King's College - Physician Assistant

Faculty

Faculty

Program Director
Diana Easton, MPAS, PA-C
Associate Clinical Professor
King's College Department of Physician Assistant Studies
133 North River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
570-208-5900 ext 5728
E-mail: dianaeaston@kings.edu

Rita Cross is a 1982 graduate of the King’s College PA Program. She has worked as a Physician Assistant in OB/GYN, Family Practice and Adolescent medicine. Prior to becoming a faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program, Rita was the director of the Kings College Student Health Center from 1999 to 2013.

Jean Denion

Mrs. Denion is a graduate of the King's College Physician Assistant Program. She received a post-graduate surgical certificate from Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. She also received a Master's degree in Health Care Administration from Wilkes University.

Mrs. Denion's clinical experience is in the areas of Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine. She currently practices clinically in the Student Health Center at King's College. During the didactic year she teaches gastroenterology and physical diagnosis. She is the co-advisor of the pre-PA Student Society at King's College and is co- advisor of the Lester Saidman PA Student Society.

She is a member of the AAPA, PAEA and PSPA.

Diana Easton

Mrs. Easton is the Director of the King’s College Physician Assistant Program. She herself is a graduate of the Program and she received her Master’s Degree in PA Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been certified as a Physician Assistant for more than 20 years, working clinically in family practice prior to her employment at King’s College.

Mrs. Easton has been a dedicated full-time employee in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies for the past 17 years. During this time, she has utilized her skills and expertise in her roles as didactic faculty, clinical faculty, Clinical Director, and most recently, Program Director. Mrs. Easton has taught various courses within the program including Ophthalmology/ENT, Physical Diagnosis Laboratory, Medical Interviewing, Geriatrics, various seminars/workshops and clinical examinations. She is closely involved with the evaluation and monitoring of students and clinical sites during the clinical portion of the program as well.

Mrs. Easton has published and has worked with her students on original research. Currently, she is involved with the NECPA IPEC and is at the forefront of improving interprofessional education among health care providers in the local community.

Mrs. Easton is a faculty advisor for the Emergency Response Team of King’s College. In addition, she is an instructor for American Heart BLS/CPST, and ARC-PA site visitor, an active member of the AAPA, PSPA, PAEA, and NEPA AHEC.

Kyle Fetterolf

Mr. Fetterolf received his Master in PA Studies (Emergency Medicine) from University of Nebraska Medical Center and his B.S. in PA from King's College as well as a B.S. in medical technology from Bloomsburg University where his specialty was microbiology. He also has a certificate in medical technology from Robert Packer Hospital School of Medical Technology, Sayre, Pa.

After graduation from the PA program at King's he practiced emergency medicine at Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. on a full-time basis. He is currently working in the Emergency Department at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on a part-time basis.

Mr. Fetterolf is a PA affiliate instructor of the American Heart Association for both ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) & PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). He is a member of AAPA, PSPA, PAEA and is the co-advisor for the Pre-PA Student Society at King's College.

Mr. Fetterolf teaches EKG, infectious disease and laboratory medicine and co-teaches physical diagnosis lab in the didactic phase of the program.

Jocelyn Hook

Mrs. Hook received her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in OB/GYN from the University of Nebraska. She holds a BS in Biology and a PA certificate from King's College. She is a graduate of the first PA program at King’s College.

After graduation from the PA program Mrs. Hook has practiced OB/GYN with Harry Reich MD, Louis Freedman MD, and Bonnie Mancia MD. She currently practices OB-Gyn at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Hook is a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA, a member of PAEA and PSPA. She has held numerous leadership positions within the PSPA and she is currently a member of the conference committee and a member of the PSPA Faculty-Student Affairs Committee.

Mrs. Hook is one of the Clinical Coordinators. Her duties include evaluation and monitoring students and rotation sites during the clinical year of the Program. During the didactic year she teaches OBGYN and participates in Physical Diagnosis Lab, clinical skills testing and OSCEs. She serves on college committees and is very involved in student/alumni affairs and the annual College Phonathon.

Lorraine Novinger

Mrs. Novinger graduated from the King’s College Physician Assistant program in 1988 and completed her MS Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in Education and Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2008. She is a member of the PSPA and AAPA. She has clinical experience in Family Practice, OB/GYN, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology as a clinical Physician Assistant.

