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R. BloomRenee Bloom

is an assistant professor and the academic chair person of the Department of Allied Health at Venango College.  Professor Bloom’s discipline is medical imaging sciences and she has been a registered radiologic technologist since 1991.  Professor Bloom lives in Butler with her husband and two adorable cats, Izzie and Josie, who rule the house!  She has two adult sons.  Professor Bloom is a “pseudo gardener.”  What she lacks in her gardening skills, however, she makes up for in her baking skills.  In fact, she is an “award-winning” pie maker.  Professor Bloom has a passion for linguistics to which her online medical terminology students can surely attest!   She also advises numerous allied health majors and enjoys helping them meet their academic and career goals.  Additionally, she serves as faculty advisor to the Medical Imaging Sciences Club.



Michelle Moore


Michelle (Shellie) Moore, B.S., RRT, NPS, CRS

This past year has been the year of milestones and big changes for me.  My husband, Mark, and I (going on 28yrs) became first-time- grandparents, both transitioned from long-term careers, put the home we raised our three daughters in, up for sale and downsized to our forever home on River Ridge Farm in Franklin.  My first and foremost joy in my life is my family!  If for some odd reason, you do not see me smiling (as I usually am), just ask me about my grandson Max, any of my daughters, my son-in-law or my husband and I guarantee you , my eyes and smile will light up. 

When I’m not sharing my passion for Respiratory Care, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I additionally love antiquing, yard sales and re-purposing my new found treasures, as well as, interior decorating, gardening and yard work.  But I must admit my newest hobby, or my “addiction” is my new pond!  I’ve never had a pond and this one needed some good ol’ dirty-hands TLC.  Well, I’ve already gone through 2 pair of muck boots and am now searching for my own pair of hip waders.   You can almost be certain, if I’m no where to be found, I’ll be knee deep in muck, playing with the fish, frogs and tadpoles and tending to  my pond plants.


L. ReiserDr. Lorraine Reiser

is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She also maintains practice as an FNP at Hilltop Community Health Care Center, an FQHC in Pittsburgh. Prior to her position at Clarion University, she was faculty and directed the Nurse Practitioner Program at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She holds a Bachelors degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, a BSN from Albright College, an MSN from Villanova University, Post-masters Certificate from Carlow University, and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American association of Nurse Practitioners. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2011. Dr. Reiser is active in the Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference where she currently coordinates abstract reviews and program selection. She is also an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties where she serves on the Curricular Leadership committee. She is interested in the formation and promotion of health lifestyles and has completed research in the emerging adult population. She has presented and published on topics related to physical activity and dietary choices. She was recognized by the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as author of the Top Cited Article in 2010. Dr Reiser resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is involved community organizations including participation in the church music ministry and capital campaign committee, and as a committee member of the local the Boy Scout Troop.


Lana Smith

Lana Smith PhD, CRNP

Lives in New Bethlehem, PA. She is a mother of 5 children. She graduated with a BSN from Edinboro University, a MSN/CRNP-C Family Practice from LaRoche College and a PhD in Leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a tenured Assistant Professor and currently practices as a CRNP with Chad Shaffer MD in New Bethlehem. Lana teaches in the ASN and MSN programs at Venango College of Clarion University. (Shown right)


Charlotte Foresther RN, MSN, CRNP

I am a country girl who likes to bake and can. My 3 year old grandson is the center of my life. Some of my favorite hobbies are playing bridge, sewing, and knitting. I have been an adjunct nursing faculty member with the university for about 6 years. (Shown left)




Mark Kilwein

is a Professor of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Human Services and a clinical psychologist. Both of his kids are full-time students at Clarion University. Mark is a big fan of the outdoors and likes bicycling and hiking. He once frightened off a 500-lb bear he stumbled upon during an early morning hike by simply yelling, Hey Now. Mark loves to travel with his family and often visits relatives in Europe and South America. Mark came to Clarion by way of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh where he worked with dually diagnosed vets. His clinical specialty is in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS psychology. He loves teaching and lives for getting laughs during his lectures.