College Directory

Directory


There are a number of College representatives that are here to help you during your time at Mercy College of Health Sciences. Our expert faculty and staff have centuries of combined experience and are dedicated to ensuring your success. The following categories should assist you in finding the correct individuals to answer your questions. 

Mercy College of Health Sciences' campus

Academic Program Administration


Provost

Nancy Kertz, PhD, APRN
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6615; Office Location: SC-117

Associate Provost

Ryan (Bud) Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost and Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6679; Office Location: SC-311

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Adrienne St. Clair, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6610; Office Location: SC-323

Emergency Medical Services

Cheryl Blazek, BS, AS, NRP
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6766; Office Location: ACE-041

Healthcare Administration

Joelle Stolte, PhD, MPH, MLT (ASCP)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6619; Office Location: ACE-211

Health Science

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6703; Office Location: ACE-208

Medical Assisting

Stacy Smith, MS, CMA (AAMA)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6705; Office Location: SC-325

Medical Laboratory Science

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6772; Office Location: ACE-206

Mercy College PLUS

Tim Pearson
Senior Director, MercyPLUS and Continuing Education
Email

Nursing

Christa Steffens, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean
Email or (515) 643-6783; Office Location: SC-217

Ashley Hoff, MSN, RN
BSN Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6734; Office Location: SC-213

Alex McManus, MSN, RN, CCRN-K​
BSN Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor 
Email or (515) 643-6726; Office Location: SC-213

Kim Oswald, EdD, EdS, MSN, RN
RN to BSN Program Chair, Professor
Email or (515) 643-6797; Office Location: SC-205

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN, BSN
Dean of Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6731; Office Location: SC-216

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6614; Office Location: SC-305

Public Health

Joelle Stolte, PhD, MPH, MLT (ASCP)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6619; Office Location: ACE-211

Radiologic Technology

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

Administrative Directory


Bo Bonner, MDiv*
Senior Advisor of Mission Initiatives and Director of the Center for Human Flourishing, Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6736; Office Location: SC-016

Joe Brookover
Sr. Director, External Engagement
Email or (515) 216-0753; Office Location: ACE-153

Adreain Henry, OD, EdD, MBA, MA*
Mercy College President
Email or (515) 643-6601; Office Location: SC-116

Amanda Kearns, MBA
Director of Human Resources
Email or (515) 643-6678; Office Location: SC-109

Nancy Kertz, PhD, APRN*
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6615; Office Location: SC-117

Thomas Leahy, JD*
Interim President and Vice President of Business and Regulatory Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6621; Office Location: SC-115

Lyneene Richardson, MEd
Dean of Student Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6659; Office Location: ACE-181

Matt Romkey, MBA*
Vice President Admissions, Marketing, and Financial Aid
Email or (515) 643-6663; Office Location: ACE-148

Jennie Ver Steeg, MA, MLS
Director of Library and Media Services
Email or (515) 643-6612; Office Location: Library

David von Arb
Director of Information Technology
Email or (515) 643-6708; Office Location: SC-224

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN, BSN
Dean of Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6731; Office Location: SC-216

*Member of President's Cabinet

Allied Health Faculty


Cheryl Blazek, BS, NRP
Program Chair - Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-6676; Office Location: ACE-040

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Physical Therapist Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6614; Office Location: SC-305

Rudy Cataldo, NRP
EMS Instructor - Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-6675; Office Location: ACE - Garden Level

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Medical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6772; Office Location: ACE-206

Gretchen Kilworth, BSHCA, RT (R)
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor - Radiologic Technology
Email or (515) 643-6655; Office Location: B1-309

Karen Norris, MS, RT(R)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Radiologic Technology
Email or (515) 643-6616; Office Location: B1-205

Kimberly Patrick, BS, MLS (ASCP)CM
Instructor - Medical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6784; Office Location: ACE-202

Stacy Smith, CMA (AAMA), MS
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Medical Assisting
Email or (515) 643-6705; Office Location: B1-325

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

Alissa Thompson, PTA
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, PTA Program
Email or (515) 643-6773; Office Location: B1-303

