Kerissa Hanson joins the School staff in PT Ed

Kerissa HansonKerissa Hanson, BA, is the new program coordinator for physical therapy education. Here’s a little bit about Kerissa, in her own words:

“After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, in December, 2003, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I worked for several years. Upon returning to Omaha in 2006, I began working at UNMC as a Residency Coordinator. I’m happy to join the School of Allied Health Professions!

This summer, I’m enjoying a variety of activities including wandering through the Farmers Market, biking, and spending time with my family and friends. I’m currently reading George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager. Oh, and I love coffee.”

Welcome, Kerissa!

Matt Fitzgerald joins the SAHP as Administrative Research Coordinator

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald, BA, has taken over as Administrative Research Coordinator in the School. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2001 from the University of Northern Iowa and worked at the University of Iowa for over ten years doing research in molecular oncology and radiation biology. He joined UNMC in the Department of Surgery in 2012 as a research coordinator, and now we’re happy to welcome him to the Allied Health family.

Matt moved to Omaha with his wife, Melissa, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He loves fishing, kayaking and birding.

Glad to have you, Matt!

Welcome Jill Jensen to the PA faculty

Jill Jensen

Jill Jensen

Jill Jensen, MPAS, PA-C, just joined our physician assistant faculty. She’s a 2004 graduate of the UNMC PA program. Here’s a little more about Jill in her own words:

“Since graduation I have worked in Atlantic, IA at a rural health clinic doing Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, for nearly six years.  I then moved to Grinnell, IA, where I worked in Occupational Medicine, Employee Health, and Wound Care. I am excited to be back at the UNMC PA program helping to educate future PAs!

I am originally from central Iowa (a Cyclone fan!), and I now reside in Neola, IA just outside of Omaha/Council Bluffs. I really enjoy outdoor activities such as running, biking, fishing and boating. I also love spending time with my husband and two kids.”

A gutsy move to admit her Cyclone affiliation here in Big Red country, eh?! :) Welcome, Jill!