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Athletic Training Advisory Board

Rhonda Beemer

Organization: NW Missouri State University

Position: Assistant Professor; Program Director of Applied Health Science

Current City: Bedford, IA

Degrees: BS in Exercise Science, 2000, Missouri Valley College;
MS in Physical Education, 2001, Eastern Kentucky University;
PhD in Administration and Teaching in Human Performance, 2003, The University of Southern Mississippi

Lisa Bengtson

Organization: Buena Vista University

Position: Clinical Education Coordinator of Athletic Training; Instructor of Exercise Science

Current City: Storm Lake, IA

Degrees: BA in Athletic Training, 2009, Augustana University;
MS in Athletic Training, 2011, University of Northern Iowa;
EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership, conferred 2019, Creighton University

Nicholas Galioto

Organization: Broadlawns Medical Center

Position: Director of Transitional Year Residency Program; Associate Director of Family Medicine

Current City: Urbandale, IA

Degrees: BS, 1984, Creighton University; MD, 1988, Creighton University; 
Family Medicine Residency, 1988-1991, Broadlawns Medical Center;
Masters Medical Education, 2011, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

 

Melanie Mason

Organization: Select Physical Therapy

Position: Iowa Director of Sports Medicine

Current City: Waukee, IA

Degrees: BA, 1997, Northwestern College; MS, 1998, Kansas State University;
Doctor of Athletic Training, conferred 2020, Temple University

Scott Meyer

Organization: Iowa Orthopaedic Center

Position: Physician

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degrees: BA in Chemistry, 1982, Wartburg College; MD, 1986, University of Iowa College of Medicine

 

Jen Spry-Knutson

Organization: Iowa State University; Des Moines Area Community College

Position: Lecturer, Dept. of Fitness and Health (ISU); Chair, Fitness & Sports Management (DMACC)

Current City: Story City, IA

Degrees: BA in Leisure Studies, 1990, Iowa State University;
MA in Sports, Health, Leisure, and Physical Studies, 1995, University of Iowa

 

 

Kristen Strawhacker

Organization: Breathe Physical Therapy & Wellness

Position: Clinic Manager; Staff Physical Therapist

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degrees: BS in Athletic Training, 2011, University of Iowa;
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2014, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Health Sciences Advisory Board

 

Susie Anderson

Organization: Mercy Cancer Center

Position: Administrative Coordinator

 

Denise Attard-Sacco

Organization: WISEWOMAN Program

Position: Implementation Coordinator

 

Marc Baumert

Organization: Broadlawns Medical Center

Position: Physician Assistant

 

Traci Bush

Organization: Des Moines University

Position: Chair, Program Director and Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

 

Logan Clarahan

Organization: Iowa Pathology Associates

Position: Histology Aide

 

Richard Deming

Organization: Mercy Medical Center Des Moines

Position: Physician, Radiation and Oncology

 

Kyla Dippold

Organization: Mercy College of Health Sciences

Position: Medical Laboratory Science Program Chair and Assistant Professor


 

James Grunert

Organization: Stryker

Position: Sales Representative

 

Meghan Harris

Organization: AmeriHealth Caritas

Position: Director of Quality Management

 

Steve Herwig

Organization: The Iowa Clinic

Position: Chairman, Board of Directors

 

Susan Leeson

Current City: Urbandale, IA

Degree(s): B.S. Pharmacy, 1978, Drake University

 

Denise Hill

Organization: Drake University

Position: Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration

 

James Holsapple

Organization: Boston Medical Center

Position: Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery; Program Director, Neurological Surgery

 

Layne Huey

Organization: Kids First Iowa Law

Position: Office Manager and Workshop Director

 

Rachel Reimer

Organization: Des Moines University

Position: Director, Department of Public Health

 

Joshua Sandquist

Organization: Grinnell College

Position: Associate Professor, Department Chair of Biological Chemistry

 

Occupational Therapy Advisory Board

 

Jane Arnold

Organization: UnityPoint at Home

Position: Vice President of Operations and Home Care

 

Beth Barkley

Organization: Des Moines Public Schools

Position: Occupational Therapist - North/East Elementary

 

Denise Behrends

Organization: VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Position: Director of Therapy Services

 

Nichelle Cline

Organization: Kirkwood Community College

Position: Dean of Allied Health

 

Gloria Frolek-Clark

Organization: Des Moines Public Schools

Position: Occupational Therapy and Early Childhood Consultant

 

Pam Halvorson

Organization: UnityPoint Health Partners

Position: Next Generation ACO

 

Angela Hansen-Abbas

Organization: Millennium Therapy

Position: Director of Compliance & Documentation

 

Denise Hill

Organization: Drake University

Position: Director of Health Law Program

 

Abraham Martinez

Organization: Flex Physical Therapy

Position: Occupational Therapist

 

Leanne O'Brien

Organization: Care Initiatives

Position: Rehab Services Consultant

 

Brenda Pedersen

Organization: Blank Children's Hospital

Position: Occupational Therapist

 

CPHS Events
  • ASHP Reception
    Dec 9 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Luxor Hotel and Casino Pyramid Café
  • December Commencement
    Dec 14 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Knapp Center
  • CPHS Health Professions Day (formerly PHS Day)
    Feb 27
  • College Calendar
  • University Calendar

 

 

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