Staff

Barton

Deborah Barton
Sr. Coordinator
Phone: 913-588-0798     E-mail dbarton@kumc.edu

Deborah provides support for the research programs at the Landon Center on Aging. She also produces a weekly e-newsletter and assists in organization of community outreach fund raisers, outings and special events.

Bishop

Tanya Bishop
Project Manager
Phone: 913-588-1466      E-mail tbishop@kumc.edu

Tanya oversees the video conferencing needs of the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center.  She installs and manages multiple mobile videoconferencing units at remote locations across Kansas and Missouri and assists organizations with existing ITV equipment to become part of the CPGEC network.  She is also responsible for video production of all CPGEC programs. 

Bruestch

Adam Bruetsch, MS
Research Engineer
Phone: 913-588-6372      E-mail abruetsch@kumc.edu

Adam is a Research Engineer in the Human Performance Laboratory. He has a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His duties include recruiting, scheduling, and collecting kinematic and kinetic data from human subjects, maintaining the laboratory equipment in the HPL, and post-processing collected data using biomechanical modeling software.

Chandler

Matt Chandler, MBA
Program Director
Phone: 913-588-3094     E-Mail: mchandler@kumc.edu

Matt is Program Director for the Life Enrichment and Wellness programs for the Community Outreach Program.

Ciolek

Sherry Ciolek
Senior Coordinator
Phone: (913) 588-1490     E-mail: sciolek@kumc.edu

Sherry is the Education Coordinator for Geriatric Medicine. She coordinates the activities in the Geriatric Fellowship Program, the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine geriatric residency rotations, and geriatric faculty development. Sherry also provides administrative support to the Program Director and Program Manager for the Reynolds Grant.

Clark

Diane Clark
Assistant Director
Phone: 913-588-1218     E-Mail: dclark@kumc.edu

Diane leads the Community Outreach Programs team of the Landon Center on Aging. She is also responsible for the day to day operational oversight of the Landon Center on Aging.

Cozza

Janet Cozza
Information Resource Developer
Phone: 913-588-1266     E-Mail: jcozza@kumc.edu

Janet designs and formats all products for the Landon Center on Aging. She manages, all Landon Center on Aging websites, and on-line course websites. Janet is also part of the Community Outreach Team and is the Images of Aging Photo Contest coordinator.

DeLeon

Jane DeLeon
Administrative Officer
Phone: 913-588-1424     E-Mail: jdeleon@kumc.edu

Jane is the Administrative Officer for the financial area of the Landon Center on Aging.  She assists in the preparation of administrative and financial forms and analyzing data.

Fox

Mark Fox
Network Specialist
Phone: 913-588-1296     E-Mail: mfox@kumc.edu

Mark provides computer networking, hardware and software support to all staff and faculty of the Center on Aging. Additionally, Mark operates the Center's audio/visual equipment, which includes setup/technical support for audio/video conferencing. 

Gosserand

Angela Gosserand 
Senior Coordinator for Undergraduate Education 
Phone: 913-588-1306     E-Mail: agosserand@kumc.edu

Angela is the Clerkship Administrator for the third year student rotation in Geriatric Medicine, and she provides administrative support to the Program Director for the Kansas Reynolds Grant in Aging.  She is responsible for the daily activities in undergraduate medical education, and also assists with program coordination and planning for the Reynolds grant projects.

Green

Gayle Green
LPN Geriatric Clinic
Phone: 913-588-1204

Gayle is the LPN in the Geriatric Clinic, and performs daily clinical duties.

Hicks

Larry Hicks, BS, MS
Programmer/Web Developer 
Phone: 913-945-7466      E-Mail: lhicks@kumc.edu

Larry is a recovering engineer and small business manager who has been writing software, in various forms, for the last decade, much of it at KUMC. He specializes in database-driven websites.

