Staff of the Clinical Learning Center

Jeri AntillaJeri Antilla, MSN, RNC-OB

Instructional Learning Intermediate

Areas of interest: Obstetrics, research surrounding pregnancy loss, legal issues in nursing practice, patient safety initiatives, leadership, and simulation education. 

Outside interests: Spending time with my family, traveling, and Michigan football. 

Professional aspirations/dream work environment: "I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Nursing, which has been a life-long goal. The focus of my research is to identify ways of preventing and/or treating the negative impact perinatal loss can have on prenatal attachment and parenting of subsequent children following a loss in African-American women. Being able to work at a research intensive university is truly a dream come true."


Amy BlinderAmy Blinder, BS in Biology

Lab Attendant

Areas of interest: The use of simulation technology in educating and training future health care professionals

Outside interests: All things movies: film history, trivia, technique, and analysis. Reading - mostly non-fiction, playing guitar and chess, and all kinds of DIY projects

Professional aspirations/dream work environment: I plan to pursue a career in biological research. My dream work environment is one where I can learn something new every day.



Rachel Derocher, BA in Psychology and Environmental Studies

Lab Attendant

Areas of interest:  Interdisciplinary approaches towards health and wellness

Outside interest: Outdoor activities with my dog: hiking, running, and camping; reading and journaling; arts and crafts

Professional aspirations/dream work environment: As I grow professionally, I aspire to constantly learn new skills and improve the wellbeing of those around me. My dream work environment is filled with optimistic mindsets and outside-the-box thinking that inspires positive change.



Linda Macera-DiClemente, MSN, BA, RN

Instructional Learning Intermediate

Areas of interest:  Pediatrics, maternal and newborn health, mentoring, quality initiatives, leadership and simulation education

Outside interest: Family, travel, yoga, and reading

Professional aspirations/dream work environment:  I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing Leadership. The focus of my project is to engage nurses to be leaders through nurse-to-nurse mentoring. My professional goal is to cultivate the next generation of nurse leaders through engagement, curiosity, and inquiry. My dream work environment is one that offers challenges and provides opportunities to cultivate critical thinking and creativity.



Amanda Nuechterlein, BS in International Politics 

Assistant Director of the CLC

Areas of interest: Leadership, talent development, schedule optimization, customer service

Outside interests: Family time with my husband, children, and dog; attending and volunteering with my church; spending as much time relaxing in the backyard as possible; reading and journaling

Professional aspirations/dream work environment: My professional aspirations are to use my talents, skills, and experience to make a positive difference in the world (believing that big change can start with small actions).  My dream work environment is positive, colorful, and bustling with activity. 



Katie WilsonKatie Wilson, BSN, RN

Lab Attendant

Areas of interest: Simulation education along with technology to assist in educating our future health care professionals.

Outside interests: Traveling with my husband, family and friends. I am an avid walker and am interested in health related issues. My best role yet is being grandmother to my three wonderful grandsons.

Professional aspirations/dream work environment: I am retired from my nursing career and enjoy the flexibility that I have to further explore my interests and fun time. I enjoy the opportunity that I have been given to join the School of Nursing's Clinical Learning Center to give back by assisting our future health care professionals in any way that I can.