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

Associate Provost

Ryan Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost; Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email Or (515) 643-6679; Office Location SC-311

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS(AB, OB/GYN), RDCS, RVT
Program Chair and Assistant Professor of General Ultrasound, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Email Or (515) 643-6610; Office Location SC – 323

Emergency Medical Services

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

Health Science

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Sciences and General Education
Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Medical Assisting

Ashley Barnard, BEd, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assisting Program Chair, Assistant Professor 
Email Or (515) 643-6705; Office Location SC – 325

Medical Laboratory Science

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

Mercy College PLUS

Tim Pearson
Senior Director, MercyPLUS and Continuing Education
Email

Nursing

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

Jane DeGooyer​, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6737; Office Location SC – 205

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

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

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

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Email Or (515) 643-6614; Office Location B1 – 305

Public Health

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Sciences and General Education
Email Or (515) 643-6703; Office Location ACE-208

Radiologic Technology

Karen Norris, MS.RT.(R)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor – Radiologic Technology Program
Email Or (515) 643-6616; Office Location SC – 205

Administrative Directory


Bo Bonner, MD*
Senior Advisor of Mission Initiatives and Director of the Center for Human Flourishing
Email Or (515) 643-6736; Office Location BH – 124

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

Melanie Campbell, MBA*
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Philanthropy, and Community Engagement
Email Or NULL; Office Location SC

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

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

Ryan Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost; Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email Or (515) 643-6679; Office Location SC-311

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

Matt Romkey*
Vice President of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Marketing
Email Or (515) 643-6663; Office Location ACE – 145

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

*Member of President’s Cabinet

Allied Health Faculty


Ashley Barnard, BEd, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assisting Program Chair, Assistant Professor 
Email Or (515) 643-6705; Office Location SC – 325

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

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Chair, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Email Or (515) 643-6614; Office Location B1 – 305

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

Gretchen Kilworth, BSHCA, RT (R)
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
Email Or (515) 643-6655; Office Location SC – 309

Kelly Kraska, MEd, RDCS, RVT
Cardiac Instructor, Clinical Coordinator
Email Or 5154918151; Office Location ACE – 207

Karen Norris, MS.RT.(R)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor – Radiologic Technology Program
Email Or (515) 643-6616; Office Location SC – 205

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

Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS(AB, OB/GYN), RDCS, RVT
Program Chair and Assistant Professor of General Ultrasound, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Email Or (515) 643-6610; Office Location SC – 323

Alissa Thompson, PTA, BA
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
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


Chris Havran
Training Center Coordinator
Email; Office Location ACE – 022

Kelsey Machado, BA
Futuro Coordinator
Email Or (515) 979-4460; Office Location Remote

Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty


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

Bo Bonner, MD
Senior Advisor of Mission Initiatives and Director of the Center for Human Flourishing
Email Or (515) 643-6736; Office Location BH – 124

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

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
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 5156436725; Office Location B1 – 216

Donna Bakken, MSN
Assistant Professor
Email Or 5156436681; Office Location B1 – 226

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 Sullivan Center-204

Victoria Borges
Clinical Instructor
Email

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

Katie Dean
Assistant Professor
Email Or 5156436641; Office Location B1 – 211

Jane DeGooyer​, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6737; Office Location SC – 205

Jolynn Ernst, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (641) 202-0285; Office Location SC-225

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

Alyssa Hildebrand
Manager, Nursing Clinical Coordination
Email Or 5156436625; Office Location B1 – 225

Ashley Hoff, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of 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

Allyson Kendrick, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 356-1000; Office Location SC – 215

Christa Knoll, MSN-L, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6797; Office Location SC – 205

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suzane Merrick, MSN, RN, CNOR
Assistant Professor
Email Or NULL; Office Location SC – 224

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

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

Katharyn Nunez, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email Or (515) 643-6716; Office Location SC-214

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

Emily Ruehle, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Email Or (515) 643-6661; Office Location Sullivan Center – 223

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

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

Theresa Smith
Assistant Professor
Email Or 5156436722; Office Location SC – 207

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

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

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

Professional and Support Staff


Jenn Amaya
Mercy College PLUS 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

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

Cami Cochran
Enrollment Events Coordinator
Email Or (515) 218-9797; Office Location Academic Center for Excellence

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

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-183

Madelyn Friel
Admissions Counselor
Email Or (515) 218-1876; Office Location ACE

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, 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 5156436735; 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

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

Trey Leech, PhD
Instructional Designer
Email Or (515) 531-0105; Office Location ACE-209

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

Sarah Meis
Admissions Counselor
Email Or 5152189893; Office Location Academic Center for Excellence

Zinnia Mincy
Academic Assistant
Email Or (515) 643-6691

Kristin Molloy
Financial Aid Coordinator
Email Or (515) 218-9693; Office Location ACE-153

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

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

Maureen Smith
Marketing Coordinator
Email Or (515) 635-1226

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-163A

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

Cindi Trevillyan
Sr. Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Email Or 5156436759; Office Location Sullivan Center – 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 NULL

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Admissions: admissions@mchs.edu

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Admissions: (515) 635-1133
General: (515) 643-3180

ABOUT US

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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