Who We Are-University Health Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Beth Kotarski, MSN, CRNP

Beth Kotarski, MSN, CRNP

Director

Education: 
Post-Master's Certification - OB-GYN & Family Systems
University of Pennsylvania - Master of Science, Nursing
West Chester University - Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
 

I was drawn to the students and staff here at CMU as soon as I stepped on campus.


Brenda H. Miller, PA-C

Brenda H. Miller, PA-C

Physician Assistant and Quality Improvement Coordinator

Education: 
King’s College Physician Assistant Program- PA-Certified
Susquehanna University- Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Member- American College Health Association
 

I have been involved in medicine over 30 years in many different fields of medicine, working in my true passion, College Health, the last 17 years.  My areas of interest are managing acute and long standing medical problems, Women’s Health, and preventive medicine.


Heather Yankura, MSN, CRNP

Heather Yankura, MSN, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Education:
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.


Amy Stryker-Lima, MSN, CRNP

Amy Stryker-Lima, MSN, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Education:
Thomas Jefferson University - Master of Science, Nursing
Thomas Jefferson University - Bachelor of Science, Nursing
MGH Institute of Health Professions - Generalist requirements in nursing
Boston University - Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine


I’ve worked in family medicine, pediatrics, and now I am very happy to be a part of CMU student health. I find it rewarding and fun to interact with high achieving students at such a formative time in their lives!



Heather James, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner


Christine Andrews, MD

Christine Andrews, MD

Physician

Education:
University of Massachusettes Medical Center, Chief Resident, Trained in Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
The College of Wooster, Bachelor of Science
Areas of concentration in Women’s Health and Urgent Care
 

I have been involved in College Health for the past 20 years.  I particularly enjoy taking care of students from around the world. Little known fact is that my favorite color is purple.


Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni, DO, MPH

Jacqueline Weaver-Agostoni, DO, MPH

Physician

Education:
West Penn Hospital, Residency, Family Medicine
UPMC St. Margaret, Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh, Master of Public Health
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science
 

I enjoy working with a college-age population, and seeing them for both new and chronic problems.  Since most of the students can’t get to their own PCP’s, it’s nice to be available for them while they are here in Pittsburgh.


Susan Morine, MD

Psychiatrist

Education:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Psychiatry residency and fellowship training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry
Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Diane Dawson, MPM, RN

Diane Dawson, MPM, RN

Comprehensive Care Manager and Nurse Manager

Education: 
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College School of Public Policy & Management- Master of Public Management
St. Francis College- Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing- RN Diploma

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.


Lisa Lonchar, BSN, RN

Lisa Lonchar, BSN, RN

Nurse Supervisor

Education:
West Liberty State College- Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Kent State University- Associate's Degree, Nursing


I have been a nurse for many 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.


Vivian C. Faetini, BSN, RN,

Vivian C. Faetini, BSN, RN,

Registered Nurse

Education:
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.


Melissa Shipman, BSN, RN

Melissa Shipman, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Education: 
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.


Sharon McCartney, RN

Sharon McCartney, RN

Registered Nurse

Education: 
Community College of Allegheny County


Sara Brown, BSN, RN

Sara Brown, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Education:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Science, Nursing 

I'm so excited to be a part of Carnegie Mellon University Health Services! I've been intrigued by College Health since my own college experience, and consider it such an honor to be serving the students here!  


Dawnn Vith, BSN, RN, BS

Dawnn Vith, BSN, RN, BS

Registered Nurse

Education: 
Ohio University - Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Duquesne University - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Slippery Rock University - Bachelor of Science, Kinesiotherapy, Exericse Physiology, and Adapted Physical Education
 
 

I have several years of nursing experience that I bring with me to University Health Services including: emergency room, bariatrics, total body lifts, orthopedics, gynecologic, and medical surgical.  I am also trained as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.  I very much enjoy working with young adults of different cultures; caring for them, educating them, and also learning from them.  I am honored to be working with such wonderful students here at CMU. 


Lisa Wegner, BSN, RN

Lisa Wegner, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Education:

Thiel College - Bachelor of Science, Nursing    

I graduated from Thiel in 1999 and have loved nursing from day one.  It has been a true calling in my life.  I enjoy playing tennis, taking long walks and antique shopping.  I am married and have 4 children who are each a blessing and joy.  


Lauren Aikin-Smith, MPH, MSW, LSW, CHES

Lauren Aikin-Smith, MPH, MSW, LSW, CHES

Health Promotion Specialist

Education:
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health– Master of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work– Master of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh School of Education– Bachelor of Science, Applied Developmental Psychology

PA Licensed Social Worker (LSW) August 2013
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) October 2014

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

Kelley Shell, MPH, MID, CHES

Health Promotion Specialist

Education:
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
Indiana University of Pennsylvania- Bachelor of Arts, Applied Anthropology


Certified Health Education Specialist

Phyllis Lombardi, CPA

Phyllis Lombardi, CPA

Business Operations Manager

Education: 
Long Island University / CW Post - Bachelor of Science, Accountancy
Certified Public Accountant

Rachel Holterback, BS

Financial Assistant

Education: 
University of Pittsburgh, Bradford - Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Minor in Accounting
 

Ed Demko

Ed Demko

Student Insurance Specialist

I have worked in the college heath atmosphere and healthcare for the last decade.  It’s been an extremely enjoyable working experience!


JD Wilson

Medical Assistant

Education: