Beth Kotarski, MSN, CRNP
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
Physician AssistantEducation: King’s College Physician Assistant Program- PA-Certified
Susquehanna University- Bachelor of Arts, BiologyMember- American College Health Association
Heather Yankura, MSN, CRNP
Certified Registered Nurse PractitionerEducation:University of Pittsburgh- Master of Science, Nursing in Family Medicine, with Honors, 1st in Masters classUniversity 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:University of Pennsylvania- PostdoctorateUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst-Worcester- Doctorate, NursingFrontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing; Case Western Reserve University- Master of Science, NursingCornell University- Bachelor of Science, Nursing
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, MSN, CRNP
Nurse PractitionerEducation:Thomas Jefferson University - Master of Science, Nursing
Thomas Jefferson University - Bachelor of Science, NursingMGH Institute of Health Professions - Generalist requirements in nursingBoston University - Bachelor of Arts, BiologyCertified 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!
Christine Andrews, MD
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
Diane Dawson, MPM, RN
Comprehensive Care Manager and Nurse ManagerEducation: Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College School of Public Policy & Management- Master of Public ManagementSt. Francis College- Bachelor of Science, NursingMercy 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.
Amanda L. Powell, MSN, RN
Clinical Operations ManagerEducation:Carlow University- Master of Science, Nursing, focus on Nursing Education & LeadershipCarlow University– Bachelor of Science, NursingAllegheny County Community College– Associate of Science, NursingClarion County Career Center- Practical Nursing Diploma
Vivian C. Faetini, BSN, 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, BSN, RN
Registered NurseEducation:West Liberty State College- Bachelor of Science, NursingKent 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.
Melissa Shipman, BSN, 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.
Paula Martin, MS, RD, LDN
Director of Health Promotion Programs and NutritionistEducation:University of Pittsburgh School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences- Master of Science, emphasis in Wellness & Human PerformanceUniversity 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, CHES
Health Promotion Specialist
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 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
Health Promotion SpecialistEducation:University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health- Master of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs- Master of International DevelopmentIndiana University of Pennsylvania- Bachelor of Arts, Applied Anthropology
Certified Health Education Specialist
Front Desk Support StaffEducation:Saint Vincent College- Bachelor of Arts, Media Studies and Business Management (Liberal Arts)
Phyllis Lombardi, CPA
Business Operations ManagerEducation: Long Island University / CW Post - Bachelor of Science, AccountancyCertified Public Accountant
Assistant to the Director
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!