College of Health Sciences News and Updates

Stephanie A. Moon, M.H.A.’09

Moon earned her RN, MSN-CNL from the University of Iowa in 2012. She is the nurse coordinator for the Iowa Weight Loss Specialists clinics, West Des Moines, which specialize in bariatric surgery and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. 

— Anna Hudson

Jaime Leonhart, M.S.P.T.’00

Leonhart and her husband, David, welcomed their third child, daughter Maci Ruthie Irene, to their family on October 18, 2012. Maci joins Mia, 8, and Max, 4. Jaime is a physical therapist at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Danniele S. Anderson, PA-C’11

Anderson and her husband welcomed a daughter, Brockelyn Danniele, to their family on September 1, 2012. Anderson is a family medicine physician assistant with Lake City McCrary Rost Clinic in Lake City, IA. The family resides in Lohrville, IA.

— Anna Hudson

Hannah J. Lokenvitz, PA-C’07

Lokenvitz and Matt Lokenvitz were married November 2012. Matt is the high school business and technology teacher and head baseball coach for Hampton-Dumont Community High School in Hampton, IA, and Hannah is a family medicine physician assistant at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Kurt A. Helmrick, PA-C’91

Helmrick practices at the Ellsworth Medical Clinic in Ellsworth, WI. The clinic received one of the two nationwide award from the Million Hearts Initiative, a public-private effort by the Department of Health and Human Services. The initiative has a goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The award was based on […]

— Anna Hudson

Rick M. Willenbring, D.P.T.’10

Willenbring and wife, Whitney F. Willenbring, D.P.T.’10, met at Des Moines University and since graduation have been enjoying lives and careers as traveling physical therapists. They have lived in six different states in the past two years, gained a lot of experience, and met many wonderful people along the way. The couple currently resides in […]

— Anna Hudson

Carissa L. Janssen, D.P.T.’08

Janssen and husband, Austin, welcomed a son, Levi Evan, on May 31, 2012. Carissa is a physical therapist with Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. The family resides in McCook Lake, SD. 

— Anna Hudson

Joshua J. Gustafson, PA-C’09

Gustafson and wife, Megan J. Gustafson, PA-C’09, welcomed a son, Carter Scott, to their family. Joshua is a physician assistant with Dermatology, PC in West Des Moines, IA. The family resides in Ankeny, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Alicia R. Rasmussen, D.P.T.’11

Rasmussen and Aaron Rasmussen were married on June 6, 2012. She is a physical therapist with Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, IA. Aaron is a personal trainer with Aspen Athletic Clubs. The couple resides in Des Moines, IA.  

— Anna Hudson