There are several staff members that keep the Physician Assistant Studies Program running! They have many roles within the program in both the academic and clinical phases. Read a bit more about each of our program staff members and how they came to Augsburg PA!
Emily Gomez graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. After graduation, she completed a year of service with the AmeriCorps VISTA program serving in southern Minnesota. She completed her master’s in Organizational Leadership from the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2017 and has worked in health education in various capacities over the past six years. She is excited to step into the Program Manager position at a pivotal time in the program’s growth. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young child eating good food and exploring new places.
Katelyn Waalen graduated from Winona State University with a degree in Spanish Education. After graduation, she completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service year on Saint Paul’s West Side. She has experience working in international education and the healthcare industries. Katelyn joined the Physician Assistant Studies Program in August 2017 as a Clinical Lead Specialist working on communications, events, alumni development, and clinical rotations. She is excited to combine her interests in education, relationship-building, and event planning into one role.
Vicki McEvoy has a bachelor’s degree from Metro State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Vicki began working with the Physician Assistant Studies program at Augsburg in the fall of 2015 as a Credentialing Specialist. She takes great pride in providing support to our graduate students getting them situated for every rotation. Vicki also loves adventure, ask her about a sailing adventure on a 37-foot sailboat from St. John’s Newfoundland to Galway, Ireland.
Stacey Hegrenes joined the Augsburg PA staff in August 2018 after previously working for Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School. She has experience working in the healthcare field as a former medical assistant in a cardiology office for a number of years. Stacey is excited to bring her work experience together at Augsburg! In her free time, she is an avid knitter and enjoys spending time with family, cooking, reading and traveling.
Sherrie Luetgers is a graduate of Augsburg College with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She has 18 years of experience in healthcare working as a HUC, EKG tech, and Emergency Room Tech most recently in the Emergency Department at Hennepin County Medical Center. Sherrie spends most of her free time volunteering for and singing with One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s LGBTA chorus.