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Faculty and Staff
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Karen Daley  
VBSN Project Director and 
Dean of the College of Health Professions 
karen.daley@davenport.edu
Dana Hill 
VBSN Academic Advisor 
(616) 264-6325
Dana.Hill@davenport.edu
Renita Elder-Robinson, MSN, RN 
Veterans Nursing Coordinator and Faculty 
(734) 943-2852 
relderrobinson@davenport.edu 

Rachel Field 
VBSN Research Associate
(616) 264-6326
rfield1@davenport.edu 

VBSN Admission Representatives
Shawn Ellis 
VBSN Admissions Counselor 
(734) 943-2807 
sellis21@davenport.edu 
 

Jason Bos
Admissions Counselor
(616) 742-2075
jbos4@davenport.edu

 

 

Benjamin Larson
Admissions Counselor
(517) 367-8225
blarson3@davenport.edu

Nursing Leadership Team
University
Associate Dean: Amy Stahley MSN, RN
Department Chair: Kelli Leask, FNP, MSN, RN
Nursing Administrative Assistant: Randi Koogler
Lettinga
Associate Chair: Deb Bosworth MSN, RN
Simulation Lab/Clinical Coordinator: Shellie Raisanen MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Janine Blakeslee MSN, RN
Campus Faculty:

Margaret Smith MSN, RN

Campus Faculty:

Julie Polanic MSN, RN

Online Faculty:

Kelli Leask MSN, RN

Great Lakes Bay-Midland
Interim Associate Department Chair: Deanna Dubay MSN, RN
Simulation Lab and Clincial Coordinator: Michelle Hagstrom, MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Margaret Hovey MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Sarah Brooks MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Deanna Dubay MSN, RN
Lansing
Associate Chair: Aleta Pillai PhD, MSN, RN
Simulation Lab/Clinical Coordinator: Vickie Welton MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Kimberly Garza MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Angela Berg FNP, RN
Campus Faculty:

Kelli Baumgartner MSN-Ed, RN, RNC-OB, CEFM

Warren
Associate Chair: Andrea Shaw MSN, RN
Simulation Lab/Clinical Coordinator: Amanda Binge MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Joann Harrison MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Cherie Blondin MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Sharon Long MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Lynette Zigo MSN, RN
Campus Faculty: Renita Elder-Robinson MSN, RN
Online
Associate Dean: Kelly McCarron Ed.D, OTR/L
Online Associate Chair, BSN-C: Kelli Leask MSN, RN
Online Associate Chair, MSN/FNP: Jean Gordon DBA, MSN, MAAC, RN
Online Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Karen Benjamin
Graduate Faculty MSN:

Jessica Abernathy MSN, FNP, WHNP, Certified Midwife

Graduate Faculty MSN:

Dustin Spencer DNP, NRP, RN, PMHS, NP-C, ENP-BC

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF1HP26488 and title "Veterans to BSN Program" for $1,527,068, with 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.