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Kelly Aldridge

Kelly Aldridge

Administrave Manager

Division of Family Medicine
Division of Physician Assistant

Kelly is the Administrative Manager for the Divisions of Family Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies. She is responsible for assisting with business operations in the Family Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies programs including faculty and staff onboarding, accounting, and human resource management.

Kelly has 20 years of experience working at the University of Utah. She likes to travel and spend time with her grandchildren. She also likes to attend the Utah Football games…Go Utes!

kelly.aldridge@utah.com

Tatiana Allen-Webb

Tatiana Allen-Webb

Program Manager

Division of Public Health
Tatiana Allen-Webb, BS, CCRP, is the Program Manager for the Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program. She coordinates the design, development, and delivery of statewide initiatives, including program assessment and improvement, and oversees the AHEC Scholars. Tatiana has 19 years of experience at the University of Utah, she is currently working on her MBA and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).

tatiana.allen@hsc.utah.edu

Amy Amann

Amy Amann

Associate Director of Clinical Education

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Amy is the Associate Director of Clinical Education for the Divisions of Family Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies. She is responsible for the administration and management of Family Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies programs including oversight of clinical operations, clinical training programs, budget and finance, strategy and development, and human resource management. She received her MBA from the University of Utah and has many years of experience in healthcare administration with operations, management, program development, compliance, contracting, and revenue integrity. Amy is originally from Colorado, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and snowshoeing with her family.

amy.amann@hsc.utah.edu

Marianne Bailey

Marianne Bailey

Academic Coordinator

Division of Family Medicine
Marianne works directly with the Division of Family Medicine residents. She is responsible for coordinating the resident’s schedules throughout all their required residency rotations. She assists and supports all faculty and staff with any scheduling needs and day to day tasks. Marianne comes to us from the clinical side, working as a Dialysis Technician for the past 8 years. She loves to read, bake and enjoys the chaos of her family life, including her husband, 6 children and their spouses, 2 border collies, an African Grey Parrot, a Bearded Dragon and 2 cats.

marianne.bailey@utah.edu

Stacey Board

Stacey Board

Administrative Assistant

Administration
Stacey is an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She provides administrative support to the Interim Chief, as well as support for department scheduling, travel, procurements and payments. She has worked at the University of Utah since 2018.

Stacey.Board@hsc.utah.edu

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Project Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Rachel is the Project Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Her responsibilities include coordinating training activities, monitors expenditures, assisting in the preparation of grant proposal, research materials, and outreach projects and publications, coordinate seminars, workshops, and other project meetings. Rachel has a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management with 10+ years of experience in the environmental field.

racheltbrown@hsc.utah.edu

Holly Bynum

Holly Bynum

Administrative Director

Administration
Holly is the chief of staff for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Holly directs the management and staff support of the department’s programs and operations across all missions. Holly joined University Health Care in 2005, where she has worked in project management, decision support, hospital finance, and research administration. Holly earned her MBA at the University of Utah. Before her employment with the University, she worked at Select Health for 10 years.

Holly.Bynum@hsc.utah.edu

801-581-3952

Leslie Cepeda

Leslie Cepeda

Academic Program Manager

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Leslie is the Academic Program Manager for the UPAP didactic team at the Salt Lake City campus. Leslie works closely with UPAP faculty, staff, and instructors to address Salt Lake City student needs during their didactic year. Leslie graduated from the U with a B.A. in Anthropology Health Emphasis and a minor in Human Biology in 2015, and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy in 2019. She has worked at the U in various roles as a Student Success Advocate, Undergraduate Research Advisor, Graduate Assistant in Housing & Residential Education, and College Access Advisor. Thus, Leslie has experienced working with students from diverse backgrounds and different stages in their educational journey. These experiences together with her research, community engagement, and leadership involvement have helped her shaped her student-centered approach to her work in higher education: she focuses on being culturally responsive to the stories and strengths that each student brings to the U.

leslie.cepeda@utah.edu

Jacklyn Chiu

Jacklyn Chiu

Graduate Student Coordinator II

Division of Public Health
I am a Graduate Student Coordinator II for students in the MPH-UAC, MSPH, MSTAT programs through the division of Public Health programs that are offered through the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine. I’ll be coordinating different aspects with the education programs that include recruiting, admissions, advising, and graduation. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah.

