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Health Services Staff

Providers | Consulting Physician | Nursing Staff

 

 
Abigail Caldwell

Abigail Caldwell, RN, MSN, APRN, Director of Health Services (She/Her)

Abigail joined Health Services in August 2021. She is a Nurse Practitioner with a Masters in Nursing from Yale University School of Nursing. She also holds a BS in Theater from Skidmore College. She has previous health care experience in women's health and primary care. She is excited to be part of the Health Services team and looks forward to helping students with their healthcare needs. Outside of work, Abigail enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Michelle Lapo

Michelle Lapo, BSN, RN, Associate Director of Health Services (She/Her)

Michelle is a Registered Nurse who joined Health Services in 2006.  She completed her BSN at SUNY Plattsburgh and has been a nurse for over 20 years.  She enjoys working with the students and helping them with their healthcare needs.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, laughing, creating and spending time with family and friends.  

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Rebecca Rumpf, Office Coordinator (She/Her)

Rebecca joined Health Services in January 2021 after completing a degree in Occupational Therapy. She loves being a part of the Skidmore community and enjoys the day-to-day contact with the students. Outside of work, Rebecca works per-diem for Saratoga Hospital and interests include reading, hiking, snowshoeing and spending time with family and friends.

Providers

 

Kelly McAree

Kelly McAree, RPA-C, Registered Physician Assistant (She/Her)

Kelly is a board-certified Physician Assistant who works full time in Health Services. She holds a BS in Athletic Training/Exercise Science from Ithaca College and attended Northeastern University for her MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Kelly has over 10 years of experience in primary care/family medicine in community health center settings. Health education and literacy, women’s health as well as performance improvement in healthcare are among her particular interests. She lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband and 2 young children.

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Carla Suna, MSN, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (She/Her)

Carla is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works part-time in Health Services. She has a BS in nursing from the University of Rochester and received her MS from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the New York State Association for Nurse Practitioners, and the New York State College Health Association. While certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, her specific areas of interest are gynecological care, health promotion, and STI prevention.

Meg Schiemann

Meg Schiemann, RPA-C, Registered Physician Assistant (She/Her)

Meg Schiemann is a board-certified Physician Assistant who works part-time in Health Services. She received a BS in Biology from Siena College. She then attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina where she graduated with a Masters in Medical Science. She has previous health care experience working in orthopedics, sports medicine, and spine health. She has enjoyed being a part of the Skidmore Health Services team. She thoroughly enjoys helping students with their health care needs while supporting them in on-campus events and performances. Outside of work, Meg enjoys outdoor time with her family, spent both in Saratoga Springs and the Adirondacks.

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Kendra Kline, MSN, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (She/Her)

Kendra is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works per diem in Health Services. She received her RN degree from SUNY Adirondack and her MSN from Russell Sage. Kendra has extensive experience working in Emergency Medicine and Primary Care. She is excited to be part of the Health Services team and helping students with their health care needs. Outside of work, Kendra enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Consulting Physician

 
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Debbie Flaherty, MD, Physician, (She/Her)

Dr. Flaherty is Board certified in Family Medicine. She has held positions in primary care, academic medicine and dermatology. She is experienced to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic illness, in people of all ages. She enjoys developing strong relationships with her patients and working with them to achieve their optimal health. She lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband and three children. Her kids love attending Skidmore hockey games and participating in Skidmore summer camps. She is very honored to be a member of the Skidmore community.

Nursing Staff

 
Kara Sysyn

Kara Sysyn, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Kara is a full time RN at Skidmore Health Services. She received her Bachelors in Nutrition from the University of New Hampshire and her BSN in Nursing from SUNY Binghamton. She is excited to be part of the Health Services team and helping students with their health care needs. Outside of work, Kara enjoys spending time with her family and friends going skiing, hiking, yoga and traveling.

Colleen Shamberger

Colleen Shamberger, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Colleen has been a full time RN in Health Services since 2018. She received her BSN from Niagara University and brings with her over 30 years of nursing experience. Her passion is teaching and promoting an environment for learning along with guiding students through the health care process. When she’s not at work she enjoys family time with her husband and 3 children, baking and attempting any Pinterest DIY project. She grew up in Buffalo, NY and is an avid Bills fan – “Go Bills!”

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Molly Grace-McCarthy, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Molly is a per diem RN at Skidmore Health Services. Molly has many years of nursing experience, including Medical Surgical and GI. Molly received her RN degree from SUNY Adirondack and her BSN from Maria College. She is excited to be part of the Health Services team and helping students with their health care needs. Outside of work, Molly is a certified yoga and meditation instructor with a passion in healthy self-care practices. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

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Michelle Farnan, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Michelle is a per diem RN at Skidmore Health Services. She received her BSN from Excelsior College and is currently working on her Master of Science in Nursing Education. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Lori Barker, MS, RN, CTH, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Lori is a per diem RN at Skidmore Health Services. Lori has over thirty years of nursing experience, including 18 years in Emergency Nursing and 7 years in Travel Health. She received her BSN from McNeese State University and MS as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist from UMass Graduate School of Nursing. Lori earned a Certificate in Travel Health™ from the International Society of Travel Medicine and enjoys sharing her immunization and travel health knowledge with others. Lori is currently a part-time nurse for SHMG Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy visiting State and National Parks, botanical gardens, craft breweries and the Caribbean.

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Donna-Rae Brown, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Donna-Rae is a Per Diem RN at Skidmore Health Services. She received her AAS from SUNY Adirondack in 2017 and BSN from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2019. Prior to her nursing career, Donna-Rae provided advanced care in Emergency Medical Services and became an AHA BLS Instructor through the American Heart Association. She has provided nursing care in both the medical-surgical hospital setting as well as out-patient setting. Donna-Rae enjoys spending time at home with her husband, children, friends and family.

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Catalina Provost, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse (She/Her)

Catalina is a per diem RN with Skidmore College. Outside of work, Catalina enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.