College 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. 

Mercy College of Health Sciences' campus

Academic Program Administration


Nancy Kertz, PhD, APRN
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6615; Office Location: SC-117

Associate Provost

Ryan (Bud) Marr, MDiv, PhD
Associate Provost
Email or (515) 643-6679; Office Location: SC-311

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Adrienne St. Clair, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6610; Office Location: SC-323

Emergency Medical Services

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

Healthcare Administration

Joelle Stolte, PhD, MPH, MLT (ASCP)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6619; Office Location: ACE-211

Health Science

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6703; Office Location: ACE-208

Medical Assisting

Stacy Smith, MS, CMA (AAMA)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6705; Office Location: SC-325

Medical Laboratory Science

Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6772; Office Location: ACE-206


Peggy Black, MSN, RN, NE-BC
ASN Program Chair, Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6728; Office Location: SC-214

Ashley Hoff, MSN, RN
BSN Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6734; Office Location: SC-213

Alex McManus, MSN, RN, CCRN-K​
BSN Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor 
Email or (515) 643-6726; Office Location: SC-213

Kim Oswald, EdD, EdS, MSN, RN
RN to BSN Program Chair, Professor
Email or (515) 643-6797; Office Location: SC-205

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6614; Office Location: SC-305

Public Health

Joelle Stolte, PhD, MPH, MLT (ASCP)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6619; Office Location: ACE-211

Radiologic Technology

Karen Norris, BSRT(R)
Program Chair
Email or (515) 643-6616; Office Location: SC-205

Administrative Directory

Bo Bonner, MDiv
Senior Advisor of Mission Initiatives and Director of the Center for Human Flourishing
Email or (515) 643-6736; Office Location: SC-016

Joe Brookover
Sr. Director, External Engagement
Email or (515) 216-0753; Office Location: ACE-153

Anne Dennis, PHR, SRHM-CP
Vice President, Engagement
Email or (515) 643-6640; Office Location: SC-110

Nancy Kertz, PhD, APRN*
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6615; Office Location: SC-117

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

Joan McCleish, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing, Professor
Email or (515) 643-6625; Office Location: SC-225

Lyneene Richardson, MEd
Dean of Student Affairs
Email or (515) 643-6659; Office Location: ACE-181

Matt Romkey, MBA*
Executive Vice President and Chancellor, Mercy College PLUS
Email or (515) 643-6663; Office Location: ACE-145

Jennie Ver Steeg, MA, MLS
Director of Library and Media Services
Email or (515) 643-6612; Office Location: Library

David von Arb
Director of Information Technology
Email or (515) 643-6708; Office Location: SC-224

Deborah Willyard, Ed.D, MSN, RN
Dean of Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6731; Office Location: SC-216

*Member of President's Cabinet

Allied Health Faculty

Cheryl Blazek, BS, NRP
Program Chair - Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-6676; Office Location: ACE-040

Sue Bravard, PT, MS
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Physical Therapist Assistant
Email or (515) 643-6614; Office Location: B2-252

Rudy Cataldo, NRP
EMS Instructor - Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-6675; Office Location: ACE - Garden Level

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

Gretchen Kilworth, BSHCA, RT (R)
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor - Radiologic Technology
Email or (515) 643-6655; Office Location: B1-309

Karen Norris, MS, RT(R)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Radiologic Technology
Email or (515) 643-6616; Office Location: B1-205

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

Stacy Smith, CMA (AAMA), MS
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Medical Assisting
Email or (515) 643-6705; Office Location: B1-325

Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Program Chair, Assistant Professor - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Email or (515) 643-6610; Office Location: B1-323

Jennifer Talbot, MSEd, RHIA, CCS-P​
Program Chair - Health Information Management
Email or (515) 635-1743; Office Location: Off-Campus

Alissa Thompson, PTA
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, PTA Program
Email or (515) 643-6773; Office Location: B1-303

Liem Tran
Assistant Professor - Emergency Medical Services
Email or (515) 643-6674; Office Location: ACE-041

Janet Whitney, MEd, MLS (ASCP)CM, SBBCM
Assistant Professor - Medical Laboratory Science
Email or (515) 643-6741; Office Location: ACE-204

General Education Faculty

Victor Babich
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6709; Office Location: ACE-218

Cathy Beck-Cross
Adjunct Instructor
Email or (515) 250-6980

Bo Bonner, MDiv
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6736; Office Location: BH-124

Susan L. Brown, PhD, NRP, CHES
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6638; Office Location: ACE-235

Marti Doyle, PhD, MSW
Email or (515) 643-6774; Office Location: ACE-233

Archana Indira, MD
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6624; Office Location: ACE-220

Carl Johnson
Adjunct Faculty

Amy MacKrell, PhD, MA, MSE
Email or (515) 643-6795; Office Location: ACE-225

Audra Meyer, EdD
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6796; Office Location: ACE-217

Joe Moravec, DMin
Email or (515) 643-6643; Office Location: ACE-227

Truc Nguyen, PhD
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

Joelle Stolte, PhD, MPH, MLT (ASCP)
Program Chair - Public Health
Email or (515) 643-6619; Office Location: ACE-211


Adjunct Faculty* - Liberal Arts and Science

Steven Hart, PhD
Adjunct Faculty

Julie Weldon, RN, MSN
Adjunct Faculty
Email or (515) 643-5321

*This is not a complete list of adjunct faculty.

Nursing Faculty

Tria Allen, MS, BSN, RN
Diploma Class of 1994 and BSN Class of 1999
CARE Project Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Email or (515) 643-6728; Office Location: SC-214

Michele Ball, MSN, RN
ASN Class of 2003
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6633; Office Location: SC-216

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) 643-6635; Office Location: SC-204

Kalina Brinning, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6604; Office Location: SC-222

Kim Bruett, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6622; Office Location: SC-203

Jane DeGooyer, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
Diploma Class of 1981
Assistant Professor

Email or (515) 643-6737; Office Location: SC-209

Nadira Dhanaswar, DNP, MSN, CCRN, CNRN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 247-6725; Office Location: SC-216

Teresa Doolittle, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6727; Office Location: SC-212

Patricia Durand, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6717; Office Location: SC-223

Jolynn Ernst, DNP, RN
Associate Professor
Email or (515) 643-6706; Office Location: SC-225

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

Cat Johnson, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-5911; Office Location: SC-210

Melanie Kappelman, MSN-ed, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-3180; Office Location: SC-204

Sara Kraus, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6721; Office Location: SC-203

Nikki LaFratte, BSN, RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6606; Office Location: SC-209

Kennedy LaVille Thoren, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6661; Office Location: SC-223

Rachel Logan, MSN, BSN, BS, RN
Assistant Professor, Simulation Coordinator
Email or (515) 643-5909

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

Judith Monroe, DNP, APNP, C-PNP
Project Director, CARE grant​
Email or (515) 643-6632; Office Location: BH-134

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

Susan Matovu, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6673; Office Location: SC-212

Alex McManus, MSN, RN, CCRN-K​
BSN Program Co-Chair 
Email or (515) 643-6726; Office Location: SC-213

Suzane Merrick, MSN, RN, CNOR
Assistant Professor
Email; Office Location: SC-224

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

JoAnne Olsen, MSN, RN-BC
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6723; Office Location: SC-208

Mary Owens, MSN, RN
Co-Chair, ABSN Program, Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6672; Office Location: SC-206

Jacqulyn Pelan, MSN, ARNP, RN
HRSA Grant, Program Coordinator
Email or (515) 643-6724; Office Location: BH-134

Felicia Rodriguez, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6788; Office Location: SC-226

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

Theresa A. Smith, PhD, MSN, RN
Diploma Class of 1987
Assistant Professor

Email or (515) 643-6722; Office Location SC-207

Lisa Thuerauf, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (319) 721-3124

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

Krissa Wiley, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6715

Jennifer Wing, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email or (515) 643-6729; Office Location: SC-216

Professional and Support Staff

Alexis Atkinson
Enrollment Coach
Email or (515) 635-1354

Dillon Bauer
Academic Advisor
Email or (515) 643-6630; Office Location: ACE - 156

Julie Bleimehl
Executive Assistant to the President
Email or (515) 643-6601; Office Location: SC-116

Randi Boelkes
Financial Aid Manager
Email or (515) 643-6636; Office Location: ACE - 157

Carolyn Bucklin
Email or (515) 643-6744; Office Location: ACE - 149

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

Andrea Clark
Enrollment Application Analyst 
Email or (515) 218-9655; Office Location: ACE - 151

Lisa Croat
Financial Aid Systems Analyst
Email or (515) 442-0336; Office Location: ACE - 155

Barb Cupp
Student Affairs Associate
Email or (515) 635-1133; Office Location: ACE - 163

Rebecca Dennis
Director of Student Engagement
Email or (515) 643-6782; Office Location: ACE - 151

Grace Dunn
Enrollment Coach
Email or (515) 635-1178; Office Location: ACE - 146

Stephanie (Martin) Gasior, PhD
Institutional Research Data Analyst
Email or (515) 643-6635; Office Location: B1-103

Madelynn Gibney, M.Ed.
Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 218-1876; Office Location: ACE-159

Andrew Gress
Director of Enrollment Management
Email or (515) 218-1896; Office Location: ACE-156

Tiffany Hach
Administrative Assistant
Email or (515) 218-9610; Office Location: ACE-161

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

Michele Iris
Marketing Manager
Email or (515) 218-9656; Office Location: ACE - 151

Kristy Irwin
Senior Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation
Email or (515) 643-6642; Office Location: ACE - 207

Thomas Iverson
Senior Programmer Analyst
Email or (515) 643-6735; Office Location: B1-222

Amanda Kearns, MBA
Human Resources Generalist
Email or (515) 643-6678; Office Location: SC-109

Mackenzie Kellogg
Compliance Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6789; Office Location: SC-105

Allison Kipp, MA
Academic Advisor
Email or (515) 500-6089; Office Location: ACE-182

Stephanie Klocke
Transfer Credit Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6605; Office Location: ACE-159

Trey Leech, PhD
Instructional Designer
Email or (515) 643-6689; Office Location: ACE - 209

Debbie Lively
Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 218-9745; Office Location: ACE - 145

Kayley Lobberecht
Assistant Registrar
Email or (515) 643-6652; Office Location: ACE - 142

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

Madison Martin, MBA
Human Resource Specialist
Email or (515) 643-6629; Office Location: SC-110

Brice Merwine, PhD
Email or (515) 643-6635; Office Location: SC-103

Maggie Moore
Program Admissions Coordinator
Email or (515) 218-9697

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
Senior Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 478-3431; Office Location: ACE-152

Scott Seeliger
Director of Development and Outreach
Email or (515) 643-6609; Office Location: ACE-210

Casey Smith
Admissions Counselor
Email or (515) 218-9659; Office Location: ACE-145

Maureen Smith
External Engagement Coordinator
Email or (515) 635-1226; Office Location: Academic Center for Excellence - Student Services

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

Laurie Waldrop
Business Office Manager
Email or (515) 635-1591; Office Location: SC-113

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