Meet Our Staff

Leadership Team

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Jennifer Bredell, BS
Director of Business and Office Administration

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in Community Health. She is pursuing her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing. She has Previous experience in Career Services, Student Services, and Business Office in a Higher Education setting. E-mail

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Barry Cook, CPA
Controller

Barry received his undergraduate degree in Economics from John Carroll University in Cleveland and his graduate degree from The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business, and is a CPA for the State of Ohio. He previously served as president of Electrolux Financial Corporation, taught accounting at Otterbein College in Westerville Ohio, and did small business turn-around consulting. E-mail

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Ralynn Ernest, Ed.D.
President

Ralynn received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Mathematics, her graduate degree in Education with a Focus in Curriculum from the University of Phoenix, and her doctorate in Leading Postsecondary and Higher Education Institutions from Argosy University. She has previous experience as an adjunct instructor, full-time instructor, DIrector of General Education, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Campus Director throughout her career at Brown Mackie College, Vista College, and now, of course, here at AIAM. As the President of AIAM, she is responsible for the leadership and direction of the college. E-mail

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Linda Fleming-Willis, BA, MSW, LMT
Director of Graduate Services/Title IX Coordinator

Linda received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Otterbein College, her graduate degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and her Massage Therapy diploma from AIAM. Previously, she worked as an account representative at IBM, as Director of the Management Assistance Program with United Way of Franklin County, and as an art consultant. Linda manages our services to AIAM alumni and also enforces AIAM's Title IX policies on campus and at AIAM events. She has been with the school since its founding and is our former Director of Administration E-mail

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Elaine M. Hiatt, Ph.D.
Academic Dean

Elaine received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Religious Studies, her graduate degree in Workforce Development Education from The Ohio State University and her doctorate in Education with a focus in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University. Previously, she worked as School Director in Southwestern Ohio, as an Education Consultant in the career school industry, and several years teaching experience in career education. Elaine also has several trainings in holistic health methods with over twenty years of practical experience. Elaine is responsible for the training, development, and management of AIAM's faculty. She also provides academic advisement and oversees success and retention of AIAM students. In addition, Elaine works with the academic leadership in curricula development and program evaluation. E-mail

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Fran Hutchinson, RN, MSN-Ed
Director of Nursing

Fran received her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Columbus State Community College in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 and her Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2014 from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Fran has built her nursing career, which began in 2003, on a 13-year Medical Assisting career. She has also received her Certificate as a Surgical Technician. She has experience in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Skilled/Rehabilitative Nursing. Fran has been teaching since 2011 and has taught Integrative II, Medical-Surgical Nursing and the accompanying clinical and lab courses; Community Nursing, E-Concepts, and HESI preparation courses. E-mail

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Emily Minnema, BS
Director of Student Services

Emily received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University. She has been with AIAM since 2014 where she started as Registrar and was later promoted to Senior Registrar. As Director of Student Services, Emily continues to have an integral role in the Registrar department and is also responsible for monitoring, supporting, and enhancing students’ success and retention. She is an active member of AIAM’s Strategic Planning Committee and Director of AIAM’s Employee and Student Satisfaction Committee. E-mail

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Ulrike Rosser, BA, MFA
Financial Aid Director

Ulrike received her undergraduate degree from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and her graduate degree from University of Idaho. Ulrike handles all administrative aspects of our financial aid services for students. She previously worked in the financial aid services industry. E-mail

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Diane Sater, BS, LMT
Chief Executive Officer and AIAM Co-founder

Diane is responsible for AIAM's strategic direction and compliance with legal and accrediting standards. She has served on the National and State of Ohio Boards of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the Executive Committee for the National Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the founding board of the Ohio Council of Massage Therapy Schools, and on various committees for the State Medical Board of Ohio and the Asian Bodywork Therapy Association. Previously, she worked for five years as an IBM account representative and for five years as an IBM engineer. Diane received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University College of Engineering and her massage diploma from the Central Ohio School of Massage. E-mail

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Helen Yee, BA, LMT
Chief Financial Officer and AIAM Co-founder

