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The Purdue University Sports Medicine Team provides medical care for varsity athletics, intramural and club sports, the general student body, and other members of the Purdue community. The athletic training staff provides quality health care services through the physical therapy clinic in the Student Health Center (PUSH) and the athletic training facilities in Mackey Arena and the Recreational Sports Center. For information about each member of our sports medicine team, please click on Athletic Training Staff, Team Physicians, and Support Staff.

 
Athletic Training Staff
   
Doug Boersma

Douglas Boersma, MS, AT
Assistant AD - Sports Medicine
boersma@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3223 - MACK

Doug Boersma was promoted to assistant athletics director in July of 2013. He was hired as director of sports medicine in February of 2012.

A 1997 Purdue graduate, Boersma returns to his alma mater to lead one of the most respected athletic training/sports medicine programs in the country. He has spent the last eight and a half years in a similar role at Bowling Green State, following stints at Kentucky and Notre Dame. As director of sports medicine, Boersma will oversee the medical treatment, rehabilitation and pre-hab for all 18 varsity teams as well as the areas of sports performance, nutrition and sports psychology.

At Bowling Green State, Boersma served as head athletic trainer for football since 2003, director of sports medicine since 2005 and as assistant athletics director for sports performance since 2010. He also served as education coordinator for the Mid-American Conference Sports Medicine Association and as a part-time faculty member in the school of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies at BGSU.

Boersma aided in the design and development of two state-of-the-art sports medicine facilities in Bowling Green, Ohio - the Sebo Athletic Center and the Stroh Center.

A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Boersma entered the professional ranks after completing his bachelor's degree in athletic training at Purdue in 1997. He completed his master's of science in health promotion at Kentucky in 1999, following a two-year graduate assistantship. He then spent four years at Notre Dame before accepting the top job at Bowling Green State.

During his tenure with the Fighting Irish, Boersma designed a custom-made, online injury tracking system, which was constructed by a technology company in South Bend, Ind. He then implemented and managed that system, Shamrock Net Design, at both Notre Dame and Bowling Green State.

Throughout his athletic training career, Boersma has worked with a variety of sports. At BGSU, he has worked directly with the football team and men's and women's golf teams. At Notre Dame, he worked closely with the football program, while directly overseeing the athletic training needs of the men's ice hockey, men's soccer and lacrosse programs. At Kentucky, Boersma tended to the football and women's gymnastics programs. In his stint as a student athletic trainer at Purdue, he worked with the baseball, men's basketball, football and women's tennis teams.

Boersma twice been recognized twice by BGSU for his commitment to the athletics department and university as a whole. In 2008, he received the athletic department's inaugural Roll Along Award, which is issued to individuals who truly understand and live the theme of "18 sports - 1 team." In 2010, he was recognized by the university's Division of Student Affairs with the Outstanding Administrative Staff Award, which is given to staff members for excellence in collaboration, professional performance, cooperation and the spirit of working together for a common purpose or goal.

A native of Highland, Ind., Boersma (born Oct. 13, 1974) and his wife, Cari (also a Purdue graduate), have three daughters: McKenna, Ashlyn and Kayden.

   
Larry Leverenz

Larry Leverenz, Ph.D., AT
Curriculum Director/Athletic Trainer
llevere@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3167 - LAMB

Dr. Larry Leverenz joined the Purdue staff in 1991. He served as athletic trainer for men's basketball from 1993-2006.

Dr. Leverenz holds the academic rank of Clinical Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, and he serves as Director of Athletic Training Education. He has served professionally as a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council and as president of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Currently, he is the President of the World Federation of Athletic Training/Therapy.

Dr. Leverenz previously worked as assistant athletic trainer at the University of Iowa. Before that he was the athletic training curriculum director/assistant athletic trainer at Western Illinois for seven years, athletic trainer at Macomb (Ill.) High School for five years and assistant athletic trainer at the U.S. Air Force Academy for three years.

