Meet the Staff

Joanna Baumann

JOANNA BAUMANN
Senior Academic Advisor
baumanjo@lewisu.edu

A part of the Lewis community since 2007.

Education:
B.A in Liberal Arts, Lewis University
M.A. in Human Services-Exercise Science, Concordia University-River Forest

Credentials:
Certified Appreciative Advisor

What is your favorite vacation spot or place to travel?
Las Vegas and Ocean City, Maryland.

What is your favorite quote?
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
-Brené Brown, Daring Greatly.

What do you admire most about Lewis University?
I admire my colleagues who are driven to provide and create the best student experience possible!  I admire our students who are driven to accomplish their goal of earning a bachelors or master’s degree! 



Patty Perez

PATTY PEREZ
Academic Advisor
perezpa@lewisu.edu

A part of the Lewis community since 2007.

Education:
B.S., DeVry University
M.B.A., ITT Technical Institute

What is your favorite hobby?
One of my favorite hobbies is salsa dancing. It’s so much fun and I consider it good exercise. I knew the basics and thought it’d be easy but learning the double turns has been a challenge. I’ve signed up for classes and enjoy going out to practice when I can.

What is your favorite vacation spot or place to travel?
A few years ago, I visited Dublin, Ireland. The history, music and food are why I’d go back. It is on my bucket list to travel there again and visit the cliffs of Moher.

What is your favorite quote?
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist



Carli Reinholtz

CARLI REINHOLTZ
Academic Advisor
reinhoca@lewisu.edu

A part of the Lewis community since 2010.

Education:
B.A.in English (Theatre minor), Lewis University
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Lewis University

What is your favorite hobby?
I have a lot of hobbies! But, I would have to say that my top two are: performing on or behind the scenes in community theatre productions and just being outdoors- kayaking, hiking, camping, etc.

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
To visit every Disney Theme Park in the world!

What is your favorite quote?
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
-Walt Disney

Abbie Saltzman

ABBIE SALTZMAN
Administrative Assistant to Advising
asaltzman@lewisu.edu

A part of the Lewis community since 2019.

Education:
Associate in Applied Science, Administrative Professional

Credentials:
Certificate of Achievement, Administrative Professional
Certificate of Achievement, Medical Administrative Assistant

What is your favorite hobby?
My favorite pastime is reading. I enjoy a good mystery novel.

What do you admire most about Lewis University?
I admire how everyone in the Lewis community is very supportive of one another and how they strive to uphold the values of Lewis University’s Mission Statement.

What is something you want to accomplish on your bucket list?
I would like to take a vacation to Greece and Italy someday.