Helen co-founded AIAM with Diane in 1990. She is responsible for setting the school's administrative and financial objectives, policy and practices. She also directs the acquisition, development, implementation, operations support systems. In addition to her work at AIAM, Helen serves on the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) site visit team for the evaluation of acupuncture schools across the country. She presently serves on the board for Stonewall Board of Trustees, State of the Arts Production, and served as the past president of Pacific Association of Women Martial. Helen has competed in national and international competitions throughout her martial arts career and was an alternate in the 1988 Olympics. She competed on the U.S. Tae Kwon Do team in 1990, earning a silver medal in the World Cup in Madrid, Spain. Helen was inducted into the Bruce Lee Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Entrepreneur Leadership Award from the Ohio Asian American Commerce Group in 2018. E-mail

General Education Faculty

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Anthony Capretta, BA, MA, MSA

Anthony received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of the State of New York, his graduate degree from Central Michigan University and another graduate degree in Ancient & Classical History from the American Military University. He holds "all but dissertation" (ABD) status in Academic Psychology from Walden University, and is currently in the process of completing his dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology at the Graduate Theological Foundation. He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbus State Community College, Capital University, Central Ohio Technical College, and DeVry University. E-mail

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Jayne Culloo, BS, MS, LPN, LMT

Jayne received her undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Dayton and her graduate degree in Human Movement from A.T. Still University. Jayne is a Licensed Practical Nurse, a Licensed Massage Therapist and has earned her National Certification through MBLEX. In addition, she has training in Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Massage, and NMT. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience with the last 14 years at massage schools in both Ohio and Texas. While in private practice as a massage therapist, her clients included Ballet Met dancers, Columbus Symphony musicians and various touring performers in both the theatre and arts. At AIAM, Jayne teaches courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Pathology, and Anatomical Kinesiology. Jayne likes to incorporate real world experiences in massage therapy and humor into her teaching to make learning more interesting and enjoyable. E-mail

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Carl Gass

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Rocky Justice, DC

Rocky attended Concord University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He went on to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He belongs to the Florida Chiropractic Association. Besides teaching, Rocky also serves as the Graduate Success Specialist at AIAM. E-mail

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Louise Karl, Ph.D.

Louise received degrees from both Ohio Dominican University and The Ohio State University. She has been working in the field of microbiology for over 40 years with combined experience at Lyle Labs as Lab Director, Ashland Chemical as a Microbiologist, and Children's Hospital as an Epidemiologist. She has taught at CSCC, Hondros, and Capital University. Louise was voted Woman of the Year at Ashland Chemical and nominated for Teacher of the Year at CSCC. E-mail

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Zin Min, Jr. BA, M.Ed, TESOL

Zin has over 10 years of diverse teaching experience. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University and his Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio Dominican University. With over 120 hours of TEFL/TESOL certification training, Zin has taught English remotely in Beijing, China and has taught Language Arts as the chairperson of his English Department in West Palm Beach, Florida. Zin is also a certified facilitator of Stephen Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and was recently licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio as a Massage Therapist. E-mail

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Candelaria Mota, MS

Candelaria earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2013, her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Hunter College in 2001, and her Associate Degree in Human Services from Bronx Community College in 1999. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, and she has been working the social service industry for over 15 years. Ms. Mota has previous teaching for several years with prospective foster parents teaching trauma informed care, behavioral management, and policies & procedures for a non-profit organization. E-mail

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Saundra "Sandy" Neds, MS, LMT

Sandy graduated from Wittenberg University in 1978 with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Physical Education and graduated in 1986 from the University of Dayton with an MS in Education. In 1980, Sandy became a paramedic. She has worked as an Accountant, Paramedic, School Director, has taught at high school level and teaches Anatomy and Physiology, Massage, Medical Terminology, Nutrition and Math for both Nursing and Massage programs. Sand has also taught Basic First Aid and CPR, Basic and Advanced Emergency Medicine, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Trauma Life Support. She currently owns and operates her own massage clinic. She continued her training in several different areas such as Reiki, Healing Touch, Sport Massage and Lymphatic Drainage. E-mail

