Donna Clausen Ronnebaum
Manager of Clinical and Community Affairs
Donna Clausen Ronnebaum joined the KU School of Nursing in January of 2004 as the Project Manager for Clinical
and Community Affairs and KU HealthPartners, Inc. In this role, her functions include project and grant management,
corporate and business management, and administrative coordination and systems development.
Mary L. Gambino, RN, PhD
Director of Nursing Continuing Education
Mary Gambino is the Assistant Dean for Community Affairs, Director of Nursing Continuing Education and Clinical
Assistant Professor in the KU School of Nursing. She is responsible for developing innovative continuing education programs in partnership
with external organizations and specialty groups within nursing and health professions disciplines. Gambino
oversees program management, budgeting, grant writing, accreditation and other aspects of continuing
Mary D. Virden, MSE, RN
Administrator, Silver City Health Center
Mary Virden is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the KU School of Nursing, and also serves as
the Administrator for KU HealthPartners' nurse-managed center, Silver City Health Center.
Her diversified experience includes management in acute care hospitals, non-profit quality improvement organizations,
and for-profit health information technology organizations, national and international consulting (aligned with ISO),
and academic appointments in nursing and medicine.
Dennis F. Wieneke, Jr.
Director of Business Operations/Billing Coordinator
Dennis Wieneke is the Director of Business Operations/Billing Coordinator for KU HealthPartners,
Inc. In his thirteen years of experience in medical billing and management, he has worked in the areas of pharmaceuticals,
physical therapy and rehabilitation, ER physician billing, and radiology. [complete bio]