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Access to contact information and career biographies for lead advisors in the MD program at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Lead Advisors

Lead advisors serve as medical students’ primary advising contact at Indiana University School of Medicine through all four years of medical school. Each MD student is assigned a lead advisor by their first-year campus. Students are required to meet with their lead advisor one-on-one at least three times each year.

Lead advisors are full-time employees of IU School of Medicine, and they provide advice and guidance to ensure students are meeting milestones for graduation. Lead advisors also meet with students who have academic or personal concerns as needed throughout the year. In the fourth year of medical school, lead advisors assist students with the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) for residency applications.

Kristina Borger


Raclin-Carmichael Hall
1234 Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617

Email Kristina Borger

Kristina Borger, MA, started at IU School of Medicine-South Bend as a curriculum specialist in 2012. She received an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, in communications and humanistic studies. She also received a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. Kristina has been working in higher education and student affairs for almost 10 years. She also spent time in training and development for the corporate banking industry. In addition to serving as Lead Advisor, she is also the staff advisor for the Student Life and Serving Learning Committee at the IU School of Medicine-South Bend campus.

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Kimberli Clarke, MA


635 Barnhill Dr.
Van Nuys Medical Sciences Building, MS 110F
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Kimberli Clarke, MA, was born and raised in Illinois but has spent time on both coasts, including 14 years in California, returning home to the Midwest in late 2023. She received her BA in English from Illinois State University in 1999 and her MA in Higher Education Administration from Eastern Michigan University in 2004. She began advising during her undergraduate education and has worked in advising, operations, admissions, access and equity programs, student retention and athletics over her 20+ year career.

Kimberli’s most recent roles in higher education were as the assistant athletic director for academic services and director of retention projects at CSU San Bernardino, both of which allowed her to impact students at the individual level but also to implement systemic changes for broader improvements in student supports and student success. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, music and all things pop culture. She is also an avid hockey fan and loves her Red Wings, as well as watching her son and his hockey team play in Indiana and beyond.

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Rachel Dirig, MSEd


Lead Advisor
2101 Coliseum Blvd.E, Rm 202
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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Rachel Dirig, MSEd, holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and a masters in counselor education from Indiana University, Fort Wayne. She has been working in student counseling and advising at the secondary and post-secondary level for almost 10 years. Other past work experience includes human resources, teaching dance, and wellness coaching. Outside of work, Rachel loves spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and theatre.

Olivia Fellows

Olivia Fellows


E.F. Ball Medical Education Building
221 N. Celia Ave., MT 205
Muncie, IN 47306

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Olivia Fellows, MA, is a native of Paducah, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Louisville in 2012, and her master’s degree in applied social psychology from Ball State University in 2014. Upon graduation, Olivia directed the Ball State Guardian Scholars Program, a postsecondary support and scholarship program for students who have experienced foster care. In the Muncie community, she serves on the board of directors for the Youth Opportunity Center Foundation, Tri Kappa Delta Phi, and serves as an advisor for Muncie Young Professionals. In 2018, she was named one of Muncie’s Twenty under 40. When she is not working or volunteering, Olivia loves to cook, catch up with family and friends, and spoil her cats, Reese and Isla.

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Keri Good


Lead Advisor
715 Clinic Drive
Lyles-Porter Hall Room 2017
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Keri L. Good, MSEd, is a transplant Hoosier, born in Florida and raised in Greencastle, IN. She earned her Master of Science in Education degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton in 2018, and her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wittenberg University in 2014. Prior to joining IU School of Medicine, Keri worked in student leadership as well as housing and residence life and has experience in student affairs advising, facilitation, and program development. She is certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid from the National Council for Behavioral Health and is passionate about helping students achieve and maintain holistic personal wellness during their studies. Outside of work, Keri enjoys traveling, staying up to date on the latest space science, and will never turn down a good vegetarian taco or trip to a local coffee shop.

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Roland Graham, MEd


635 Barnhill Dr.
110 C Medical Science Building
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Roland Graham, MEd, was born and raised in Northwest Indiana but has spent time the last 14 years residing in Indianapolis. He received his BS in Management from IU-Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs and his Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Upper Iowa University in 2016. He began working in higher education in 2010 and has filled various positions in advising, admissions and student retention.

Roland’s most recent role in higher education was working with Rosalind Franklin University as the admissions recruiter for the Biomedical Sciences master’s program and with the Chicago Medical School. This experience propelled him with obtaining knowledge on the medical school admissions process and implementing policies for enhancing underrepresented students in medicine experience. Outside of work, Roland enjoys spending time with his family, attending live concerts and sporting events. Specifically, he is a basketball fan and enjoys the San Antonio Spurs.

