SIU School of Medicine Office of Community Health and Service

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The Staff of the Office of Community Health and Service

Administrative
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 the 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 OCHS and CPD. She serves as the liaison for fiscal matters involving both offices and the Highmarks CE database.

Julie Cooper
Office Administrator
jcooper54@siumed.edu

Ms. Cooper has been with the School of Medicine since 2014 and joined the Office of Community Health and Service in 2016. She provides administrative support to the Assistant Provost for Clinical and External Affiliations, the Executive Director of Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health, and the Administrative Business Associate. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University.

 

Christina Marx

Christina Marx
Office Support Specialist
cmarx23@siumed.edu

Ms. Marx, in the Office of Community Health and Service coordinates, staffs, and schedules the Community Health Policy Committee. She also provides administrative secretarial support to both the Associate and Assistant Directors of the Regional Medical Programs.

Center for Rural Health and Social Service 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.

Office of Continuing Professional Development
Laura Worrall

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

Ms. Worrall joined the Office of Continuing Proffessional Development in 1999. She has eight 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 Professional Development 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.

 

 

Stacy Sattovia

Stacy Sattovia, MD
Medical Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development
ssattovia2@siumed.edu

Dr. Stacy Sattovia is an internal medicine physician who practices clinically as a hospitalist with SIU HealthCare. She has a background in performance improvement and serves as the Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the Department of Internal Medicine. She joined the Office of Continuing Professional Development in 2014 and serves as the Medical Director. Her primary responsibility is to assist with development of programming and alignment of continuing education content with identified performance and knowledge gaps.

Emily Groepper

Emily Groepper, MAT
Office Support Specialist
egroepper@siumed.edu

Ms. Groepper has been with the School of Medicine since 2013 and joined the Office of Continuing Professional Development in 2015. She serves as office support for the Medical Director and Office of Continuing Professional Development. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in German from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis.

Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health
Robert Wesley

Robert M. Wesley
Executive Director of Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health
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; 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
Associate Director of Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health
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.

Amy Uden

Patrice Jones
Assistant Director of Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health
pjones36@siumed.edu

Ms. Jones' responsibilities primarily include assistance with regional health planning and analysis, with a particular interest in the Public School system in Sangamon County. She also aids in the development of community partnerships; assists with research and community service efforts as assigned; and supports the interdepartmental efforts that expand community health and regional service programs.
Patrice received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Master of Science in Management Science from Greenville Christian College.

Serving Springfield and Sangamon County

Laura Hepp Kesse

Laura Hepp Kessel
Assistant Director of Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health
lkessel21@siumed.edu

Havana Regional Office

Office of Community Health and Service
741 E Laurel Street | PO Box 530
Havana, IL 62644

309-543-2199

Ms. Kessel joined the Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health staff in 2014 as the Assistant Director for the west central region of Illinois. Her responsibilities include partnering with local stakeholders in order to address community health issues in a twenty-county region; assisting the Office of Community Health and Service leadership team with research and community service efforts, as assigned; and supporting the interdepartmental efforts that expand the School’s programs in community health and regional service programs. Ms. Kessel received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale prior to receiving her Master of Social Work (with a concentration in social and economic development) from Washington University in St. Louis.

Serving the West Central Illinois Region

Brent Todd

Brent Todd
Assistant Director of Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health
btodd56@siumed.edu

Matoon Regional Office

Office of Community Health and Service
1004 Health Center Dr │ Prairie Pavilion 2
Suite 201
Mattoon, IL 61938

(217) 238-3738

Mr. Todd joined the Regional Medical Programs and Rural Health staff in 2015 as the Assistant Director for the Southeast Central Illinois Region. His responsibilities include partnering with local stakeholders in order to address community health issues in a twenty-county region, assisting the Office of Community Health and Service leadership team with research and community service efforts, and supporting the interdepartmental efforts that expand the School’s programs in community health and regional service programs. Mr. Todd received his Bachelor of Science in Botany and Master of Science in Biological Sciences from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Serving the Southeast Central Illinois Region

"Our mission is to realize the SIU School of Medicine’s commitment to service to the community by cultivating relationships with and among the communities we serve and working with them to improve the health and health care outcomes of people in the region."

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