Medical Assistant Program Faculty
Pamela A. Audette, MBA, BS, MT (ASCP), RMA
Medical Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor
Pam was born and raised in Lake Linden, just 10 miles from Finlandia's campus. In 1992 she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology at Northern Michigan University. Pam worked in the microbiology clinical laboratory at Marquette General Hospital from 1992 to 1998. She returned to the Copper Country in1998 to raise her sons. From 2000 to 2009 Pam worked as a medical technologist in the clinical laboratory at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, where she was a bench technologist as well as the hematology and microbiology supervisor. In addition to her duties at Aspirus Keweenaw, Pam was the clinical teaching supervisor for Northern Michigan University medical technician laboratory student interns. In 2004, Pam earned a secondary education teaching certificate at Michigan Technological University. In the fall of 2012 she completed her MBA in healthcare management through Western Governors University. Pam has two sons, Curtis and Bryce, who are currently attending college. Pam currently resides in Bootjack, Michigan where she enjoys the lake with her two pugs, gardening, and traveling during the summer.
Michele Grisolono, AHA, CMA (AAMA), Pht
Medical Assistant Instructor
Michele was born in raised in the Copper Country. She graduated from Carnegie Institute for Medical Assisting in 1982, and received her Michigan State Certification in 1983. She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2011 with an Associate's Degree in Health Care Management. She also attended Penn Foster Career School and received her Pharmacy Technician diploma. Michele has been working as a Certified Medical Assistant in the local area since 1987. She has had the opportunity to work for both Portage Health and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in the clinic setting. This has given her the advantage of sharing her knowledge with the students. Michele joined Finlandia University in 2012 as an instructor in the Medical Assistant program. She is responsible for teaching our students to be prepared to enter the job field. She instructs them on the clinical and administrative aspects of the career of the Medical Assistant. Michele's children have both attended Finlandia University. She enjoys watching hockey, spending time at her camp with her husband and family.
Robin Wakeham, AAS, RMA (AMT)
Robin was born and raised in the Copper Country. She is a graduate of Finlandia's Medical Assistant program, receiving an A.A.S in 2012. She passed the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) board exam soon after. Robin enjoys working with the CHS staff and interacting with the medical assisting students. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching girls middle school basketball and tending to her hobby farm.