Academic Program Manager
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 initiatives. 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.
Cynthia Carroll MA, LPC, CPPS, PNAP
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.
Emily Dos Santos MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Director, Educational Programs
Emily Dos Santos earned a master’s degree in sport pedagogy and a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She is a licensed athletic trainer with the state of Texas. Emily’s professional experience includes being the head athletic trainer in the high school setting and teaching high school science. Emily’s role within the Department of IPEP is developing and managing assessment and evaluation, data and metrics, and reporting of program outcomes. Emily is responsible for preparation, dissemination, and publication of interprofessional practice and education data and outcomes; for program assessment and accreditation records, campus communications, conferences, and academic scholarship/journals.
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.
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.
|Kayla Fair, DrPH, MPH, BSN, RN||UNTHSC School of Public Health||Assistant Professor|
|Kelly Fisher, DCN, RD, LD||TCU College of Science & Engineering – Nutritional Sciences||Assistant Professor of Professional Practice | Director of Combined BS/MS in Dietetics|
|Valentina Gokenbach, DM, RN, MBA, BSN, NEA-BC, RWJF||TCU Burnett School of Medicine||Professor|
|D. Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, FNAP||TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Social Work||Associate Professor of Professional Practice | Director of Field Education|
|Stephanie Jevas, PhD, LAT, ATC, FNAP||TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Kinesiology||Professor of Professional Practice | Athletic Training Program Director|
|Monica Jenschke, PhD, CRNA||TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Nurse Anesthesia||Associate Professor of Professional Practice|
|Laura Kunkel, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES||UT at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation – Kinesiology||Clinical Associate Professor | Athletic Training Program Director|
|Janet Lieto, DO, FACOFP, CMD, CPPS||UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine||Associate Professor of Medical Education|
|Stephen Mathew, PhD||UNTHSC School of Biomedical Sciences||Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics|
|Karen Meadows, MSN, RN||UNTHSC Regional Simulation Center||Director of Medical Simulation|
|Rolake Neba, PharmD, BCACP||UNT System College of Pharmacy||Assistant Professor|
|Tracy Orwig, LCSW||UT at Arlington School of Social Work||Assistant Professor of Practice|
|Jamie Park, MS, MPAS, PA-C||UNTHSC School of Health Professions – Physician Assistant Studies||Assistant Professor|
|Myla Quiben, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS||UNTHSC School of Health Professions – Physical Therapy||Associate Professor | Program Chair of Physical Therapy|
|Jennifer Watson, PhD, CCC-SLP||TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorder||Professor|