Faculty & Staff

Faculty of Health Disciplines
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor of Health Administration & Bachelor of Nursing—Post RN or LPN)

Graduate Programs (Masters, Graduate and Post-Masters)


Nursing & Health Studies

See below for contact information for individuals within the Faculty.


Dr. Alex Clark – Dean, Faculty of Health Disciplines; Professor

Administrative Staff

Liz Bentley – Admissions Assistant, Graduate Programs

Sandy Cordeiro – Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs

Catherine Cummings – Administrative Assistant

Janice De Girolamo – Academic Student Advisor, Graduate Programs

Carolyn Deren – Administrative Professional Officer, Student Administrative Services

Amanda Dzieglo – Clinical Placement Coordinator

Keana Fernandes – Academic Student Advisor, BN Programs

Cindy Jackson – Administrative Assistant

Tracy James – Prospective Graduate Administrator

Sherry Janzen – Clinical Placement Coordinator, Graduate Programs (Manitoba West)

Priya Jaswal – Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs (Leave)

Eileen Kennedy – Assistant to the Dean

Cindy Koziej – Academic Student Advisor, BN Programs

Susan MacKenzie – Clinical Placement Coordinator

Laura Manuel – Governance Administrator/Academic Student Advisor, Graduate Programs

Nicole Michalczuk – Admissions Assistant, Graduate Programs

Evelyn Mitton – Administrative Professional Officer Practicum

Jennifer Rowe – Administrative Assistant

Myreene Tobin – Administrative Professional Officer, Academic Advising Services

Dawne Tripodi – Administrative Professional Officer, Graduate Programs Admissions

Janice Young – Practicum Administrator

Learning Environment Team

James Fedorchuk – Instructional Media Analyst, Graduate Programs

Rick Roder – Instructional Media Analyst

Shabnum Sangha – Learning Environment Team Support

Yevgen Yasynskyy – Instructional Media Analyst

Ihor Yasynskyi – Learning Environment Team Support

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Dr. Steven Johnson – Associate Dean, Graduate Programs (doctoral) and Research; Associate Professor

Dr. Terra Murray – Associate Dean Teaching and Learning; Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifer Stephens – Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs; Assistant Professor

Dr. Luisa Barton – Program Director, Master of Nursing (MN): Nurse Practitioner; Assistant Professor

Dr. Simon Nuttgens – Program Director, Master of Counselling; Associate Professor

Dr. Gwen Rempel – Program Director, Master of Health Studies/MN: Generalist; Professor

Lorena Stewart – Program Director, Bachelor of Nursing; Academic Coordinator

Dr. Murray Anderson – Assistant Professor

Dr. Venise Bryan – Assistant Professor

Dr. Caroline Buzanko – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Jeff Chang – Associate Professor

Donna Clare – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Sandra Collins – Professor (R&S leave)

Dr. Karen Cook – Associate Professor

Dr. Lynn Corcoran – Associate Professor (R&S Leave)

Dr. Georgia Dewart – Assistant Professor

Dr. William Diehl-Jones – Associate Professor

Dr. Emily Doyle – Academic Coordinator (R&S Leave)

Dr. Margaret Edwards – Professor (Leave)

Dr. Jennifer Fournier – Assistant Professor

Debbie Fraser – Associate Professor

Dr. Shawn Fraser – Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies; Professor

Dr. Joaquin Gaete-Silva – Academic Coordinator

Regan Hack – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Pamela Hawranik – Professor (R&S Leave)

Dr. Paul Jerry – Professor

Jessica Kaiser – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Knopp-Sihota – Associate Professor

Dr. Kimberley Lamarche – Associate Professor

Dr. Annette Lane – Professor

Dr. Kathleen Leslie – Assistant Professor

Dr. Jacqueline Limoges – Associate Professor

Jacqueline Mann – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Gina Martin – Assistant Professor

Dawn Mercer Riselli – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Sherri Melrose – Associate Professor

Dr. Sharon Moore – Professor Emeritus

Jessica Muller – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Tammy O'Rourke – Assistant Professor

Dr. Caroline Park – Professor Emeritus

Dr. Beth Perry – Professor (R&S Leave)

Kristin Petrovic – Academic Coordinator

Lynne Rabak – Academic Coordinator

Jananee Rasiah – Academic Coordinator and Research Associate of Patient Engagement Platform (AbSPORU)

Margaret Rauliuk – NP Clinical Practicum Lead; Academic Coordinator

Dr. Donna Romyn – Associate Professor (retired)

Rose Schroeder – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Lorraine Thirsk – Assistant Professor

Dr. Jeff Vallance – Tier II Canada Research Chair in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management, Professor

Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker – Adjunct Associate Professor

Adrienne Weare – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Barbara Wilson-Keates – Academic Coordinator

Dr. Gina Wong – Master of Counselling; Professor

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