Program Coordinator

Dr GauvinShannon Gauvin

Title: Director of Nursing & Professor
Phone: 207.621.3466
Email: shannon.gauvin@maine.edu

Full Time Faculty & Staff

Erin Bellaire

Assistant Professor of Nursing & Clinical Coordinator
My name is Erin Bellaire and I live in Clinton with my husband and 14 year-old son. I have been a nurse for 23 years and worked in healthcare for the last 25 years! I spent the first 19 years of my career at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Me. I was fortunate to … Read More
Pam Caldwell

Pamela Caldwell

Part-Time Faculty
Professor Pam Caldwell has been a registered nurse for over 25 years with a variety of nursing and educational experiences.  She has worked for 20 years on a medical-surgical unit, as Charge Nurse/Nurse-in-Charge.  Nursing experiences also include geriatric nursing in long-term care/dementia and rehabilitation units, medical-surgical and intensive care units.  Management experience include Practice Manager … Read More
Scott Cook

Scott Cook

Nursing Simulation Specialist

Shannon Gauvin

Director of Nursing & Program Coordinator
Dr. Gauvin has been a nurse for 23 years.  She earned her ADN from CMMC School of Nursing, her BS in nursing from USM, and her Master’s in nursing with a dual concentration in nursing education and management from the University of Phoenix.  She completed her research doctorate in 2016 in Health Administration.  Her research … Read More

Julie Guimond

Administrative Specialist CL3

Kristie Harrison

Assistant Professor of Nursing

After graduating from USM in 2005 Kristie began working in a small community hospital.  In the beginning, she thought she would get her  year of medical surgical experience and move to a bigger hospital, but developed a fondness for nursing in a small community hospital.  Kristie stayed at that job for seven years before moving … Read More
Lisa Heald

Lisa Heald

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Vickie Ireland

Vickie Ireland

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Vickie A. Ireland joined the nursing faculty at UMA in January 2021 after more than 29 years (and 18 moves!) as an active-duty military spouse. She has held nursing licenses in 7 states across the country before settling in Maine last year. She is board-certified in emergency nursing, but also has experience in trauma, … Read More
Jennifer Lakey

Jennifer Lakey

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Jennifer Lakey, MSN, RN, has over twenty years’ experience as a registered nurse, with most of her career spent in the Emergency Department and as a local school nurse. Lakey graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000 from Messiah College. Later, she graduated from Husson University with a Master of Science in … Read More
Bobbi McCarthy

Bobbi J. McCarthy

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Bobbi McCarthy has been a nurse since 1992 with a wide range of experience including med-surg, home-care, hospice, interventional radiology, ER and teaching. She teaches Caring Concepts, Adult Mental Health, and Pharmacology for Nurses; as well as other courses as they arise. She also manages the Simulation Lab where she assists students through simulated patient … Read More
Jennie McNeil

Jennie McNeil

Assistant Professor of Nursing

I have been in healthcare for over 30 years, starting as a CNA in high school. I earned my BSN at the University of Southern Maine, MSN at Saint Joseph's College, and postgraduate training at Regis College. My practice focus is holistic mental health. Additionally, I have an extensive background in holistic and integrative wellness … Read More
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Haley Tripp

Lecturer of Nursing
Erin Voisine

Erin Voisine

Lecturer of Nursing
Erin Voisine has been a nurse since 2004, with a range of nursing experience including medical-surgical, OB maternal-newborn, pediatric, long-term care nursing, as well as education. She instructs adult and pediatric nursing skills. Her lab focus is supporting the student as they learn nursing skills in a supportive and safe environment and to foster life-long … Read More
Kirsten Wichern

Kirsten Wichern

Student Services Coordinator

Program Liaison for: Applied Science, Nursing

UMA Augusta Campus
Phone:
207.621.3035
Email:  kirsten.wichern@maine.edu

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Kirsten

Adjunct Faculty

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Kim Akers

Part-Time Faculty
Cherie Annis

Cherie Annis

Instructor of Nursing
Cheryl J Annis, received an MS in Community/Public Health Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA in 2000. She received her BSN in 1978 from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL. She served as an adjunct professor at UMA teaching the Community and Global Health Lecture and Clinical courses. Ms. Annis will begin … Read More
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Ruby Baby

Part-Time Faculty

Meredith Kendall

Meredith Kendall

Adjunct Faculty
Meredith Kendall teaches Reiki at the University of Maine at Augusta and nursing at the Maine College of Health Professions. Dr. Kendall is a Reiki teacher/practitioner. She conducted and published Reiki research. She created and coordinated Reiki programs at two healthcare facilities in Maine. Kendall is the author of two books about Reiki; Reiki Nurse: My life as … Read More