American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Kellie Jarzembak, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

I am an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board certified through the ANCC, currently working as a Hospitalist PRN at UH Community Hospital. Prior to becoming an NP in 2013, I was a registered nurse in an intensive care unit at a level one trauma center for 12 years. I have been part-time faculty at Kent State University teaching in the College of Nursing in undergraduate studies for the last eight years.

Denise Pacholski, MSN, RN, CNP

I became an RN in 1992 and furthered my education and became an Adult-Gero NP in 2000.  For the past 16 years, I have worked clinically in Internal Medicine and have experience with skilled and long term care. I have taught at Kent State University since 2007, and for the past year, have been the AGPCNP Concentration Coordinator.

Patricia Baller, MSN, RN, CNM

Patti Baller is a Senior Lecturer, who has been teaching in the Adult-Gero NP program for the last 19 years and the Women's Health program for 1 year. She has been an RN for 40 years and a practicing nurse-midwife for 32 years and has a special interest in Women’s Health. She has previously served on active duty in the Army Nurse Corps for almost 10 years as an RN and nurse-midwife. She has served on numerous College of Nursing committees and is a member of Faculty Senate.

Louise H. Knox, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

I have been a family nurse practitioner for 16 years.  I have worked in a primary care outpatient family practice and the retail clinic setting. I enjoy collaborating with health care providers while working with individuals and families on their health journey. In my role as an FNP clinical preceptor, I found the experience stimulating and rewarding which is how I found my pathway into teaching at the CoN.