During the didactic phase, she is the instructor for Medical Interviewing and Documentation, Diagnostic Imaging, General Surgery, and coordinator of OSCE’s and Didactic year seminars. In addition, she co-teaches Physical Diagnosis Lab in the didactic year.

Bill Reynolds

Mr. Reynolds is a 1993 graduate of the King’s College PA program. He received his MPAS from the University of Nebraska with a concentration in Family Practice. After graduation from the King’s PA program, Mr. Reynolds worked full-time for Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, splitting his time between Valley Pediatrics and the Exeter Township Health Center. He continues to work for Rural Health Corporation on a part-time basis.

Mr. Reynolds is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. He currently serves as the PSPA's liaison to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also an alternate delegate from Pennsylvania to the American Academy of Physician Assistants' House of Delegates.

Mr. Reynolds teaches the Pediatrics and Health Care Policies / PA Practice classes in the didactic phase of the program and is a Clinical Coordinator. He is a Fellow Member of AAPA, PSPA, and PAEA.

Justine Samanas

Mrs. Samanas graduated from King’s College in 2007 with her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from King’s in Medical Studies with a minor in Biology and Health Care Administration.

After graduating from King’s, Mrs. Samanas was employed with Intermountain Medical Group working in Family Practice. She began working with Dr. David Liskov in psychiatry in 2009 in addition to working in Family Practice. Mrs. Samanas continues to work with Dr. David Liskov in inpatient psychiatry and is employed with Commonwealth Health at First Hospital Wyoming Valley. She is a clinical preceptor for students during the clinical year.

Mrs. Samanas is a currently a member of the clinical faculty at King’s College providing evaluation and monitoring during the clinical year of the program. During the didactic year, she assists with Physical Diagnosis lab, clinical skills testing, and OSCEs. She teaches Behavioral Health along with Research Methods. She provides mentorship for students in their clinical year with writing an evidence based medicine paper suitable for publication. She is a member of the AAPA, PSPA, and PAEA.

Barbara Sauls

Dr. Sauls received her doctorate in Educational Technology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA. Her doctoral research was in the area of three-dimensional visualization on the computer using VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) and animation. She is also interested in web-based education. She has a MS degree in Health Care Administration as well as a BS in PA and BS in Biology from King's College.

She worked in family practice prior to coming to King's College and provided medical care to the homeless of the Wyoming Valley at the McKinney Clinic in Wilkes-Barre, PA for many years. Dr. Sauls received recognition from the National Association of Community Health Centers for her work with the homeless and migrant farm workers.

Dr. Sauls is advisor of the Lester Saidman PA Student Society at King's and participates in the speakers bureau at the college giving lectures on health care for the homeless to several medical facilities.

Dr. Sauls teaches Dermatology, Medical Anthropology & Diversity, Medical Terminology and Urology, and co-teaches physical diagnosis lab in the didactic phase of the program. She is the web manager and media developer for the King's College PA program web page. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA, a member of PAEA and PSPA. She is an American Heart Association BLS instructor and is on the Board of Directors of Domestic Violence Service Center in Wilkes-Barre PA where she is board secretaryand also serves as the chair of their strategic planning committee.

Mark Radziewicz

Dr. Radziewicz became the Medical Director of the King's PA Program in 2004 and is a 1995 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He is Board certified in Family Medicine, teaches cardiology in the didactic phase of the program and also precepts our students on clinical rotations. Dr. Radziewicz currently practices at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Pam MacNeely

Mrs. MacNeely is a 1994 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Psychology and a 1997 graduate of the King’s College Physician Assistant Program. She has practiced in the field of General Medicine for over 15 years. She currently provides care for the working uninsured at Volunteers in Medicine in Wilkes-Barre.

She is a part-time member of the Clinical Faculty, providing evaluation and monitoring of students during the clinical phase of the program. She also assists with physical diagnosis labs, clinical skills testing and OSCEs during the didactic phase of the program.

She is a member of PAEA and PSPA where she was a regional representative for two years.

Ellie Steinruck PA-C

Mrs. Steinruck graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Physician Assistant Program in 1999. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University in 1995.

Mrs. Steinruck practiced as a Physician Assistant in the field of Hematology and Oncology prior to coming to King’s in 2005. She is a part-time member of the Clinical Faculty, providing evaluation and monitoring of the students during the clinical year of the program. She also assists with Physical Diagnosis Lab, Clinical Skills Testing, OSCEs and Observations during the didactic phase of the program.

Mrs. Steinruck is a member of the AAPA and PAEA.

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