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The Staff of the Office of Community Health and Service

Administrative
Sandy Dennis

Sandy Dennis
Administrative Business Associate
sdennis@siumed.edu

Ms. Dennis is responsible for overseeing the business operations of the office and its units. This includes the management of funds, coordinates administrative functions and supervises office support positions.

Kathy Cargnino
Office Administrator
kcargnino@siumed.edu

Ms. Cargnino provides administrative support to the Associate Dean, Executive Director of Regional Medical Programs, Associate Director of Regional Medical Programs and the Administrative Business Associate.

Center for Rural Health and Social Services Development
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The Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD) has been operating continuously since 1989. In 1988, the Southern Illinois University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research supported and guided a Task Force on the Creation of a Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development.

Continuing Medical Education
Laura Worrall

Laura Worrall
Director, Office of CME
lworrall@siumed.edu

Ms. Worrall joined the Office of Continuing Medical Education in 1999. She has 8 years experience as a Continuing Professional Education Meeting Planner, four years experience as the Assistant Director, and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics/Consumer Affairs from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Home Economics / Family Economics and Home Management from Indiana State University.

Judy Harbison

Judy Harbison
Continuing Professional Education Meeting Planner
jharbison@siumed.edu

Ms. Harbison has been with the Office of Continuing Medical Education since 2001 as a Continuing Professional Education Meeting Planner. She assists with the development and management of new and existing CME activities throughout Central and Southern Illinois. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film and Marketing from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Amy Williams

Amy Williams
Business Manager II
awilliams3@siumed.edu

Ms. Williams has a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a focus on Workforce Education Development . She has worked at School of Medicine since January 2009. She joined the External and Health Affairs (currently the Office of Community Health and Service) team in March 2011. She is the Business Manager II for the Office of CME. She serves as the liaison for fiscal matters regarding CME programs and the CME Tracker database.

Regional Medical Programs
Robert Wesley

Robert M. Wesley
Executive Director of Regional Medical Programs
rwesley@siumed.edu

Mr. Wesley's major responsibilities include developing and maintaining healthcare partnerships in the School of Medicine's mission area; conducting health systems research for administrative purposes; providing administrative direction for developing and implementing telehealth/telemedicine programs; administering the rural health initiative program; direct involvement in community service efforts on the part of the School as assigned; and, assisting the Associate Dean with developing community service and population science programs.

Joshua Sarver
Assistant Director of Regional Medical Programs
jsarver@siumed.edu

Mr. Sarver's responsibilities include assisting with regional health planning throughout the School's service area; analysis of legislative and regulatory changes to determine the impact on the School's programs and partners; and assist with the interdepartmental efforts that expand the School's programs in rural health, regional service and clinical expansion into rural health areas.

He has a Masters of Public Administration and maintains a Project Management Professional credential.

Telehealth
Telehealth Left to Right:
Glen Groesch, Director • Justin Ruppel, IT Tech Associate • Christopher Rector, IT Tech Associate • Mike Groesch, IT Tech Coordinator • David White, Tech Coordinator • Susan Soliz, Office Systems Specialist
Email:telehealth@siumed.edu
"The mission of the Office of Community Health and Service is to continuously improve the health and health care of people in Central and Southern Illinois, by creating formal and informal, institutional and personal, and innovative and lasting relationships between the SIU School of Medicine and the communities we serve. "

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