jacklyn.chiu@utah.edu

Jesse Cormier-Adams

Jesse Cormier-Adams

Executive Assistant

Administration
Jesse serves as the Executive Assistant to DFPM Chair Dr. Kolawole Okuyemi. Demonstrating a career-spanning preference for working in the nonprofit sector, Jesse has worked in the senior services industry and academic and cancer research settings. He possesses extensive administrative experience emphasizing dynamic problem solving supported by a robust critical thinking and communication skill set. Born in Maryland and a longtime California resident, Jesse moved to Utah two years ago. Jesse graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a BA in English (Comparative Literature). His interests range from reading, writing, and playing tabletop roleplaying games and chess to running, strength training, and other outdoor activities.

u6037951@utah.edu

Ashley Crompton

Ashley Crompton

Academic Program Manager

Division of Family Medicine
Ashley manages the daily aspects of the Medical Student Education Program, including the 3rd year clerkship, 4th year Sub-Internship and other 4th year electives. She helps to obtain and manage all adjunct faculty appointments for preceptors as well as affiliation agreements with clinical sites. In addition, she oversees the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). She also serves as a coordinator for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah and has been working in healthcare for the past 17 years. 

ashley.crompton@hsc.utah.edu

Andrew Curtin

Andrew Curtin

Biostatistician I

Division of Public Health
Andrew Curtin, MSTAT Candidate, is Biostatistician I and key member for the DFPM Biostatistical Support Core and Family Medicine Research Core. He is graduating from the University of Utah's MSTAT program Summer 2022, and currently has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Utah. He has previously worked for Utah Education Network and Myriad Genetics. Andrew enjoys spending time with his son kayaking and exploring Timpanogos canyon, and caring for his pet dog and chickens.

andrew.curtin@utah.edu

Doris Dalton

Doris Dalton

Director of Admissions PA Division, Assoc. Director, Education DFPM

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Doris develops and implements the process for student selection to the Physician Assistant Program from the application level, candidate interviewing and admission offers, and facilitating transition of the incoming class. She is a University of Utah alumna and has served multiple roles in national service to the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) with CASPA Advisory and Enhancement, Recruitment and Admissions Council, and the Diversity Inclusion Mission Advancement Commission. She received the PAEA Staff Award in 2017. In addition, she serves the Department Education Mission by facilitating collaboration between its four Divisions, for which a highlight is the annual Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit, a research poster event. In her spare time, Doris enjoys, cooking, film, hiking with her dog, and travel adventures with her spouse.

ddalton@upap.utah.edu

801-581-7969

Helen Davis

Helen Davis

Administrative Assistant

Administration
Helen is an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She provides general administrative support for the Central Administration office and the office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). She has worked for the University of Utah for 7 years.

helenb.davis@utah.edu

Courtney DeMond

Courtney DeMond

Associate Director of Graduate Education

Division of Public Health
Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Courtney is an Associate Director of Graduate Education for the Division of Public Health and Occupational Environmental Health. She is responsible for the administration and management of all Public Health and Occupational Environmental Health program operations including education, budgeting, financial operations, development, communication, and human resources. Courtney earned her MBA from Concordia University Chicago. She has several years of experience in management, leadership, administrative duties, academic advising, public relations and event coordinating.

Courtney.DeMond@utah.edu

Julie Fryer

Julie Fryer

Program Coordinator, Administration

Administration
Julie has worn several hats during her 30+ years with the department.  She currently maintains all department and division webpages.  Julie has received a Web Design Certificate, Web Development Certificate, and Web Design Tools Certificate from Continuing Education at the University of Utah.

julie.fryer@utah.edu

801-587-3314

Tanis Garcia

Tanis Garcia

Post-Award Manager

Administration
Tanis has been with the U since 2013 and has been working in research accounting since 2015; she started in the Engineering Department prior to coming to DFPM. She has been with DFPM since November 2020. Her responsibilities are ensuring post-award processes and procedures are being done correctly within DFPM, she is responsible for post-award support to PI's and divisions, working with pre-award as assigned, and other financial responsibility.

