Michele Avery PTA, MS, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

MS, Human Resource Development, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, MicheleAvary
KSAAS, Physical Therapist Assistant, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS
BA, Economics, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

Experience & Certifications:

ACCE / Instructor, KCKCC, 2010-Present
PTA prn, The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, 2009-Present
Staff PTA, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, 2009-10
HR Manager / Division Manager, WSA Corp, 1992-2004
Certified Physical Therapist Assistant, KS
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, MO
Certified Clinical Instructor  913-288-7868

Theresa Bachman, Simulation Lab Specialist

Theresa BachmanBSNPediatric RN for 11years
Pediatric clinical instructor 913-288-7363

Mary F. Bautista R.N., B.S.N.  , Practical Nursing Instructor

Practical Nurse studied at A.V.T.S;
Associates Degree received at KCKCC; BSN


Over 30 years in the Nursing profession. Private duty, Home Health and long term care facilities
5 years in Cameroon, West Africa as a missionary nurse, 7 years teaching in the practical nurse program

Dr. Tiffany Bohm, PT, MPT, DPT

Tiffany Bohm

Rockhurst University:
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Master of Physical Therapy
Oklahoma State University: 
Educational Certification in Assistive Technology
Simmons College: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Serves on Commission on Physical Therapy Education, Educational Consultant, KPTA Nominating Committee member.

Theresa L. Rodgers Campbell, Professor of Nursing

2011    completed ONED 0210 Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
2008     completed ONED 0110 New Online Instructor Training
1992    MSN - Care of  Women, CNS role, University of Missouri at KC
1978    BSN, Northwest Missouri State University
1976    ADN, Penn Valley Community College
Research:  Labor Satisfaction and Perceived Control

Nursing Service Experience
½ yr.    part-time, OB/GYN inpatient staff volunteer
6 yrs.    part-time, Family Planning practitioner
3 yrs.    prn, OB/GYN inpatient staff
1 yr.    prn float, Medical-Surgical inpatient staff
2 yrs.    full-time, Surgery Clinic, outpatient OR staff, charge
2 yrs.    full-time, Surgical Intensive Care inpatient staff, charge
½ yr.    full-time surgical-Orthopedic inpatient staff, charge

Teaching Experience

32 yrs.    ADN – KCKCC, 16 years plan and coordinate community service experiences, 23 yrs. didactic and clinical OB/GYN/Neonate, developed Nursing Care of Women and Neonates, 7 ½ yrs. clinical high-risk OB/Neonate, 1 yr. clinical Med-Surg, 8 ½ yrs. didactic combined med/surg/OB/Peds, ½ yr. didactic and clinical fundamentals/OB, 4 ½ yrs. developed and taught Human Sexualtiy, developed and taught Physical Changes of Aging, 2 yrs. LPN – Kansas City MO Board of Education,  didactic and clinical all areas

Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
Mother & Child Health Coalition Board, Chairperson Pregnancy, Infant, and Child Committee
KCKCC Committees: Faculty Senate, Academic Policies, SNA advisor  

Timothy A. Doerr, Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts, Health Care – Ashford University
Master of Arts, Health Care Administration – Ashford University

Experience & Certifications:   
24 year’s working in the health care, 8 of which were in healthcare management.
14 years’ experience teaching at the college level        

Registered Medical Assistant – American Medical Technologist
Allied Health Instructor – American Medical Technologist – 913-288-7861

Kevin M Fogarty, Assistant Professor, EMT/Paramedic Programs

MA Classics
Certifications: Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)  

Christy Fornal RN, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Christy_FornalWebster University Masters of Science in Nursing -
Nurse Educator Tract - December 2011
University of Kansas Bachelors of Science in Nursing - May 2007
Kansas City Kansas Community College Associates Degree in Nursing- May 1993


Full time Nursing Faculty since 10/2008 teaching a variety of courses from Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pathophysiology for Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Simulation Clinical Courses.  My nursing background is 15 years’ experience in critical care and cardiac nursing at a local hospital.  I maintain certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.  I am licensed to practice nursing in Kansas and Missouri.

Adania E. Godwin BSN RN, Clinical Instructor and SIM Lab Simulator

Bachelors of Science from Univ of Missouri- Kansas CityAdania Godwin
Experienced Telemetry and Step Down ICU staff nurse
Nurse Residency Mentor
BLS and ACLS Certified

Sheldon Guenther Professor

BS University of Wyoming
Paramedic Kansas City Kansas Community College
DC Cleveland University – Kansas City
NRP (Nationally Registered Paramedic)
Kansas I/C (Instructor/Coordinator)

Cheryle Hansen MSN, RN, ADN

ExperienceCheryle Hansen
Bethany Medical Center 1989-2002
Staff Nurse Oncology Unit and Emergency Department
Providence Medical Center 2002-2006 Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Cardiology and Associates 2006-2007 Shawnee Mission Medical Center Nuclear Medicine
Kansas University Hospital 2007-2011 Staff Nurse Cardiac Treatment and Recovery Department
Kansas City Kansas Community College August 2010-presentNursing Faculty
MidAmerica Nazarene University February 2014-presentAdjunct Faculty

