Jessica J. Gardon Rose, PA, M.Ed
  • Gardon_Rose_Jessica_headshotPosition: Program Director
  • Department: Physicican's Assistant Program
  • Campus Address: 1233 Health Professions Building
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Phone: 989-774-6508
  • Email:

Degrees and Universities

Masters, Clinical & Community Health Education, Wayne State University (Detroit), 1988
Physician Assistant, B. Sc., Touro College, N.Y. State University, 1980
B.A., Biology, Queens University (Kingston, Ontario), 1978.
Since graduating from Queens University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), Ms. Gardon Rose further pursued her education and trained to become a Physician Assistant (Touro College, S.U.N.Y.) with a Masters degree in Clinical and Community Health Education (Wayne State University, Det.) and minor in Gerontology from Wayne State University (WSU's Institute of Gerontology, Detroit). She has worked in various healthcare settings in the metropolitan and Detroit areas - hospitals, nursing homes, NGO agencies, and managed care organizations. She takes pride in her past work with Detroit's Women's-Infants'-Children's (WIC) nutrition supplement program and her involvement with Detroit's Empowerment Zone, in particular with the acquiring of government grants for developing and coordinating a client access information and assistance initiative. Ms. Gardon Rose came to CMU in May 2008, serving as the Director of Clinical Services overseeing the Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education at Central Michigan University, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Since coming on board, she also supports The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions as a Privacy Officer and Interim Director of the Bridges Center for Healthy Life Transitions. After work, she enjoys playing the violin (at the music school across campus), arts and crafts, skiing, swimming (at CMU's Student Athletic Center), cycling, and martial arts.

Professional Organizations

Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing (Royal Oak, MI), 2008 - Present
Isabella County Commission (Mount Pleasant, MI), 2008 - Present
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium: Implementation Work-group, July 2006 - 2008
Michigan Association of Physician Assistants, 1980 - Present
Detroit Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council, 2003 - 2008
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (TX & MI), 1999 - Present
Governor's Long Term Care Task Force, August 2002 - 2004
Eastern Michigan University Alzheimer's Education Program Steering Committees for their two major annual conferences (Gates & Portman Alzheimer's Conferences), 2000 - 2002
Voices of Detroit Initiative, 1999 - 2002
Health & Community Services Committee; American Red Cross (Detroit), 1999 - 2002
Consulting work for Good Health Michigan (Molina Healthcare) - Care Management, Database Development, Staff Training, 1999
SE Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System Advisory Board; DMC, 1994 - 1996
Burn Center Advisory Board; DMC, 1994 - 1996
Animal Ethics Committee; Sinai Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, 1997 - 1998
Medical team volunteer & coordinator for the Maccabi Youth Athletic Games, 1998
WSU Graduate PA Program Advisory Board & Steering Committee, 1994 - 1997


Monthy column for Heatlhy and Fit (Mid Michigan), December 2008 - Present
Improving Preventative Health Compliance Through WIC, a white paper accepted by the Center for Health Transformation ( for a case study publication due in 2008. (This resulted in an interview with Stateline,
Eldercare Providers Have A Full Agenda for New Century. Transitions, a publication of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University; Fall/Winter 1999.
Measuring Rehabilitation Outcome and Effectiveness; presented at the JCAHO sponsored 8th International Symposium on Quality Assurance in Healthcare; Washington, DC; 1991
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Diagnosing & Treating Shoulder Pain in the Stroke Population; presented at the National Stroke Rehabilitation Conference, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; co-authors Drs. N. Deaudoin & F. Lamb; 1989
Polymyositis - What Is It? Polymyositis, Inc.; February 1983
Pediatric Splints for IV Support. Health Practitioner, 4:11; 1980.