Acupuncture Faculty

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Kyung Chai, MS, L.O.M, L.Ac

Kyung received her undergraduate degree in Science and studied Nutrition in Korea. She earned her Master's Degree at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest schools for Chinese medicine in the United States. There, she received her graduate degree in Oriental Medicine, as well as her Acupuncture Degree. In China, she earned a Certificate of Advanced Training in Acupuncture and Tuina at Guangzhou. She is board certified and licensed in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and State of Ohio, is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician through the PTCB. She has over 10 years of experience in the Acupuncture field, including meridian massage, cupping, gusha, moxa, cosmetic acupuncture and ear acupuncture. As an Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, Kyung believes in the healing touch along with natural therapy. Using these methods, prevention has become her priority. Growing up in Korea, natural therapy and healing touch were a major influence. Her parents cultivated Chinese herbs and made decoctions. In her study of martial arts (2nd degree black belt in the Tae Kwon Do), she learned spiritual healing touch of the mind and body. She was also a licensed and certified Clinical Lab Technician in Korea. In Japan, she did microbiology research at the Nagoya Medical University, along with teaching the Korean language in Nunoike Cultural Center. While living in Chicago, she worked as a Research specialist at the Department of Pharmacognosy in the college of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has spent her life in the study and healing of the human body and uses this dedication in her everyday practice. Kyung is an Acupuncturist who works as a clinic supervisor at the intern clinic of AIAM. E-mail

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Hong Chen, MS, L.O.M., L.Ac

Hong received her Master of Science at Texas A&M University in the US. She received a Master of Medicine from Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Medicine in Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1990. She has worked as a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Guanganmen Hospital in Beijing, China. In her more than eight years of practicing TCM—especially Acupuncture and Herbology—she specializes in pain management, internal conditions, gynecology diseases, insomnia and anxiety. She is an Ohio licensed acupuncturist and has national certification (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Herbology. E-mail

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Robert B. McMullen III, BA, L.Ac.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein College in History, Political Science and Philosophy. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from AIAM’s Acupuncture program in June 2008. Outside of AIAM, Bob teaches Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Reiki and has started his own acupuncture practice in Columbus. Bob gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the business sector prior to attending AIAM and is currently instructing the Professional Practice and Business Class. E-mail

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Sarah Roell, L.Ac., BS

Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude from the AIAM Acupuncture program in 2012, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, area of Concentration: Secondary Education, from Northern Kentucky University, graduating Cum Laude in 2006, and has maintained a private practice as an acupuncturist since 2012. E-mail

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Dan Zheng, L.O.M., L.Ac

Dan received his Master of Integrative Medicine(Combined Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture with Western Medicine) focusing on blood diseases from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) . He earned his Bachelor in Shanxi University of TCM. He started working as a physician since 2006 in China. Also, he worked as a journalist and vice-chief editor in a integrative medical field newspaper named LifeTimes in Beijing for 6 years. He brings all Integrative medicine ideas from TCM, acupuncture, and modern medicine experiences. He is an Ohio licensed acupuncturist and an Ohio Licensed Oriental Medicine practitioner. E-mail

Massage Therapy Faculty

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Miguel Alvarez, L.Ac, LMT, CR

Miguel Alvarez is an Acupuncture Diplomate, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Reflexologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. Miguel is an alumnus of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine; graduating from the first class offered in the Master Level Acupuncture Program. He maintains a private practice in Delaware, Ohio offering Acupuncture, Acupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, and Reiki. E-mail

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Alezah Armbrust, LMT

Alezah is an alumna of AIAM and has been practicing massage therapy since 2014. E-mail

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Amanda Kay Conrad, LMT

Amanda is a graduate of the AIAM massage therapy program, earning her LMT license in January, 2014. She has been a Certified Lactation Specialist since 2012. Amanda has also been a Breastfeeding Peer Helper since 2011, teaching as a Breastfeeding Educator as well as teaching monthly and bi-monthly breastfeeding classes. She was awarded the Outstanding Breastfeeding Peer Helper Award in March 2017. E-mail

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Micah Cox, LMT

Micah is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a certified Neuro-Muscular Therapist, and a Certified Body and Mind Coach. Micah is also a graduate of AIAM and teaches the massage course in the Practical Nursing program, and he is a student clinic instructor in the Western Massage Therapy program. E-mail

