Kristin Arneson Mahr, MSEP, MS, PA-C, Director of Clinical Education and Instructor, was appointed in January 2013. She graduated from Winona State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a dual major in cardiac rehabilitation and corporate wellness. Upon graduating she began working in Cardiac Rehabilitation at Highland Park Hospital, during this time she also completed her master’s degree in exercise physiology from Northeastern Illinois University. In 2003 Kristin returned to school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to obtain another master’s degree in physician assistant studies in 2005. Immediately upon graduation she started her career as a physician assistant in surgery and emergency medicine, and eventually transitioning to family medicine. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).