Faculty and Staff

Admission / Program Administrator

Billie Chandler, Physician Assistant Program Administrator

Billie Chandler

Physician Assistant Program Administrator

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3021
812-488-3400
bc185@evansville.edu

Mrs. Chandler serves as Program Administrator for the Master of Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Billie’s primary responsibilities include recruiting and advising prospective PA students, managing the program’s B/PA (direct entry), Pre-PA and graduate admission processes, creating marketing resources and social media for the program, advising the University of Evansville Pre-PA student body, planning the program’s special events and overseeing the day to day operations of UEPA Program. She has devoted the last several years of her career working with students and families. Billie feels a true calling in encouraging students and assisting them in any way to reach their goals. Billie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to joining the University of Evansville, she was blessed to work with hundreds of students in Scott and Oakhill Schools. Please contact Mrs. Chandler to find out how she can assist in your path to becoming a physician assistant!

Faculty

Andy Lampkins, Department Chair / Associate Professor / Physician Assistant Science

Andy Lampkins, PhD, PharmD

Department Chair / Associate Professor / Physician Assistant Science

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3025
812-488-2356
al207@evansville.edu
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Dr. Andy Lampkins originally joined the faculty at the University of Evansville in 2013 as the G. Richard and Rita ’59 Eykamp Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and has been a licensed pharmacist for 17 years. Prior to coming to UE, he was the John R. Sampey, Jr. Research Professor at Samford University, where he taught in both the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Howard College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Lampkins’ research uses chemistry as a tool to solve problems in medicine. His group is involved in drug design/discovery, synthesis of bioactive natural products, and new reaction development. Specific research foci include the discovery of new drugs to combat Alzheimer’s disease and the development of “smart” therapeutics that can target, treat, and detect cancer simultaneously. Dr. Lampkins received his Pharm.D. from Butler University, his Ph.D. in organic and medicinal chemistry from the University of Florida, and completed a Walther Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame.
Jenelle Evernham, Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor/Physician Assistant Science

Jenelle Evernham, MSM, PA-C

Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor/Physician Assistant Science

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3003
812-488-5230
je155@evansville.edu

Jenelle Evernham is a physician assistant from Newburgh, IN who has 15 years of clinical experience. She has spent most of her clinical time in emergency medicine and urgent care, where she still currently practices. She received her BS (Sports Administration) and MA (Wellness Management) from Ball State University, and MSM (Physician Assistant Studies) from Trevecca Nazarene University. She joined the UEPA Program in 2017 and has taught across the curriculum in the PA department. Jenelle also serves as an adjunct for the Indiana School of Medicine, and was recently named Director of Clinical Education for the UEPA Program.
Claire Nutt, Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of Physician Assistant Sciences

Claire Nutt, MMS, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of Physician Assistant Sciences

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3011
812-488-2345
cn105@evansville.edu

Claire Nutt is an Evansville native with several years of clinical experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. Following undergrad, she went on to study at Saint Louis University, earning a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2011. She has practiced in both cardiology and neurosurgery specialties and has been involved in clinical research.
Sean Harper, Associate Program Director / Assistant Professor / Physician Assistant Science

Sean Harper, MPAS, PA-C

Associate Program Director / Assistant Professor / Physician Assistant Science

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3007
812-488-3403
sh330@evansville.edu

Sean Harper is a physician assistant who has clinical experience in occupational medicine, emergency medicine, and neurology. Prior to becoming a PA, he spent 13 years as a firefighter and paramedic. His last position was with Purdue University Fire Department, where he assisted in starting the advanced life support program. He received both his BS (health science) and master's (MPAS) from Butler University in Indianapolis. He continues to practice in the occupational and urgent care setting. He is also a captain in the Indiana National Guard, where he serves as the physician assistant for the 1-151 infantry battalion. In August of 2018, he participated in Operation Pahlawan Warrior, the first joint U.S. and Brunei military training exercise. During the exercise, he served as the medical provider for U.S. forces as well as taught tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) to Royal Brunei combat medics.
Cindy Kissel, Clinical Instructor of Physician Assistant Science

Cindy Kissel

Clinical Instructor of Physician Assistant Science

812-488-2646
ck260@evansville.edu

Cindy is a graduate of University of Evansville in 1984 where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Over the past 25 years she has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a specialty pharmaceutical representative, her main emphasis was in Women’s Healthcare. She will be working with the team as our Clinical Coordinator.
Emily Thimling, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physican Assistant Science

Emily Thimling, MPAS, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physican Assistant Science

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3010
812-488-5030
et151@evansville.edu

Emily Thimling is a certified physician assistant and has been in practice since 2015. She completed her undergraduate studies at DePauw University (BA) and went on to obtain her master’s from Indiana State University (MPAS). Prior to joining UE’s PA program, she practiced in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis where she worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as performing first assist in the OR. She has participated in research and rapid improvement events and hopes to expand upon her passion for service here at UE.
Sally VanWinkle, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physican Assistant Science

Sally VanWinkle, MPAS, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physican Assistant Science

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3006
812-488-3401
sv103@evansville.edu

Sally VanWinkle is a southern Indiana native and first time educator. She received both a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Butler University. Since graduation in 2014, she has practiced in Urology, Pain Management and Family Practice.

Clinical Outreach

Kim Moors, Director of Clinical Outreach/PT&PA

Kim Moors, PTA

Director of Clinical Outreach/PT&PA

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3014
812-488-5043
km339@evansville.edu

Kim’s responsibilities include outreach to clinical sites and external representation for both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and earned a BS in Health Services from the University of Southern Indiana. Kim has worked in the clinical setting for ProRehab, PC and ProRehab@Home in Evansville and has taught as an adjunct instructor in the UE PTA program.

Medical Director

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Paul Perry, MD

Hand and Shoulder Surgery
President, Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Paul Perry is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Upper Extremity. Dr. Perry has been in practice at Tri-State Orthopaedics since 1994 and the President since 2009. After graduating from Wright State School of Medicine and completing his residency at Wright State University, he then completed a Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at University of Florida. Dr. Perry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Staff

Sharon Selby, Administrative Assistant/Physician Assistant Science

Mrs. Sharon Selby

Administrative Assistant/Physician Assistant Science
ss299@evansville.edu
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Room 3002
812-488-5022

Office Phone:
812-488-3400

Office Email:
pa@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, 515 Bob Jones Way, Room 3001, Evansville, IN 47708