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Lee Gilbert, BS, LMT

Lee graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 1982. She graduated from Massage Away (now American Institute of Alternative Medicine) in 2002. She has been working in private practice as an LMT since 2003 and worked as a Senior Consultant with Aetna, Inc from 1985 until 2017. Her teaching experience includes 18 years of teaching Microsoft Excel and two years as a Trainer for Aetna, Inc. Lee has been working at AIAM since 2017 and is the Clinic Manager. E-mail

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Aaron Knaack, LMT

Aaron is an alumnus of AIAM and has been practicing massage therapy since 2014. E-mail

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Scott Orts, BS, LMT

Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from The Ohio State University. He graduated from AIAM in 2010. Scott enjoys teaching Professional Practice and Business to new Western Massage Therapy students. E-mail

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Elizabeth Peer, LMT

Elizabeth is a graduate of the AIAM massage therapy program, earning her license in 2012. She also has experience in Complete Lymphodema Therapy, lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, hot stone, sports massage, Muscle Release Therapy and reflexology. E-mail

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Jennifer Rowland, BSN, RN

Jennifer has been an RN since 2008, graduating with a BSN from Capital University. Jennifer has been working as an ER nurse for the past several years. Jennifer is also a graduate of AIAM in the Massage Therapy program in 2012. E-mail

Nursing Faculty

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Janet Adams, MSN.Ed, BSN, RN

Janet has been an RN since 2001 and brings her experience in Med-Surg and NICU, as well as previous teaching experience to AIAM. Janet earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Columbus State Community College and her BSN and MSN.Ed. from Western Governors University. E-mail

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Adeline Baker, MSN, BSN, RN

Adeline earned her diploma in Nursing from Mercy School of Nursing in 1976, her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2009, and her MSN from Norwich University in 2011. She has been an RN since 1976. Adeline has 18 years of experience as a critical care staff nurse at Mercy Medical Center and served as Director of Nursing at Arbors of Canton, and Director of Nursing Services at The Pines, as well as a Regional Clinical manager and Quality Specialist for Atrium Centers. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International in 2010 and has been a Certified Case Manager (CCM) since 2000. E-mail

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Rachelle Bond

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Christine Boysel, MSN, RN

Christine graduated from Mid-State Technical College with her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate in 1995 and in 2006 with her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2016 and her Master of Science in Nursing in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2018 from Walden University. Christine has been an RN since 2006 and has 3 ½ years of experience in Med/Surg, 5 years in corrections, 3 years in nursing leadership and coordinator positions, plus 6 months as a behavioral health consult to emergency room physicians. She earned the Patient Choice Award in 2007 at Saint Clare’s Hospital and was appointed as a board member of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County, Ohio. E-mail

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Molly Carmichael, BSN, RN CCRN

Molly has been a nurse since 2012, starting as an LPN, earning her ADN and becoming an RN in 2014, and earning her BSN in 2016. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Nursing at Purdue University Global. She has experience in Med-Surge Nursing, ICU, ED, CVICU, Case Manager since February 2017, and 2 years’ experience as Nurse Manager/Charge RN med-Surge. She is Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certified, EZ-IO-Intraosseous Infusion Certified, Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS), Sonosite IV Certified, and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), as well as ACLS and PALS. E-mail

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Allison Crosby, BSN, RN

Allison earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013 at the University of Akron. She has been an RN since 2013 with experience in a state psychiatric hospital and Acute Psychiatric units as well as experience teaching mental health clinical rotations, foundations clinicals and skills lab since 2016. E-mail

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Patricia Dake, RN

Patricia earned her Practical Nursing Diploma at Collins Career Center in 2007 and earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from The University of Rio Grande in 2009. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse from 2007 to 2009 and she has been a Registered Nurse since 2009. Tricia has experience as an RN and as an LPN in Skilled Nursing and is Certified in Wound Care. E-mail

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Joslyn Daniel, BSN, RN

Joslyn earned her ADN in 2011, her BSN in 2015 and is currently enrolled in an MSN-Ed program. She has nursing experience in Medical-Surgical and Mental Health Nursing and has previous teaching experience. E-mail

