Robin Dawson, MHS, became the Executive Director of 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



Dinah Coles, Clinical Coordinator/Bookkeeper is primarily responsible for the Center’s financial records, ensuring dollars are applied appropriately to each specific grant.  In addition to the financial responsibilities Dinah is responsible for Clinical Rotation for medical and dental students,  job shadowing for undergraduate students, the NEMO AHEC Library, student volunteers and ensuring the office runs smoothly. 

Dinah can be reached at


Laura Wallace is our AHEC Scholars Coordinator, facilitating health professions students as they benefit from the AHEC Scholars curriculum.

Laura can be reached at


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