tanis.garcia@utah.edu

Abby Garlock

Abby Garlock

Recruiting Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Abby is a Recruiter and Coordinator through the division of Public Health. Her responsibilities include coordinating different aspects of the program which includes recruiting, personal outreach, marketing strategies, and public relations. Abby is from University Place, Washington and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Communications from Utah Valley University. Abby enjoys running, playing board games, and reading self-improvement books.

abby.garlock@utah.edu

Tony Gomez

Tony Gomez

Payroll Accountant

Administration
I graduated from The University of Texas – Arlington with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics and Finance in 2020. I had the opportunity to move to Ogden, Utah in January 2021 to work at Weber State University as a College Access Advisor supporting underprivileged Jr. High students with key steps in the postsecondary application and financial aid process. Upon moving to Salt Lake City, I worked at a small private equity administration firm as a Treasury Analyst preparing high-value wire transfers and establishing a knowledge base to document department functions and best practices for client-facing teams.

I’m excited to work as part of the DFPM finance team to jointly establish a Payroll Office with standardized processes and procedures that will support faculty, staff and programs across the department. In addition, continue to build on a foundation that tracks, monitors, and reports on DFPM’s personnel expenses throughout all 4 divisions.

u6044451@utah.edu

Rob Gray

Rob Gray

Associate Director of Accounting and Finance

Administration
Rob is an experienced Finance and Budget Director with a demonstrated history of working in healthcare and higher education. He has worked in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah since 2014 and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Rob brings a strong service mindset as he works to accomplish department goals and objectives, and has demonstrated excellence in management, financial planning & analysis, reporting, budgeting and process improvement. Rob’s primary roles include oversight of the financial health of the department, department funds flow, facilitating financial strategy, and compensation plans.

Rob.Gray@hsc.utah.edu

Tayler Hughes

Tayler Hughes

Academic Program Coordinator

Division of Family Medicine
Tayler is an academic program coordinator who works directly within the Family Medicine Residency. She oversees WATS, Survival Skills, Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Patient Safety Conference, and planning and organizing resident retreats and workshops. Tayler has a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s in Psychology. While she was raised mainly in Wisconsin, she has lived in nine states throughout her life. Tayler enjoys teaching spin classes, running, thrifting, and trying out new coffee shops and restaurants.

tayler.hughes@utah.edu

Melissa Husebye

Melissa Husebye

Administration Manager

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Melissa is the Division Manager for the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. She manages PA staff and is responsible for budgeting and financial operations within the Division. In addition, she also works with the leadership team on projects related to ARC-PA accreditation and as well as support for grant financial administration. Melissa has a BS in Environmental Studies and over 10 years of experience in higher education.

Melissa.Husebye@hsc.utah.edu

Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson

Clinical Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Mandy is the Program Manager and Clinical Coordinator for the Clinical Team at the Salt Lake Campus. She is primarily responsible for Recruitment and Retention for Clinical sites & Preceptors. She maintains Affiliation Agreements, is responsible for the day to day management of the clinical rotation schedule, and oversees student scholarships. Mandy loves to write YA Speculative Fiction and is slowly working on an English MFA in Creative Writing. She also enjoys playing the piano, singing, playing the flute, hiking and biking with her family, and travelling the world. Mandy is from Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona and even though she loves the mountains and the change of seasons in Utah, an Arizona sunset will always take her breath away.

Mandy.Johnson@hsc.utah.edu

Mayumi Kasai

Mayumi Kasai

Academic Advisor

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
As the graduate advisor for the PA program, Mayumi provides various resources to PA students and advises them on day-to-day activities. She also assists with the Master’s Projects and PA program admissions process. She has almost 15 years of advising experience at the University of Utah. She earned a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Utah.

mayumi.kasai@utah.edu

Charan Kattamanchi

Charan Kattamanchi

REACH U2 Administrator

Administration
Charan serves as a contact point for student participants during the summer experience and facilitates some professional development events. Charan has bachelor's in Microbiology and Masters in MBA. Currently, he is working on his second master's MSBA from U of U. In his spare time he likes hiking, watching movies, and doing number puzzles.

u1385123@utah.edu

Andrew Langi

Andrew Langi

Project Manager

Administration
Andrew provides administrative support for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) project at the University of Utah. His main responsibilities are leading NRMN project operations for team members, overseeing administration of grant activities to ensure achievement of quarterly goals, complying with institutional and funder policies, proper contract execution and preparation of annual progress reports. He also assists with managing the NRMN grant budgets, three subcontracts, and contracts.

