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Irene Kniss

DEPARTMENT: Health Services

POSITION: Director

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | UC 256

PHONE: (540) 432-4302


Irene grew up in a rural farming area in Ohio. She was the first in her immediate family to choose higher education. Irene met Philip,her husband of 37 years, in Florida and is the mother of three daughters and grandmother of three.
Irene has worked as a nurse in critical care, pediatrics, general medical/surgical and oncology. Irene has volunteered at the local Free Clinic. Irene worked in a law firm as a legal nurse consultant for almost 14 years, reviewing and analyzing medical records and drafting legal documents. Irene continues to provide these services through her private consulting business, Kniss & Spencer Legal Nurse Solutions, LLC.
Irene is an avid baseball and college basketball fan.


AS, Marion Technical College
BS, Old Dominion University