University Leadership

Advancing Knowledge, Advancing Healthcare

Executive Council

Richard P. Nielsen

PT, DHSc, ECS
Founding President & CEO

Malissa Martin

EdD, ATC/L
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Jeffrey B. Bate

MBA
Executive Vice President of Finance

Cameron K. Martin

PhD
Vice President of Operations / Chief of Staff

Stephen Whyte 

Vice President of Communications and Enrollment Marketing 

David Payne

PA-C
Vice President of Technology & CIO

Richard Peterson

MBA
Vice President of Academic Administration

Headshot of Lori Sisk

Lori Sisk

MEd
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

Nick Starr

MBA, CCP, CBP
Senior Director of Human Resources

Tanya Snelson

Executive Administrative
Assistant

Board of Trustees

Michael Skurja, Jr.

DPT, ECS (Emeritus)
Board Chair

Paul Burgon

MBA, BSBA
Treasurer 

Sunnie Giles

PhD, MBA
Board Member

Mary Jane Harris

PT, MS, DSc (Hon)
Board Member

D. Brent Israelsen

JD
Board Member

Susan Lucht

OTD, OTR/L
Board Member

Gregory D Myer

PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D
Board Member

Richard P. Nielsen

PT, DHSc, ECS
Board Member – Ex-Officio

Jessica Egbert portrait photo

Jessica Egbert

PhD, FFSMB
Board Member

Rogan Taylor

PT, DPT
Board Member

Paula Sammarone Turocy

EdD, LAT, ATC
Board Member

David K. Williams

Board Member

R. Mimi Secor

DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Board Member

Mike Held

Board Member

Leah Fullmer

Board Member

President’s Office

Richard P. Nielsen

PT, DHSc, ECS
Founding President & CEO

Cameron K. Martin

PhD
Vice President of Operations / Chief of Staff

Stephen Whyte 

Vice President of Communications and Enrollment Marketing 

Tanya Snelson

Executive Administrative
Assistant

Provost’s Office

Malissa Martin

EdD, ATC/L
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Sarah Kelson

Executive Assistant

Jeff Lau

PT, DPT, PhD, CMPT
Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Kelly Conway

DNP, CNS
Dean of the College of Nursing

Adam Hickenbotham

OD, MPH, PhD
Dean of the College of Optometry