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Kathy Balmer, BA, CST (Bio)
Interim Program Chair, Surgical Technology
Email or (515) 643-6719; Office Location: B1-322

Sue Bravard, PT, MS (Bio)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6614; Office Location: B2-252

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM (Bio)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6772; Office Location: MC-B18

David Filipp, MS, BS, CCEMTP, PS (Bio)
Program Chair, Instructor, Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-7498; Office Location: CR-107

Laura Hackfort, RN
Adjunct Faculty
Email or (515) 643-6775; Office Location: B1-309

Robert J. Loch, PhD, MBA, CNMT (Bio)
Program Chair, Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine Technology
Email or (515) 643-6679; Office Location: B1-204

Brenda Long, RN, MS (Bio)
Assistant Professor, Nursing Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6673; Office Location: B1-322

Erin Moon, RDCS, BA (Bio)
Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Email or (515) 643-6627; Office Location: B1-321

Karen Norris, BSRT(R) (Bio)
Program Chair, Radiologic Technology
Email or (515) 643-6616; Office Location: B1-205

Kimberly Patrick, BS, MLS (ASCP)CM  (Bio)
Instructor, Clinical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6784; Fax: (515) 643-2281
Office Location: MC-B14

Linda Playle, RN
Nurse Aid Educator, Nursing Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6776; Office Location: B1-309

Tracy Porter, DPT (Bio)
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6773; Office Location: B2-152

Adam Retzlaff, NREMT-M, PM
Instructor, BLS/Heartsaver Resource Instructor, Emergency Medical Services
Email  or (515)-643-7497; Office Location: CR-108

Lee Richardson, CMO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P (Bio)
Associate Instructor, Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-7496; Office Location: CR-105

Janet Roberts-Andersen, EdD, MT(ASCP) (Bio)
Program Chair, Associate Professor, Medical Assisting
Email or (515) 643-6705; Office Location: B1-325

Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Bio)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Email or (515) 643-6610; Office Location: B1-323

Janet Whitney, BA, MLS (ASCP)CM, SBBCM (Bio)
Instructor, Clinical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6741; Fax: (515) 643-2281 
Office Location: MC-B16

Debra Wolff, BS, RT(R)(M)(QM) (Bio)
Instructor, Radiologic Technology
Email or (515) 643-6655; Office Location: B1-215

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Kyla Dippold MS, MLS(ASCP)CM (Bio)
Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health
Email or (515) 643-6772;

Office Location
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