Valerie Jones

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4505

Valerie is a 2007 graduate of the UNE MSW program.  She was an adjunct instructor at UNE from 2010 to 2016 teaching courses in groups, grief and loss, social work practice with children, adolescents, and families, and field education.  She was hired as a full time Assistant Clinical Professor in August of 2016 focusing primarily in the area of Field Education.Read More

Debbie Kelley

Debbie Kelley


Adjunct Faculty

(207) 632-9066

Proctor Hall

Debbie graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She has experience in adult neurologic rehabilitation in the acute, SNF and home health setting.  Debbie's  career also lead her to a management role in the Home Health setting .  Recently, she has returned to clinical practive at Falmouth by the Sea . Read More


balance and falls interventions

Evaluation and treatment of neurologic disorders


Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke specialty

Balance and falls intervention

Wheelchair assessment

vestibular dysfunction

Judith Kimball

Judith Giencke Kimball


Founding Director, Professor Emeritus

(207) 221-4108

Proctor Hall

Judy is the Founding Director of and Professor Emeritus in the Occupational Therapy Department. She has been an OT for almost 50 years, has served as the Director and Post-Professional Graduate Coordinator for the OT program, founded the Community Occupational Therapy Clinic, was the first female Full Professor at UNE and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her clinical work, presentations and research are in the areas of sensory integration, sensory modulation, manual therapies, clinical research techniques,... Read More


Sensory Integrative OT

School Based OT

Use of Manual Therapies in OT Practice

especially craniosacral

Dance Medicine

Research on Sensory Integration and New Applications of OT for Veterans with PTSD

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Ph.D., L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P.

Director, School of Social Work

Director, Interprofessional Education Collaborative


(207) 221-4514

Hersey Hall

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is the Director of the School of Social Work, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the  Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). A clinical social worker by training Shelley specializes in practice with children and families. Her book, Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2013. In 1988 Shelley established Touchstone Psychotherapy Associates, a mental health collaborative designed to meet the complex needs of children, families, and carers.... Read More


Shelley's research and scholarship focuses on children and families; and end-of-life; health perspectives of vulnerable populations

Debra Kramlich

Debra Kramlich


Assistant Professor of Nursing

ABSN Program Coordinator

SBIRT Champion

(207) 221-4456

Blewett Science Center

Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing, where her work focused on care of the substance-affected mother/baby dyad. She has over 35 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric critical care and school nursing. She is an independent child care health consultant and co-owner of Nursing Knowledge Solutions, LLC. She has published and presented nationally and internationally... Read More



evidence-based practice


Critical Care


Family Presence During Resuscitation

Laura Krause

Laura Krause


Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4470


Dr. Krause received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas and her  DDS from The University of Missouri at Kansas City.  She has taught at The University of New England continuously since 1988 in the Department of Dental Hygiene.Read More

Amy LaBelle

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4529

Hersey Hall

Amy has been with the Physician Assistant Program since 2009 and her role is primarily involved  with the Didactic year team functions. She is a graduate of Newbury College with a Travel & Hospitality Degree and enjoys working with people. Her responsibilities  include working on: Admissions, didactic year schedule, room scheduling,  adjunct faculty contracts, the cooridination of guest lecturers, student exams, program budget,  organizing class ceremonies,  administration of the program's  LinkedIn / Facebook pages along with many other miscellanous duties. She  serves as the primary facilitator of communication between Didactic year students,... Read More

Wayne Lamarre

Wayne Lamarre


Clinical Professor and Director, Athletic Training Program

(207) 602-2412

Harold Alfond Forum

Professor Lamarre began his career in 1992 as an Athletic Trainer working in outpatient orthopaedic sports rehabilitation clinics and public/private high schools.  He has been teaching at the college level for over 15 years in subject areas such as athletic and orthopaedic injury diagnosis, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitative intervention following musculoskeletal injury, general medical conditions affecting the physically active, pharmacological considerations in athletics, and ethical practice in an interprofessional health care model.

He has athletic training experience that spans the sporting continuum and... Read More


Athletic Injury Diagnosis & Management

Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation

Kinesiology and Human Movement

Tiarra LaPierre

Staff Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4557

Hersey Hall

Tiarra LaPierre graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Environmental Science. After graduating she worked with local non-profits Avesta Housing and Learning Works, as an Americorps VISTA. She joined the UNE School of Social Work in June of 2016.  She enjoys hiking, biking, running, and reading. Read More

Dana Law-Ham

Dana Law-Ham


Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Testing Committee Coordinator

(207) 221-4344


Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in 1990 from the University of Lowell-Massachusetts with a MS in Nursing - Family NP.  She has worked in many different settings as an RN including, inpatient medical-surgical and maternal-child health units.  As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an urgent care/primary care office (to name a few).  Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse... Read More

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Motion Analysis Laboratory Manager

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 221-4274

Linnell Hall

Michael Lawrence is the Manager of the Motion Analysis Laboratory (MAL). Mike also mentors both graduate and under graduate students in the MAL.

