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LuAnn Thibeau

Manager of Finance and Administration

(207) 221-4568

lthibeau@une.edu

Linnell Hall
106

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

Expertise

Accounting principles

financial reporting and analysis

budgeting

federal and state compliance

analytical and problem-solving

Victoria S. Thieme, DO

Associate Clinical Professor, Primary Care

Director of Clinical Experiences

Co-Director of Geriatrics Education Mentorship program

I.P.E. Com Clinical Faculty

vthieme@une.edu

Decary Hall

Victoria Thieme, D.O. works in Medical Education to promote health and osteopathic medicine.  She engages with the students in their particular interests and strengths in order to encourage them to become healthy physicians with a passion for osteopathic medicine.Read More

Expertise

Innovations in medical education

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

M.A.,OTR/L

Vice President for Board Relations

Senior Advisor to the President

Chief Compliance Officer

(207) 221-4628

jtumiel@une.edu

Goddard Hall

Expertise

Developmental disabilities

learning disabilities

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

inter-professional practice

general OT practice

occupational therapy research

OT intervention approaches

Mandy Turner headshot

Clinical Research Coordinator

(207) 221-4214

aturner12@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
112

Amanda Turner is the Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Katherine Rudolph and Dr. Scott Stackhouse. She has been involved in research for over 18 years utilizing both animal and human models. She has coordinated clinical trials for 10 years across topics including the use of transcutaneous stimulation in spinal cord injury and the use of exoskeleton devices and simvastatin to prevent SCI-induced osteoporosis.  Read More

Jenifer Van Deusen

Principal Investigator/ Program Director, Maine PCSS-U

Clinical Faculty

Interprofessional Education Coordinator

Executive Director, Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders (COPE)

(207) 602-2057

jvandeusen2@une.edu

Stella Maris 424

Jenifer holds a B.S in Early Education from Lesley University and Goddard College, an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Maine, and the equivalent of another master's degree in curriculum, instruction and assessment from Sonoma State University. Meeting AS Neill, the founder of Summerhill, inspired Jen's passion for education as a transformational endeavor. Jen has been a classroom teacher, a state department of education specialist, a consultant designing statewide programs and services for teachers and schools, a curriculum director for a school district, an educational specialist in a family medicine residency... Read More

Expertise

Curriculum

instruction and assessment

Interprofessional Education

SBIRT Champion

Addiction Medicine Education

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Courtney Vannah

IPDH, MS, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4249

cvannah@une.edu

Hersey Hall
321

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

Expertise

Community Health & Public Health

Dana Villmore

Dana L Villmore

PhD, PA-C

Assessment Coordinator

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4525

dvillmore@une.edu

Hersey Hall
315

Dana Villmore Ph.D, PA-C joined the UNE PA Program faculty in January 2019. She did her undergraduate studies in Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University and completed her Doctorate in Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Florida in 2012. While doing research at the University of Florida on inflammatory-mediated bone loss in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, she became interested in pursuing a clinical career to treat these complicated diseases. She then attended MCPHS University in Boston and... Read More

Expertise

primary care medicine

immunology

Osteoimmunology

microbiology

Fibromyalgia

Autoimmunity

Paul Visich

Paul Steven Visich

PhD, MPH, ACSM C-CEP

Professor, Chair of Exercise and Sport Performance Department

(207) 602-2203

pvisich@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
243

Education

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

Diane Visich

Diane Visich

EdD, PA-C

Interim Director

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4266

dvisich@une.edu

Hersey Hall
309

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, and tenured... Read More

Meredith Wall

Meredith L. Wall

MPAS, PA-C

Associate Clinical Professor

Associate Academic Coordinator

Physician Assistant Certified PA-C

(207) 221-4527

mwall1@une.edu

Hersey Hall
318

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

Expertise

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Orthopedics

Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice

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Jessica Walton

MS, OTR/L, BCG

Assistant Clinical Professor

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

(207) 221-4132

jwalton5@une.edu

Proctor Hall
309

Jessica has been an occupational therapist for 15 years. Prior to teaching and her Academic Fieldwork Coordinator role she worked as a lead occupational therapist and supervisor of clinical services in the home health setting. Other practice areas have included adult physical rehab with a focus on chronic illness and pulmonary rehabilitation. Specialty areas of practice include gerontology, dementia, and healthcare management. Read More

Expertise

Adult/Geriatric OT

Home Healthcare

Management

Meg Webster

Meg Webster

TESOL Certified

Student and Faculty Support Specialist

(207) 221-4508

mwebster4@une.edu

Hersey Hall
424

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

JD, MBA, MA, PA-C

Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4524

twhite4@une.edu

Hersey Hall

Graduated from Alderson-Broaddus Physician Assistant Program in 1974 and has 45 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

Expertise

Physician Assistant educational curriculum

outcome based education

primary care medicine

geriatrics

health system development/management

educational methodologies

medical care of the indigent

Kristin Winston

Kristin Winston

PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,

Program Director

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4127

kwinston@une.edu

Proctor Hall
Proctor 316

Dr. Winston 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. Dr. Winston also has experience working with children and adults experiencing concerns related to neurologic diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and stroke.  Dr. Winston has worked in an academic setting for the... Read More

Expertise

Patient and Family Centered Care

Pediatrics

early intervention

feeding

Eating

and Mealtimes

Neurological Conditions

Joe Wolfberg

IGEP site coordinator

Adjunct Professor in the PA program

(207) 221-4465

jwolfberg@une.edu

Hersey Hall
411

Expertise

With a background in Business Adm and Psychology

Joe has focused his past 27 years in Gerontology

concentrating on Community

spirituality

Healing and Complementary ideas about Aging Wisely.

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