Faculty and Staff


Natalie Weber
Natalie Weber
Program Director / Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PA-C, MPAS, Des Moines University
BS,Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3665
E-mail: nweber@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120F Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Emily Appleton
Emily Appleton
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PA-C, MPAS, University of Iowa
BA, University of Iowa

Office Phone: 563.589.3864
E-mail: eappleton@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120A Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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Attended Wartburg College for two years, graduated from University of Iowa with a BA in Biology in 1997. Graduated from University of Iowa PA Program in 1999. Practiced family/general medicine in Mount Vernon, IA, from 1999-2017.


Kristie Arthofer
Kristie Arthofer
Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Program

AAS in Early Childhood

Office Phone: 563.589.3662
E-mail: karthofer@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3662
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Kristie Arthofer is currently the Administrative Assistant in the PA Program. During her 33 years in the work force Kristie worked as the lead preschool teacher at Mercy Hospital Child-Development Center, Para at Eisenhower’s Special Education Department, Manager of Life Chiropractic and Visit and Event Manager at Loras College. She is owner of a small business called Kristie’s Kookies.  Kristie has increased productivity, organized and managed business’s, recruited in higher education and supervised and manage a number of employees as well as managed a visit and event program. Kristie has 3 years of undergrad experience and holds an AAS in Pre-K and Early Childhood.  In her spare time she enjoys baking, gourmet cooking, taking adventures with her four children, son in laws and six grandsons and scuba diving trips with her husband Jerry.


Bindu Balakrishnan
Bindu Balakrishnan
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PhD, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences - India
MSc Physiology, Kasturba Medical College - India

Office Phone: 563.589.3261
E-mail: bbalakrishnan@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 104D University Science Center
Fax: 563.589.3688

Patti Burgmeier
Patti Burgmeier
Admission Director, Physician Assistant Program

MSE, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
BS, College of St. Theresa

Office Phone: 563.589.3664
E-mail: pburgmeier@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120B Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Regina Butteris
Regina Butteris
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

MD, University of Iowa
Board Certified in Family Practice, 2001

Office Phone: 5635893660
E-mail: rbutteris@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120H Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Addy First
Addy First
Didactic Program Specialist, Physician Assistant Program

BS

Office Phone: 563.589.3634
E-mail: AFirst@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120G Linda Chlapaty Hall

William Karkow
William Karkow
Academic Director, Physician Assistant Program

MD, University of Illinois-Chicago
General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa
BA, University of Illinois-Urbana

Office Phone: 563.589.3143
E-mail: wkarkow@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120I Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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Past President, Iowa Chapter, American College of Surgeons Surgical Practice 1984-2005 Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati, OH General Surgery Residency, U. of Iowa MD, U. Of Illinois - Chicago BA, Chemistry, U. Of Illinois - Urbana


Jessica Kemp
Jessica Kemp
Clinical Placement Director, Physician Assistant Program

MOL, Clarke University
BA, Clarke University

Office Phone: 563.589.3563
E-mail: jkemp@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120C Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Cortney Kueter
Cortney Kueter
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PA-C, MPAS, Des Moines University
BS, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3662
E-mail: cmkueter@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120A Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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I am currently an assistant professor with the PA program. I also am a practicing PA in Internal Medicine, for the past 10 years. I earned my undergraduate bachelor's of science degree in Biology, from Loras College, with minors in Chemistry and Psychology.


Tanya Miller
Tanya Miller
Clinical Program Specialist, Physician Assistant Program


Office Phone: 563.589.3667
E-mail: Temiller@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120D Linda Chlapaty Hall

Cheryl Straub Morarend
Cheryl Straub Morarend
Clinical Education Director/Associate Professor,
Physician Assistant Program

DDS, University of Missouri-Kansas City
General Dentistry Residency, University of Iowa

Office Phone: 563.589.3661
E-mail: CStraub@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120E Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Emily Vyverberg
Emily Vyverberg
Adjunct Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy



E-mail: Evyverberg@dbq.edu