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Debra Dolph, BSN, RN

Debra graduated in 1978 from Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000 from Indiana University at Kokomo in 2000. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1978 with 10 years of experience in primary care, 3 years of Case Management experience, and additional experience as a School Nurse, in urgent care, managing a urology clinic, and in-home visits. Debra has previously instructed middle school health and math courses in addition to her experience as a practical nursing instructor for multiple schools. She received the Ohio State Board of Nursing and the River’s Excellence in Nursing Award in 2017 and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses as a BSN student. E-mail

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Marc Dutro, MSN, BSN, RN

Marc earned his RN at Ohio University, his BS in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis, and his BSN and MSN from Western Governors University with specialization in Nursing Informatics. Marc has been an RN since 1993. He has experience in Med-Surg Nursing, Critical Care, Cardiology/Ambulatory, and Informatics. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau -Psi Upsilon Chapter, and a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association. E-mail

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John Gartin, RN

John graduated from Rio Grande University with his Associate Degree in Nursing in 2008, was a Certified Paramedic in 1993-1994, as well as an LPN in 2006 until becoming licensed as an RN in 2009. John has been an EMT, Emergency Department Paramedic, Staff Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing for Unity Skilled Home Care, and Director of Nursing for Tech Medical. He is currently also Director of Personal Services for Heartland Home Care & Hospice, and an Emergency Department Nurse at Our Lady of Bellefonte. E-mail

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Beth Griebel, MSN, RN

Beth Earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1986 from The Ohio State University (OSU) and her Master of Science in Nursing with an Oncology focus in 1994 from OSU. She has been an RN since 1986 and brings with her many years of experience in Surgical Oncology, Staff Development, Hospice and Palliative care, as well as Aging Services. E-mail

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Tracie Jebour, MSN APRN, CNP, CCM

Tracie earned her Associate Degree in Nursing at Columbus State Community College in 1999; moved on to receive her BSN at The Ohio State University in 2009, and MSN in Nursing Education at Western Governors University in 2012. She completed her Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in December 2017 at the University of South Alabama. She has been an RN since 2000 with over 5 years’ experience in Acute Care as a Medical and Surgical Nurse and over 5 years of experience as a Case Manager before becoming a Nurse Educator. Tracie has taught Didactic, Nursing Labs, and Clinicals since 2011 and began as a Family Nurse Practitioner in an Urgent Care in April 2018. Tracie serves as the Associate Director of Nursing at AIAM. E-mail

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Leticia Hellena Kelley, MSN, BSN, RN

Leticia has been an RN since 2006, earning her ADN from Columbus State Community College, her BSN from Mount Carmel College of Nursing, and her MSN from the University of Phoenix. She has two years’ experience as a Clinical/Lab Instructor from 2015-2017 and has been the Staff Education and Development Coordinator since 2014 at Franklin Medical. She has previous work experience in Med-Surg Nursing, Long-Term Acute Care, Long-Term Care, High-Risk OB, and Cancer Care. E-mail

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Heather Kiley, BSN, RN

Heather has been an RN since 2014, earning her ADN from Central Ohio Technical College and her BSN from Ohio University in 2017; graduating both programs with honors. She brings her experience as an Emergency Department Nurse to our programs. Heather was President of Alpha Delta Nu Honors Society, received the Good Catch Award from OhioHealth Riverside for safely delivering a baby in an elevator, and the Galaxy of Stars Award from OhioHealth Riverside for work on the Psychiatric Patient Protocol Committee. E-mail

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Emilia Mba, BSN, RN

Emilia earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hondros College in 2012 and later earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capital University in 2017. She has been an RN since 2013 and has experience in Emergency and Critical Care as well as in Rehabilitation settings. E-mail

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Mindy Myers, BSN, RN

Mindy has been an RN since 1983 with previous experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1977. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1983 and her Certificate in Practical Nursing from Sandusky School of Practical Nursing in 1977. Her vast experience includes Medical Oncology, Transfusion Services, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mother-Infant Care, School Nursing, and Community Nursing. She served as a Lactation Consultant and as a Research Coordinator for Women’s Health, plus she supervised Sexual Health, Student and Multi-Specialty Clinics. Mindy also has previous experience as a Nursing Instructor. Mindy was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau and elected to the Nursing Student Council during her time at OSU. E-mail

