PA Faculty

Dawn M. LaBarbera, Ph.D., PA-C, CNMT, RT(N), RDMS, DFAAPA
Director, Physician Assistant Program
260-702-8023
labarberad@trine.edu
BA - Ripon College
MS - Finch University
Ph.D. - Capella University

Starr Newman, PA-C, CLS
Clinical Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program
260-702-8064
newmans@trine.edu
BS, Health Sciences/Child Life Specialist – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
BS, Physician Assistant Studies – University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

Robert Spears, MPAS, PA-C
Academic Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program
260-702-8061
spearsr@trine.edu
BS, Allied Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
BS, Physician Assistant Studies, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
MPAS, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Emilio de Jesus Vazquez, M.D., CMD, FAAFP
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program
260-702-3597
vazqueze@trine.edu

BS - George Washington University
MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine

Chantelle Wolpert, PhD, MBA, GC, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
260-702-8062
wolpertc@trine.edu
BS – Stony Brook University
MBA - Baruch College
Ph.D. - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Kristina Brewer, MLIS
Admissions Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program
260-665-4161
brewerk@trine.edu
BA- Western Michigan University
MLIS - University of Michigan