Preparing for a Career in Healthcare mini conference – Feb. 23

Are you considering a career in healthcare? There are WAY more options than you might think!

Preparing for a Career in Healthcare

Tuesday, February 23 from 6-8:15PM

IMU Tree Suites (Dogwood, Persimmon, & Sassafras) 

You can come and go as you please, but we’ll wrap up the evening with a short reception where you can meet the experts and make connections that will benefit your future!

And, of course, there will be FREE SNACKS AND FREE STUFF!

Panel One: IU Undergraduate Programs with a Healthcare focus

  • Rachel Tolen, Ph.D., Assistant Director & Pre-Medical Advisor, Health Professions & Pre-Law Center
  • Mark Hurley, Director of Advising, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Susan Simmons, Ph.D., Director of Career Services, School of Public Health
  • Kosali Simon, Ph.D., Professor, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
  • Colleen Rose, BSW, MSW, Student Services Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist, School of Social Work
  • Nancy Lemons, Director of Undergraduate Recruiting & Advising, School of Informatics & Computing


Panel Two: Direct Care Providers

  • Debbie Hrisomalos, MBA, MSN, RN, Assistant Director of Student Services & Nursing Advisor, School of Nursing
  • Lithia Jimenez, O.D., Optometrist, Landmark Eye Care
  • Michael Kukulka, RN, Registered Nurse, IU Health
  • Amy W. Piper, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor for Speech-Language, Speech & Hearing Science Department
  • Brad Stepp, Psy.D, Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Todd Whitlock, DDS, Todd Whitlock Dentistry


Panel Three: Research, Administrative and Business Careers

  • Yunsong “Frank” Li, Ph.D., Manager and Principal Scientist, Analytical and Formulation Development, Cook Pharmica
  • Kayla Mathews, Quality Control Chemist, Eli Lilly
  • Susan Wannamaker, Sales Representative, Merck & Company
  • Jessica Hill, Nursing Home Administrator, Bell Trace
  • Pranav Patel, IT Team Lead in Business Intelligence, Cook Medical