Debra Adams (above) has been named director of health services/education, while Kelly Galbraith (below) has joined the staff as nurse practitioner.

New Director, Staff Named at Arnold Health Services

July 22, 2005

BLOOMINGTON - Assistant University Nurse Debra Adams has been named Director of Health Services/Education at Illinois Wesleyan University. The appointment is effective August 1.

Adams succeeds Director of the Arnold Health Services Dolores Helm, who is retiring after 33 years of service at the University. Joining Adams in Health Services will be Kelly Galbraith as the University's nurse practitioner, and Steven C. Ingalsbe, a 1980 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, who will become IWU's Medical Director.

A Bloomington-Normal native, Adams began her career at IWU in 1986 as a part-time employee and became full time in 1999. She received her registered nurse diploma from the Mennonite School of Nursing in 1974. From 1974 until 1976, Adams was employed at Brokaw Hospital (now BroMenn Regional Medical Center) in the psychiatric and medical units and later worked at Medical Hills Internists in Bloomington until she joined the emergency/trauma unit at Mennonite Hospital, where she remained for 15 years.

Galbraith comes to IWU from CHD Meridian Healthcare at Mitsubishi and Planned Parenthood of East Central Illinois in Bloomington.

Galbraith has over 24 years experience in hospital emergency/trauma, primary care, obstetrics and gynecology and occupational medicine/workers' compensation. She received her registered nurse diploma in 1981 from the Mennonite School of Nursing. In 1988, Galbraith received a bachelor's in nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and in 1994, her master's degree in public health nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Galbraith is an Illinois Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Illinois Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, Mammacare Specialist, Trauma Nurse Specialist, Flight Nurse and Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist. From 1979 to 1989, she worked at BroMenn's Level II Trauma Center Emergency Department. From 1989 until 1995, Galbraith was a nursing supervisor at BroMenn Healthcare and from 1995 to 1997 Galbraith was a nursing clinical instructor at the Mennonite School of Nursing.

Ingalsbe will succeed Paul E. Pedersen of OSF Medical Group, who will remain as the University's Athletic Medical Director.

Ingalsbe, who will have a collaborative agreement with Galbraith, received a bachelor's degree in biology from Illinois Wesleyan and, in 1983, his Doctor of Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Ingalsbe completed his residency program at Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospital between 1983 and 1986. He is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice. His other certifications include a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.