Meet Our Staff
Kristin Mattson, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Health Partnerships
Kristin Mattson is the founding director of the Center for Health Partnerships. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University and an A.B. from Oberlin College. Kristin has been with Nebraska Methodist College since July 2004.
Ena Bolden, M.A.
Project Director, NMC Upward Bound
Ena M. Bolden is the Project Director of Upward Bound, one of the Center for Health Partnerships Career Ladder Programs. She received her B.A. in Secondary Education & Hispanic Studies from Boston College in 2005, and her M.A. in Higher Education & Student Personnel Administration from New York University in 2008. Ena has been with Nebraska Methodist College since March 2013.
Allison Kinney-Walker, M.S.
Assistant Director, Center for Health Partnerships - Career Ladder Programs
Allison Kinney-Walker is the Assistant Director of Center for Health Partnerships for Career Ladder Programs. She is the former Director of Upward Bound. She received her BA and MS degrees from Creighton University and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Allison has been with the college since June 2009.
Nadira Ford-Robbins, M.O.L.
Project Coordinator, NMC Upward Bound
Nadira Ford-Robbins is the Project Coordinator for Upward Bound. She received her B.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2006, and her Masters in Organizational Leadership (M.O.L.) from College of Saint Mary in 2010. Nadira has been with Nebraska Methodist College since November 2012.
Drew Christensen, B.S.
Outreach Coordinator, College Access Challenge Grant
Drew Christensen is the Outreach Coordinator for the College Access Challenge Grant. He received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Drew has been with Nebraska Methodist College since August 2012.
Josah Powers, M.S.
NMC Advisement and Outreach Coordinator
Josah Powers is the Outreach Coordinator with the Center for Health Partnerships. She received her M.S. in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2005, and her B.A. in Communication from Saint Louis University in 2002. Josah has been with Nebraska Methodist College since July 2007.
Kim Hall, MSN, RN
Mobile Diabetes Coordinator
Kim Hall is the Mobile Diabetes Center Coordinator with the Center for Health Partnerships. She received her MSN from Nebraska Methodist College. Kim has been with Nebraska Methodist College since 2009. Kim's professional activities include serving as Assistant Nursing Professor for Nebraska Methodist College in the ACE, Traditional, and RN - BSN nursing programs. Kim is also the ATI Nursing Education Specialist.
José Villegas-Mendoza , M.D., MSHP
Coordinator, Our Families' Health
José Villegas-Mendoza is the Coordinator of Our Families' Health, a lay health promotion program. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Facultad de Medicina at the Universidad Veracruzana in 1994, a Masters of Science in Health Promotion from Nebraska Methodist College in 2002, and currently is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health. José has been with Nebraska Methodist College since 2010.