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Temilade (Temi) Osabiya, RN, BSN, MBA

Temi earned her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing and her MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas-Tyler. She has been an RN since 2011. She has experience as Director of Nursing in a home health agency, Manager of Transition Care, and five years’ experience as a Critical Care Nurse at Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital. Temi has previous experience teaching Clinicals in a PN program. She is a recipient of the Naval Achievement Medal Award for service during Operations Iraq and Afghanistan. E-mail

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Kimberly Peak

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Carolyn S Perkins, MSN, RN, LNHA

Carolyn received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Belmont Technical College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in 2018. She has over 30 years’ experience in hospitals, long-term care and home health nursing in Ohio and West Virginia. Carolyn has taught Medical-Surgical Nursing, Skills Laboratory and Clinical Supervision for Belmont College prior to moving to Columbus. E-mail

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LeeAnn Pollitt

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Brian Pollock

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Valarie Pompey, RN, BSN, BA

Valarie earned her Certificate in Practical Nursing from Southwestern Michigan College in 1984, her Diploma in Registered Nursing from Bronson Hospital in 1987, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1992, and her Master of Science in Nursing as An Adult Nurse Practitioner from Andrews University in 2002. She has been an RN since 1987 and a CNP since 2002. She has vast experience including Long-Term Care, Critical Care, Hospice, Nursing Education, and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner experience in Nephrology, Hematology, Palliative Care, and Home Care. She has Nursing Management experience and has previously taught Fundamentals and Gerontology. Valarie has received many accolades including induction into Sigma Theta Tau and has been published many times, including Palliative Care Guidelines and Continuing Education articles. E-mail

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Joey Reed, MSN, CNP

Joey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 from the University of Akron and her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017 from Ohio University. She has been an RN since 2014 and a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2017. She has prior experience as an EMT. Her experience includes 4 years as an STNA in Long-Term Care, 2 years as a Personal Caregiver in Home Health, working as an Inpatient Technician, Community Nursing for The Breathing Association, working with the US Coast Guard as a Practitioner and Instructor, and working in the Hyperbaric Specialty as a Nurse Practitioner. Joey was awarded the National Defense Service Medal in 2012, the United States Coast Guard Port Security Unit Pin in 2014, the Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal in 2015 and 2018, and was given the Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation in 2018. E-mail

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Peggy Rhodes, RN, MSN, BSN

Peggy graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010 with her BSN and earned her MSN from Capital University. She has over 10 years' experience as an RN in Long-Term Care, Rehabilitation and Skilled Care. She has been teaching since 2014. E-mail

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Courtney Showers, RN, BSN

Courtney has been an RN since 2011. She earned her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She has been a Med-Surge Nurse at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center since 2011, with experience as Pre- & Post-Operative nurse for Heart Procedures at the Ross Heart Hospital. She also as earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center – Med-Surg Certification. E-mail

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Janice C Smith, RN, BSN

Janice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has over 35 years of professional nursing experience, 25 years in emergency medicine, and 5 years of Oncology surgery. Janice was previously a Flu and Pneumonia Immunization nurse, as well as the Ohio State Fair First Aid Nurse. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and The Ohio State University Magnet Facility Certified Nurse All-star. Janice is also a nurse for the Resident MD Orientation Program and Preceptor for nursing students for The Ohio State University College of Nursing. E-mail

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Lydia Smith, MSN, RN

Lydia earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Columbus State Community College in 1988. She went on to Mount Carmel College of Nursing to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998 and her Master of Science in Nursing Health Administration in 2013. Lydia has been an RN since 1989 with Long-Term and Primary Care experience, Acute Care experience in Renal, Telemetry, Cardiac Stepdown, and Oncology, and 14 years with the Veterans Administration in several roles. E-mail

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Christine Stanwick, RN

Christine earned a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from Milwaukee College of Business in 1991 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College in 2009. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2009 with experience as an RN in Behavioral Health, Hospice, Rehabilitation, and Insurance Case Management environments. E-mail

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George A. Tazi, MSN, BSN, RN

