Wendy Loughlin

Director, Health Professions
(301) 405-7805

 Ms. Loughlin has been with the University of Maryland since 1996.   She has been the Director of HPAO since 2006 and is a member of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP) and the Northeast Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NEAAHP), served a three year term as a NEAAHP Executive Committee member from 2008-2011 and co-Chaired the NEAAHP annual meeting in spring 2011. She is also the Local Area Network (LAN) Coordinator for health professions advisors in the Chesapeake region, serves as a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) AMCAS Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the Northeast medical school Group on Student Affairs (NEGSA)/NEAAHP Liaison Committee.

Before arriving at College Park, Ms. Loughlin worked as the undergraduate admissions coordinator for the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She received her B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, NY and an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College in New York, NY.

Nick Celedón

Prehealth Advisor
(301) 405-7805

Mr. Celedón joined the University of Maryland Health Professions Advising Office in 2007. Prior to working at UMD, he worked with pre-health students at another institution and has also worked with at-risk, disadvantaged youth through mentoring and college prep programs. He is the advisor for several pre-health student organizations, in addition to, being a member of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP), the Northest Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NEAAHP), and National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME).

He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Education degrees from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Michael Grunberg

Credentials Coordinator
(301) 405-7805

Michael Grunberg has been with the HPAO since January 1997. Originally from a small city in Lower Saxony, Germany, he was educated as a Shipping Agent and also spent 6 years in the army working in accounting and administration.
Michael came to the US in 1985.

His hobbies are model trains and photography (mainly trains). He regularly practices the sport of Judo in a local club with his family.

Shyam Patel

Program Management Specialist
(301) 405-7805