Andrew.Langi@hci.utah.edu

Rosie Ludlow

Rosie Ludlow

Program Manager

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Rosie is the Program Manager for Occupational and Environmental Health Division. Rosie joined the University in 2016 and is responsible for the accounting, contracting, clinical pay and marketing for the OEH Division. Rosie manages the Occupational Medicine Residency Program reporting to ACGME and RMCOEH all grant program requirements, as well as communicating with occupational health professionals in the community. Rosie received the Hospital & Clinics District Staff Excellence Award in 2019.

Rosie.Ludlow@hsc.utah.edu

Pamela Lyon

Pamela Lyon

Administrative Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Pamela is the Human Resources Manager for the Division of Public Health and Occupational and Environmental Health. Her responsibilities include payroll, managing the new hire process, with tracking hires, drafting offer letters, initiates background checks and I-9's, submitting additional compensations, invoicing, vacation and time-off accruals and manages Public Health's UMarket online payment account. She has several years experience in global health, management of learning abroad programs, budgets, marketing, event coordination, student advising and recruitment, project management, travel planning and logistics, and preparing/coordinating program support agreements and international wire transfers.

pamela.lyon@utah.edu

Sylvia Lyons

Sylvia Lyons

Administrative Assistant

Division of Public Health
Sylvia came from Veterans First Mortgage where she was a Loan Officer Administrative Assistant. Graduating from Brigham Young University with a BA in General Professional Dance, Sofia was originally from northern California, but she spent most of her adult life in the Northeast (New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts). She has mostly been a homemaker, raising a family of eight children, but in addition to her work experience she is an experienced genealogical researcher and spent about 12-13 years as a home school educator (a full-time job in itself). She also teaches ballroom dance from time to time, often with her husband.

Sylvia's responsibilities include managing calendars, accounts payable, supply orders, lists, minutes, and assisting with travel and event planning as needed.

sylvia.lyons@utah.edu

Josué Martinez

Josué Martinez

Graduate Student Coord I, Practicum Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Josué Martinez is a Graduate Academic Advisor to the students in the MPH, MSPH and Certificate Public Health programs offered through the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine. Josué coordinates all aspects of student education programs including recruiting, admissions, advising, and graduation. He earned his BA in Political Science with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Utah.

josue.martinez@utah.edu

Heather McComber

Heather McComber

Academic Program Manager

Division of Family Medicine
Heather works directly in the Family Medicine Residency. Her responsibilities include working with the Program Director to maintain residency accreditation through ACGME, organize the recruitment and orientation of incoming interns, and assisting the Program Director, Assistant Program Directors, and residents with day-to-day tasks. She also assists the Associate Director of Clinic Education and Operations with residency budget and allocations. Heather has earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is returning to school for her MBA and PMP. When not at work you can find Heather reading, singing, dancing, biking, or spending time with her family.

Heather.McComber@hsc.utah.edu

Makenna Meheula

Makenna Meheula

Education Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Makenna is responsible for fostering communication between the PA Program and affiliated clinical sites for the St. George campus. She manages clinical rotation sites, maintains preceptor information, EOR exams, return visits, Friday clinics, course registration, and ensures student credentialing requirements are met. In addition, Makenna assists with various clinical events and helps wherever she can with the St. George campus. Makenna will graduate from Dixie State University in May 2022 with a degree in public health and an emphasis in healthcare administration. She is from Pocatello, Idaho and spends her free time reading or enjoying the outdoors.

