Meet Our Providers & Staff

Executive Director/Advanced Practice Provider

Elaine Borne, DNP, APRNDr. Borne is the Executive Director for the Student Health Center at Jacksonville University and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Keigwin School of Nursing. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with a Master of Science in Nursing and Jacksonville University in 2014 with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She holds board certification by the ANCC as an adult nurse practitioner in the specialties of primary and acute care. She has been in clinical practice since 1999 in the area of internal medicine with a focus in hospital medicine.

Dr. Borne is responsible for the oversight and ongoing development of student health services at Jacksonville University. She provides direction on programs and activities related to providing high quality healthcare services. Dr. Borne is committed to utilizing evidenced based practices to meet the healthcare needs of Jacksonville University students and is committed to the mission of equipping college students to successfully manage their health. Dr. Borne views the management of patient health as a partnership between the patient and the provider. She utilizes this approach to encourage patients to “own” their healthcare and to help them feel empowered in their health. Dr. Borne provides a full spectrum of health services including preventative care, management of chronic conditions and urgent medical needs.

 Advanced Practice Providers 

Laurie BuschiniDr. Buschini is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Keigwin School of Nursing at Jacksonville University and teaches in the family nurse practitioner program. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with a Master of Science in Nursing and has practiced since then as an adult nurse practitioner specializing in internal medicine and nephrology. She is board certified by the ANCC as an adult nurse practitioner. Dr. Buschini completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Florida in 2016 with a focus in Adult/Gerontological Primary Care.

Dr. Buschini’s areas of clinical and research interests included chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal-related diseases such as anemia and bone mineral disease, hypertension, dialysis & renal transplant. As a provider in the student health center, Dr. Buschini enjoys working with JU students to assist them through health issues as well as help them engage in healthy lifestyle habits to avoid future health problems.

Lara Kalush. APRN, FNPLara is a full-time Nurse Practitioner for the Student Health Center at Jacksonville University. Born and raised in Iowa, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1998. She moved to Colorado after college,  and started her first nursing position in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit/Oncology ICU at the University of Colorado. She then transitioned to working in the outpatient oncology setting while obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing. She graduated from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2005 as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is board certified by AANP. She continued to work in oncology as a Nurse Practitioner for several years before transitioning to Family and Internal Medicine, where she practiced for the past 11 years. She believes in forming a partnership with her patients, allowing them to take an active role in setting their health goals. She believes that the best outcomes are achieved when evidence-based practice guidelines are followed, and when treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s unique life situation and care preferences. Working in a college health clinic has been a longtime goal of hers, and she is thrilled to be a part of Jacksonville University’s Student Health Center.

Kathryn Kott, PhD, APRNDr. Kott is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Keigwin School of Nursing at the Jacksonville University and teaches pharmacology, research and primary care for the nurse practitioner program. Dr. Kott graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1994 with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and 2008 from Marquette University with a PhD in Nursing. She has practiced as a family nurse practitioner since 1994 in a variety of settings including family practice, urgent care, and emergency care. Dr. Kott is passionate about patients managing their total health. She works with each patient to develop excellent healthy choices and focuses on developing these choices at a young age.

Support Staff

Registered Nurse

Dawn Fowler, BSN, RNDawn is a registered nurse at the Student Health Center. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has cared for patients of all ages for over 25 years. Her nursing experience includes surgical intermediate care, Maternal-Child Public Health, and emergency Medicine. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, she worked at Ascension in the specialty of Urgent Care for 5 years in upstate NY. She is excited to be in sunny Florida and really enjoys working with the students at Jacksonville University.

Office Administrator

Kelli AndersonMrs. Anderson is the Office Administrator for the Student Health Center at Jacksonville University.  She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and Management and has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  She is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Student Health Center and works in collaboration with the providers to support the healthcare needs of students at Jacksonville University.  

Mrs. Anderson enjoys working with students and looks forward to implementing many new health and wellness initiatives on campus. 

Front Office Coordinator

Stephanie ThompsonStephanie is the Front Office Coordinator for the Jacksonville University Student Health Center and is the first point of contact for scheduling appointments, questions, and assisting students with needs.  She has several years of experience in customer service and has worked for a variety of corporations within the city of Jacksonville. In 2018, Stephanie graduated from FSCJ- Dental Assisting Program and pursued a career in Oral Surgery. She assisted for a year, but always missed her true passion as a Front Office Coordinator. She transferred back to that position knowing her dental assistant training helped jumpstart her career in healthcare.  This is Stephanie’s first year working in higher education and she has loved every minute of it. Her goal is for students to call the Student Health Center and feel welcomed and heard regarding their concerns; she genuinely wants to help. Stephanie is excited to continue her work at Jacksonville University and looks forward to supporting students as they seek healthcare at the Student Health Center.