PA Studies Administrative Support Team

Our Team Mission

Create solutions for a healthier community by providing effective and efficient administrative support to each other, faculty, students, and the university.  We will establish and maintain a balanced and supportive atmosphere through mutual respect, teamwork, efficiency, and continued professional and personal growth, in support of the department and university missions, visions and values.


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Kim Williams, Assistant to the Chair: Kim provides direct support to the department chair and functions as the office manager for the program.  She is the supervisor to the other support staff in the department.  She acts as a liaison between the students and the program on all issues not related to curriculum.  She is responsible for financial accounting, personnel documentation, and day-to-day operations.





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Diane Chew, Administrative Coordinator: Diane is responsible for administrative support to faculty, didactic scheduling, purchasing, travel, maintaining databases and troubleshooting technology within the department. She assists with the pre-clinical phase of the program.






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Claudia Garcia, Administrative Coordinator: Claudia provides administrative support to faculty including assembling exams, contacting and confirming lecturers & scheduling simulated patients.  She also acts as the inventory specialist for the program and provides direct support to the vice-chair.  She facilitates communication between students and faculty and assists with the pre-clinical phase of the program.





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Sandra Mann, Senior Administrative Associate: Sandy is the front office receptionist assisting students, faculty and staff.  She supports the program with setting appointments, maintaining department files and other data related documents.  She greets program visitors and answers telephones.






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Elizabeth Heyerdahl, Senior Administrative Coordinator: Elizabeth assists the Director of Clinical Education by managing the rotation schedule, guiding students through the credentialing process and tracking affiliation agreements.  She assists with the clinical phase of the program.






Julius Hurd, MA, Clinical Site Coordinator: Julius assists the Director of Clinical Education by recruiting preceptors and rotation sites, performing site visits, and maintaining data.  He assists with the clinical phase of the program.