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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Physician Assistant Faculty

Shannon Schellenberg, MPA, PA-C
Program Director, Assistant Professor

Dr. Katherine Tyson, MD, M.Ed. 
Medical Director

Stefanie Rosenberg, MPAS, PA-C
Director of Pre-Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

Rosemary Lethbridge, MPAS, PA-C

Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

Lacey Tudor, MS, PA-C
Assistant Professor

Tatsiana Singh, MS, PA-C
Assistant Professor

Kristen Schnurman, MSHS, PA-C
Assistant Professor



Staff

Christopher Whisenant, MS
Clinical Administrative Coordinator

Erica Mallory, BS
Enrollment Coordinator

Eileen Meagher, BS
Administrative Assistant



Adjunct Faculty

Ryan Mazzone, MSPS, PA-C

Alice Ann Howard, M.Ed., MSPAS, PA-C

Sonia Otte, MMS, PA-C

Stanley Zelman, DDS

Robin Whelpley, PharmD, BCPS



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Shannon Schellenberg, MPA, PA-C

Program Director, Assistant Professor

Shannon Schellenberg joined South University in December 2016, initially as a Principal Faculty member prior to becoming the Program Director. With a background of over 10 years of clinical experience as a practicing Physician Assistant in the fields of Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Neurologic Surgery, Ms. Schellenberg brings her clinical expertise and community affiliations to enrich the curriculum.

She graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2006 and previously earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is an active member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

 

 



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Dr. Katherine Tyson, MD, M.Ed.

Medical Director

Dr. Katherine “Katie” Tyson joined South in 2016 as the Assistant Medical Director before transitioning to Medical Director in 2017. She holds a BSEd and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) where she also completed both her internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology. During her tenure at MCV, she was honored with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award; elected Chief Administrative Resident of her cohort; and achieved membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Since leaving private practice in 2014, Dr. Tyson continues to pursue her love of all things obstetric as a Laborist within a local hospital system. In 2017, she was appointed by former Governor Terry McAuliffe to a 3-year term on the Virginia Council on Women, where she shares her vision for women’s health, education and empowerment for the betterment of the Commonwealth. Additionally, Dr. Tyson serves on the Board of Connor’s Heroes Foundation, a Richmond pediatric cancer charity.

In addition to serving as Medical Director, Dr. Tyson is the Chair of the Admissions Committee and lectures within the PA Program on topics pertaining to Women’s Health. She is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

 

 



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Stefanie Rosenberg, MPAS, PA-C

Director of Pre-Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

Stefanie Rosenberg joined the South University PA Program in October 2017. With more than 19 years of clinical experience, Ms. Rosenberg specializes in Surgery and Interventional Radiology with a strong emphasis in Oncology. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education from the University of Texas at Austin and she was a high school biology and chemistry instructor.

Prior to graduating as a PA from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL., Ms. Rosenberg also worked as a Certified Histocompatibility Technician for 7 years. She has published extensively on managing malignant pleural effusions and ascites. Ms. Rosenberg also has published chapters for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. In 2010, she was invited to lecture at the MD Anderson 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine.

 

 

Rosemary Lethbridge, MPAS, PA-C

Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

Rosemary Lethbridge joined the South University team in March of 2019 as the Director of Clinical Education.  Ms. Lethbridge brings 9 years of clinical experience working as a Physician Assistant prior to contributing to the education of PA students at South University.  She has practiced in various areas of medicine to include Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Military Medicine, Family Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. She has a strong desire to train excellent medical providers who will provide medical care with integrity. 

Prior to practicing as a Physician Assistant, she attended and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.  She then completed her Masters at the same institution in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010.

 


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Lacey Tudor, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Lacey Tudor joined South University in 2017 as a Principal Faculty Member. Ms. Tudor worked as a Dental Assistant for the VCU School of Dentistry Endodontics Department while obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Hofstra University. Ms. Tudor remains clinically active in Emergency Medicine and a fellow for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She also serves as the Faculty Director for student events within the community. Additionally, she remains involved in the local community through the Virginia High School Gymnastics Judging Association.

