Meet the Team

Denise M Schentrup

Denise M Schentrup, APRN, DNP

Clinical Assoc Professor & Associate Dean

Dr. Schentrup is responsible for administrative tasks related to the College’s Faculty Practice Association. She is the Clinical Director of Archer Family Health Care, the College of Nursing’s nurse led health center.  She supervises the clinical staff and provides oversight of the day to day operations of the practice and the Quality Improvement Program.  She is a member of the implementation team for the electronic health record and provides leadership in the clinical documentation piece within the electronic health record.  She is a member of the national consortium of the AllianceChicago and participates on a subcommittee to improve clinical documentation within the electronic health record.

TEACHING

Dr. Schentrup has taught in graduate courses including Advanced Health Assessment and Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing. She teaches in the clinical setting as a preceptor for adult and family nurse practitioner students and leads DNP students in their DNP quality improvement projects.

RESEARCH

Dr. Schentrup was the project director of an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Grant at Archer Family Health Care funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. She is currently the project director of a Florida Blue Foundation Award that will support an innovative interprofessional practice model between the College of Nursing and the College of Dentistry.

CLINICAL PRACTICE/RESEARCH

Dr. Schentrup serves as clinical director and lead nurse practitioner of Archer Family Health Care. She maintains a clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner. She provides quality, affordable care to individuals and families of Archer, Florida, and surrounding rural areas. She serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and provides oversight to faculty practice initiatives. She serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Faculty Practice Association Board. She is a member of the Gainesville community’s Safety Net Collaborative and is the Vice President of the Rural Health Partnership Board of Directors.

Joan Newell-Walker

Joan Newell-Walker

Manager Health Care Administration

Mrs. Newell-Walker manages the day-to-day operations of Archer Family Health Care including billing, coding and reimbursement, as well as facilities management.

BACKGROUND

Mrs. Newell-Walker’s healthcare career expands over 35 years, which includes employment with the state of New Jersey Vineland Developmental Center & Anchora Psychiatric Hospital, Cheltenham Hospital Philadelphia PA, Hillmont Gastroenterologist & Liver Disorder Specialist Flourtown PA, Shands at UF, FGP and her current position with the UF College of Nursing- Archer Family Health Care. She is nationally certified as a Certified Medical Office Manager CMM, Certified Practice Manager CPM, and a Notary Public. She holds memberships with AAPC, PAHCOM and POMAA. Mrs. Newell-Walker has been with the College of Nursing at Archer Family Health Care since 2004.

Anna A Kairalla

Anna A Kairalla, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

TEACHING

Professor Kairalla precepts nurse practitioner students and supervises nurse practitioner students in their clinical placements. She sees patients at Archer Family Health Care, the College of Nursing’s nurse-managed practice.

SERVICE

Professor Kairalla volunteers monthly for Interfaith Hospitality Network families.

EDUCATION

She received her BSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her MSN from the University of Florida.

Kimberly B Castillo

Kimberly B Castillo, APRN

ADJ CLIN AST PROF

Kim Castillo is a family nurse practitioner and provides care to patients of all ages. She enjoys working in rural settings and precepting UF nurse practitioner students. She received her BS in business administration from Bucknell University. After switching careers to nursing, she earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Florida. A former Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, she speaks Spanish and enjoys dancing salsa, merengue and bachata.

Karen L T Rye

Karen L T Rye, MSN, APRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Karen Rye has been a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner since 2009. Her primary area of interest is psychopharmacology. She has practiced in community mental health outpatient clinics where she has developed a specific interest and expertise in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She has experience treating acute psychiatric disorders including, anxiety, mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and psychoses or schizophrenia. She has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at UF College of Nursing since 2014 and provides mental health care for the patients at Archer Family Health Care and clinical education for UF nurse practitioner students.  She also practices part-time at the University of Florida Student Health Care Center in psychiatry.

