Front Row from Left to Right: Amy Cutting and Sue Suslee
Back Row from Left to Right: Jamie Jackson, Brian Minnich and Lisa Miller
Med-Peds & PTSP Program and Lead Fellowship Coordinator
Administrative Assistant for Drs. Lukela, Sachdev and Pennathur
B.F.A., College of Santa Fe, 2002
Professional Interests: I’m the Program Coordinator for the Med-Peds and Physician-Scientist Programs as well as the Lead Fellowship Coordinator so I stay busy working as a liaison between the different programs and GME as well as keeping up with our Med-Peds residents!
Personal Interests: I can usually be found somewhere either with my camera, knitting, reading, working on the computer, cooking for guests, hiking or camping. We’re pretty actively involved in the local cycling and running communities as well and will occasionally be spotted running around the Ypsi/Ann Arbor area with two giant dogs in tow.
What I Enjoy About Living in Our Community: I love the variety of events (many of them free) available in the Ann Arbor/Detroit areas! There is ALWAYS something to do but there’s also a ton of natural areas to explore whether you hike, run or bike that are beautiful all year round. I also enjoy the wide variety of restaurants available - especially ethnic cuisine if I can talk someone else into it!
B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 2010
Professional Interests: I am the Administrative Assistant for the residency program. A lot of my time is spent assessing schedules for the residents, sending evaluation submissions, assisting with recruitment season, and various tasks relating to our residency program.
Personal Interests: Besides spending time with family and friends, Volleyball and Hockey consume a majority of my free time. From playing and coaching Volleyball to cheering on the U of M Wolverines, Detroit Red Wings, and the Flint Firebirds (formerly the Plymouth Whalers), my passion for these two sports can be obsessive. I highly recommend making a trip to Yost Arena to watch the U of M Hockey team because the atmosphere is incredible!
What I Enjoy About Living in Our Community: I grew up right outside of Ann Arbor, so I am familiar with everything this unique town has to offer. I love the endless options of restaurants to indulge in, shops to explore, and all the outdoor activities there are to enjoy. If you want to spend a day discovering a unique treasure of Ann Arbor, I recommend the Fairy Door hunt. The Urban Fairy Door Map can be found online and provides all the locations where you can find the Fairy Doors, including one inside our Mott’s Children’s Hospital!
IM Program Administrator
Professional Interests: As the Program Administrator, I function as a liaison between the Program Director and the Institutional Graduate Medical Education office and Department Administration. I provide supervision for the program staff and administrative support for the Inpatient Resident Assistants.I think Graduate Medical Education is a fascinating field due to the continual advancements and challenges. The University of Michigan is a great place to work, but the people are by far the best benefit.
Personal Interests: I love spending time with my husband and two children; whether it is enjoying a Family game night, or taking a vacation we always have a lot of fun. I like to walk my dog in the park near the lake and read a book on my deck. I am determined to find some winter activities that I enjoy this year, but definitely not downhill skiing.
What I Enjoy About Living in Our Community: Whether you are looking to do something as a family with young children, on a date-night, or just out with friends there are endless options all within easy reach; there is such a variety of options from concerts to rock climbing that no matter your personal preferences, or budget, you can always find something to do.
IM Database Administrator
Professional Interests: I am the program database administrator: a new position that we are still in the process of fleshing out. Any place there's data collection in the program you'll probably find me somewhere. For instance, I work with evaluations and other data to create reports for the program directors to track resident progress through residency. This is a somewhat new field in Graduate Medical Education administration. There is so much data that is collected and so much of it is underutilized. I am also involved with overseeing schedules.
Personal Interests: I am the resident nerd. If you stand around the office long enough you'll probably learn something about space and rockets or whatever random topic I've been reading about lately (Chinese history, at the moment). My wife and I have three children and we enjoy strategy games, semi-successful gardening (it went better before we had kids), reading, and movies. When we can we love to get out hiking, camping, biking, and canoeing, preferably up north.
What I Enjoy About Living in Our Community: Ann Arbor is a very open, multi-cultural community. I enjoy all of the people that I meet and all of the good food that can be found. There are a lot of good little hole in the wall ethnic restaurants around. I'm not so much a city person, but Ann Arbor has a lot of green space, which is really nice. More generally, Michigan is a beautiful state. There are all sorts of beautiful places around the great lakes.
Administrative Assistant for Dr. Del Valle
Professional Interests: I am the Administrative Assistant to Dr. Del Valle. I enjoy working with the residents on a day to day basis. I like working at the university because of the vibrant atmosphere and they offer employees so many opportunities and initiatives regarding health and wellness.
Personal Interests: I love being outdoors, gardening, hanging out with my dog, biking, snow shoeing. I love to hang out with my two grandkids. I also look forward to my twice yearly trips to Arizona to visit my youngest daughter.
What I Enjoy About Living in Our Community: I live out in the country but only 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. This town has so much to offer-just about anything you want to do Ann Arbor has it from great restaurants, great parks, lots of coffee shops, museums, one of the best Art Fairs in the country and so much more. A great place to raise a family. Our “Up North” country is also a wonderful vacation area not to be missed.