Administration, Staff and Faculty (On Ground and Online)

Administration

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Packard, Katherin

Kate Packard earned her B.A. Degree in Human Resources and Family Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She later earned her M.A. in Teaching and Learning from Kaplan University. She began her career in higher education in 2004 at Kaplan University, where she started her career in Admissions. She spent 14 years at Kaplan University, serving in various admissions and operations roles, finally holding the Market Director position overseeing the Nebraska campuses. Most recently she served as the Campus President at the Virginia College in Augusta, GA.

Campus President

ADA/504 Coordinator

Barchak, Paul  

Academic Technology & Media Coordinator

Given, Linda

 

Campus Administrative Assistant

Kyle, Dante   Receptionist
Marquez, Melissa   Receptionist

Mister, Jasmine

 

Receptionist

Mister, Melanie   Campus Administrative Assistant

Admissions

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Vaca, Alex

 

Interim Director of Admissions

Roam, Tess

 

Admissions Coordinator

Smith, Jonova

AS, Health Management from Colorado Technical University

Online Admissions Advisor

Luna, Ozzie

 

Sr. Admissions Representative

Baldwin, Joshua

 

Admissions Representative

Medez, Brett   Admissions Representative

Netwal, Richard

 

Admissions Representative

Scherrer, Chris

 

Admissions Representative

Wirken, Stephanie

 

Admissions Representative

Business Office

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

McPhearson, Sheila

BS, University of Nebraska, Kearney

Business Office Manager

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Plisowski, Nick

Nicholas Plisowski, MSN, RN, is a native of Kansas City. He attended Concorde Career College, where he earned his Associate’s Degree of Nursing. He has since earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors University. Mr. Plisowski has worked as a registered nurse in both acute and emergency settings and has held managerial and senior leadership positions.

Program Director

Owenby, Diana

BS - Nursing UMKC. Diana has several years experience as a registered nurse and joined Concorde in 2016 as an instructor

Assistant Director of Nursing - BSN

Cardiovascular Sonography

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Lyons, Samantha

Registered ARDMS, RVT. Samantha Lyons joined Concorde as the DMS Director of Clinical Education. She has several years experience as a Sonographer in abdomen, OB/Gyn and vascular, as well as 3 years working with students and teaching in a clinical setting.

Program Director

O'Sullivan, Kevin

 

Director of Clinical Education

Dental Assistant Program

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Ramsey, Rhonda

Rhonda joined Concorde in March of 2020 and has had several years experience in the Dental Assistant field as a dental assistant, as well as instructor. She attended Hudson Valley Community College and is a Certified Dental Assistant

Program Director

Myles, LaKreasha

 

Extern Coordinator

Indurkar, Aditi   Instructor

Mills, Sharlyn

DA Certificate – Penn Valley Community College

Instructor

Palmer, Hope   Instructor
Thornburg, Tabitha   Instructor

Dental Hygiene Program

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Beckerle, Alissa

R.D.H., D.S., MPH, Alissa Beckerle is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, Mo., with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Capella University. Before becoming the Dental Hygiene Program Director in May 2013, she was a dental hygiene instructor at Concorde. Alissa is a native of southeast Kansas, where she received her Associates of Applied Science from Coffeyville Community College. During sixteen years of private practice, Ms. Beckerle provided preventive and therapeutic care to both public health and general practice patients. Alissa joined the Concorde team in August 2010.

Program Director

Luney, Kristen

Certified Dental Assistant – Concorde Career College; Certified Massage Therapist Practitioner – Massage Therapy Institute

Clinical Coordinator

Camp, Charlene

 

Administrative Assistant

Thurlow, Lisa

DDS, Dr. Thurlow is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, Mo., with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a degree in Human Development. She has maintained a private dental practice in Johnson County, Kan., for over 20 years after completing a General Practice Residency program at the Kansas City VA Hospital. Dr. Thurlow serves on the Board of Directors for the REACH Healthcare Foundation and is a Dental Champion for Oral Health Kansas. She is active in the community in terms of service and a leader in organized dentistry, serving in multiple elected offices including President of the Fifth District Dental Society, delegate to the Kansas Dental Association and has served on the peer review committee for over 20 years. With a passion for public health, Dr. Thurlow strives to expose future clinicians to the great needs and opportunities to serve the poor and underserved in Kansas City. Dr. Thurlow joined the team at Concorde in July 2010.

Dentist

Buls, Andrea

R.D.H, R.T.(R), B.S.D.H., Andrea Buls holds a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the School of Dentistry, University of Missouri, Kansas City as well as certification as a radiologic technologist from Colorado Technical University. Ms. Buls is a healthcare professional that has worked in the dental field for many years providing quality care and building lasting patient rapport. Ms. Buls understands the importance of teamwork within the office and has always strived to contribute to the efficiency and success of the office. Andrea Buls joined the team at Concorde in January 2012.

Instructor

Franklin, Janet

R.D.H., M.P.H. Janet Franklin is a graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, Mo., with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In 2004, she earned a Master of Public Administration Degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. She has worked in a specialty private periodontal practice for twenty years, performing non-surgical periodontal procedures and patient education. Throughout her career she has acquired valuable knowledge and experience that she share with students. Janet joined the Concorde team in February 2016.

