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

Medical Director
Bio: Matthew Kozicki M.D.
Email: matthewkozicki@kings.edu
Academic Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Bio: Megan Corcoran, MSPAS, PA-C
Email: megancorcoran@kings.edu
Academic Coordinator, Clinical Professor
Bio: Jean Denion MHA, PA-C
Email: jeandenion@kings.edu
Academic Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor
Bio: Matthew Toniatti MS, PA-C
Email: matthewtoniatti@kings.edu
Academic Coordinator, Associate Clinical Professor
Bio: Jill Kisel, MSPAS, PA-C
Email: jillkisel@kings.edu
Clinical Director, Clinical Professor
Bio: William Reynolds MPAS, PA-C
Email: williamreynolds@kings.edu
Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor
Bio: Gianna Moulton, MSPAS, PA-C
Email: GiannaMoulton@kings.edu
Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor
Bio: Teri Lynn Merola, MSPAS, PA-C
Email: terilynnmerola@kings.edu
Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor
Bio: Candace Morgan, MSPAS, PA-C
Email: candacemorgan@kings.edu
Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor
Bio: Michelle Gauntlett, PA-C
Email: michellegauntlett@kings.edu
Clinical Faculty
Bio: Pamela MacNeely PA-C
Email: pamelamacneely@kings.edu
Clinical Faculty
Bio: Ellie Steinruck PA-C
Email: elliesteinruck@kings.edu
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 30 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 27 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.

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, and PAEA.

Erin Kilduff

Erin Burns Kilduff received her Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King's College in 2003. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University. After earning her master's degree she completed a one year general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her work history includes the following specialties: Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Bariatric Surgery, and most recently, Health and Wellness. She is currently enrolled in The University of Arizona's Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and is scheduled to graduate in September 2015.

Mrs. Kilduff has worked as adjunct faculty in the King's College Physician Assistant program since 2005. She was hired as a full time clinical faculty member in 2014. Mrs. Kilduff provides evaluation and monitoring of the students during the clinical year. She teaches Research Methods and co-teaches the Capstone Course. Other teaching responsibilities include assisting in Physical Diagnosis Lab and OSCEs. She continues to work part-time for InterMountain Medical Group at their Wellness Center.

Mrs. Kilduff is a member of the AAPA, PSPA, and the PAEA.

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.

Matthew Toniaati

Mr. Toniatti is a graduate of Lock Haven University's Physician Assistant program graduating in 1999. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in mathematics prior to starting at Lock Haven. He has worked in various disciplines over the years, all within primary care. He has extensive experience within family medicine, urgent care, occupational medicine, as well as general internal medicine.

He joined the faculty in January 2017. He works alongside the other academic faculty to help deliver the complete didactic phase of coursework during the first year of the professional phase. Currently, Mr Toniatti is in charge of the Research Methods course and will be adding more modules in the fall and spring semesters. He assists in proctoring exams for physical diagnosis and OSCEs. He is a current member of the AAPA and fellow of the PSPA.

Mr. Toniatti relaxes by spending time with wife and two children. He also is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, and Penn State athletics and a craft beer enthusiast.

A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Kozicki received his bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton and his medical degree from St. Matthew's University, Grand Cayman. He completed his family medicine residency at Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program, Kingston. He currently is a preceptor for students at The Commonwealth Medical College and the King's College Physician Assistants Program. He works side by side with several physician assistants at his primary office location in Blakeslee, Pa.

Pam MacNeely

Mrs. MacNeely is a 1997 graduate of the King's College Physician Assistant Program and a 1994 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Psychology. She has practiced in the field of General Medicine for over 20 years. She currently provides care for students at the King's College Student Health Center.

She is a 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 was a PSPA 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 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.

Jill Kisel

Ms. Kisel is a graduate of the King's College PA program, where she received the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies with a minor in Biology in 2009 and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. She has worked full-time as a Physician Assistant locally, specializing in Psychiatry from 2010-2011, followed by Dermatology since 2011. She continues to work part-time in the field of Dermatology in Kingston, PA.

