Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm 

                    4065 Campus Drive                     1210 H. J. Patterson Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Tel: 301-405-7805
Fax: 301-314-1281

Reed-yorke endowment

In 2008, Dr. Victoria Yorke (B.S., Biochemistry, '82) provided an endowed gift in memory of her husband, Dr. John W. Reed. The majority of this gift is dedicated to the John W. Reed Memorial Scholarship, a need-based scholarship for exceptional students in the sciences intent on going to professional schools of medicine or dentistry. Our office was renamed the Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office to recognize their generous support.


Wendy Loughlin

Wendy Loughlin

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Director, Health Professions

Ms. Loughlin has been with the University of Maryland since 1996. She has been the Director of the HPAO since 2006 and is a member of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP), 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 Association of American 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.


Rebecca Ryan

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Graduate Assistant

Rebecca is a current graduate student at the University of Maryland in the College of Education. She comes to the HPAO office after two years of serving with AmeriCorps as a college adviser in rural communities in Michigan's thumb. During her service, she supported underrepresented students by assisting with college applications, standardized test preparation, financial aid package evaluations, and career planning. She is passionate about education access, especially for students who are paving the pathway for their families and will be the first in their household to earn postsecondary credentials.

Rebecca is originally from Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with her degree in Comparative Cultures and Politics. In her spare time, she enjoys doing outdoor yoga, baking treats to share with her students, and hiking.


Nick Celedon

Nick Celedón

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Assistant Director, Health Professions

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.

Mike Grunberg

Michael Grünberg

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Credentials Coordinator

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.

Courtney Butler

Courtney Butler

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Courtney joined the Health Professions Advising Office in 2017. Prior to working at UMD, she worked as a clinic manager for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a Baltimore native and proud UMD alumna. She is a member of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP) and Northeast Association of Advisors in Health Professions (NEAAHP).

Courtney received her B.A. in Communication and Masters of Business Administration. Her hobbies include cooking, tennis, and visiting national parks. She is passionate about service and is always looking for ways to get more involved in her community.

Kayla Cullum

Kayla Cullum

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Kayla joined the Health Professions Advising Office in 2017. A Baltimore native, Kayla enjoys spending her time on the water with family and friends. She also enjoys taking her dog wherever she goes and cooking! She is very passionate about assisting students in their collegiate journey, be it academic or co-curricular. 

Kayla received her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) from Ball State University and her B.A. in Communications and Sociology from Salisbury University. 





Deja McKnight

Student Worker

Deja joined the Health Professions Advising Office in 2018. After leaving her school in Howard County, she enrolled in UMD as an undergraduate student studying Government and Politics and Psychology. During her time here, she has helped conduct research ranging from mental health discrimination in the workplace to attitudes toward drones strikes as part of the FIRE program. In her free time she likes to dance and do yoga.