Dr. McCormack Tutt joined the PT faculty in the spring of 2006 as a clinician in the PT clinic on the Biddeford Campus and assisted with teaching in the Musculoskeletal course. She then moved into the role as the Director of Clinical Education in the fall of 2007. She is an active member of the university faculty, with special interest in clinical education and service learning. She received a BA in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 1993, a MPH... Read More
MS Physical Therapy
This is laura's first year as a lab assistant and adjunct professor. After graduating from the Master's program at U- Mass Lowell, Laura worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at York Hospital followed by working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Portland specializing in maual therapy. For the most recent 6 years Laura has been the owner of Cape Physical Therapy and practices home care locally. Her clients include the geriatric population, high school athletes and orthopedic injuries. Laura is the mother of 3... Read More
Heather has a passion for customer service and event planning. She previously worked for Portland Downtown, a non-profit organization making Portland the amazing city it is. She recently finished her Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management, with her final project being planning Old Port Festival 2015. She is looking to further her knowledge and skills in the healthcare field while still being involved with event planning and set up.Read More
Scott has been in his current position as Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at UNE since 2012 and an occupational therapist since 2003. He enjoys not only supporting students, but also fieldwork educators at partner facilities around the country. His clinical experience includes various adult and older adult settings such as acute care, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Other areas of focus for Scott include various professional issues at the state and national level, diversity within OT, and advocacy for the profession.
In the... Read More
General and Professional Issues in OT
Acute Care/SNF/Home Health OT
Diversity in OT
Administration and Management
social policy and advocacy
Judith A. Metcalf, APRN, BC, MS, FMGS joined the faculty in the Department of Nursing - Fall 2016 and is the Coordinator of the new HRSA grant funded program Upstream Practicum in Nursing Program. She also continues as the Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center a position held since December 2003. Judy has her Bachelor's in Nursing from Salem State College Salem, Massachusetts, her Master's from Boston University Boston, Massachusetts and her Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Health... Read More
Fall prevention and fall risk assessment for older adults
Jen is a graduate of UNE, class of 2007. She works primarily in acute mental health. In the community, her first 9 years she did mostly group therapy interventions with children and adolescents and now works as a coordinator, building the clinical programming and providing staff more clinical education. She is trained in multiple forms of cognitive and behavioral therapies. Jen has been a CI for many former UNE graduates and is an adjunct professor in the mental health lab and therapeutic use of self... Read More
OT intervention with children and adults who have psychosocial needs
Dr. Mills currently serves as the Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Interim Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England, where she also directs the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation. She is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is... Read More
Bernice is the Assistant Dean for Student and Clinical Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions. Prior to joining the WCHP Dean's Office, Professor Mills was a member of the Dental Hygiene Program for over 20 years and has extensive experience in dental hygiene education and administration.Read More
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
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