George attended the Margaret Murray Washington Practical Nursing School in Washington DC where he earned his LPN. He graduated from Columbus State Community College with his ADN in 1999. George attended Mount Carmel College of Nursing, earning his BSN in 2007 and his MSN in 2014. He brings experience from Medical-Surgical Oncology at Trinity Health since 2003 and has been an Advanced Practice Nurse since 2014. George has worked as a Clinical Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students since 2015. E-mail

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Tracy Thomas, RN

Tracy earned her Certificate in Practical Nursing from Hocking Technical College in 1989 then her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2003 from Hocking College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling from Ohio Christian University in 2017. Tracy has been an LPN since 1989 and an RN since 2003. Tracy has extensive experience in Gerontology as an LPN, RN and in leadership positions. She also has experience as a Staff Nurse in Critical Care. E-mail

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Sarita Wallace, RN

Sarita earned her Associate Degree in Business in 2010 from the University of Phoenix and her Associate of Science in Nursing at Central Ohio Technical College in 2015. She has been an RN since 2015 with experience as a Private Duty Nurse, a Director of Nursing in Home Health, and has experience in Pediatrics, Long-Term Care, and Inpatient environments. E-mail

Support Staff

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Debbie Brewer

Debbie received her Associate's Degree in Accounting in 1988 from Texas at Vernon Regional Junior College and her Bachelor's Degree in Human Service Administration from McGregor School, part of Antioch University, in 2002. She worked for 3 years as a Customer Service Representative for AT&T and worked in various positions in Financial Aid for about 23 years, holding the positions of Financial Aid Officer, Director of Financial Aid and Regional Default Specialist. Debbie began working as a Financial Aid Officer at AIAM in October 2016. E-mail

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James Brooks

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Stephanie Burgess

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Jeni Bynes, BA

Jeni received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has been a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) since 1995, working as an Office Manager for the US Army DOL at Fort Wainwright, Alaska for 2 years, Education Assistant at the Columbus VA Outpatient Clinic for 4 years, and was the manager of the Patient Education Resource Center for 3 years. Jeni has been working in website design and marketing since 2001, doing projects for small businesses in the Columbus area. She began working at AIAM in 2012 and is the Systems Manager, IT Specialist and Data Controller for the school. E-mail

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Angela Falasca, MA

Angela received her degree in Depth Psychology with Somatic Studies Focus from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and her BA is a dual major in Somatics and Animal Behavior from The Ohio State University. Angela also has certifications in Hypnotherapy, Reiki (Master level), NonDirective Guided Imagery, and training in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Access Consciousness. Angela has teaching experience in Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting programs, as well as holistic health programs. Angela is the Campus Support Specialist at AIAM. E-mail

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Melissa Fischer, MLIS

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from Ohio State University, and her Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She is the recipient of the Sidney Jackson Award for outstanding social research and has over a decade of experience in libraries. Originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, she lived in Germany, Israel, and New York City prior to settling down in Columbus. E-mail

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Bridgette Hallas

Receptionist E-mail

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Elizabeth Hand

Proctor E-mail

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Nadine Hayes

Receptionist/Office Assistant E-mail

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Nina Holly

Nina earned her BS in Business Management from Fayetteville State University in 2007. She started working in Higher Education in 2009, as a Receptionist. In 2010, she transferred to the Financial Aid Department as a Financial Aid Administrator where she worked until she joined AIAM in October 2017. Nina is a Financial Aid Officer at AIAM. E-mail

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Beatrice Lofton

Receptionist E-mail

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Lorin McConnell

Office Manager E-mail

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Minetta Minnick

Administrative Assitant E-mail

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Grechen Murdaugh

E-mail

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Greg Reed, CTA

Greg received his Associate’s degree in Marketing from Columbus State Community College and another Associate’s degree in Agricultural Mechanics and Engineering from The Ohio State University. Greg has over 12 years' experience in Corporate Recruiting and over 7 years' experience in College Admissions. Greg is a Senior Admissions Representative at AIAM. E-mail

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Kathy Weber, BA

Kathy received her BA from the University of Akron. She has over 10 years' experience in admissions and has been with AIAM since 2016 as a Senior Admissions Representative. E-mail