 

Tatsiana Singh, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Tatsiana Singh joined the South University team in October 2018.  Her prior academic coursework includes a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from New York Institute of Technology in 2005 and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine shortly after.  Prior to working in academia, she practiced in a rural family medicine clinic for two years and spent several years working in emergency medicine, occupational health and extended care facilities.  She joined the Indiana State University Physician Assistant Program as faculty in 2014.  She also fulfilled the role of Program Director there for two years until she relocated to Virginia.  Ms. Singh utilizes all of her past experiences in clinical practice and education to engage and teach her students.

 

Kristen Schnurman, MSHS, PA-C

Kristen Schnurman, MSHS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Kristen Schnurman joined the South University team in November 2018 as Principal Faculty.  She has been a licensed Physician Assistant for five years, practicing in the areas of Emergency Medicine and Cardiology. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she worked in various capacities in the world of publishing; first, in the area of environment and energy legislation and later as a freelance writer/editor for multiple online content providers. During her time as a freelance writer, she particularly enjoyed composing how-to articles focused on her hobbies of gardening and homesteading skills and brief articles on science and medical topics for the lay audience.

Her prior academic coursework includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah as well as a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Christopher Whisenant, MS

Clinical Administrative Coordinator

Chris Whisenant joined the South University Physician Assistant team full time in August 2018 as the Clinical Administrative Coordinator. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics at the University of Lynchburg in 2009 and a Master’s of science in applied mathematics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.  He taught math initially as an adjunct at South University – Richmond and later became a full-time instructor at the beginning of 2012. During the fall of 2017, he participated with the Physician Assistant Program as an instructor for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Although passionate about teaching, he transitioned to the role of Clinical Administrative Coordinator during the summer of 2018. Chris enjoys this opportunity to work with graduate level students in a capacity that allows for open dialogue and a shared commitment to determining and enhancing one’s academic and professional passions. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing soccer and volleyball, exploring cities, cooking, and learning.

Erica Mallory, BS

Enrollment Coordinator

Erica Mallory joined the South University Physician Assistant team full time as the Enrollment Coordinator in October 2017.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from South University in June 2015. Prior to joining the Physician Assistant team, she had the opportunity to work with many other departments with the South University Richmond campus.  These roles included receptionist, registrar, and administrative assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs.  Mrs. Mallory enjoys traveling and seeing other places with her husband and family.  Her favorite hobbies include reading and planning for future travel excursions.  She especially enjoys the relationships she has been able to develop with the Physician Assistant students during her interactions with them during the admissions process and after matriculation.

Eileen Meagher, BS

Administrative Assistant

Eileen Meagher joined the South University Physician Assistant team full time as the Administrative Assistant in November 2017.  Her prior coursework includes a Bachelor’s of Science in History from Longwood College.   Prior to working with the PA program, she worked as a library assistant in the Tompkins-McCaw Medical Library (MCV/VCU), the James Branch Cabell Library (VCU) and the Information Center of SunTrust Bank,.  She also worked for many years as the assistant librarian at Christian & Barton, LLC.   She later managed the Chesterfield County Public Law Library before returning to the private sector as library assistant at Hirschler Fleischer, Attorneys at Law.  2009 saw a return to the academic environment by way of South University, Richmond campus.  While at South ,  she has worked as a library assistant, receptionist/transcript processor and is currently working as administrative assistant to the Physician Assistant program.  Mrs. Meagher very much enjoys working with the PA faculty and learns something new just about every day!   Her interactions with PA students adds a youthful outlook to life, which she very much appreciates.  Mrs. Meagher in a native Richmonder, and enjoys dancing, reading, travel and the outdoors.  She and her husband love their recent change in status to grandparents! 

 




 

 

 

 

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