Meet Our Staff

Robin Dawson, MHS, Executive Director

Robin became the Executive Director of the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center in July of 2018. Dawson provides leadership, management, and direction to NEMO AHEC as well as collaborates and partners with area agencies and volunteers. Dawson works with NEMO AHEC staff to provide quality programming and services to the current and future health care workforce. Dawson graduated from Walden University with her M.S. in Human and Social Services in 2018. Previously she obtained a B.A. in Human Services as well as an A.S. in Human Services.
Robin may be reached at

Kirstyn Dietle, CHES®, Health Education Specialist

Kirstyn joined the AHEC Scholars Program in Fall of 2020. After spending time getting involved in the organization, she found a passion for the Missouri Area Health Education Centers and what they do for communities through health education. Kirstyn is primarily responsible for planning and promoting health education programs for youth in Northeast Missouri. She now serves as our AHEC Scholars Coordinator, as well as an instructor for Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid. Dietle recently graduated with a B.S. in Health Science from Truman State University. Previously, she obtained an A.A. degree from Moberly Area Community College.
Kirstyn may be reached at

Ashlee Allensworth, Bookkeeping

Ashlee joined the AHEC team in October 2022. Ashlee is responsible for the bookkeeping. Her responsibilities include overseeing the overall financial data, ledger entries, and reports, among others. Ashlee has obtained her Associate's in Business through MACC and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Accounting with Columbia College.
Ashlee may be reached at

MaryLue Bell, Mental Health First Aid Instructor

MaryLue Bell joined the AHEC team in February of 2022. MaryLue has been an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor, through The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, since 2016. She is primarily responsible for scheduling and leading our Mental Health First Aid classes.
MaryLue may be reached at

As a small non-profit organization, we are grateful for the volunteers, interns, and student workers that put the time into serving Northeast Missouri! Our work would not be possible without these students, and we are always looking for more volunteers!