Janet Whitney, MEd, MLS (ASCP)CM, SBBCM
Assistant Professor - Medical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6741; Office Location: ACE-204

Continuing Education Instructors


Community Health Worker and Behavioral Health

Ryan Coburn
Director, Continuing Education
Email

Chris Havran
Training Center Coordinator
Email

Kelsey Machado, BA
Futuro Coordinator
Email

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty


Victor Babich
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6709; Office Location: ACE-218

Bo Bonner, MDiv
Assistant Professor
Senior Advisor of Mission Initiatives and Director of the Center for Human Flourishing

Email or (515) 643-6736; Office Location: BH-124

Susan L. Brown, PhD, NRP, CHES
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6638; Office Location: ACE-235

Ela Cuturic
Assistant Professor
Email

Marti Doyle, PhD, MSW
Professor
Email or (515) 643-6774; Office Location: ACE-233

Archana Indira, MD
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6624; Office Location: ACE-220

Amy MacKrell, PhD, MA, MSE
Professor
Email or (515) 643-6795; Office Location: ACE-225

Audra Meyer, EdD
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6796; Office Location: ACE-217

Ryan (Bud) Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost
Email or (515) 643-6679; Office Location: SC-311

Joe Moravec, DMin
Professor
Email or (515) 643-6643; Office Location: ACE-227

Truc Nguyen, PhD
Professor
Email or (515) 643-6777; Office Location: ACE-231

Darrin Rasberry
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6654; Office Location: ACE - 216

Rebecca Steidl
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6770; Office Location: ACE-219

Nursing Faculty


Tria Allen, MS, BSN, RN
Diploma Class of 1994 and BSN Class of 1999
CARE Project Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6728; Office Location: SC-214

Chris Beaird, MSN, FNP, ARNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6651; Office Location: SC-214

Mylissa BeLieu, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6714; Office Location: SC-204

Kim Bruett, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6622; Office Location: SC-203

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN, BSN
Dean of Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6731; Office Location: SC-216

Kim Cafaro, MSN, MM, BSN
Assistant Professor
Email

Dawn Catlin, MSN, BSN
Assistant Professor
Email

Alicia Clayton, MSN, BSN
Assistant Professor
Email

Jane DeGooyer, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
Diploma Class of 1981
Assistant Professor

Email or (515) 643-6737; Office Location: SC-205

Nadira Dhanaswar, DNP, MSN, CCRN-K, CNRN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6725; Office Location: SC-216

Jolynn Ernst, DNP, RN
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6706; Office Location: SC-225

Halle Haedtke, MSN, RN, OCN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6656; Office Location: SC-222

Ashley Hoff, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6734; Office Location: SC-213

Teresa Housley, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6727; Office Location: SC-212

Melanie Kappelman, MSN-ed, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-3180; Office Location: SC-204

Allyson Kendrick, MSN, BA
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 356-1000; Office Location: SC-215

Karla Kerkove, MSN, RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor
Email or (641) 330-7881; Office Location: SC-211

Kate Lester, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6684; Office Location: SC-207

Rachel Logan, MSN, BSN, BS, RN
Assistant Professor, Simulation Coordinator
Email or (515) 643-5909

Lisa Martin, MSN, RN, CRRN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6679; Office Location: SC-211

Judith Monroe, DNP, APNP, C-PNP
Project Director, CARE grant​
Email or (515) 643-6632; Office Location: BH-134

Beth Moss, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6342; Office Location: SC-210

Alex McManus, MSN, RN, CCRN-K​
BSN Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6726; Office Location: SC-213

Suzane Merrick, MSN, RN, CNOR
Assistant Professor
Email; Office Location: SC-224

Rita Million, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CNE, COI
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6622; Office Location: SC-205

Kim Oswald, EdD, EdS, MSN, RN
RN to BSN Program Chair, Professor
Email or (515) 643-6797; Office Location: SC-205

Felicia Rodriguez, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6788; Office Location: SC-226

Kristopher Siefken, MBA, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-3180; Office Location: SC-226