Jane E. Harris, RN, BSN, Nursing Faculty

40 years experience in a multitude of clinical settings

Yvonne Jackson, RN-KCKCC, ADN,Health Careers Instructor

ADON, DON, worked with the Geriatric population

Tammie Jones BS, RRT, Respiratory Therapy Program, Clinical Coordinator

AA in Business from KCKCC, BS in Respiratory Care KUMC
American Heart Association, BLS Provider, BLS Instructor, ACLS Provider
Certified Respiratory Therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Care Practitioner with state licensure in both: Kansas, Missouri

Anita Krondak, MSN, RN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Nebraska Medical Center -
School of Nursing 1972
Master of Science in Nursing – UMKC 1992  

Experience & Certifications:
Registered Nurse, Kansas and Missouri
Staff nurse experience in pediatrics, neonatal ICU, Mother baby, and Labor and Delivery
Kansas City Kansas Community College Nursing Faculty 1988-1996
Nursing Coordinator 1994-1996
Director of RN Program 1996-2014

Phyllis Lading , Nursing Instructor FNP-BC, DNP

Doctorate in Nursing Science; Education Specialist Degree in Adult Education; Masters of Science in Nursing; Maters of Arts in Counseling

Experience :
22 years of experience in Adult Education
13 years of experience as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner,
Currently seeking a second certification as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; 913-288-7267

Randy Lewis MSN, RN, MBA 

MSN - University of Mary 2010
MBA - University of Mary 2011
ASN - Park University 2000
LPN - Kansas City Kansas 1983

Experience & Certifications:

Behavioral Medicine, Operating room, Orthopedics / Trauma / post surgical, Hematology / Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Nursing Administration
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, 913-288-7207

Maggie McCoy, Academic Advisor, Transition Specialist

BS:  University of Kansas, MS: University of Kansas MS: University of Kansas MaggieMcCoy
KS teaching certification, MO teaching certification
Teaching and Counseling in K-12 schools:  35 years

Bronyal McFadden, Instructor of Nursing


Experience and Certifications:
Critical care ( ICU, CVICU, ER), Pediatrics (clinic), Preceptor, Mentor, Charge Nurse   
913 288-7294

Cynthia Moore, Instructor of Nursing

BSN, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Experience & Certifications:

Joanne McIntosh, EMS Lab Supervisor

AAS Paramedic

Experience & Certifications:
7 years as a Paramedic
Nationally Registered Paramedic
CPR Instructor
ACLS Instructor
PALS Instructor
PEPP Provider
HazMat Awareness Certificate

Shirley Nichols, Associate Professor of Nursing

BSN, KU School of Nursing; MSN, KU School of Nursing; Shirley Nichols
Post-Master's Healthcare Educator Certification, KU School of Nursing; Currently enrolled in DNP program at MU Sinclair School of Nursing, with graduation in 12/2014.

Experience & Certifications:
Pediatric staff nurse at KU for 15 years
Care coordinator at KU for 4 years
Substitute School Nurse in USD #232 for 5 years
KCKCC, Instructor
RN, Kansas & Missouri
APRN, Kansas
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board certified (PCNS-BC), KSBN
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), NLN

Linda Nowak Professor

MSN University of Kansas BSN University of Iowa

Experience & Certifications: Medical / surgical nurse, 29 years of teaching

Yvonne S. Ornelas-Rios, Nursing Instructor

MSN from KUMC School of Nursing; BSN from St. Mary’s University; ADN from KCKCC
Experience & Certifications: have a rich and diverse nursing experience beginning practice in acute care, then to home health and as a primary health care provider.  I have been a nursing instructor since the fall of 2013.

Certifications: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Meghna Patel, Clinical Instructor of Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor of ScienceMeghna Patel
Registered Respiratory Therapist, ACLS and BLS certified
7 years of Clinical Instructor experience,

Michael Parrett, Professor/Coordinator Respiratory Therapy

Master of Divinity, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MOMike Parrett
Master of Business Administration, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
Respiratory Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO
Emergency Medical Technician, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Experience & Certifications :
Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT
Sleep Disorders Specialist, SDS
Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, NPS
Asthma Educator-Certified, AE-C
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider & Instructor
Basic Life Support Provider & Instructor
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider & Instructor
Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist, RPFT
Registered Respiratory Therapist, North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO
Respiratory Therapy Manager, Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Vineta Sankey-Belden, R.N., B.S., M.Ed., Instructor, Allied Health and Nursing

Post-masters hours, Kansas State University
Master in Education, Wichita State University
Bachelor of Science and Education, Marymount College
Diploma, Wesley School of Nursing

