can be fun and I try to find creative ways to help students learn the content. I continue to work in caring for clients in perioperative services and have experience in caring for clients in critical care units, cardiology and medical-surgical settings. Read More


Medical-Surgical Nursing

Perioperative Nursing

Amanda Blake

Amanda L Blake


Maine SANE Project Coordinator, Northern Region

Maine State Certified Forensic Nurse- PEDIATRIC, ADOLESCENTS, ADULTS

Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse- ADULT AND ADOLESCENTS

Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse- PEDIATRICS

Emergency Nurse

International Association of Forensic Nurses- Nomination Board Member

Amanda has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, a state certified Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) for 7 years, and an Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner since 2018. She received her AD in nursing from Laboure College in 2009, and her BSN through Western Governor's University in 2017. She is active in Maine’s forensic nursing community attending SAFE Program Advisory Board meetings, precepting SAFEs in Training, teaching in the 40-hour Adult/Adolescent SAFE course, and she provides educational sessions on forensic nursing... Read More


Emergency Medicine

Forensic Nursing

<br />Community Interventions

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic and sexual violence intervention and education

domestic violence

LGBT Rights and Advovacy

Health Disparities for LGBTQ Populations

and policy; human trafficking

Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Work

Homeless Advocacy



Advanced social work practice; social work practice models; non-offending parents of sexually abused children; women in corrections; advanced field education models; reflexive practice;<br />collaborative partnerships.

Violence against women

Rural Primary Care<br />Women's Health<br />Medicaid and healthcare for the under-served



and prevention aspects of child abuse

elder abuse

Adult Critical Care/Trauma

Emergency Medicine<br />Trauma Critical Care<br />Clinical Toxicology

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

casey boucher

Casey Boucher


Associate Clinical Professor/Internship Coordinator

(207) 602-2029

Harold Alfond Forum

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


Clinical exercise physiology

Exercise Science

AES Internship Program

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Judith Boudman

Associate Lecturer

(207) 762-0687

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


Adult mental health


grant writing and management

Community Organizing

Intimate partner violence

Organizational development

Creative Arts Applications in Social Work

Franklin Brooks

Franklin Brooks


Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4597

Franklin Brooks, MSW, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW, has been in clinical social work practice since 1988. He has taught in the MSW 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 and policy courses. In addition, he has been active in social justice change efforts in Maine for several decades including legislative advocacy for sexual and gender minorities. This activism informs his teaching of social policy... Read More


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

Integrated Social Work Practice

and public policy analysis

Pamela Bruno

Research Associate

Evaluator, Maine SNAP-Ed

(207) 221-4562

Linnell Hall

Pamela Bruno, MPH, is an evaluator for the  Maine SNAP-Ed program. Prior to coming to UNE, Pamela was the principal of her public health consulting business for 12 years, providing evaluation and strategic planning consultation for numerous public health agencies. Pamela has worked as lead evaluator for several Maine public health programs, including the former Maine Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Healthy Weight Program where she lead evaluation efforts for the... Read More



Research and Analysis

Strategic Planning

Obesity prevention

Kirsten R. Buchanan

Kirsten R. Buchanan



(207) 221-4355

Proctor Hall

Dr. Buchanan joined the Physical Therapy faculty as an assistant clinical professor at the University of New England in 2014 after serving as an adjunct professor for more than 10 years.  She received her BA in German from Colby College where she was awarded distinction in her major and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University while also finishing her Athletic Training certification.  In 2001 she earned her PhD in... Read More


Foot and Gait Biomechanics

ACL injury prevention

Community Outreach