A native of Fithian, Ill., Dr. Leverenz received a B.S. in physical education and biology from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, an M.S. in physical education from Western Illinois and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.

   
Alice Wilcoxson

Alice Wilcoxson, Ph.D., AT, PT
Clinical Coordinator/Athletic Trainer
awilcoxson@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3172 - LAMB

Alice Wilcoxson rejoined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty and staff in August 2004 in a split appointment with intercollegiate athletics and the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Her primary responsibilities in athletics includes providing athletic training services in Mackey Arena and clinical instruction for students in the athletic training education program. Academically, she teaches several courses and oversees the clinical education component of the athletic training education program.

Alice served in a variety of roles within Purdue’s Intercollegiate Athletics, the Student Health Center Physical Therapy Department, and the Recreational Sports Center Athletic Training Room from 1992 – 2000. She left Purdue from 2000- 2004, to serve as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program at Eastern Kentucky University.

A native of Albany, KY., Alice earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education / Athletic Training at Eastern Kentucky University, her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, and her Ph.D. from Purdue. She is married to Purdue alumni Darrin Wilcoxson. Darrin and Alice reside in West Lafayette.

   
   
Jessica Lipsett

Jessica Lipsett, AT, DPT
Associate Director of Sports Medicine
jzuercher@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3245 - MACK

 Jessica joined the staff in July 2003 and has the primary responsibility of women's basketball and track and field. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in May 2000 with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Northwestern University in December 2002. She was previously employed at Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis.

Jessica and her husband, Tanner, live in Lafayette.

   
Kara Kessans

Kara Kessans, AT, DPT, CSCS
Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist
kkessans@purdue.edu - Office: 494-1839 - PUSH

Kara joined the sports medicine staff in July 2006 after receiving her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her primary responsibilities are to provide athletic training coverage for women's volleyball, men's and women's diving and men's swimming teams, and to provide physical therapy services for the students, faculty, and staff at Purdue University Student Health Center Physical Therapy Clinic. In addition, she teaches and mentors undergraduate athletic training students in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Kara received her undergraduate degree at the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Sports Medicine in 2003. She became a certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the NATA in 2005. She is also a member of the APTA and NSCA. She was a member of the U of L Women's Basketball team from 1998-2002 as well as a participant at the state and national level in softball.

   
Sal Vallejo

Sal Vallejo, AT
Athletic Trainer
svallejo@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3245 - MACK

Sal Vallejo returned to the Purdue Sports medicine staff in the fall of 2007. His primary sport responsibilities are with football. Along with his assigned duties, he is also a clinical instructor in the Purdue University Athletic Training Curriculum program teaching therapeutic modalities. Prior to working at Purdue, he was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Notre Dame for 5 years. During his time at Notre Dame, he spent multiple seasons with men's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving and men's and women's track and field. His responsibilities also included coordinating the physician clinical hours as well as teaching basic athletic training skills to work study students. A native of Hollister, CA, Vallejo earned his B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from San Diego State University in 1999. He received his M.S. in pedagogy and administration from Purdue University in 2001. While attending Purdue, Vallejo was a graduate assistant in the Recreational Sports Center.

   
Casey Kohr Casey Kohr, AT, DPT
Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist
ckohr@purdue.edu - Office: 494-1839 - PUSH

