Full-Time Faculty

Melissa Altman-Traub, MS RDN, LDN

B. Science in Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University
M. Science in Health Education, Arcadia University
Office: Northeast Regional Center, Room 260
Telephone: 267-299-5928

Lance Bistransky, R.R.T

B. Arts in Organizational Management, Eastern University, St. David’s
M. Science in Health Supervision/HIM, University of Pittsburgh
Office: Northeast Regional Center, Room 301D
Telephone: 215-496-6191

Past Directorships with Gannon University and Temple University in Respiratory Therapy. Past manager of Barix Clinics of PA-Respiratory Therapy. Supervised Epic Clinical Documentation teams at Penn Medicine over a five-year project. This also included all device integration for the seven hospitals currently under the UPHS umbrella.

Linda Carr, Ph.D.

B. Science in Education with focus in English from Temple University
M. Arts in Education with focus in Administration from Strayer University
Ph.D. in Public Health with focus on Community Health from Walden University
Office: W1-1S
Telephone: 215-751-8507

Elizabeth Dalianis, Dr. P.H.

B. Science in Psychology from James Madison University
M. Science in Cognitive and Behavioral Science from Illinois State University
M. Public Health in Community Health Education from the University of Maryland at College Park
Dr. P.H. in Health Policy and Social Justice from Drexel University
Office: West Building, Room W1-1R
Telephone: (267) 299-5995

Dr. Dalianis graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with her doctorate of public health in health policy and social justice. In her dissertation, she examined the impact of state laws on breastfeeding. Dr. Dalianis' academic interests include maternal and child health and health disparities.

Laura Davidson, MS, RD, LDN

Associate Professor
B. Science in Dietetics, James Madison University
M. Science in Nutrition, Drexel University
Office: West Building, Room W1-1 Q
Telephone: 215-751-8534

Joyce Garozzo, MS, RHI

B. Science in Health Information Management, Temple University
M. Science in Health Administration, St Joseph’s University
Office: West Building, Room W1-5
Telephone: 215-751-8946

Dorothy R. Koteski, MS, RDN, LDN 

BS. Dietetics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dietetic Internship, University of Michigan Medical Center
MS. Nutrition Science, Drexel University
Office: West Building, Room W1-5
Telephone: 215-751-8948

Jocelyn Lewis, PT, DPT, MS

Assistant Professor
B. Science in Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University
M. Science in Health Sciences, Long Island University
Office: West Building, Room W1-1R
Telephone: 215-751-8537

Francine Lukacik, MS, RDN, LDN, CDM, CFPP

B. Science in Food and Nutrition, Drexel University
M. Science in Applied Technology, Chestnut Hill College
Office: West Building, Room W2-27
Telephone: 215-751-8962

Deborah Rossi, MA, CMA (AAMA)

B. Science in Health Care Administration, Southern Illinois University
M. Arts in Health Services Management, Webster University
Office: West Building, Room W1-01T
Telephone: 215-751-8947

Regina Strupczewski, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

B. Science in Health Record Administration, Temple University
M. Science in Health Administration, St Joseph’s University
Office: West Building, Room W2-28
Telephone: 215-751-8538

Adjunct Professors 

Denise Grobelny, RN, BSN, MHA

B. Science in Nursing from Temple University
M. in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s University 

Ane Marie Kis-Duryea, MS, RDN, LDN

B. Science in Nutrition from Syracuse University
M. Science in Organizational Dynamics from University of Pennsylvania
Office: West Building, Room W1-01 U
Telephone: 215-496-6094

Ane Marie Kis-Duryea’s career began in corporate food quality management, transitioned into health care product, development, sales, marketing, and corporate management positions. As health care delivery evolved, she transferred her knowledge and skills into corporate home health, infusion, and hospice services for patients and caregivers. In addition to her academic responsibilities, she maintains a private Health Coaching practice providing a collaborative, holistic, personalized approach to health, healing and chronic disease management through an integrative and functional lens. This combination of health practice and delivery experiences enrich course discussions, illustrates the many applications and opportunities which a career in allied health.

Sarah Wing Pui Lai, MBA, BSN, RN, VA-BC

B. Science in Nursing from Jefferson University
M. Business in Healthcare Management, Western Governors University
Office: West Building, Room W1-1W

Aruna Rajagopalan

B. Arts in Economics from Madras University

Patricia Schaffer, MS, BS, ASCP-C

B. Science in Biology from St Joseph University
M. Science in Health Education, from St. Joseph University
Office: West Building, Room W1-21 

Annmary Thomas, M.Ed., NRP

B. Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University
M. in Education from Holy Family