Clinical Staff
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Carine Porfiri, MD
Chief Medical Officer/Physician
Dr. Porfiri, a native of South Florida, graduated from Duke University and University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of University of Miami, in 1993. Dr. Porfiri was in private practice in Palm Beach County until she happily joined FAU SHS as Chief Medical Officer in 2004.
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Thierno Diallo, MD
Dr. Diallo is a graduate of the Lausanne University Medical School, Switzerland. He completed a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. He retired from the US Army Medical Corps with the rank of Colonel after 26 years of active duty.
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Minda Neimark, MD
Minda Neimark, MD is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist who is fellowship trained in Urogynecology which includes urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and menopause. She did her residency in OB/GYN at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida.
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Luba Fry
Coordinator for Clinical Programs
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Luba Fry, ARNP, is a graduate of SUNY of Plattsburgh with a BSN. She served as a Captain in the US Army and is a veteran of the Gulf War.  Luba completed graduate school at Sage Graduate School in New York. She practiced as Emergency Department nurse practitioner for over 13 years before joining FAU in 2008.
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Deborah Griswold
Coordinator for Clinical Programs
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Deborah Griswold obtained her BS in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MS in Nursing from FAU. Deborah became an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in 1996 and is Board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She worked as a nurse practitioner in family practice and community health before joining FAU SHS in 1997.
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Susan Dash
Coordinator for Clinical Programs
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Susan Dash graduated with a BS in Nursing from Barry University in Miami Shores in 1985. She worked as a registered nurse on medical/surgical floors, labor and delivery and in the ER for a total of 21 years. Susan received her MS in Nursing from FAU in 2006 and has worked full-time as a Nurse Practitioner in the Student Health Clinic since 2007.
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Marvis Nelson
Assistant Director
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Jupiter Campus
Marvis received her ASN from Palm Beach College in 1975, a BSN from FIU in 1976, and her MSN in 1997. In 1990, Marvis attended Emory University Regional Training Program and received a Nurse Practitioner Certification in Ob/Gyn. Marvis has been with FAU SHS on the Jupiter campus since 2003. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner.
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Claire McCarthy
Assistant Director
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Davie Campus
Claire received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nursing from Barry University. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has practiced in multiple private and institutional settings since 1990. Claire joined FAU SHS in 2008 when the Davie/Broward SHS Clinic opened.
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Penny Moon
Senior Registered Nurse
Penny Moon graduated from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. After moving to Florida in 1972, she worked mostly in maternity, women’s health and family planning settings until coming to FAU in 1994.
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Amelia Sharpe
Senior Registered Nurse
Amelia Sharpe is a native of South Florida and graduated from Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL. She has over 22 years nursing experience and has been with Florida Atlantic University’s Student Health Services since July 2002.
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Karen Ray
Senior Registered Nurse
Karen Ray graduated from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Evansville, Indiana. As an R.N., she has worked in intensive care nurseries and OB/GYN offices.  Karen started at FAU in August 2002. She feels caring for students is an awesome experience, one she truly enjoys.
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Anjuleka Budhu
Registered Nurse Specialist - QMI
Anjuleka graduated from FAU School of Nursing. She has worked for West Boca Medical Center on the medical-surgical and telemetry units as well as a home health agency. She joined FAU Student Health in 2011, and enjoys working with the student population and promoting student health.
Martha Shelest-Calcanes
Registered Nurse
Martha graduated from Nursing at Vanier College, Montreal, Canada in 1980. She started her BSN at the University of Montreal, before coming to Florida as a travel nurse in 1991. Martha has since then, married and has dual citizenship. Martha has 33+ years of varied experience in acute care hospital settings, Employee Health, Day Surgery, Home Health, School Nursing, and most recently Case Management.
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Michele Alex, DDS
Dr. Alex has 27 years experience as a dentist, serving for 15 years at the FAU Student Health Services Dental Clinic. She graduated from Medical and Pharmacology University School of Dental Medicine in Bucharest, Romania in 1983. After receiving her Board certification, Dr. Alex was in private practice in Palm Beach County before joining Student Health Services. Currently, she is member of National Dental Practitioner.
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Linda Carney
Dental Hygienist
Linda Carney is originally from the Midwest, where she earned a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa. After moving to Florida, she attended the University of Florida for an Expanded Duties Course in Curettage and Root Planing. She has been licensed to practice Dental Hygiene in Iowa, Colorado and Florida. Linda worked in private practice for many years before coming to FAU. She has been at FAU for over 20 years.
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Daniela Yanez
Dental Hygienist
Daniela is a native of Ecuador, South America. She moved to Florida over 10 years ago. Daniela has over four years of experience as a Dental Hygienist and has been working at FAU SHS for over three years. She received her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Palm Beach State College in 2006 and is currently seeking a degree in Biology at FAU. Daniela's goal is to become a dentist in the future.
Nara Rubia Oliveira
Dental Assistant
Nutrition Services
Etty Baker
Registered Dietitian
Etty Baker earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Simmons College in Boston, MA and a Master’s of Science Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University in Miami. She completed her dietetic internship at University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ, which was named one the “Best Hospitals in America” by US News. Over the years, Etty became a scientific, published author in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, which has been one of her greatest accomplishments to date. In 2008, Etty added to her credentials by becoming Certified in Diabetes Education. She focuses on behavior modification and holistic practices as part of her treatment plan and believes that nutrition is a fundamental pillar in learning to honor oneself through wellness and healthy nutrient-rich foods.
 Last Modified 1/7/15