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CHA/PA Faculty and Staff

Meet the Faculty and Staff at the CHA/PA Program





Jonathan M. Bowser, MS, PA-C
Program Director

Associate Dean

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Section Head

Celia Kaye, MD 

Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE
Medical Director

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

 Rebecca Maldonado, MS, PA-C


Rebecca Maldonado,
Associate Program Director - Educational Strategy

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Jacqueline Sivahop, MS, PA-C
Associate Program Director - Program Quality

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


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Assistant Professor
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Adjunct Faculty
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics

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David Eckhardt, MS, PA-C
Assistant Director of Assessment

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Claudia Luna-Asturias, LSCW
Adjunct Faculty

Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics 

Joyce Nieman, MHS, PA-C
Clinical Site Educator

Associate Professor
 of Pediatrics




Janice Baker 

Janice Baker
Clinical Services Professional

Kay Denler
Director of Admissions and Communications


Liz Gray
Admissions and Finance Coordinator

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Kim Kucera
Didactic Services Coordinator

Jennifer Smidt
Clinical Services Coordinator




Angela Vondra
Business Services Professional



Donna Curtis, MD, MPH
Medical Microbiology

Nancey Bookstein, Ed.D

Arelis Burgos, MD
Pediatric Dermatology

John J. Cohen, MD

Janka Flaska, PA-C
Emergency Medicine

Thomas French, PhD

Raul Gierbolini, DHS, PA-C*

Robyn Gisbert, PT

Jackie Glover, PhD
Interprofessional Education and Development

Michael Hall, PhD
Integrated Science Basic to Medicine

Nicole Draper, MD
General and Systematic Pathology

Mary Kohn, MD; Kari Lillehammer, MD
Care of the Neonate



All faculty listed above are faculty of the University of Colorado system with the exception of those individuals starred (*) from the community.


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