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.

Academic Program Administration


Provost

Tim Laurent, EdD
Provost
Vice President, Academic Affairs

Email Or (515) 643-6615; Office Location SC-112

Associate Provost

Ryan Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6679; Office Location SC-311

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS(AB, OB/GYN), RDCS, RVT
Program Chair, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Assistant Professor, General Ultrasound

Email Or (515) 643-6610; Office Location SC – 323

Emergency Medical Services

Cheryl Blazek, BS, AS, NRP
Program Chair, Emergency Medical Services
Instructor

Email Or (515) 643-6766; Office Location ACE – 041

Health Science

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health
Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Medical Assisting

Ashley Barnard, BEd, CMA (AAMA)
Program Chair, Medical Assisting
Instructor

Email Or (515) 643-6705; Office Location SC – 325

Medical Laboratory Science

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Chair, Medical Laboratory Science
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6772; Office Location ACE-206

Nursing

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN
Dean, Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6731; Office Location B1 – 221

Jane DeGooyer​, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6737; Office Location B1 – 223

Ashley Hoff, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean, Nursing
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6734; Office Location B1 – 217

Alex McManus, MSRN, RN, CCRN​-K, CNE
Program Chair, Undergraduate Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email Or (515) 643-6726; Office Location B1 – 213

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6614; Office Location B1 – 305

Public Health

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health
Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Radiologic Technology

Karen Norris, MS, RT(R)
Program Chair, Radiologic Technology
Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology

Email Or (515) 643-6616; Office Location SC – 205

Online Programs and Continuing Education

Tim Pearson, DC
Senior Director, Online Programs and Continuing Education
Associate Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6719; Office Location SC-322

Healthcare Administration

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health
Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Administrative Directory


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

Email Or (515) 643-6736; Office Location SC – 117

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN
Dean, Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6731; Office Location B1 – 221

Melanie Campbell, MBA*
Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Philanthropy, and Community Engagement
Email Or (515) 643-6609; Office Location SC-121

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

Dorie Knight, MSLS
Director, Library and Media Services
Email Or (515) 643-6612; Office Location SC – 117

Tim Laurent, EdD*
Provost
Vice President, Academic Affairs

Email Or (515) 643-6615; Office Location SC-112

Thomas D. Leahy, JD*
Vice President, Business and Regulatory Affairs
Email Or (515) 643-6621; Office Location SC – 115

Ryan Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6679; Office Location SC-311

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

Matt Romkey, EdD*
Vice President, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Marketing
Email Or (515) 643-6663; Office Location SC – 119

David von Arb
Director, Information Technology
Email Or (515) 643-6708; Office Location B1-224

*Member of President’s Cabinet

Allied Health Faculty


Ashley Barnard, BEd, CMA (AAMA)
Program Chair, Medical Assisting
Instructor

Email Or (515) 643-6705; Office Location SC – 325

Cheryl Blazek, BS, AS, NRP
Program Chair, Emergency Medical Services
Instructor

Email Or (515) 643-6766; Office Location ACE – 041

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6614; Office Location B1 – 305

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Chair, Medical Laboratory Science
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6772; Office Location ACE-206

Gretchen Kilworth, MS, BSHCA, RT (R)
Clinical Coordinator
Instructor

Email Or (515) 643-6655; Office Location SC – 309

Kelly Kraska, MEd, RDCS, RVT
Clinical Coordinator
Cardiac Instructor

Email Or 515-491-8151; Office Location ACE – 207

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health
Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Karen Norris, MS, RT(R)
Program Chair, Radiologic Technology
Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology

Email Or (515) 643-6616; Office Location SC – 205

Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS(AB, OB/GYN), RDCS, RVT
Program Chair, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Assistant Professor, General Ultrasound

Email Or (515) 643-6610; Office Location SC – 323

Alissa Thompson, PTA, BA
Academic Coordinator, Clinical Education
Instructor

Email Or (515) 643-6773; Office Location SC-303

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

Continuing Education Instructors


Tim Pearson, DC
Senior Director, Online Programs and Continuing Education
Associate Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6719; Office Location SC-322

Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty


Victor Babich, PhD
Associate Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6709; Office Location ACE – 218

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

Email Or (515) 643-6736; Office Location SC – 117

Susan Brown, PhD, NRP, CHES
Associate Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6638; Office Location ACE – 235

Ela Cuturic, MSA
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6750; Office Location ACE – 218

Marti Doyle, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor, Social Science
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

Ryan Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6679; Office Location SC-311

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health
Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Audra Meyer, EdD
Associate Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6796; Office Location ACE – 217

Joseph C. Moravec, DMin
Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies 
Email Or (515) 643-6643; Office Location ACE – 227

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

Darrin Rasberry, PhD
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


Jodi Aldrich, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6725; Office Location B1 – 216

Donna Bakken, MSN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6681; Office Location B1 – 226

Chris Beaird, MSN, FNP, ARNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6651; Office Location B1 – 214

Mylissa BeLieu, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6635; Office Location B1 – 204

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN
Dean, Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6731; Office Location B1 – 221

Katie Dean, MSN, RN, AC-PNP
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6641; Office Location B1 – 211

Jane DeGooyer​, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6737; Office Location B1 – 223

Jolynn Ernst, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (641) 202-0285; Office Location B1 – 208

Halle Flanery, DNP, RN, OCN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6656; Office Location B1 – 210

Alyssa Hildebrand, BSN, RN
Manager, Nursing Clinical Coordination
Email Or (515) 643-6625; Office Location B1 – 225

Ashley Hoff, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean, Nursing
Assistant Professor

Email Or (515) 643-6734; Office Location B1 – 217

Teresa Housley, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Associate Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6727; Office Location B1 – 212

Allyson Kendrick, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6677; Office Location B1 – 215

Christa Knoll-Drobny, MSN-L, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (480) 313-7656; Office Location B1 – 205

Kate Lester, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6684; Office Location B1 – 207

Robin Lindsay, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6673; Office Location B1 – 212

Rachel Logan, MSN, BSN, BS, RN
Assistant Professor, Simulation Coordinator
Email Or (515) 643-5909; Office Location B1 – 224

Lisa Martin, MSN, RN, CRRN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6679; Office Location B1 – 211

Alex McManus, MSRN, RN, CCRN​-K, CNE
Program Chair, Undergraduate Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email Or (515) 643-6726; Office Location B1 – 213

Suzane Merrick, MSN, RN, CNOR
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6713; Office Location B1 – 224

Beth Moss, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6342; Office Location B1 – 210

Felicia Rodriguez, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6188; Office Location B1 – 226

Emily Ruehle, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6661; Office Location B1 – 205

Megan Schippers, BSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
Email Or (641) 780-3058; Office Location Remote

Tonya Shehata, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6657; Office Location B1 – 204

Kristopher Siefken, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 808-3289; Office Location B1 – 216

Theresa Smith, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6722; Office Location B1 – 207

Lisa Thuerauf, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (319) 721-3124; Office Location Remote

Jennifer Wieland, DNP, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6717; Office Location B1 – 223

Jennifer Wing, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 669-6384; Office Location B1 – 208

Professional and Support Staff


Jenn Amaya
Enrollment Coach
Email Or (515) 218-9671; Office Location ACE – 156

Julie Bleimehl
Executive Assistant to the President
Email Or (515) 643-6601; Office Location SC – 114

Carolyn Bucklin
Registrar
Email Or (515) 643-6744; Office Location ACE – 149

Laura Burianov
Assistant Registrar
Email Or (515) 218-9745; Office Location ACE – 142

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

Lisa Croat
Financial Aid System Analyst
Email Or (515) 442-0336; Office Location ACE – 155

Anaia Davison
Enrollment Assistant
Email Or (515) 218-9764; Office Location ACE

Rebecca Dennis, MS
Director of Student Engagement
Email Or (515) 643-6782; Office Location ACE – 183

Madelyn Friel
Program Admissions Coordinator
Email Or (515) 218-1876; Office Location ACE – 156

Catelin Haight
Admissions Counselor
Email Or (515) 218-9723; Office Location ACE – 151

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, MS
Senior Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation
Email Or (515) 643-6642; Office Location B1 – 108

Thomas Iverson
Senior Programmer Analyst
Email Or (515) 643-6735; Office Location SC – 321

Stephanie Klocke
Transfer Credit Specialist
Email Or (515) 500-6216; Office Location ACE – 144

Dorie Knight, MSLS
Director, Library and Media Services
Email Or (515) 643-6612; Office Location SC – 117

Linda Knowles
Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Email Or (515) 643-6760; Office Location SC – 313

Trey Leech, PhD
Instructional Designer
Email Or (515) 531-0105; Office Location SC – 106

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

Zinnia Mincy
Academic Assistant, Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6691; Office Location B1 – 225

Kristin Molloy
Financial Aid Coordinator
Email Or (515) 218-9693; Office Location ACE – 157

Maggie Moore
Program Admissions Coordinator
Email Or (515) 218-9697; Office Location ACE – 146

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) 500-6569; Office Location SC – 321

Katelyn Schmitt
Director of Enrollment Management
Email Or (515) 218-9651; Office Location ACE – 152

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

Tara Soma
Admissions Counselor
Email Or (515) 218-9725; Office Location ACE – 147

Alexa Stombaugh
Applications Assistant
Email Or (515) 500-6031; Office Location ACE – 161

Cindi Trevillyan
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Email Or (515) 643-6759; Office Location SC – 111

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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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master’s degreesbachelor’s degreesassociate degreescertificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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