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Don Martin, Ed.D, ETL

President NN2

Don Martin, Ed.D., ETL
Pima Community College
Dean, Health Professions
Tucson, AZ

I joined the NN2 Board because I saw an opportunity to give back and make a difference. The NN2 Board provides an excellent opportunity to positively affect change and support the organization as it works to provide networking opportunities and elevate the level of instruction in health sciences, causes that I am passionate about. Being a part of the Board of Directors provides me an opportunity to use my specific knowledge, skills and expertise to really make a difference in the impact of the organization and its future.

Teddy Farias, D.C., MS, MTAA, CCMA


Dr. Teddy A. Farias D.C., MS, MTAA, CCMA
Secretary NN2
San Jacinto College
Dean Health & Natural Sciences
Houston TX

I joined NN2 in the spring of 2015.  I had just accepted a deanship in health education at a two-year college.  The knowledge, expertise, and advice from other more experienced healthcare deans was invaluable to my success.  Having support from people who had experienced and were experiencing a lot of the same things that I was encountering helped me to lead with more confidence.  I stay engaged to help shape the future of healthcare education.  I am honored to serve as the President Elect in 2023-2024.

Lacie Couzin, Ph.D, RN


Lacie M. Couzin, Ph.D., RN
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Dean, School of Public Affairs & Social Services
Ivy Tech Community College
Sellersburg, Indiana

My first exposure to NN2 was in 2015 when our VP for Healthcare asked me to attend the annual meeting as a new dean. That meeting provided me with networking opportunities and ideas that I was able to take back to my campus and immediately put to use. I have had the honor of presenting at the annual meeting a few times, and I have served on the board since 2019. So often as healthcare education leaders we are faced with situations and decisions that our fellow faculty simply cannot assist due to lack of context. NN2 provides a vast network of professionals who have the necessary context and experience to help support and troubleshoot your way to success.

Mark Wallenmeyer, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMITS


Mark Wallenmeyer, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMITS
Dean of Health Professions
Northwest Arkansas Community College

City and State


I was introduced to NN2 by a former board member.  She was a dean of health professions here in Arkansas.  She told me about the organization and it fit exactly what I was looking for.  Health professions programs in two year colleges face challenges that four year colleges/universities do not.  I attended the my first meeting of NN2 and was hooked.  The networking alone is an invaluable resource.  I went to the first meeting alone… Not knowing what to expect.  When I walked in, I actually knew some people there and felt right at home.  This is a great organization, great leadership and the mission is exactly what we at two year colleges need.  I’m honored to serve this organization and it’s members.  Please let me know how both NN2 and I can help you and your college.

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