Theresa A. Smith, PhD, MSN, RN
Diploma Class of 1987
Assistant Professor

Email or (515) 643-6722; Office Location SC-207

Christa Steffens, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean
Email or (515) 643-6783; Office Location: SC-217

Lisa Thuerauf, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (319) 721-3124

Jennifer Wieland, DNP, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-9717; Office Location: B1-223

Jennifer Wing, DNP, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6729; Office Location: SC-216
 

Professional and Support Staff


Jenn Amaya
Mercy College PLUS Enrollment Coach
Email or (515) 218-9671; Office Location ACE-156

Alexis Atkinson
Academic Advisor
Email or (515) 635-1354; Office Location ACE-177

Dillon Bauer
Academic Advisor
Email or (515) 643-6630; Office Location: ACE-182

Julie Bleimehl
Executive Assistant to the President
Email or (515) 643-6601; Office Location: SC-116

Carolyn Bucklin
Registrar
Email or (515) 643-6744; Office Location: ACE - 149

Laura Burianov
Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 218-9745

Missy Chapman
Campus Receptionist
Email or (515) 643-3180

Lisa Croat
Senior Financial Aid Systems Analyst
Email or (515) 442-0336; Office Location: ACE - 155

Barb Cupp
Student Affairs Associate
Email or (515) 635-1133; Office Location: ACE - 163

Anaia Davison
Financial Aid & Admissions Coordinator
Email or (515) 218-9764; Office Location: ACE - 153/155/157

Rebecca Dennis
Director of Student Engagement
Email or (515) 643-6782; Office Location: ACE - 151

Alexandra Grant
Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 218-9610; Office Location: ACE-143

Andrew Gress, MLIS 
Director of Enrollment Management
Email or (515) 218-1896; Office Location: ACE-156

Catelin Haight 
Admissions Counselor
Email 

Diane Haskins
Program Coordinator
Email or (515) 643-6683; Office Location: ACE-176

Sara Hill, MBA
Senior Academic Advisor
Email or (515) 643-6662; Office Location: ACE-180

Kristy Irwin
Senior Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation
Email or (515) 643-6642; Office Location: ACE - 207

Thomas Iverson
Senior Programmer Analyst
Email or (515) 643-6735; Office Location: B1-222

Heather Keenan, MA
Program Admissions Coordinator
Email or (515) 218-9656; Office Location: ACE-163D

Stephanie Klocke
Transfer Credit Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6605; Office Location: ACE-159

Kao Lee
Training Center Assistant
Email

Trey Leech, PhD
Instructional Designer
Email or (515) 643-6689; Office Location: ACE - 209

Linda Knowles
Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6760; Office Location: SC-215

Caitlin Mahlstede, MEd
Academic Learning Specialist
Email or (515) 218-9659; Office Location: ACE-174

Madison Martin, MBA
Human Resource Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6629; Office Location: SC-110

Brice Merwine, PhD
Statistician
Email or (515) 643-6635; Office Location: SC-103

Kristin Molloy
Financial Aid Coordinator
Email or (515) 218-9693

Maggie Moore
Program Admissions Coordinator
Email or (515) 218-9697

Maida Mujkic, MSHS
Senior Administrative Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6759; Office Location: SC-111

Mark Norris
Library Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6613; Office Location: SC-114

Lance Pfantz
Library Technology & Media Services Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6763; Office Location: SC-114

Robbie Riley
Programmer Analyst
Email or (515) 643-6792; Office Location: B1-222

Katelyn Schmitt
Senior Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 218-9651; Office Location: ACE-152

Maureen Smith
Marketing Coordinator
Email or (515) 635-1226; Office Location: Remote

Clarissa Snapper
Financial Aid Manager
Email or (515) 650-1893; Office Location: ACE-153/155/157

Alexa Stombaugh
Applications Assistant
Email or (515) 500-6031; Office Location: ACE-163A

Jennifer Thompson, MLIS
Assistant Library Director
Email or (515) 643-6700; Office Location: SC-114

Laurie Waldrop
Business Office Manager
Email or (515) 635-1591; Office Location: SC-113

Mackenzie Wallingford
Compliance Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6789; Office Location: SC-105

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