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 Assistant and Quality Improvement CoordinatorEducation: King’s College Physician Assistant Program- PA-Certified
Susquehanna University- Bachelor of Arts, BiologyMember- 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
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.
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!
Heather James, CRNP
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, MPH
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
PsychiatristEducation: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
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.
Lisa Lonchar, BSN, RN
Nurse SupervisorEducation:West Liberty State College- Bachelor of Science, NursingKent 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,
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.
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.
Sharon McCartney, RN
Registered NurseEducation: Community College of Allegheny County
Sara Brown, BSN, RN
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
Ohio University - Bachelor of Science, NursingDuquesne University - Sexual Assault Nurse ExaminerSlippery 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
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.
Paula Martin, MS, RD, LDN
Director of Health Promotion Programs and DietitianEducation: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 (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
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
Phyllis Lombardi, CPA
Business Operations ManagerEducation: Long Island University / CW Post - Bachelor of Science, AccountancyCertified Public Accountant
Rachel Holterback, BS
Financial AssistantEducation: University of Pittsburgh, Bradford - Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Minor in Accounting
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!
Carlow University - Associate Degree, Applied Science