A Racine, Wisconsin native, Casey is in his fifth year at Purdue University and fifteenth year overall in intercollegiate athletics. He currently serves as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist responsible for providing primary healthcare to intercollegiate athletes participating in football (fall) and baseball (fall and spring). Additional duties include providing physical therapy services to the general student population working through the Purdue University Health Center (PUSH) Physical Therapy Department, serving as primary instructor for HK 303: Therapeutic Modalities in the Purdue University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) and serving as an Approved Clinical Instructor for sophomore, junior, and senior level athletic training students in the Purdue University ATEP. Outside of Purdue, he currently serves on the BOC Standards Committee as a Home Study Reviewer. Prior to arriving to Purdue, Casey was employed at Clarke College in Dubuque, IA for ten years. While at Clarke, his primary title was full-time instructor in the Clarke College Athletic Training Education Program. Teaching responsibilities included graduate and undergraduate level courses pertaining to therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, and care and prevention of athletic injuries. In addition, he served as an Approved Clinical Instructor and an academic advisor for athletic training and physical therapy students. One of the most interesting responsibilities while at Clarke was that he served as Head Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for ten years and Head Women's Golf Coach for six years. While at Clarke, the men's basketball program had its first winning season, multiple twenty win seasons and won both the Northern Illinois Iowa Conference (NIIC) regular season and tournament championships in 2004-2005. In golf, under Kohr, the women's golf team transitioned from an independent institution, to a member of the Midwest Classic Conference, allowing the participants to compete for conference championship for the first time in school history. In 2007-2008 Casey was voted educator of the year by the student-athletes. Other past experiences include being the athletic trainer for Iowa Select Men's and Women's High School Basketball teams on their Australian basketball tours, volunteering for the Missouri Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments and the Midwest NCAA Men's Basketball Regional in St. Louis, acting as a staff athletic trainer for the Nike Hoop Jamboree and a past instructor for American Red Cross. Casey received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Health Sciences (1998), Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (1999), and Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree (2007) all from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. Casey resides in West Lafayette, IN and enjoys spending his time off at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex or spending quality time with family and friends on the links or the lakes in Northern Wisconsin.

   
Chad Young

Chad Young, AT
Athletic Trainer
chadyoung@purdue.edu

Chad Young is in his first season as the athletic trainer for the Boilermaker men's basketball and women's golf teams.

Prior to his arrival at Purdue, Young served as the athletic trainer for men's basketball and women's swimming at Bowling Green University, while also overseeing the graduate assistant assigned to the Falcons' women's basketball and volleyball squads.

Young earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health education with a minor in athletic training from BGSU in 1999, and received his Master of Education degree in developmental kinesiology from the university in 2001. His tenure in the Bowling Green department of athletics began as an athletic training student in 1996, and he later served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer before assuming full-time duties.

   
Stephanie Dyer Stephanie Leech, AT
Athletic Trainer
dyer3@purdue.edu - Office: 765-494-3245

Stephanie Leech joined the sports medicine staff in July 2012. Her primary responsibilities are football and woman's swimming. In addition, she mentors the undergraduate athletic training students in their clinical hours and serves as an instructor to the junior athletic training student clinical practice course. Stephanie is also responsible for Purdue athletic training alumni relations.

Before arriving at Purdue, she spent three years at Bowling Green State University working as the primary assistant to football and also working with the women's gymnastics team and cross country/track and field teams. Stephanie was also an advisor for the BGSU athletic training student organization and assisted with the establishment of the organization in 2009.

Originally from Sterling Heights, MI, Stephanie received a B.S. in athletic training from Grand Valley State University in 2005. She received her M.Ed. in Developmental Kinesiology from Bowling Green State University in 2011. Stephanie and her husband, Adam, live in West Lafayette.

   
Whitney Queen Whitney Queen, AT
Athletic Trainer
wqueen@purdue.edu

Whitney Queen joined the Purdue Athletic Training staff in August of 2011 as an Intern Assistant Athletic Trainer. Miss Queen was elevated to the position of a full-time staff member in the spring of 2012. Miss Queen works with the women's softball and men's and women's cross country teams. Along with her sports coverage, Miss Queen is preceptor for the senior athletic training clinical course.

Originally from Northeast Ohio, Whitney graduated in May 2011 from The University of Akron, with her Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Sport Studies and Coaching. While at Akron, she worked with the women's basketball and women's softball teams as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Prior to that, Miss Queen attended Miami University in Oxford. There she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 in Athletic Training.

