Anita L. Barkin, DrPH, MSN, CRNP
DirectorEducation: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health- Doctorate University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing- Master of Science, Nursing Carlow University- Bachelor of Science, Nursing Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Speciality- Adult Health
Fellow- American College Health Association
Brenda H. Miller, PA-C
Physician AssistantEducation: King’s College Physician Assistant Program- PA-Certified
Susquehanna University- Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Member- American College Health Association
Heather Yankura, CRNP
Certified Registered Nurse PractitionerEducation: University of Pittsburgh- Master of Science, Nursing in Family Medicine, with Honors, 1st in Masters class University of Pittsburgh- Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude & with Honors
It has always been an ambition of mine to work in family medicine and gynecology in one practice with young adults. University Health Services is truly a great home for me, as I see and do everything from routine to very unique cases. I look forward to caring for current and future students here at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Sandra Founds, CNM, FNP
Nurse PractitionerEducation: Cornell University- Bachelor of Science, Nursing Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing; Case Western Reserve University- Master of Science, Nursing University of Massachusetts Amherst-Worcester- Doctorate, Nursing University of Pennsylvania- Postdoctorate
I am a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, conducting research on preeclampsia and women's health issues. I am also a clinician at Planned Parenthood and Magee-Womens Hospital Outpatient Clinic.
Amy Stryker-Lima, CRNP
Christine Andrews, MD
Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni, DO
Diane Dawson, RN, MPM
Comprehensive Care Manager and Nurse ManagerEducation: Mercy Hospital School of Nursing- RN Diploma St. Francis College- Bachelor of Science, Nursing Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College School of Public Policy & Management- Master of Public Management
I have many years of nursing experience including: emergency room, orthopedics and college health. I have been in leadership and management roles including at University Health and MedExpress Urgent Care. I help develop and implement the Comprehensive Care Manager role at Carnegie Mellon, working in coordination with various student affairs departments, enrollment services and academic departments on campus, in addition to many specialists and organizations off campus.
Amanda L. Powell, RN
Registered Nurse and Assistant Nurse ManagerEducation: Carlow University- Master of Science, Nursing, focus on Nursing Education & Leadership Carlow University– Bachelor of Science, Nursing Allegheny County Community College– Associate of Science, Nursing Clarion County Career Center- Practical Nursing Diploma
Vivian C. Faetini, RN
Registered NurseEducation: Duquesne University- Bachelor of Science, Nursing
I have been a nurse for 36 years working in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, neonatal intensive care, emergency room, and dialysis, bringing these experiences with me to University Health Services. It is such a pleasure caring for students from across the country and across the world.
Lisa Lonchar, RN
Registered NurseEducation: West Liberty State College- Bachelor of Science, Nursing Kent State University- Associate's Degree, Nursing
I have been a nurse for 28 years and have practiced in many different fields of nursing, ranging from critical care to radiology to administration. I really enjoy working in college health because this is my first opportunity to work with college-aged students! As a mother of four, I am very interested in health and wellness for this age group.
Todd M. Riale, LPN
Licensed Practical NurseEducation: Saint Francis School of Practical Nursing
Licensed in PA, NY, and MN
I am married with 5 children and I'm also a grandpa. I'm currently working part-time towards a registered nursing degree.
Melissa Shipman, RN
Registered NurseEducation: Community College of Allegheny County- Bachelor of Science, Nursing
I have been a nurse for 14 years. I've worked in outpatient surgery, recovery room, medical surgical unit, hospice and college health. I enjoy college health and the interaction with our diverse students and staff. I have three children and hope that they will someday become CMU students.
Bill McFarland, RN
Registered NurseNursing School: CCAC Allegheny Campus
Bill is a Pittsburgh native and came to University Health Services after nursing experience in a hospital emergency department and more than 25 years patient care experience with several area emergency ambulance services.
Paula Martin, MS, RD, LDN
Health Promotion NutritionistEducation: University of Pittsburgh School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences- Master of Science, emphasis in Wellness & Human Performance University of Pittsburgh- Bachelor of Science, Clinical Dietetics & Nutrition
Registered (RD) October 1998, PA Licensed (LDN) April 2003
I enjoy working with complex food issues ranging from eating disorders and malnutrition to food insecurity and obesity. In addition to providing medical nutrition therapy, co-advising the Peer Health Advocates and consulting with CMU Dining Services allows me to reach many of our campus community members to provide nutrition services. I worked as a personal trainer and wellness educator for the Sewickley Valley YMCA prior to accepting my current position in 2005.
Lauren Aikin-Smith, MPH, MSW, LSW
Health Promotion Specialist
University of Pittsburgh School of Education– Bachelor of Science, Applied Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health– Master of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work– Master of Social Work
PA Licensed Social Worker (LSW) August 2013
I am happy to be part of the Health Promotion team at CMU! This is my first full-time job, but in the past I worked in the Health Promotion office at the University of Pittsburgh and with the AmeriCorps KEYS program in Pittsburgh. I love discussing a variety of health topics and working with college students.
Kelley Shell, MPH, MID, CHES
Health Promotion SpecialistEducation: Indiana University of Pennsylvania- Bachelor of Arts, Applied Anthropology University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health- Master of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs- Master of International Development
Certified Health Education Specialist
Health Promotion Support StaffEducation:
Saint Vincent College- Bachelor of Arts, Media Studies and Business Management (Liberal Arts)
Business Operations Manager
Assistant to the Director
Front Desk Support Staff
I have worked in the college heath atmosphere and healthcare for the last decade. It’s been an extremely enjoyable working experience!