College of Health Science and Public Health
601 E. Riverside Avenue, Suite 400
Spokane, WA 99202
Donna Mann, earned her bachelor of science and post-professional doctorate degree at Loma Linda University and her master of science from EWU. She joined Eastern Washington University in 2009 as an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program and went on to serve as an associate professor in 2015 and associate dean of the College of Health Science and Public Health in 2016. Her doctoral studies focused on the reduction of chronic diseases for improved health and wellness. She is a board-certified diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
A long-time clinician in the Spokane area, Mann has worked for local hospitals and clinics. As a private practitioner, her practice was the first pediatric home health agency in the state, employing many professionals who practiced in multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary models. In addition to home- and clinic-based therapy services, her practice served K-12 physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy needs throughout the Eastern Washington region for many years.
Ann O’Kelley Wetmore is a Professor Emerita in Dental Hygiene since 2021. She is an alumna via her 1977 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) and earned her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene (MSDH) from Idaho State University in 2008. She taught online graduate courses in the EWU MSDH program and BSDH undergraduate content including didactic and clinical throughout her teaching career at EWU. Her expertise includes curriculum and course design, program development, leadership, professionalism, thesis introduction, and administration, management, and organization, nutrition, women’ s health, advocacy, eating disorders, and pharmacology. She received the 2014 Chair’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Science, Health, and Engineering and EWU Professor of the Year in 2011.
She fulfilled administrative appointments as Program Director of the Bachelor of Science since 2009-2021, Chair of the Dental Hygiene Department from 2015-2019, Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science since 2018, and Interim Chair of the Public Health and Health Administration Department in 2020-2021. In these roles she was a change agent in developing curriculum for the BSDH and BSHS, moving the degree completion program online, spearheading the semester conversion of all Dental Hygiene programs, overseeing a successful reaccreditation for the undergraduate BSDH program, moving the dental hygiene clinic to paperless, updating the infection control protocols, implementing a holistic admission process in DH, and leading the conversion of the MPH to the AP platform.
O’Kelley Wetmore published on the use of blogs as a framework for implementing effective reflective learning, eating disorders, and interprofessional education. She has mentored thesis students on diverse topics. Her forte is presenting, she has delivered invited and peer reviewed workshops and continuing education sessions on critical thinking, curriculum mapping, syllabus development, eportfolios, authentic assessment, women’s health, eating disorders, nutrition, and the dental hygiene process of care.
Service for Professor O’Kelley Wetmore included membership and chairing the EWU UAC and CPAC, serving as DH Senator, participating in numerous adhoc committees at the President’s request. She chaired national meeting planning and scholarship committees. Additionally, she served as a site consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation.