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Faculty and Staff
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Karen Daley  
VBSN Project Director and 
Dean of the College of Health Professions
Dana Hill 
VBSN Academic Advisor 
(616) 264-6325

Rebecca Ventura MSN, RN, RMA (AMT)

VBSN Transitions Course Faculty


VBSN Admission Representatives
Shawn Ellis 
VBSN Admissions Counselor 
(734) 943-2807 

Jason Bos
Admissions Counselor
(616) 742-2075



Erik Schreur
Veteran Admissions 
(616) 554-5397


Chris Taylor
Veteran Admissions
(517) 367-8203

Nursing Leadership Team
Associate Dean: Amy Stahley MSN, RN
Department Chair: Kelli Leask, FNP, MSN, RN
Nursing Administrative Assistant: Molly Berzley
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
 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
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

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
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.