Physician Assistant Studies Staff

 

Austyn Allie
Program Assistant
AustynAllie@pacificu.edu
503-352-3628

Austyn graduated with her bachelor of arts degree from Pacific University in 2009, and joined the PA program in 2017. She splits her time between working with the Clinical Team, including international rotations, and providing administrative assistance to the PA staff and faculty. She is proud to support Pacific’s mission to inspire students to think, care, create and pursue justice in our world through her position and her additional role as Chair for the Pacific University Center for Gender Equity Advisory Board.

Jane Fitzgearld
Assistant Director of
Academic Education
janefitz@pacificu.edu
503-352-7314

Jane joined the PA program in 2013. She provides administrative management of the academic curriculum emphasizing compliance with ARC-PA accreditation, state, and national guidelines. She is responsible for program marketing, website editing, and production of student manuals. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.

Debby Friscia
Coordinator of
Didactic Education
debby@pacificu.edu
503-352-7311

Debby has been with the PA program since 1999 and is looking forward to her 20th anniversary with the program in 2019. She provides support for the didactic faculty and students as well as administrative support for the program office. She feels the best part of her job is getting to know the students of each class and then proudly watching them graduate.

Krystal Kneeland
Manager of
Administrative Services
krystal.kneeland@pacificu.edu
503-352-7298

Krystal joined the School of Physician Assistant Studies in 2012. She provides operational and administrative management for the program including budget manager responsibilities. She is the Chair of the Admissions Committee and is heavily involved in all aspects of the admissions process. She also plans and executes all major events for the School including Orientation, White Coat, and Graduation. Krystal graduated from Oregon State University, magna cum laude in 2005 with two bachelor of arts degrees: Political Science and Sociology.

Jeremy Palmer
Simulation & Standardized Patient Coordinator
jpalmer@pacificu.edu
503-352-2652

Jeremy joined Pacific University in 2015. As the Simulation and Standardized Patient Coordinator, Jeremy supports the development and operation of life-like scenarios which provide a safe environment for PA students to practice their clinical and diagnostic reasoning skills. Jeremy graduated from Portland State in 2016 with a bachelor of science degree.

Diane Van Dyke
Assistant Director of
Clinical Education
diane.vandyke@pacificu.edu
503-352-7313

Diane joined the PA program in 2006. Diane negotiates and maintains affiliation agreements with clinical rotation sites and develops the rotation schedule for the entire clinical year. Alongside the Clinical Faculty, she analyses student patient encounters to ensure that the School continues to provide a viable rotation experience at each clinical site.