Gerontology Faculty

Director, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Program; Assistant Professor, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership
503-352-2631

Amber McIlwain, MS directs the graduate certificate in gerontology and is an assistant professor in the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership. 

Associate Professor
503-352-1468

Dr. Amanda Stead is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Her passion is for working with geriatric patients and issues related to stroke, dementia, end-of-life care and counseling.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Dr. Backus maintains a small practice with Providence ElderPlace, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. She spends most of her time on pharmacotherapy for older adults who live independently in or near Hillsboro, often meeting with patients in their homes to assist them with managing their pharmacotherapy regimen.