Chatham University

Schweitzer Fellows

For twenty years and counting, students in School of Health Sciences programs have been named Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows for projects that apply their classroom learning in real world situations that help disadvantaged citizens of our communities.

The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program (PSFP) promotes health and environmental justice through yearlong, direct service, interdisciplinary, experiential learning projects for graduate students that address the needs of disadvantaged citizens in southwest Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows receive a stipend of $2,000-$3,000 for their projects and connect with other program Fellows for interdisciplinary learning and service activities.

The Schweitzer Fellows Program develops "leaders in service" by giving emerging professionals:

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Chatham University Schweitzer Fellows

    2017-18
  • Anna Coutsoumbis, Physical Therapy
  • Chelsea McGraw, Counseling Psychology
  • Shannon Schroeder, Counseling Psychology

  • 2016-17
  • Kerrie O'Donnell, Physical Therapy
  • Dana Ritchey, Law/Counseling Psychology

  • 2015-16
  • Jason Lucarelli, Counseling Psychology

  • 2013-14
  • Rebecca Tyers-Brown, Counseling Psychology
  • Caroline Zieth

  • 2012-13
  • Fae Gibson, Physical Therapy

  • 2011-12
  • Victoria Chang Mishra, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Stephanie Dalness
  • Emily Sandfort, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2010-11
  • Danielle Almony, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Sara Ward, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2007-08
  • Ana Devlin, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Stacey Edick, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2006-07
  • Jessica Buck, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Erin McDermott, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2005-06
  • Megan Benedict-Buisch, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Megan Bergseth, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Tressa Etsy, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Natalie Llewellyn, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Heather Misja, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Adam Yesenosky, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2004-05
  • Sarah Eli, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Elizabeth Hillier Guzek, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Ginger Moyer, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2003-04
  • Anissa Boyle, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Tia Chirico, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Shalee Johnson Nash, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Emilia Solinto, Occupational Therapy

  • 2002-03
  • Lara Hall Blosser, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2001-02
  • Stephanie Fantauzzo Johnson, Occupational Therapy
  • Jereme Mellenthin, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Sarah Oblender-Gibson, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Robyn Slack Own, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Christine Volk, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 2000-01
  • Maria Abraham, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Sarah Hardner, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Alison Slinchak, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 1999-00
  • Linda Von Bloch, Physician Assistant Studies

  • 1998-99
  • Rebecca Bayer Bunnell, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Lisabeth Emhath, Physician Assistant Studies
  • Alla Kipiller, Physical Therapy
  • Vadim Kipiller, Physical Therapy
  • Heather Surdick-Miller, Physical Therapy

  • 1997-98
  • Gregory Lacek, Physician Assistant Studies

More about the current Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows can be found here »