College of Allied Health Professions

Welcome new staff: Catarina “Cat” Francisco

Cat Francisco

Catarina “Cat” Francisco, BS, began working as a Student Service Associate at the College of Allied Health Professions on January 9th, 2023. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is currently pursuing an academic master’s degree in Counseling at UNO, with a focus on Student Affairs and Higher Education. Prior to joining UNMC, she spent… Continue Reading

Leah Stade a UNK Title IX Trailblazer

Leah Stade receives award

by Kalani Simpson – UNMC Strategic Communications Leah Stade, OTD, academic fieldwork coordinator and assistant professor of the occupational therapy program in the College of Allied Health Professions, was recently honored by the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a 50th anniversary Title IX Trailblazer. UNK marked 50 years of the landmark law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial… Continue Reading

Welcome new staff: Jessica Chairez Escalante

Jessica Chairez Escalante

Jessica Chairez Escalante recently joined the staff of our Occupational Therapy program. Here’s more about Jessica in her own words: I’m excited to be a part of the Occupational Therapy program team as a program coordinator. Six years ago, I started my career in higher education in the Undergraduate Admissions department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I helped prospective students navigate the admission… Continue Reading