David Web

David Farmer PhD, LPC, LMFT, FNAP

Executive Director of Interprofessional Practice and Behavioral Health


Dr. Farmer is the Executive Director of Interprofessional Practice and Behavioral Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Farmer is leading strategic initiatives to integrate Behavioral Health in UNTHSC Health Primary Care Clinics as a part of a Whole Health approach to patient care. Formerly the Founding Director of HSC’s Interprofessional Education Department, Dr. Farmer worked to create Interprofessional Education opportunities for students across health professions to learn about, from and with each other in order to develop competencies in teamwork and collaborative care. This work led to institutional partnerships between HSC and Texas Christian University, The University of Texas Arlington, Texas Woman’s University, Texas Wesleyan University, and Tarrant County College Trinity River Health Professions Campus to create Interprofessional Education opportunities for students and faculty. Dr. Farmer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has helped lead HSC initiatives in understanding and development of Emotional Intelligence with health professions students, faculty and clinicians.  As a Medical Education Faculty member, Dr. Farmer teaches clinical communication skills with first- and second-year medical students. Dr. Farmer came to HSC in 2009 with twenty-three years’ experience in the practice of counseling psychology in inpatient and outpatient settings.  

Cynthia Web

Cynthia Carroll MA, LPC, CPPS

Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice


Cynthia Carroll earned a Master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Texas, a certified Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Cynthia’s professional experience includes in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation, personal counseling, emergency department behavioral health, and clinical communications education. Cynthia’s role in the Department of IPEP is in overseeing the curriculum design and outcomes of interprofessional student education and interprofessional faculty and preceptor development. Cynthia leads the university’s inter-institutional collaborations with Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Tarrant County Community Colleges. Additionally, Cynthia is an adjunct instructor in Medical Education.

Cailyn Web

Cailyn Alexander

Executive Assistant


Cailyn Alexander has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in psychology. She comes to the university with years of retail and bank management experience. Cailyn’s role with the Department of IPEP is to coordinate and manage department administrative tasks. Cailyn is responsible for department records, contracts, budget preparation and tracking, and equipment and resources inventory. Additionally, Cailyn supports interprofessional education by coordinating with university services (IT, police, room scheduling, and facilities) to manage logistics for all interprofessional education programs.


IPE Curriculum Committee

IPEP Curriculum Committee: A committee made up of dean appointed faculty from each college and school participating in interprofessional practice and education.

wdt_ID Faculty College/School Appointments
1 Gina Alexander, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN TCU Harris College Nursing & Health Sciences - Nursing Associate Professor
2 Kayla Fair, PhD, MPH School of Public Health Assistant Professor
3 Kelly Fisher, DCN, RD, CSP, LD TCU College of Science & Engineering – Nutritional Sciences Assistant Professor - Professional Practice
4 Valentina Gokenbach, DM, RN, MBA, BSN, NEA-BC, RWJF TCU & UNTHSC - School of Medicine Professor
5 Diane Hawley, PhD, MS, BSN TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Nursing Associate Professor – Professional Practice
6 D. Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, ACSW TCU Harris College Nursing & Health Sciences – Social Work Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Field Education, Dept. of Social Work; Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Harris College
7 Stephanie Jevas, PhD, ATC, LAT TCU Harris College Nursing & Health Sciences – Kinesiology Director – Athletic Training Program, Professor – Professional Practice
8 Monica Jenschke, PhD, CRNA TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Nurse Anesthesia Associate Professor – Professional Practice Nurse Anesthesia
9 Laura Kunkel, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES University of Texas at Arlington - Athletic Training Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Master of Science in Athletic Training
10 Janet Lieto, DO, FACOFP, CMD, CPPS UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor of Medical
Faculty College/School Appointments