Stacia M Hays

Stacia M Hays, APRN, DNP, CPNP, CCTC

PRG DIR & CLIN AST PROF

TEACHING

Dr. Hays is the director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the coordinator for the Pediatric Primary and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner tracks. In addition to focusing on the clinical education of the next generation of advanced practice providers, she teaches health policy, nursing leadership and advocacy, and evidence-based practice in both the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

RESEARCH

Dr. Hays’ scholarship areas focus on nursing quality and advocacy, and improving resiliency in children due to trauma, disasters and other high-risk conditions. She is the current state of Florida (north) representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has received advocacy awards from the Florida Nurses Association and from the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She is an invited speaker on resiliency, chronic illness and human trafficking for nursing and other health care professions.

SERVICE

Dr. Hays is chair of the Human Trafficking Best Practices and Protocols Workgroup for the National Alliance for Children in Trafficking. She is the co-chair of the conference committee for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). As a member of the NAPNAP Children in Disasters Special Interest Group, she co-authored the position paper on the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to being member of the UF Senate and numerous College of Nursing committees, she has been the regional lead for the Florida Action Coalition, Florida Center for Nursing, and faculty advisor to the UF Health Patient Safety and Nursing Practice Council. Dr. Hays is also a member of the International Transplant Nurses Society, Sigma International, and the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network.

Chris Schreier

Chris Schreier, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Clinical Assistant Professor

TEACHING

Dr. Schreier teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. These courses include health assessment, pathophysiology/pharmacology and advanced health assessment in the DNP course.

RESEARCH

Dr. Schreier’s research interests include ADHD education for primary care providers, improving mental health access for children and involving parents in the health care decision-making process.

Maria Colon

Maria Colon, MSW, LCSW

MSW LCSW

Maria Colon, LCSW, completed her BA in social work from Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico in 2002 and Masters in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University in 2011. In 2014, she completed all requirements of licensure becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Behavioral Health through Arizona State University.

Maria’s passion is to help create change in people’s lives. She provides counseling to ages 5 and above. Maria understands that not one therapeutic approach fits every shoe; and focuses on utilizing therapeutic modalities based on the client’s individual needs. Her clinical interests include treating those with depressive disorders, trauma and stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and acculturation, amongst others. Maria provides services in Spanish and English.

Ana D Ortiz

Ana D Ortiz

Clinical Service Representative 1

Ana’s duties scheduling patients for Archer Family Health Care, serving as an interpreter, eligibility, collection of co-payments, updating patient information, referrals, and assisting patients on the phone and in person.

BACKGROUND

Ana formerly worked for the Florida Department of Health as a medical interpreter and heath support technician.

Dawn Alexander

Dawn Alexander

Clinical Coder I

Dawn’s duties include retrieving charges from patient visits ensuing a clean claim submission, submitting claims, working edits and rejections for various payers, preparing deposits for daily collections and making bank deposits for Archer Family Health Care. She verifies insurance eligibility and copayments including deductibles that needs to be collected, then posts payments from patients and insurance carriers. Other duties include scheduling and confirming new and follow-up patient appointments.

BACKGROUND

Dawn has been employed with UF since October 2012. Prior experience includes over 15 years in the medical profession with patient care and billing.

Chikako Alvarado

Chikako Alvarado, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Ms. Alvarado directs patient care at Archer Family Health Care, the College of Nursing’s nurse-managed practice.

BACKGROUND

Chikako graduated from Seiwa Nursing College in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the United States in 1988. She has worked various areas in different hospitals. She has been with Archer Family Health Care since 2006.

Johnna Bullard

Johnna Bullard

LPN

Johnna’s primary duties are to assist our Nurse Practitioner’s with patient care at our Archer Family Health Care.

BACKGROUND

Johnna is from North Carolina and has been in the medical field for over 30 years. She has worked most of her career at a community hospital in different areas including Family Practice, OB/GYN, Urgent Care and General Surgeon offices.

Shana Perry

Shana Perry

Certified Medical Assistant

Shana’s duties include working as a National Certified Medical Assistant, Custodian of Records and also Referrals Coordinator for Archer Family Health Care.

Thomas E Metcalfe, Jr

Thomas E Metcalfe, Jr

Epic Business Systems Builder

Thomas assists with the Electronic Health Record (EHR) interfaces and implementation updates, quality reporting and data analysis, and training and compliance processes for Archer Family Health Care.

BACKGROUND

Thomas has over five years experience within the financial and reporting departments within the managed health care industry. He has been with Archer Family Health Care since 2015.