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    The SFU Faculty Development Committee hosted a faculty poster session to give faculty members an opportunity to highlight their research and project based activities. Ms Deborah Budash, Program Director, presented a posted titled Optimizing Student Engagement and Success Through a University and Recruitment Partnership. Congratulations Ms Budash on an excellent poster presentation and special thanks to Dr. Kagarise for being part of the organizing committee ... See MoreSee Less

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    Meet the Master of Health Science Faculty

    Dr. Deborah Budash PhD(c), OTR/L

    Ms. Deborah Budash - Program Director Saint Francis MHSc

    Title: MMS/MHS Program Director
    Department: Health Science
    Department: Medical Science
    Office Location: 3rd Floor, Library and Learning Commons
    Phone: 814-472-3919
    Email: dbudash@francis.edu

    Dr. Budash has been an occupational therapist for 20+ years, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 with a BS in OT. She has worked in numerous clinical settings in varied capacities from clinician to multi-site manager. Her clinical specialties include stroke, spinal cord injury, burns, and general rehabilitation. She has also served as an administrator of… » Read More

    Dr. Melissa Kagarise PA-C

    Dr. Melissa Kagarise PA-C - Associate Professor Saint Francis MHSc

    Title: Associate Professor
    Department: Health Science
    Department: Medical Science
    Office Location: 3rd Floor, Library and Learning Commons
    Phone: 814-472-2703
    Email: mkagarise@francis.edu

    Dr. Kagarise is physician assistant, having graduated from Saint Francis University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant sciences. She began her clinical career as a family practice physician assistant. In 1998 she completed her Master of Medical Science degree through Saint Francis and in 2008 completed her Doctor of Health Science degree through Nova Southeastern University… » Read More

    Dr. Laurie Grosik

    Dr. Laurie Grosik - Assistant Professor Saint Francis MHSc

    Title: Assistant Professor
    Department: Health Science
    Department: Medical Science
    Department: MMS/MHS Programs
    Office Location: 3rd Floor, Library and Learning Commons
    Phone: 814-472-3164
    Email: lgrosik@francis.edu

    Dr. Grosik is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Health Science program. A former Assistant Vice President and Manager of Loan Administration at Ameriserv Financial Bank, her passion for higher education led her to academia. She earned a master’s degree in Adult Education and Communication Technology which… » Read More

    Ms. Gabrielle Cronin

    Ms. Gabrielle Cronin - Instructional Designer Saint Francis MHSc

    Title: Instructional Designer
    Department: Health Science
    Department: Medical Science
    Office Location: 3rd Floor, Library and Learning Commons
    Phone: 814-472-2811
    Email: gcronin@francis.edu

    Ms. Cronin is an Instructional Designer at Saint Francis University working for the MMS/MHSc program. She assists in the instructional design of Internet-based and resident educational materials for military, public, and private organizations specializing in telehealth and distance learning programs to enhance healthcare and education. Ms. Cronin earned her Master of Education degree in… » Read More

    Ms. Jean Kline

    Ms. Jean Kline - Administrative Assistant Saint Francis MHSc

    Title: Administrative Assistant
    Department: Health Science
    Department: Medical Science
    Office Location: 3rd Floor, Library and Learning Commons
    Phone: 814-472-3357
    Email: jkline@francis.edu

    Ms. Kline is the MMS MHS Programs’ go-to person for all of our administrative needs, particularly keeping us organized and keeping our busy office functioning smoothly. Her calm demeanor and professionalism are tremendous assets to our operations, and we rely on her skills and expertise every day! Ms. Kline is responsible for maintaining all files for the MMS/MHS programs… » Read More

    Ms. Tressa Bidelman

    Ms. Tressa Bidelman - Enrollment Representative Saint Francis MHSc

    Title: Enrollment Representative
    Department: Health Science
    Office Location: Chicago, IL (Satellite Office)
    Phone: 814-206-7118
    Email: tbidelman@francis.edu

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