Advanced Practice Providers

Katherine Blesch, MS, PAC
Physician Assistant

College Education:

  • University of Nebraska – Master of Science
  • Ohio State University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Amanda Christ, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN – Master of Science in Nursing, 2012
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2004

Certifications:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Medical Interests:

Family resilience theory, women’s health, urgent care topics

Interests/Hobbies:

I enjoy Pilates and running when I am not chasing my two small children. We love attending a variety of Illini sporting events. Since my husband coaches baseball here at the University of Illinois, we are big baseball fans!

Kathleen Easter, APRN, CNM
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – M.S. Midwifery, 1996
  • Mennonite School of Nursing – BSN, 1986

Certifications:

  • Certified Nurse Midwife

Interests/Hobbies:

Sewing, quilting, gardening

Carmen Glezer, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA – MN, MPH, 1986
  • University of Memphis, Memphis, TN – BSN, 1984
  • Baptist Hospital School Of Nursing, Memphis, TN – RN, 1980

Certifications:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)

Interests/Hobbies:

Cooking, wine tastings, fly fishing with my spouse (Jeff), shopping with my 3 daughters.

Alexander Grandt, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – MSN, 2006

Certifications:

  • ANCC
David Jahn, MS, PAC
Physician Assistant

College Education:

  • Midwestern University – B.S.
  • George Williams College – M.S., 1986
  • University of Illinois – B.S., 1976

Certifications:

  • NCCPA

Interests/Hobbies:

Cycling, kayaking, fly fishing

Todd Johnson, APN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL. MSN as Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014
  • Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville, IL. RN/BSN, 2012
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. BS in Broadcast Journalism, 1988

Certifications:

ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014

Medical Interests:

Type II diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Management, General Health and Wellness

Interests/Hobbies:

Spending time with family and pets at home; he and his wife are both U of I alumni and longtime season ticket holder and tailgater; son and daughter both UIUC students.

Patricia Murdoch, APRN, DNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • ISU, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, 2016
  • Illinois State University Post-Master’s Certificate – 2001
  • University of Connecticut – MS, 1994
  • Emory University – BSN, 1978

Certifications:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Medical Interests:

Antibiotic stewardship, evidence-based practice, travel medicine;

Interests/Hobbies:

Reading, volunteering, gardening

Laura Parrett, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • Indiana University – B.S. Nursing, 1977

Certifications:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Interests/Hobbies:

Gardening, bicycling, cooking, traveling, DIY projects

Katerina Rosenbeck, APRN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. MS in Nursing 2013

Certifications:

American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2013

Medical Interests:

Preventative Care

Interests/Hobbies:

Spending time with family and friends, traveling.

Kimberly Smith, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • Illinois State University – MSN, 2002
  • Illinois State University – BSN, 1993
  • Illinois State University – BS, 1986

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner – 2002. Recertified 2007, 2012.

Medical Interests:

  • Dermatology – enjoy seeing patients for acne management and other skin conditions
  • Women’s Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Concierge medicine

Interests/Hobbies:

  • Professional football – Bears fan!
  • Travel to Arizona, love the southwest
  • Reading
  • Yoga
  • My cats, Sydney & Harper
Denise Watkins, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

College Education:

  • Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA – MS, nursing with a concentration in women’s health nurse practitioner
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD – BSN, nursing, 1980

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – 1985-Current

Medical Interests:

Clinical interest. Women’s health.

Interests/Hobbies:

I enjoy watching baseball, doing yardwork, quilting, and spending time with family