m.meheula@utah.edu

801-581-6004

Shahpar Najmabadi

Shahpar Najmabadi

Post Doctoral Fellow

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
As a public health professional with a clinical background, Shahpar is interested in improved outcomes for sexual and reproductive health. Her overarching research goal is to implement and promote evidence-based policies that decrease infant/maternal mortality, prevent diseases, increase access to reproductive health services. Shahpar also engages in research that helps women and couples advocate for autonomy in making sound reproductive health/family planning decisions. Currently, she is working on a project that evaluates the menstrual cycle characteristics of women without any known subfertility, women with endometriosis, and women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Dallas Nelson

Dallas Nelson

Education Manager

Division of Public Health
Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Dallas Nelson is an Education Manager for the Division of Public Health and Occupational Environmental Health. He coordinates all aspects of student education programs including recruiting, admissions, advising, and graduation. Dallas earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah and his Master of Public Administration from Southern Utah University. He has several years of experience in higher education, management, academic advising, and event coordinating.

dallas.nelson@utah.edu

801-581-5384

Daniel (Danny) Nelson

Daniel Nelson

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Administration
Danny Nelson coordinates communications and provides design and writing support for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s divisions. He also provides administrative support to the department’s many training and mentorship programs, and coordinates the U’s interaction with the National Research Mentoring Network. Danny has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Washington.

danny.nelson@utah.edu

801-581-5321

Kevin Ostler

Kevin Ostler

Academic Program Manager

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Kevin Ostler is the Contracts Manager with the Physician Assistant Program. He initiates and maintains preceptor credentials, affiliation agreements and contracts of the various training sites, and ensures that training site preceptors and instructors are paid in a timely manner. He also processes travel reimbursements, invoices, and reimbursements for faculty and staff. Kevin also assists with exam room scheduling and proctoring on the Salt Lake campus, and is a member of the Scholarship Committee. He has been at the University of Utah since 2001 and has worked in various GME training programs before coming to the PA Program. In his spare time, he enjoys reading fiction and biographies, cooking, painting, going to concerts, collecting vinyl records and antique pottery.

kevin.ostler@hsc.utah.edu

Robert Owens

Robert Owens

Evaluation Specialist

Administration
Rob is the evaluation specialist for the HRSA grant-funded project Maternal Health Capacity Building for the Medically Underserved in Rural and Urban Utah. He is responsible for developing and implementing the evaluation plan, including creating instruments and measures, collecting data, performing analyses, and publishing findings. He is also providing support for research projects with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services involving the Hypertension Disparities Dashboard. Rob has over 10 years’ experience in program evaluation, a PhD in Educational Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Human Development.

u6026079@utah.edu

Brandyn Parisette

Brandyn Parisette

Computer Technician

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Brandyn is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the IVC teleconferencing equipment within the St. George campus classrooms. As a Tech graduate, accomplished Project Manager with Fortune 500 companies and business owner for over 16 years, His knowledge is shaping the "Student-centric" experience through the support of IT infrastructure and services while benefiting a connected learning space to all of the Students within the program. Additionally, Brandyn provides enterprise IT support and leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the University.

bparisette@utah.edu

435.879.4676

Nasim Parsinejad

Nasim Parsinejad

Biostatistician I

Division of Public Health
Nasim joined the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine (DFPM) Biostatistics Core at the University of Utah in February, 2020. Since then she has been working with various departments and faculty members to perform REDcap programming, data management, and statistical analysis for a number of research projects. Nasim holds two masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Statistics and Data Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, watching movies, running, and mostly spending time with her family and her dog.

nasim.parsinejad@utah.edu

Bethany Perkes

Bethany Perkes

Didactic Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Bethany is the Didactic Education Coordinator for the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. She works together with faculty & staff to ensure that PA students have access to the resources they need during their didactic year of the program. They have been part of the advising community at the U since 2016, working with undergraduate students in both the Academic Advising Center, and the College of Social & Behavioral Science, and joined DFPM in 2022. She was born and raised in Utah and earned both their A.S. degree at SLCC and B.S. degree at the U as a non-traditional transfer student. When they're not working, Bethany can be found road tripping with her wife, crafting, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and avoiding cooking.