Ms. Kisel joined the faculty of the King's PA program in 2016 as Clinical Coordinator. In 2021, she moved to the position of Academic Coordinator. She is instructor for Behavioral Health module and Medical Interviewing and Documentation module. Ms. Kisel also offers BLS instruction and certification to students through the American Heart Association. She is an Academic Advisor for undergraduate Pre-PA students and co-advisor of the King's Pre-PA Society.

Ms. Kisel is a current member of the AAPA and PAEA, and a fellow of the PSPA and SDPA.

 

Gianna Moulton, MSPAS, PA-C

Mrs. Moulton is a graduate of King's College where she received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies in 2014 and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2015. In addition to her clinical experience in Internal Medicine, she has formal training in education and curriculum development.

Mrs. Moulton joined King's Physician Assistant Program in 2018 as a Clinical Coordinator. She works alongside fellow faculty members to advise and assess students in the professional portion of the program. She also assists in clinical site recruitment, proctors exams for physical diagnosis lab and OSCES, revises and creates curriculum, and continues to practice part-time clinically.

Mrs. Moulton is a current member of the PSPA.

Teri Lynn Merola, MSPAS, PA-C

Teri Lynn Merola (Scatena) is a graduate of the King's College Physician Assistant Program from which she received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies in 2014 and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2015. Her areas of clinical experience include Neurosurgery, Urgent Care Medicine, Family medicine, and telemedicine. She continues to practice clinically in the Urgent Care and telemedicine setting.

As a clinical coordinator, alongside the rest of the team, she works on clinical site development and recruitment, advisement and assessment of students, and clinical curriculum review and development. In the didactic phase of the program she teaches the diagnostic imaging modules. She also assists in proctoring exams for physical diagnosis lab and OSCEs. She is a member of the AAPA, PAEA, and HFMA.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, being in nature, cooking, crafting, trying to make a difference (whether it be volunteering or searching for new ways to be sustainable), but mostly spending time with her family.

Candace Morgan, MSPAS, PA-C

Candace Morgan is a graduate from King’s College, where she received her degrees in Bachelor of Science in Medical Study in 2014 and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Study in 2015. She has worked in internal medicine, family practice, and weight management since graduation. She continues to work part time in weight management.

Mrs. Morgan joined the Clinical Faculty in 2021 and is the instructor for the Patient Centered Care Plans module. She assists in clinical site recruitment, advisement, assessment of students including assisting with proctoring exams for physical diagnosis lab and OSCES. She received her Plant Based Nutrition Certification in 2020 from eCornell and is a current member of AAPA. In her free time, she enjoys cooking plant-based meals, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Michelle Gauntlett, PA-C

Michelle Gauntlett is a graduate of the King’s College Physician Assistant Program. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2000. Upon graduation she worked in Family Practice and Internal Medicine for four years. She then moved into Rheumatology and has been practicing Rheumatology for the past 16 years. She continues to practice Rheumatology on a part time basis. This allows her to stay up to date with the skills necessary to provide current medical care in today’s fast paced, and ever changing, medical field. She aspires to pass this knowledge to students throughout their clinical rotations.

Mrs. Gauntlett joined the faculty in 2022. She works as a Clinical Coordinator and aids in the advisement and assessment of students, clinical site development and recruitment, and clinical curriculum review and development. She teaches Rheumatology in the didactic phase along with proctoring exams for physical diagnosis lab and OSCEs. She is a fellow member of the AAPA and PSPA.

Outside of teaching and practicing medicine, Mrs. Gauntlett enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. She enjoys the beach, exercising (mostly swimming and biking), being outside, and cooking.

Megan Corcoran, MSPAS, PA-C

Mrs. Corcoran is a graduate of the King's College PA program, where she received the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies in 2008 and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. She has worked full-time as a physician assistant in Honesdale, PA, specializing in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine since 2009.

Mrs. Corcoran joined the faculty of the King's PA program in 2016 as assistant clinical faculty and academic coordinator and currently serves as the Academic Director. She teaches Pulmonary Medicine and Genetics to our students during the didactic year and serves as an advisor to the students. She assists in proctoring exams for physical diagnosis lab and OSCEs. Mrs. Corcoran still works part-time as a physician assistant in family medicine through the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers to maintain her clinical skills and provide our students with pearls of the everyday practice of medicine.

Mrs. Corcoran is a current member of the AAPA and PSPA.