Nursing Program Staff

Melissa

Melissa Offenhartz, RN, MA,
Director, ADN-RN Program 

moffenha@unm.edu
Cell: 575-776-4185
Office: 575-737-3744

Melissa has over 20 years of experience in nursing, as a direct care provider in medical-surgical, HIV/AIDS, and critical care nursing; as a nurse-educator in critical care and academia; and in nursing management and administration.  She received her BSN from Indiana University and her MA in Nursing Education from New York University.  She also received a BS in Biology from the State University of New York.  Melissa feels privileged to live and work in beautiful Northern New Mexico. 

Dawn

Dawn Knitter
MSN, RN, AP
Clinical Coordinator
dkittner@unm.edu
575-737-3743

Dawn has 14 years of nursing experience 5 years in adult medical surgical and 9 years in intensive care/critical care nursing areas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College and a Masters of Science from the University of Rochester with the specialty focus of Adult Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys living in Taos with her family, hiking and skiing/snowshoeing in the beautiful mountains and working around her home.

Barb Wiard
Administrative Assistant
bwiard@unm.edu
505-737-3745


Karen Fettig
MA, RN
Nurse Educator
kfettig@unm.edu
575-737-3745