bethany.perkes@uath.edu

Danielle Plank

Danielle Plank

Manager, Grants and Contracts

Administration
I am originally from Roanoke Virginia and came here about 12 years to finish school. I ended up getting a bachelor’s in Behavior Science-Anthropology from UVU. I came to the U two and a half years ago and started working with the SVPHS Pre-award team as a grants and contracts officer. Before that, I worked for Vail Resorts and Park City Mountain Resort as a reservations assistant manager. I love spending time with my husband, camping, biking, and exploring new areas.

danielle.plank@hsc.utah.edu

Jenna Praggastis

Jenna Praggastis

Research Assistant

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Jenna helps with project management for ACOEM as well as assists with managing the research team. She is now responsible for training research assistants, managing scheduling and tracking sheets, assisting with grants and manuscripts, performing exhaustive literature searches and summaries, and works on statistical analysis of research projects. Jenna graduated from the University of Utah in May 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.

jenna.praggastis@utah.edu

Anne Randall

Anne Randall

Grant/Contract Officer

Division of Public Health
Anne supports the Division with day to day financial operations. She oversees a research team of 7. Works with the CARO team to put together research budgets for Division grants. Oversees the day to day grant finances for the Division.

anne.randall@utah.edu

Becky Reynolds

Becky Reynolds

Administrative Manager, Clinical

Division of Family Medicine
Becky is the administrative manager of clinical programs in the Division of Family Medicine. She oversees faculty clinic schedules, including attending, call and hospitalists. She manages the faculty productivity dashboards and clinical policy and procedure updates. She works closely with the divisions APC and OB teams. Becky joined the University of Utah in 1998 and has over 20 years experience in higher education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development from Utah State University.

Becky.Reynolds@hsc.utah.edu

Forrest Rhinehart

Forrest Rhinehart

Administrative Assistant

Division of Public Health
Forrest is an Administrative Assistant for the Division of Public Health. She provides administrative support to faculty and staff within the division. Her responsibilities include managing accounts payable, supply orders, travel, and event coordination. She earned her BA in Communication and International Studies and her MS in International Affairs and Global Enterprise from the University of Utah.

Forrest.Rhinehart@utah.edu

John Rogers

John Rogers

Computer Technician

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
John is responsible for assisting with the IVC classroom equipment at the Salt Lake City campus. John ensures that our classroom technology works well to keep our SLC and St. George students and instructors connected. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1995, and taught classes for seventeen years for the Dept. Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Besides working for the DFPM, he is also working on a series of guidebooks for the Wasatch Mountains area.

j.rogers@utah.edu

Jocelyn Romano

Jocelyn Romano

Director, Employee Administration and Communication

Administration
Jocelyn provides financial and administrative direction to the division and helps to expand and implement the social mission of health education and practice. Jocelyn has over 20 years of experience in administration, leadership, and development in the nonprofit sector.

jocelyn.romano@utah.edu

Maude Romney

Maude Romney

Research Manager

Administration
Maude's role in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine (DFPM) focuses on managing various programs including REACH-U2, HSF, and DFPM Research Mentor Training. They also oversee pre-award grants and contracts for DFPM. In their free time Maude enjoys reading, running, and spending time with loved ones.

madeline.romney@utah.edu

Cayla Sanelli

Cayla Sanelli

Academic Coordinator

Division of Family Medicine
Cayla is an Academic Program Coordinator providing support for the Family Medicine Medical Student Education and clinical programs. She assists with third year placements and serves as a back up to the Medical Student Education manager while also coordinating the SOM's Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. She helps with clinical programs such as SEE, Insomnia Management, Reach Out and Read, and shadowing. Cayla serves as the coordinator for faculty recruitment and onboarding and coordinates events for the residency program. Cayla is from Tampa, Florida and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.

Cayla.Sanelli@hsc.utah.edu

Camie Schaefer

Camie Schaefer

Associate Director

Administration
Camie is Associate Director of the Utah Center for Promotion of Work Equity Research (U-POWER), a Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). As Associate Director, Camie manages the daily operations of U-POWER, including communications, fiscal management, administration, and project management. She also manages the Research Pilot Project Program (RPPP) and supports U-POWER’s Outreach Core in community outreach, training, and social media. Camie also provides technical writing assistance to U-POWER investigators and other members of U-POWER’s community of practice. She holds a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah and draws on her expertise in storytelling to highlight the need for safe, healthy, and equitable work. 

