Staff and Advisors


Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions

Pamela Lee leads the Office of Graduate and Adult Admissions, helping adult learners and graduate students further their education at North Park. Programs are offered evenings, weekends, and online and have flexible start dates year round. Get started by meeting with a member of the team. Request more information, or contact her at (773) 244-5518 or pdlee@northpark.edu.

Leslie Bertholdt

Leslie Bertholdt

Assistant Director of Admissions, Bachelor Degree Completion Programs

Leslie works with all incoming bachelor's degree-completion students in the School of Professional Studies, leading them through the application and admission process. She'll help you review transcripts and provide helpful advice on what courses could transfer. You can talk with Leslie about your educational and career goals and she'll help you find your best fit in the majors and programs we offer.

Request more information from Leslie about the School of Professional Studies, or contact her at (773) 244-4577 or lbertholdt@northpark.edu.

Mary Hendrickson

Mary Hendrickson

Assistant Director of Admissions (SPS's Master's Programs)

Mary Hendrickson, a marriage and family counselor who holds an MACP, works with graduate students who are applying for the master of arts in counseling psychology degree program.

Request more information about the MACP program or contact Mary at mkhendrickson@northpark.edu or (773) 244-4758.

Advisors and Staff

Doni Alicea

Donielle (Doni) Alicea

Operations Coordinator

At North Park since: 2015

Doni comes to North Park by way of the nonprofit world where she has specialized in marketing, communications, and recruitment for the past nine years. She brings communications expertise to the School of Professional Studies, where she keeps the office running smoothly and makes sure students have the resources they need. Doni earned her bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute and in process on a master's degree in biblical counseling from the Master’s College.

Hannah Barbosa

Hannah Barbosa

Student and Academic Services Coordinator, Academic Advisor

Teaches: Personal Development, Christian Ethics
At North Park since: 2001

Hannah appreciates serving as an advisor at North Park because she believes that in the School of Professional Studies, “our students are not numbers, but people. All of my students are worthy of individual attention.” As an instructor for the personal development class, she enjoys seeing students explore their faith as something that can lead to better physical and mental health. She received an MA in Christian ministry from North Park, and her BA in history with an emphasis in Latin America from Princeton University.

Patricia McCanna

Patricia McCanna

Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor

Teaches: Integrative Capstone Seminar
At North Park since: 2006

Patti has been working with adults returning to school since 1982 and says, “The degree completion program at North Park offers adults a quality path to finish work they started elsewhere.” As Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) coordinator, she works directly with students who enjoy the benefits of the School of Professional Studies' option to earn academic credit by articulating college-level learning that has taken place outside the traditional classroom setting.

She coordinates the capstone seminar for School of Professional Studies' students, where she works with students at the end of their North Park careers, enjoying seeing them plan for graduate work or other opportunities. Patti has master’s degrees in English and spirituality from Loyola University Chicago.

Julie Westerman

Julie Westerman

Faculty Development Coordinator and Academic Advisor

Teaches: Writing for the Disciplines, Studies in Literature, Film Studies
At North Park since: 1999

Julie enjoys the environment of North Park, where, as she says, “faith is encouraged to be a part of the conversation, and where teaching and interaction are the true priorities.” She believes that the School of Professional Studies provides important opportunities for student interaction and participation, as well as hands-on assistance from advisors and faculty.

“We know our students and the challenges they face,” Julie says. “The program is full of people who really care about student learning, achievement, and progress.”

She received a master’s degree in writing from DePaul University, and is pursuing an MFA in creative fiction at Northwestern University.