His personal research interests include the mechanics of various strength training exercises, strength and conditioning, and the neuromuscular control of movement.

Outside of UNE, he is a competitive powerlifter and holds an Professional total in the 275lb weight class. His best lifts are: 825 lbs squat (925 lbs equipped), 500lbs bench (661 lbs equipped), and a 710... Read More


Kinesiology and Biomechanics

Strength and conditioning

Resistance Training

Lower Extremity Biomechanics

Kathleen Leahy

Kathleen Leahy


Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Kathleen Leahy is a native of Massachusetts who attended the University of Maine at Orono under a swimming scholarship. During her time at UMaine, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Health and Fitness and was recognized as an All American Swimmer. Her Scholarly Internship, in 1988, was in a Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation program at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Ma.  Dr. Leahy is also a graduate of the University of... Read More


Integumentary System

Janet Lefebvre

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4471

Janet Lefebvre has been with the Dental Hygiene Program since October of 2007 as an Administrative Assistant.  The dental hygiene program operates a clinic providing preventive oral health care to the general public.  Janet works at the front desk at the clinic providing support to patients, faculty and students.  She assists in helping students achieve their requirements.  Read More

Elena Lippolis

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4590

Proctor Hall

Elena Lippolis is the Department of Physical Therapy’s Staff Assistant and provides administrative support to the department.  Read More

Beverley Litchfield

Assistant Clinical Professor

SBIRT Champion

(207) 221-4318


Dr. Litchfield received her Doctor in Health Science Degree, with a Global Health Concentration from Nova Southeastern University in 2015.  She has a Master in Health Administration, from St. Joseph's College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and an Applied Associate of Science with a Dental Hygiene major from Westbrook College.

Prior to joining the Dental Hygiene Program as an assistant clinical professor, she was an adjunct faculty both as a clinical instructor and as a lecturer, and was in private... Read More

Amy Litterini

Amy J. Litterini

P.T., D.P.T.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4586

Proctor Hall

Amy Litterini, P.T., D.P.T., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England. She received a BS in Health Sciences in 1993 and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1994 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA, in 2004.  Her experiences in adult rehabilitation have included acute care, hospital-based out-patient care, private practice, long term care and home care in... Read More


Physical Therapy; Adult rehabilitation; Oncology; Physical Activity; Patient Navigation; Wellness

women's health

Lymphedema Management

Kate Loukas

Kathryn M. Loukas


Clinical Professor

LEND Training Director

(207) 221-4103

Proctor Hall

Kate has been an occupational therapist (OT) for over 30 years.  She began her OT career working in neuro-rehabilitation and then moved on to school-based practice with children and youth.  Her education, practice, service, public policy support, and research is dedicated to creating inclusive communities in schools, playgroups, outdoor activities, and transition to adult roles for children, youth, and families living with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  She has served the state and national associations in various roles on executive boards and committees, the... Read More




and families living with Autism

Play and playgroups for early intervention


Sensory strategies for self-organization such as sensory modulation rooms

Natural environments for occupational participation

Jennifer R. Lussier

Senior Lecturer, Biology Dept.

PA/DPT Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator/Instructor

(207) 602-2537

Decary Hall

Jennifer started working at UNE in 2002, and teaches the gross anatomy labs for the PA and DPT graduate students, as well as A&P and Intro BIO for the undergradutates.  She grew up in central Maine, graduated from Foxcroft Academy, went to Stonehill College for Biology, and studied Anatomy & Cell Biology at the UMDNJ-Graduate School Biomedical Sciences, Newark, NJ. Read More


Gross anatomy

cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.

Shannon Mackey

Program Assistant

Hersey Hall

Shannon joined the PA department in August of 2017. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine, Orono in 1998. Shannon has spent the last 20 years working in the reproductive health and justice field. Shannon loves teaching and helping support the learning process. Shannon will be supporting the Clinical Assessment course and IGEP. Read More

Maribeth Leigh Massie

Maribeth Massie


Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4519

Hersey Hall

DNP Transition Statement: The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The University of New England Nurse Anesthesia program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in January 2019. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in May 2020. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the Program Director Maribeth Massie, Ph.D., MS, CRNA at 207-221-4519 or Read More


18 years experience with nurse anesthesia education and clinical practice. Research interests include pediatric


and remote anesthesia. Dissertation research in health services research and healthcare economics