Hornor

Iva Hornor
Lead Fitness Instructor
Phone: 913-588-0716     E-mail: Ihornor@kumc.edu

Iva is the Lead Fitness Instructor in the Landon Center on Aging. Iva has a BA in Physical Education and Health. She leads exercise classes for older adults at the Landon Fitness Center. 

Hyatt

Myra Hyatt, LMSW
Social Worker
Phone: 913-588-2365    E-Mail: mhyatt@kumc.edu

Myra serves as a social worker to both the Community Outreach Program and the Geriatric Medicine Clinic. She has 15 years experience providing social work service to seniors and their families.

Johns

Jane Johns, MBA
Associate Director for Operations
Phone: 913-588-3197    E-Mail: jjohns@kumc.edu

Jane oversees the development, coordination, promotion and implementation of Central Plains Geriatric Education Center programs, products and services, tracks program activities, and assists in the development of grants and contracts..

Kurtz

Sara Kurtz
Research Associate
Phone: 913-945-6706     E-Mail: skurtz@kumc.edu

Sara Kurtz is a Physical Therapist Assistant with a Masters in Gerontology from the University of Southern California.  She works as a Research Associate at the Landon Center on Aging where she is in charge of coordinating the registry of stroke survivors who are willing to participate in research studies.  Sara also recruits for stroke and healthy aging studies and assists with community outreach for the stroke registry.

Mehling

Dean E. Mehling, MA
Education Support Technologist
Phone: 913-588-5243
E-mail: dmehling@kumc.edu

Dean is the Education Resource Technologist for the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center.  He designs and updates various websites, publications, and marketing materials for the Center, as well as other computer and ITV assistance.

Palmer

Nicole Palmer
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 913-588-1464    E-Mail: nkelly2@kumc.edu

Nicole is the administrative assistant for the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center.  Her duties include handling accounts receivable, invoices, ordering supplies, program registration, and data entry.  She also assists with program coordination and planning.

Ranu

Sahibjit (Sunny) Ranu
Research Assistant
Phone: 913-945-7954     E-Mail: sranu@kumc.edu

Sunny is a graduate research assistant in the Human Performance Lab working towards his master's degree in bioengineering. His current research revolves around the pathological biomechanics of persons with Multiple Sclerosis.

Schieber

Molly Schieber
Research Assistant
Phone: 913-945-7954

Molly is a Research Assistant in the Human Performance Laboratory. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Physics of Medicine and Exercise Science Health and Wellness from Rockhurst University. Her duties include: collecting kinematic and kinetic data from human subjects, maintaining the laboratory equipment in the HPL, and post-processing collected data using biomechanical modeling software.

Tinoco

Miceala Tinoco
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 913-588-1549     E-Mail: mtinoco@kumc.edu

Miceala's duties include ordering supplies, maintaining office inventory supplies, backup timekeeper, and scheduling and maintaining the events calendar for all classroom and meeting rooms for the Landon Center on Aging. She also serves as receptionist for the Center's administrative offices.

Turner

Toby Turner, DHA, APRN, BC, FAAN
Associte Director for Education
Phone: 913-588-3708     E-mail: tturner3@kumc.edu

Dr. Turner assists with the planning, implementation and presentation of programs for the Geriatric Education Center (GEC), on topics that address clinical competence and personal development. She also works with our Geriatric Resource Specialist Program. She has more than 20 years experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner, and currently maintains a part-time practice with Geriatric Internal Medicine Specialists through which she provides care in the home, in nursing facilities and in rehabilitation facilities.

Wiedenmann

Amy Wiedenmann
RN Geriatric Clinic
Phone: 913-588-1204

Amy is the RN in the Geriatric Clinic, and performs daily clinical duties.

Zahner

Laura Hughes Zahner
Research Associate
Phone: 913-588-3097     E-mail: lzahner@kumc.edu

Laura is a Research Associate involved in the assessment and treatment of stroke survivors in the human performance lab who are part of several current studies.

Mailing address for above:  Center on Aging, Mail Stop1005, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-5881201

Last modified: Apr 18, 2014
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