Instructor, Nursing Assistant Course, KCKCC
Instructor, Nursing Assistant course, Kansas City Kansas TEC
Director, Stormont-Vail School of Nursing
Associate Director, Stormont-Vail School of Nursing
Semester Coordinator/Instructor, Wesley School of Nursing
Instructor, ICU/CCU/ER, St. Joseph School of Nursing

Case Manager, Home Health, Cardiovascular and Hospice, Douglas County Visiting Nurses  Association, Education Coordinator/Instructor, Delmar Gardens of Lenexa , Director of Nursing Service, Kansas City Presbyterian Manor and Topeka , Presbyterian  Manor
QI Coordinator, Irwin Army Hospital

Beth Schmeisser, RN ,MS, Assistant Professor of Nursing

BS with major in nursing 1974
MS with major in parent child nursing and focus in education 1997 Both degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,

Illinois I have over 30 years of experience in nursing with 25 years spent working in a hospital in obstetrics and specializing in high risk labor and delivery. I have been certified in neonatal resuscitation in order to work in labor and delivery.  All of my hospital experience has been in Chicago or Milwaukee.

Terri Schwager, RN, MSN, CEN

Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
Part-time Board Certified Emergency nurse
Kansas State Nursing License
Awards: Numerous Scholarships, Outstanding Senior Award
Certifications: Board Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, Advance Care Life Support, Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course, American Heart Association CPR Instructor, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, National Association NIH Stroke Scale

Therese Seward, Practical Nursing Instructor

RN at Labette Community College, BSN at Webster University    

Lori Slettehaugh, PT Associate Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State EngineeringLoriSlettehaugh
Master of Physical Therapy, Rockhurst University
Licensed Physical Therapist with several years of experience in outpatient orthopedic settings.

Rick Sprick, Professor

B.S. in Business Administration
Diploma in Mortuary Science
Master of Arts in Teaching

29 years of Funeral Service
21 years of teaching Mortuary Science
Certified Crematory Operator
Real Estate Agent

Jean Ann Steele  MSN, CNS, RN

BSN., M.S.N  (CNS),
Medical Surgical Certification

Hallie Stephen-Castro, MSN, MBA, RN, CEN, Nursing Instructor

Kansas City Kansas Community College – Associate Degree in NursingHallie Stephen-Castro
University of Mary- Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Administrator;   Master of Business Administration- Healthcare

CEN- Certified Emergency Nurse, ACLS/BLS Instructor/Provider, PALS- Pediatric Advanced Life Support, TNCC- Trauma Nursing Core Course  

Donna Stock, Clinical Instructor for Respiratory Therapy

7 years at KCKCC
BLS and ACLS Certified
913 288-7476
Donna Stock

Lynn Swegle, MSN, RN, CNE, Professor of Nursing

MSN- UMKC 1997, BSN- UMKC 1993, ADN- KCKCC 1981Lynn_Swegle
Medical-Surgical Education in an ADN program
Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing
Nursing Supervision
Wound Care Nurse
Certified Nurse Educator

Rita L. Thompson, MSN RN APON

MSN (Walden University, Minneapolis, MN), BSN (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS)

QM Course Developer Certification recipient, 2009, 2013
NISOD Award of Teaching Excellence, 2009
AQMPRC, 2010
Faculty Row (Who’s Who), 2010
QM Publisher Reviewer Certification, 2011
Blended instruction, 2012
NLN (National League for Nurses) member
ANA (American Nurses Association) member
STTI (Sigma Theta Tau International) Inductee
Golden Key Honor Society

Sandra M. Wallace, Nursing Professor

Sandy Wallace

Susan K. White R.N., B.S.N., M.S., Director of Practical Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, William Jewell College, 1977Susan_White
Masters of Science in Education, Pittsburg State University, 1983

U.S.D. #500, KCK Area Technical School, Practical Nursing Instructor and Supervisor of Health Occupations, 30 years.
Staff Nurse, Providence Medical Center, 20 years

Mary Wishall, RN, MSN

MSN: Webster University 2010, BSN: St. Mary of the Plains College 1980, Mary_Wishall
Diploma: Wichita-St. Joseph School of Nursing 1975
Staff RN from 1975-2010
Medical-surgical: 1975-1977
Maternity: 1977-2010
Adjunct Clinical Instructor: 1998-2010
Full-time Nursing Instructor: 2010-present

Professional Licenses
Kansas RN: 1975-present
Missouri RN: 1981-present
Professional membership: Sigma Theta Tau


Breastfeeding Educator: 2002-present
Certified Childbirth Educator: 2011-present

Deanne Grier Yates, PTA, MS, Assistant Professor Physical Therapist Assistant

Doctoral Student: Adult Education- Kansas State University
Master of Science: Health and Human Performance; Health and Wellness Education
Bachelor of General Studies: Health and Human Performance
Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant
Certified Physical Therapist Assistant, Rehabilitation Clinician l:  HealthSouth
Stroke Care Team, Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital, Summit Care, PRN PTA
Safe Patient Handling educator, Adkins PT and Ergonomics   

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