Dr. Amber Donnelli
Dr. Amber Donnelli was born and raised in Lamoille Nevada on a cattle ranch that sits at the base of the Ruby Mountains. She started working for Great Basin College in 2006 on a grant funded position, which allowed her to open the Veterans Affairs Telemedicine Clinic in Elko, providing care for rural patients. Dr. Donnelli took a full-time teaching position at GBC in 2007 in the nursing department and was awarded tenure in 2010. As a tenured Professor, she has been the department chair of Health Science and Human Service and became the Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services in 2013. Since becoming a Dean, she has added three satellite nursing programs, a paramedic and sonography program. These additions were a result of grant request writing for a TAACCCT grant, which was awarded 2.2 million dollars and included support for vereran. In 2015, Dr. Donnelli secured Perkins’s funding to start a paramedic program in addition to a $200,000 Perkins competitive grant to support startup cost of the paramedic program. Dr. Donnelli submitted a grant to the Pennington Foundation and was awarded 246,000 for a Live Radiology Lab with digital equipment spring 2016. In the following year Dr. Donnelli submitted a grant request to the Pennington Foundation for a new Health Science and Technology building for the GBC campus in Winnemucca received a 5-million- dollar pledge. In the last year Dr. Donnelli has been part of brining in over 600,000 in grant funding to the Health Science department.
Dr. Amber Donnelli is a subject matter expert in nursing education, leadership/management, critical care, nursing research, and statistics/informatics. Dr. Donnelli has been involved in the written report, site visit, substantive change, and accreditation of ACEN nursing site visits. Her research methods are strong in the area of tool development and quantitative research studies.
For the past 19 months Dr. Donnelli has been running the contact tracing teams for COVID-19 for 4 different rural counties.
In her free time which Dr. Donnelli does not know what that is most of the time she likes to wake surf during the summer and snowmobile in the winter.