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Internal Advisory Committee 2020-21

Director

Dr. Amy Lorek
Assistant Research Professor
404 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-7903
amylorek@psu.edu

Faculty Mentor/Curriculum Adviser

Darlene Clark
Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Nursing
205B Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2234
dac128@psu.edu

Assistant to the Director

Pamela Baier
325 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0546
pab38@psu.edu

Student Representatives

Amari McDuffie
amp5856@psu.edu 

Natalie Campbell
npc5219@psu.edu 

Joy Zinn
jlz5192@psu.edu 

Adviser Representative

Natasha Dinsmore
Academic Advisor
270 Recreation Building
814-863-4493
nvd9@psu.edu

Biobehavioral Health

Dr. Sheree Logue
Director of the Biomarker Core Lab (BCL)/Associate Research Professor
219 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2472
sul459@psu.edu

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Ji Min Lee
Assistant Professor
404A Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-5338
jxl91@psu.edu

Health Policy and Administration

Maria Dawson
Assistant Teaching Professor
604 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-5173
mfd108@psu.edu

Human Development and Family Studies

Dr. Jennifer Crissman Ishler
Teaching Professor
214 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-4025
jxc51@psu.edu

Hospitality Management

Dr. Marja Verbeeten
Associate Teaching Professor
232 Mateer Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-7539
mjv13@psu.edu

Kinesiology

Lori Gravish Hurtack
Kinesiology Internship Coordinator/ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist
268-F Recreation Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-1326
lag138@psu.edu

Nursing

Darlene Clark
Assistant Teaching Professor
205B Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2234
dac128@psu.edu

Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Dara Ford
Assistant Teaching Professor
110 Chandlee Lab
University Park, PA 16802
814-864-5452
dwford13@psu.edu

Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

Dr. Kristin Thomas
Assistant Professor
801 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
klt16@psu.edu

External Advisory Committee

Eileen Soisson ’93 R P M, Chair
President, The Meeting Institute

Renee Brooks ’05 BB H
Program Manager, The Ohio State University

Denise Orwig ’98g BB H
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Lauren Thumm ’08 NURS
Clinical Research Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson University Ð Division of Cardiology

Jennifer Tracy ’95 HRIM
Director of Field Operations, Comcast Corporation