Kristen Heath

Kristen Heath


Statewide Wellness Coordinator
VanNuys Medical Science Building, Suite 110
635 Barnhill Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Kristen Heath, MS, is an Indiana native, born in Bloomington, IN. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University in 2002 and her master’s degree in counseling from Butler University in 2006. She began her higher education career at Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington where she worked as a facilitator for students pursuing education credits through work at a cooperative preschool. She moved to Idaho in 2010 and began work at Park University, first as adjunct faculty in the social psychology department and later as the assistant campus center director at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Upon her move back to Indiana in 2014, Kristen was hired by the Indiana University School of Nursing as an academic advisor. Kristen enjoyed traveling across the country during her husband’s time in the United States Air Force, but is happy that after more than ten years of experience in higher education she can call IU School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus home.

Kristen enjoys spending her free time riding bikes with her son, Ryder, going camping, hiking and dancing! She also teaches Zumba and participates in many other dance-fitness classes. She is passionate about learning, wellness and enjoying every moment of every day. 

Jamie Henderlong

Jamie Henderlong


MAP Assessments Coordinator
515 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47708

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Jamie Henderlong is a Hoosier native, born and raised in Evansville. She graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a BA in English and is currently pursuing her MPA from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU. She is particularly interested in the development of policy and law, especially related to healthcare and education.

Before joining IU School of Medicine-Evansville, Jamie worked in several healthcare roles, including utilization review and direct patient care. In 2017, she made the transition to medical education, working in operations and human resources before joining the advising team.

Outside of work, Jamie is an avid runner and wannabe yogi. She loves planning and taking vacations and can talk with you for hours about your favorite trip. Her best travel partners are her husband and young son, but she also knows a girls’ weekend is good for the soul.

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Ashley Holt


Regional Wellness Coordinator
620 Chestnut Street
Holmstedt Hall 135
Terre Haute, IN 47809

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Ashley Holt, MS, was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. After high school, she attended Indiana State University where she studied Spanish and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2008. She completed a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice in 2009, which she had planned to use for a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, after obtaining a graduate assistantship and experiencing an internship at the federal level, she realized she was better suited and more interested in a career in higher education.

Ashley has been employed at Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute, since September of 2012. During her years at the school, she has held several roles, all of which have allowed her to work with medical students. In her free time, Holt enjoys portrait photography, going on cruises, exploring cities by foot, musical theater and playing intramural softball with her students.

Mark Mach

Mark Mach


Health Sciences Building Room C3037
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Mark Mach, MA, MEd, has served in higher education since 1998, including his work as an Academic Advisor, Instructor in Psychology, and as Lead Advisor in the IU School of Medicine Bloomington campus. He has provided academic advising to students at the college and departmental levels at four major public universities and has served as a faculty member in psychology at three public community colleges. Mark has also worked as an academic interventionist in the secondary school system. His educational background includes graduate degrees in psychology and school counseling and he is a certified School Counselor in grades K-12. He is currently a doctoral student in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

Mark was raised in California, but has spent much of his adult life working in higher education in the Midwest and higher and secondary education in Arizona, recently moving from Arizona to Indiana after serving in his educational roles there. He is married with four children, ages 4-13 and enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time outdoors with his family.

Stephanie Sachs

Stephanie Sachs, MAAS


VanNuys Medical Science Building, Suite 110
635 Barnhill Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Stephanie Sachs comes to IU School of Medicine with over 8 years of experience in the field of mentoring, most recently serving as the Director of Program, Events, Partnerships and Communications with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Previous to that, Stephanie coordinated service-learning and volunteer opportunities for students at the University of Indianapolis. She earned her bachelor's degree in English and her master’s degree in Applied Sociology with a concentration in Community Building from the University of Indianapolis. She also teaches as an adjunct Sociology professor at UIndy. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys being a dog mom, beach vacations with her husband, and is also a collector of Care Bears and other vintage 80s toys. She enjoys trivia of all kinds, and you can often find her watching Jeopardy!

Alison Zovko

Alison Zovko


MAP Staff Wellness Coordinator
3400 Broadway
Dunes Medical Room 1050
Gary, IN 46408

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Alison Zovko, MS, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Calumet College of St. Joseph and a Master of Science in technology management from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her background includes PC instruction, academic advising and coordination of undergraduate academic operations. She was born and raised on the southeast side of Chicago. She enjoys traveling, playing sports and spending time with family and friends.