   
Adam Leech Adam Leech, AT
Athletic Trainer
arleech@purdue.edu

Adam Leech was hired by ATI physical therapy in September as an outreach athletic trainer to Purdue University athletics. Mr. Leech's primary sport coverage is men's wrestling and assisting the women's tennis team.

Prior to joining ATI physical therapy and Purdue University, Adam was an assistant athletic trainer for 2 years at Kent State University. While at KSU his primary coverage was with the men's basketball program, along with women's golf, baseball, wrestling, and cheer and dance. Prior to that Adam was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU he assisted the football program, along with covering the men's and women's cross country and track teams. While at BGSU Adam received a Masters of Education with a concentration in developmental kinesiology.

Prior to that Adam received my Bachelors of Science degree with a concentration in Athletic Training at Ashland University. Adam is from northeast Ohio (small town called Streetsboro, Oh) and currently resides in West Lafayette with his wife.

   
Brooke McKinnon Brooke McKinnon, AT
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
mckinnon@purdue.edu

Brooke joined the Purdue University Athletic Training staff in June 2014. She is serving as a graduate assistant with her primary responsibility being with the Menís and Womenís Track and Field teams, as well as, the Football and Cheer teams. She will be pursuing a Master's degree in Health and Kinesiology. Brooke's hometown is Oxford, IA. In May 2014, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa.
   
 
   
Brooke McKinnon Gina Morrelli, AT
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Gina joined the Purdue University Sports Medicine Staff in June 2015, serving as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Women's Soccer team and the Men's and Women's Tennis Teams. She is pursuing a Master's degree in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Gina graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in April 2015. Before arriving to Purdue, she completed an internship with the University of Tennessee Football Program. Gina's hometown is Livonia, MI.
   
 
   
Brooke McKinnon Corey Smith, AT
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Corey joined the Purdue University Athletic Training staff in June 2015. He is serving as a graduate assistant with Menís Track & Field along with Cheer team. He is pursuing a Masterís degree in Health & Kinesiology. Coreyís hometown is Cary, IL. In May 2015, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Iowa State University. He also completed an internship with Indianapolis Colts summer 2014.
   
 
Team Physicians
   
Greg Rowdon

Greg Rowdon, MD
Head Team Physician
growdon@purdue.edu - Office: MACK

Dr. Greg Rowdon joined the Purdue sports medicine staff as team physician in June of 2005. He served in a similar position with the Boilermakers during the 1999-2000 school year.

Prior to coming to Purdue, Dr. Rowdon served as director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Indianapolis at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. He is an Associate Clinical Professor within the Department of Medicine at Indiana University Medical Center involved with teaching sports medicine physician trainees.

Dr. Rowdon has held positions on the medical staff of the National Institute for Fitness and Sports, National Football League Draft Physicals, Nike All American Academic Basketball Camp and the RCA Professional Tennis Tournament. He has served as the team physician for Cardinal Ritter and Speedway High Schools, multiple IHSAA State Championships, IUPUI, and the Indiana Firebirds Professional Arena Football team.

Dr. Rowdon has been affiliated with the Sports Medicine CAQ Examination Committee, National Federation of High Schools Sports Advisory Committee, American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and he has served as chair of the Indiana State Medical Society Sports Medicine Commission and still remains an active member of the Commission.

Dr. Rowdon, a native of Decatur, Ind., received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering/biomedical engineering from Purdue and his medical degree from the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Christy, have two children, Ellie and Amy.

   
Alayne Sundstrom

Alayne Sundstrom , DO
Team Physician
asundstr@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3245 - MACK

Dr. Alayne Sundstrom joined the Purdue sports medicine staff as team physician in August of 2005.

Sundstrom previously worked for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, for five years. In addition, Sundstrom provided athletic medical coverage for Fairbanks High School, Dublin City Schools, Marysville Exempted Village Schools, the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the National City Triathlon.

