Vivian Sanchez brings a wealth of higher education and business experience to her leadership role at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Having worked in public research universities in the United States and private institutions in nine countries, Ms. Sanchez offers -global insight into higher education for campus-based and in pioneering digital learning. Ms. Sanchez led several universities in the Laureate Network for the past three years.
Dr. Wanda Nitsch, President and Chief Academic Officer of the University, has been a physical therapist for 32 years graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was first introduced to the Institute of Physical Therapy as a young therapist in 1981 when she attended Dr. Paris' Introduction to Spinal Manipulation in Atlanta GA. That was the beginning of her long standing relationship with the University of St. Augustine.
Terry Rakosky, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Enrollment, and Product Management, is a creative, results-oriented marketing executive with more than 30 years of experience in developing and executing global strategies for large, internationally recognized brands.
Dr. Karen Gersten has worked in higher education for more than 25 years, beginning her career as a part-time faculty member and eventually earning a tenured faculty position at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She formerly was the associate provost for academic programs and distance learning at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she pioneered online programs and other innovative teaching and learning approaches and led assessment efforts.
Dr. Susan E. Saxton is an innovative champion of expanding access to higher education around the world. She has more than 25 years of academic experience during which she has demonstrated strong thought leadership, innovative operational focus, and strategic insight.
Susan Waugh serves as Executive Director of Human Resources for University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Jeremy Wells, JD, serves as the executive director of student administration for the USAHS campuses in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Austin, Texas. In this role, Mr. Wells is responsible for all student-facing services, including admissions, financial aid, advising, and career and alumni services.
Dr. Cindy Mathena is the Dean of Post Professional Studies at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Dr. Jodi Liphart, PT, DHSC, Neurologic Certified Specialist is Institute Chair, Physical Therapy and teaches in the area of neuroscience and motor control and motor learning.
Dr. Anne Hull, OT, EdD is the Institute Chair, Occupational Therapy at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Dr. Debra L. Gray, with more than 35 years of experience, manages the Flex DPT programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Dr. Manuel (Tony) A. Domenech is the director of and an associate professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Austin, TX.
Dr. Rebecca Estes is the director of the Master and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs at the Austin campus.
Dr. Werner serves as Assistant Director for the Flex DPT program in Austin, TX as well as Assistant Professor for DPT Programs.
Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff is the Program Director for the DPT program at the San Marcos, CA campus.
Dr. Erin Schwier is the Academic Program Director for the Master and Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at San Marcos, Campus where she also serves as an assistant professor.
Jose R. Rafols, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is the Program Director for Occupational Therapy programs at the Miami, FL Campus.
Dr. Karen Rathgeber, PhD, OTR/L, is the Program Director for the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at USAHS.
Dr. Eric Oestmann, PT, PhD is the Program Director of the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Dr. Robin Dennison serves as the Director of Nursing programs for USAHS and has extensive experience in critical care nursing, working as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, consultant, and professor.
Dr. Jordan Utley is the Program Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Health Science (MHS) program at USAHS.
Dr. Kathy Wood, PhD, FHFMA is the Program Director for the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at USAHS
Dr. Hilmir Augustsson, DPT serves as Director of Online Education for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences