Robin Dawson, MHS, became the new Executive Director of Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center in July of 2018. Dawson will provide leadership, management, and direction to NEMO AHEC as well as collaborate and partner with area agencies and volunteers. Dawson works with NEMO AHEC staff to provide quality programming and service 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. 

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Laura Wallace started as NEMO AHEC’s Health Education Specialist upon completing her internship with us in the Fall of 2018.  Laura works with students and community members in Northeast Missouri as a member of the AHEC team.  Wallace coordinates with professionals and organizations to implement educational events, evaluate our health education programs and materials, and provide quality activities for youth in pursuit of health careers.  She is also our Scholars Coordinator, facilitating health professions students as they benefit from 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 time in to serving Northeast Missouri! Our work would not be possible without these students, and we are always looking for more volunteers!