Wendy Loughlin

Director, Health Professions
(301) 405-7805

Ms. Loughlin currently serves as the Director of Pre-Professional Health Advising at the University of Maryland. She has been with the University of Maryland since 1996.   Before coming to the HPAO, she worked in the Orientation Office where she served as Assistant Director. Prior to joining the orientation staff, Ms. Loughlin served for four years as the Assistant to the Dean for Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences, and an additional five years as an advisor in the college where she held the title of Director of New Programs. She has been the Director 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.

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 the 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.

Meredith Laurie

Prehealth Advisor
(301) 405-7805

Ms. Laurie joined the University of Maryland Health Professions Advising Office in 2012. Prior to joining the staff, she worked in Residence Life and Student Affairs at the George Washington University. In that role, she worked closely with undergraduate and graduate students serving as an on-campus resource and developing educational opportunities.

Ms. Laurie received a B.A in Political Science from University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University.

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