Camie.Schaefer@utah.edu

Chin-Yin Shih

Chin-Yin Shih

Program Manager

Administration
Chin-Yin is responsible for planning, organizing, directing all aspects pertaining to administrative functions for two research projects in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine: Utah Advanced Course on Mentoring, Leadership, and Research on Cancer-Related Health Disparities and HRSA-funded Maternal Health Capacity Building for the Medically Underserved in Rural and Urban Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Chin-Yin worked at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Health Equity, to help improve access for individuals to receive care as well as working to reduce disparities in cancer screenings. Chin-Yin has years of experience working in the social services field and has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the National Taipei University and a Master's degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University.

u6043554@utah.edu

Kyrs Solis

Kyra Solis

Study Abroad Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Kyra is the Study Abroad Coordinator for the Division of Public Health . She manages and coordinates learning abroad programs and global health activities for the Division. She works with students, faculty directors and community partners on all aspects of the learning abroad programs from marketing, recruitment, budgets, student admissions and advising, visas, program logistics, and updating website content. Before coming to the U, Kyra lived in Oregon and California, doing community and volunteer engagement for nonprofits, and advising college students organizers. She loves traveling, reading, and eating.

u1401147@utah.edu

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

Director, Research and Scholarship

Administration
Melanie develops the department’s research infrastructure and directs central pre- and post-award operations. She works closely with the Vice Chair for Research and the Research and Innovation Committee to set strategic goals and success metrics for research activities. She joined the University of Utah in 2016 and has worked in project management and proposal development, most recently in the VPR’s research development office, and has significant experience with NIH and NSF. Melanie holds a PhD in German Studies from Cornell University and a certificate in Editing from the University of Chicago Graham School.

m.steiner.sherwood@utah.edu

801-581-4285

Andrea Stofko

Andrea Stofko

Research Analyst

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Andrea works in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as a Research Analyst, where she analyzes data for ongoing research projects within the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. She received her bachelor’s in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 and worked in research at the University of California, San Diego for several years before moving out to Salt Lake City. In her free time, Andrea enjoys trail running, skiing and spending time with her dog.

andrea.stofko@utah.edu

Quinn Tanner

Quinn Tanner

Program Manager

Administration
Quinn is the Program Manager for the Utah Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (Utah StARR) program and for the Utah NASDC course on Cancer-Related Health Disparities Research, Mentoring, and Leadership. Her undergraduate degree is in Health and Society with a minor in Philosophy, and she is currently pursuing her masters degree in Public Health here at the University of Utah. In her free time, Quinn enjoys playing card games, listening to podcasts, exploring the great outdoors, and holding one-way conversations with her dogs Milly and Roux.

Quinn.Tanner@hsc.utah.edu

801-587-9355

Eliza Taylor

Eliza Taylor

Research Manager

Division of Family Medicine
Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Eliza is dedicated to expanding the research footprint in the Family Medicine and Physician Assistant divisions. She supports faculty with IRB, REDCap, Qualtrics, manuscript writing, publications, and problem-solving specific to the scholarly needs of clinicians. Eliza supervises FM and PA research staff and is available for one-on-one research question consultations. Eliza received her MPH degree from the University of Utah and has a background in women and refugee health.

 

eliza.taylor@utah.edu

Karen Winningham

Karen Winningham

Education Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Karen is the coordinator for the UPAP didactic team at the St. George campus. She has worked with the University of Utah for the past 18 years in the Containing Education and Community Enrichment (CECE) department and more specifically in the Professional Education department for the past 13 years managing the Corporate Employee Universities and Government (City Recorders and Treasurers) Academies. This opportunity has allowed her to make friends in almost every city in the state. Karen works closely with UPAP faculty, staff and instructors to address St. George student needs during their didactic year and clinical year.

karen.winningham@utah.edu