Sundstrom is affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Practicioners, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, and Ohio Osteopathic Association.

A native of Kirksville, Missouri, Sundstrom received a B.S. degree in biology from Truman State University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

   
K. Donald Shelbourne K. Donald Shelbourne, MD
Team Orthopedic Physician

K. Donald Shelbourne, MD is an orthopedic surgeon in Indianapolis. His specialties include orthopaedic and arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament reconstruction and rehabilitation. He also pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction for torn anterior cruciate ligaments and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol.

Dr. Shelbourne's practice began in 1982 and includes clinic, surgery, therapy and a research department. He has focused his research toward advancing the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. He has performed more than 4000 ACL reconstructions and closely monitors his patients' progress and results. This information is shared through the publication of over 150 journal articles and 40 book chapters.

Through his ongoing research, Dr. Shelbourne is able to provide up-to-date treatment and rehabilitation methods for patients world-wide. In 1994, Dr. Shelbourne began performing ACL reconstruction using the patellar tendon graft from the non-injured (contralateral) knee. This advancement in treatment offers patients the ability to rehabilitate their knee faster with more predictable results. Over 2000 patients have undergone this procedure and most athletes return to their desired sport by 3 months after surgery.

   
Dale Snead Dale Snead, MD
Team Orthopedic Consultant

Dr. Snead is an orthopaedic physician at Methodist Sports Medicine Center, specializing in the disorders of the upper extremity, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He completed a one-year fellowship at Methodist Sports Medicine Center and joined the clinic during the summer of 1999.

He received his medical degree in 1991 from Wright State University. Born in Gary, Indiana, Dr. Snead completed one year of general surgery and one year of family practice residency before completing his orthopaedic residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Snead is an orthopaedic consultant to Manchester College and Purdue University and team physician at Warren Central High School. For the past three seasons, Dr. Snead was the orthopaedic consultant and team physician for the Arena Football League's Indiana Firebirds.

Dr. Snead grew up in Dayton, Ohio, attended Centerville High School and earned his undergraduate degree from Miami (Ohio) University.

   
Support Staff  
Lauren Link

Lauren Link, RD
Sports Dietitian

Lauren Link joined the Sports Medicine & Sports Performance staffs in January 2014. In July she became Purdueís first full-time Registered Dietitian. Prior to returning to her alma matter, Lauren worked as a floating clinical dietitian with St. Vincent Health and Touchpoint Support Services.

In addition to overseeing the department, Laurenís primary responsibilities are to meet all of the nutritional needs of the varsity sports, including one-on-one nutrition counseling, team nutrition education, meal planning and dietary supplementation. She specifically works with football, menís basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, and tennis. Lauren also co-instructs the Sports Nutrition Education course which provides the Sports Nutrition program with undergraduate volunteers.

Lauren earned her Bachelor's degrees in Dietetics and in Nutrition, Fitness and Health from Purdue, where she was a member of the women's soccer team from 2007 to 2011 and was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Lauren is actively pursuing an advanced credential as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

   
Ryan Moran Christine Steinmetz, RD
Sports Dietitian


Christine Steinmetz joined the Sports Medicine and Sports Performance staffs in September of 2014. Previously, Christine worked primarily with adult athletes and active individuals in a physical therapy setting.

Her primary role is to meet the nutrition requirements for Purdue's varsity sports, including one-on-one nutrition counseling, team nutrition education, meal planning, and dietary supplementation. Specifically, she works with womenís basketball, wrestling, track & field, cross country, swimming & diving, golf, and cheer leading.

She completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Saint Louis University where she competed on the women's soccer team from 2007 to 2011. Subsequently, Christine earned her Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She recently obtained her certificate of training in adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Christine is actively pursuing an advanced credential as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

   
Chris Carr, Ph.D.
Sports and Performance Psychologist

Dr. Chris Carr returned to Purdue Athletics in December of 2013 as the Consulting Counseling Sport Psychologist; he had previously served in that role from 2001 to 2007. He is currently the Coordinator of Sport & Performance Psychology Services at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis and has over 25 years experience as a licensed psychologist working in the field of applied sport psychology. He is currently the consulting performance psychologist for the Indiana Pacers and was with the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2008-2011. With over 20 years experience in college athletics, Dr. Carr was the athletic department sport psychologist at Washington State University, Ohio State University, and Indiana University; he also has consulted with Ball State University and Central Michigan University Athletic departments. He is also the Ad Hoc Sport Psychology Committee member to the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport (CSMAS) committee; he is the first psychologist to serve on that committee and was an invited member of the NCAA Mental Health Task Force Committee that met in Indianapolis in November of 2013. He is on the US Olympic Committee Registry of Sport Psychology Providers (since 1992) and was the USA Men's Alpine Ski Team Sport Psychologist (1992-2002) and USA Diving National Team Sport Psychologist (2004-2008); he was on the USA Winter Olympic Team in 2002 in Salt Lake City and the USA Summer Olympic Team in 2008 in Beijing, China. A licensed psychologist in Indiana, Dr. Carr is married (Kelli) and his daughter Rachel is a collegiate gymnast at Central Michigan University. He played collegiate football at Wabash College and was a graduate assistant football coach at Ball State prior to beginning his career as a sport psychologist.

   
Kacey Oiness Kacey Oiness, Ph.D.
Sport and Performance Psychologist

Dr. Kacey Oiness is a licensed sport and performance psychologist at St.Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis and serves as a consulting sport psychologist for Purdue Sports Medicine. Kacey serves a variety of roles working with student athletes by providing individual counseling services to assist competitive athletes in the application of mental skills in the sports arena, as well as services for athletes with clinical and mental health issues. She also consults with teams, coaches, and sports medicine staff. She specializes in performance improvement and mental skills training; overcoming performance barriers such as anxiety, slumps and difficulty concentrating; counseling interventions for grief, anxiety and depression, and disordered eating; and psychological assessment of disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities.

Prior to joining SVSP in 2014, Dr. Oiness served as the assistant director of psychological resources for the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department, consulting with athletes, teams, coaches, team physicians and athletic trainers. She also served as the training director for pre-doctoral interns and provided supervision to the post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Oiness earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Oklahoma Health Consortium with rotations in the Athletics Department and the University Counseling Center. Kacey then completed her post-doctoral fellowship working full-time in the University of Oklahomaís Athletics Department. Prior, she earned her masterís degree in counseling psychology from Colorado State University and her bachelorís degree in psychology from Iowa State University, where she competed on the womenís gymnastics team. She continues to remain active through her passion for running and participating in half-marathons.

   
Jane Bline

Jane Bline, RT
Operations Assistant
Insurance Coordinator/iDXA Operator
jsbline@purdue.edu - Office: 494-3245 - MACK

Jane Bline joined the sports medicine staff in 2000 as insurance coordinator. She is a registered radiologic technologist (ARRT) with a background in office management, insurance billing, medical records management and transcription. In 2011 she became certified to operate the GE Lunar iDXA scanner in sports medicine. Jane is a native Floridian. She moved to Indiana in 1999. She lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Ralph. She has two grown children, Kaysha and Darius, who live in Chicago.

Michelle Leithliter
Secretary/Billing Coordinator

Michelle Leithliter is the Secretary and Insurance Billing Coordinator for Purdue Sports Medicine. She comes to us from Discovery Park and Sponsored Programs Services at Purdue University and has been with the University since 2010. Prior to coming to Purdue, Michelle has worked in the insurance and administrative industry for more than 15 years. Michelle provides secretarial support for the trainers, physicians and operations staff. You may contact Michelle by phone at (765) 494-3245 or email her at michellel@purdue.edu.