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Advisory Board


The purpose of the advisory board is to consult with representatives of the department, college and University for the development and operation of nursing programs. The advisory board consults on a variety of issues that include but are not limited to the need for particular programs, advice for the acquisition of fiscal resources, legislative matters, technology information, recruitment/retention and career placement of our graduates. Advisory board members include healthcare executives, working medical professionals, law enforcement officials, community and academic leaders and others with a stake in healthcare.

Advisory Board Members

  • Whitney Allen, ARH Foundation
  • Amber Albert, KY Certified Social Worker
  • Phelan Bailey, St. Claire HealthCare
  • Megan Burke, APRN, St. Claire HealthCare
  • Jennifer Chism, VP Patient Care Svcs/CNO, St. Joseph Hospital, Mt. Sterling, KY
  • Ginger Clark, Assoc Dean of Health Sciences, MCTC
  • Rebecca “Becky” Cooley, CNO, Windsor Care, Mt. Sterling, KY
  • Jenny Deardon, MSU Professor, Kinesiology, Health, Imaging Sciences & Psychology
  • Mary Wnch, Student Placement Coordinator, Baptist Health
  • Wendy Crain-Lawson, Assoc Director Economic Development, Gateway
  • David Gross, Ctr. Director, Family Medicine, Northeast AHEC
  • Joseph Hill, Paramedic Air Methods
  • Teresa Howell, Professor Emeritus, MSU Nursing
  • Ruth Huffman, Educational Liaison, KDMC, Ashland Health Care System
  • Melanie Hurst, KY Certified Social Worker
  • Shelley Irving, Site Director, Morehead campus – UKPAS Dept
  • Elizabeth Ison, Nurse Recruiter, Lexington VA Health Care System
  • Jackie Jackson, St. Claire Home Health
  • Melanie Jackson, Academic Placement Liaison, Clinical Educator, CHI St. Joseph
  • Curtis King, Nurse Recruiter VAMC, Lexington, KY
  • Charlotte Kinney, Nurse Manager, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Samuel Lowe, KY EMS
  • Charles Lydeard, Chair BIOC, MSU
  • Jessica Lykins, Director, Gateway Public Health Dept
  • David McCormick, APRN, Morehead, KY
  • Tracey McFarland, Education Dept., St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • Chris Miller, Director, MSU at Mt Sterling
  • Carolyn Moore, Rural Physicians Leadership Program
  • Lakyn Newcomb, Coordinator, Health Careers Education – Nursing Pipeline
  • Judy Porter, Dir, Education & Professional Development, Baptist Health, Richmond, KY
  • Terri Ratliff, KCTCS
  • Elaine Smith, Nursing Student Placement Coordinator & Staff Dev. Specialist, UK Chandler, Lexington
  • Thomas Stickler, APRN, Morehead, KY
  • Ethan Virgin, CRNA, St. Claire Regional HC
  • Darlene Welsh, Asst. Dean BSN Programs, UK College of Nursing 

Contact Information

Department of Nursing

201 Center for Health, Education and Research
316 W. Second St.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2296
FAX: 606-783-9104