College of Nursing and Health Studies

Lora Timmons 
Dean
B.S., Iowa State University
M.P.H., Northern Illinois University

Denise Gray, R.N., CMA (AAMA)
Program Director, Nursing
B.S.N., Lewis University
M.B.A., Loyola University-Chicago
M.S.N., Lewis University
Ed.D.,Roosevelt University
R.N., C.M.A.

Natan A. Mendes, M.D., CST
Program Director, Surgical Technology

B.S., Loyola University of Chicago
M.D., University of Saint Eustatius School of Medicine

Julie Miller
Curriculum Chair, Exercise and Sports Studies
B.S., Bradley University
M.S., Ball State University

Elaine Miyamoto, R.H.I.A., CMA (AAMA)
Assessment Chair, Nursing and Health Studies
B.A., Arkansas Tech University
M.S., College of St. Francis
M.S., University of Chicago

Caroline Nawara, M.D.
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
B.A., St. Xavier University
M.D., Northwestern University

Blase Romence D.C., RMA, CMA (AAMA)
Curriculum Chair, Medical Assisting
Senior Teaching Fellow
B.S., Western Illinois University
D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic

Jay Shahed M.D., CMA (AAMA), CPhT
Curriculum Chair, Pharmacy Technology
B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.D., University of Santiago
M.B.A. Robert Morris University

Kendra Uhe
Curriculum Chair, Allied Health Sciences
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

David Baker
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Jonell Benson-Cobbs, R.N.
B.S., University of Phoenix
M.S., University of Phoenix

Barbara Dionne, CMA, (AAMA) RMA
B.S., DePaul University
M.Ed., DePaul University
C.M.A R.M.A

Sara Dust, R.D.
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Eastern Illinois University

Michael Free, M.D.
B.S., Butler University
M.D., Indiana University

Mike Galvan
B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago 

Roslyn Iasillo
Adjunct Teaching Fellow
B.S., Loyola University-Chicago
M.S., Loyola University-Chicago
M.A., St. Xavier University
Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University

Manoze Kaushal, M.D.
Senior Teaching Fellow
B-Tech Ordinary National Diploma, East Ham College of Technology
M.D., Ross University

Renee Kessinger
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Jill Naskrent, CST
B.S., University of St. Francis
M.Ed., University of St. Francis

Erik Osborne
B.S., Black Hills State University
M.S., Illinois State University

Patricia Schultz, D.O., CPhT
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.