About Us

Lab and Radiology Staff

Steven Cotton he/him/his

Lab Medical Director

Dino Alexander

Med Lab Technologist

Originally from:  Monterey, California

Professional/Educational Background:  Graduated from UNC in 2002 with a degree in Biology, been a lab tech for 16 years.

Joined Campus Health: March 19, 2012 (day of my dad’s birthday!)

Family: one brother, one sister, endless cousins

Hobbies: When I’m not running or singing, I’m quizzing (Jeopardy! Season 35 alum)

Patrick Butterfield he/him/his

Lab Manager

Gena Coleman

Medical Laboratory Technician gcoleman@email.unc.edu

Originally from: Gena was born in Ohio and moved to Durham, NC when she was five years old.

Professional/Educational Background: Gena is a licensed Phlebotomist. 

Joined Campus Health: Fall 2019

Family: She and her husband have two kids and a dog named Thanos.

Hobbies/Sports: She enjoys doing hair and likes to watch football.

Favorite Book and Movie: Her favorite movies are Two Can Play that Game and Ali.

Interesting Fact: Gena is also a Cosmetologist.

Kassie powell she/her/hers

Medical Lab Technician yssis80@email.unc.edu

From: Burlington, NC

Professional background: Medical Lab Technician, Pharmacy Technician

Family: Both parents are living, 3 sons, 7 siblings

Hobbies: Kassie enjoys making decorated tumblers, shirts, painting, writing, and singing. She loves all sports, but plays none.

Work influence: My father and mother and my partner. They all have great work ethic and great time management.

One thing most people don’t know: I have extreme stage fright.

Sandi Street

Radiology Technician smstreet@email.unc.edu

Originally from: North Wilkesboro, NC

Joined Campus Health: February 2021

Professional Background: Sandi attended X-ray school at Wilkes Regional Medical Center School of Radiology. She has been an x-ray technician since 2010. 

Hobbies/Sports: Pickleball and hiking in Western North Carolina

Kimberly Riley Tinnin

Medical Lab Technologist kimbers@email.unc.edu

Joined Campus Health: November 2019

Originally from: She lives in Mebane, NC.

Family: Kim is married and has three children.

Professional/Educational Background: She earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Alamance Community College.

Pets: Kim has a dog named Parker.

Lisa Wheeler

X-Ray Technician

Originally from:  Born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in Skyesville, MD

Professional/Educational Background: She has an Associate of Applied Science in Public Health from the Community College of the Air Force, Associate in Health Science in Radiologic Technology from Horry-Georgetown Technical College and is ARRT certified.

Joined Campus Health: Summer 2012

Family: Lisa and her husband Robert own two black cats, whom are brothers, named Harry Kane and Doctor Whiskers

Hobbies: She is a self-proclaimed Epicure aka foodie, who enjoys planning vacations around eating good food.

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