Randy D. Danielsen, Ph.D., PA, DFAAPA, is Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Since graduating from the University of Utah Physician Assistant (PA) Program in 1974, Dr. Danielsen has distinguished himself as a clinician, educator, author, and editor. He received his B.S. in Health Science (cum laude) from the University of Utah in 1978, his Masters in PA Studies (M.P.A.S.) from the University of Nebraska with an emphasis on Internal Medicine in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences from the Union Institute & University in 2003 with an emphasis on Medical Education. He completed sixteen years with A.T. Still University as academic coordinator (1995-1997), chair of physician assistant studies (1997-2004), and as dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences (2004-2010) and returned as Dean of ASHS in 2012. He was honored in 2010 by A.T. Still University with Emeritus Professor status.
He has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and as a board member and chairman for National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). From 2010-2012 he served as the Senior Vice-President for the NCCPA Health Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable nonprofit organization that designs solutions for improving the capacity of certified PAs to impact quality and accessibility of health care delivery. Dr. Danielsen has been a Peer-Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission since 2009 and in 2014 competed the Advance Certificate in Peer Review.
Earlier in his career, he served as president of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA), the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants (ASAPA), and as chair of the Arizona Regulatory Board for PAs. Retired after 28 years of service in the US Air Force and Army National Guard with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Danielsen also is a former president of the AAPA Veterans Caucus and was honored with the Caucus' Civilian PA of the Year Award in 2003. Dr. Danielsen was named Outstanding PA of the Year by the AAPA in 1993 and by ASAPA in 2011. In 2012 he was honored by the University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Division of Physician Assistant Studies with the "Patron of the Profession" award for "unwavering dedication and service to the Physician Assistant Profession." In May 2015 he received the Eugene A. Stead Award of Achievement by the AAPA. This is the Academy’s most prestigious award recognizing an individual for lifetime achievement that has had a broad and significant impact on the profession.
He currently serves as PA editor-in-chief for Clinician Reviews, a peer-reviewed professional journal for both physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Dr. Danielsen has published over seventeen peer-reviewed articles, thirty journal editorials, five book chapters, and his first co-authored book, entitled The Preceptor's Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. Dr. Danielsen is also a Senior Consultant with the Academy for Academic Leadership and a proud member of Rotary International.
Annlee Burch, P.T., MPH, Ed.D., is Vice
Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her primary
responsibility is to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the School
under the direction of the Dean and to represent the School in the
Dean's absence. Dr. Burch received
her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Columbia University, Teachers
College in 2005. She received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) from
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in 2002 and her
Masters of Physical Therapy (MS) from Columbia University, College of
Physicians and Surgeons in 1989. She was a postdoctoral fellow with
the Research Group on Health Disparities at Teachers College, Columbia
University. Her BA is in Psychology from the University of Rochester.
Prior to her appointment as Vice Dean, Dr. Burch served as the Chair of
Physical Therapy from 2008-January 2012. Prior to coming to ATSU, Dr.
Burch was the Director of Physical Therapy at the University of Puerto
Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has held
administrative and/or faculty positions at the International Center for
the Disabled in NY, NY, Mercy College in NY, and Long Island
University in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Burch’s area of scholarly interest and
application of that interest is in knowledge, attitudes and
self-efficacy of health care providers and health care professional
students towards underrepresented patient/client groups. Dr. Burch is
the author of a Guide to Physical Therapy (Vault Publishers) that was
written to increase informational access about physical therapy to both
high school graduates and re-entry adults. Research that she has
engaged in and is proud of includes an NIH funded project exploring the
feasibility of exercise programs in San Juan for oncology patients and
research exploring attitudes of health care professionals toward
underserved populations nationwide. Dr. Burch has lived in Symi,
Greece, Taipei, Taiwan, Ahmdebad, India and San Juan, Puerto Rico and
is committed to research, teaching and service that further the
understanding of the impact of socioeconomic and cultural variables on
health. She was a member of the Class of 2014 Cohort of Women in
Educational Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Linda Brozewicz, B.S., is Data/Assessment Manager for the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her role is to support the Dean’s office with creation of surveys, collection, analysis and distribution of assessments. The following levels of assessment include: student outcomes, faculty/staff evaluation, programmatic and department performance and accreditation data, school performance and benchmarking data, along with data that contributes to the university wide assessment and accreditation process.
Sheree Fiske is Clinical Affairs Officer for the Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been with the university for 10 years and a year in the Dean's Office. She coordinates clinical affiliation agreements for all ASHS programs, maintains the health records for the clinical students and is the liaison between the Clinical Coordinators and all clinical preceptor sites.
Mellissa Eisenmann is Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her priority is providing support to the Dean, faculty, staff and students, as well as to members of the wider university community. Along with her other duties, she is responsible for the preparation of the student catalogs, graduation, and other special projects.
Darien Belluomini is Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. His priority is providing support to the Vice Dean, faculty, staff and students, as well as to members of the wider university community.