Instructor

Ramos, Jeanne

Jeanne Ramos is a graduate of Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan., with an Associate and Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Ms. Ramos provided high quality dental care for over thirteen years as a registered dental hygienist in a rewarding general practice. Jeanne shares her passion for oral healthcare with her students and takes great pride in helping to mold the professional hygienists of tomorrow. Jeanne Ramos completed the EEC I course from the School of Dentistry, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo., prior to joining the Concorde team in August 2010.

Instructor

Villalobos, Lauren   Instructor

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Lyons, Samantha

Registered ARDMS, RVT. Samantha Lyons joined Concorde as the DMS Director of Clinical Education. She has several years experience as a Sonographer in abdomen, OB/Gyn and vascular, as well as 3 years working with students and teaching in a clinical setting.

Program Director

Bringenberg, Amy

 

Director of Clinical Education

Black, Susan

 

Instructor

Education

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Balzaretti, Lisa

Masters - Sam Houston University. Lisa held the positions of Campus College Chair, and Director of Academic Affairs at University of Phoenix, as well as Academic Dean at Kaplan Higher Education

Academic Dean

Bednar, Daniel   Online Success Coach

Klinkenberg, Christina

 

Registrar

Charlton, Rosealee

 

Test Proctor

Financial Aid

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Plain, Derrick

Derrick was Corporate Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services at Vatterott Educational Centers

Director of Financial Aid

Crump, Linda

 

Financial Aid Advisor

Garcia, Tiffany

 

Online Financial Aid Advisor

Lonergan, Joshua

 

Financial Aid Advisor

Wheeler, Chad   Financial Aid Advisor

General Education

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Open

 

Instructor

Graduate Employment

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Pryor, Briana

 

Graduate Employment Specialist

Rodvelt, Jennifer

B.S. Kansas State University

Graduate Employment Specialist

Medical Assistant Program

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Farruggia, Christina

 

Program Director

Miller, Adriane

 

Extern Coordinator

James, Dawna

 

Instructor

Nason, Dominigue

 

Instructor

Nolan, Tanya

 

Instructor

Worsley, Darla

 

Instructor

Medical Office Administration

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Farrugia, Christina

 

Program Director

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Kent, Jacky

AAS Physical Therapy Assistant from Missouri Western State University; BS Healthcare Systems Management from Grantham University. Jacky has 6 years as a physical therapist assistant.

Program Director

Palacios, Brandy

 

Director of Clinical Education

Scott, Tracy

 

Instructor

Practical Nursing Program

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Plisowski, Nick

Nicholas Plisowski, MSN, RN, is a native of Kansas City. He attended Concorde Career College, where he earned his Associate’s Degree of Nursing. He has since earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors University. Mr. Plisowski has worked as a registered nurse in both acute and emergency settings and has held managerial and senior leadership positions.

Program Director

Owenby, Diana

BS - Nursing UMKC. Diana has several years experience as a registered nurse and joined Concorde in 2016 as an instructor

Assistant Director of Nursing - BSN

McMillan, Kristy   Instructor

Mister, Melanie

 

Administrative Assistant

Kingore, Susan

BSN from University of Mobile; areas of expertise maternal newborn and medical surgical nursing.

Instructor

Reeder, Hanna

 

Instructor

Stanbrough, Janet

RN, BSN, BS in Nursing from Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University. Area of expertise in cardiovascular.

Instructor

Zylstra, Monica

BS in Elementary Education from Central College; AS in Nursing, Collin College; BS in Nursing from Western Governors University. Monica came to Concorde from Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. She also worked in the Nurse Residency Program at Unity Point Health.

Nursing Simulation Lab Coordinator

Respiratory Therapy Program

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Smalley, Peggy

BA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RRT-ACCS — Peggy Smalley is a graduate of State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Mo., with a Diploma in Respiratory Therapy, a graduate of California College of Health Sciences, National City, Calif., with a Diploma for Registered Respiratory Therapy, a graduate of Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City, Mo., with an Associate’s Degree, and a graduate of Webster University, St. Louis, Mo., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. She is a registered Respiratory Therapist with over twenty-five years’ experience in respiratory therapy and over thirteen years as a classroom instructor. Ms. Smalley began working for Concorde in November 1996, left for a brief period of time and rejoined the Concorde staff in February 2013 as the Clinical Director for the Respiratory Therapy Program. Became Program Director October 2014.

Program Director

Dupree, Terracina

AS, Respiratory Therapy, Concorde Career College; Terri has been working as a Respiratory Therapist for 8 years and joined Concorde Career College April 2018.

Director of Clinical Education

Donnelley, Ashley   Instructor

McGuire, Terri

A.A.S., RRT, Concorde Career College

Instructor

Naas, Michael   Instructor

Student Affairs

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Gurule, Dan

Dan started with Concorde in 2001 as an MA Instructor. He took over as MA Extern Coordinator in 2009. In 2014 Dan joined Student Affairs as a Senior Graduate Employment Specialist. Dan has been a great asset to the Student Affairs team and was recently promoted to Director of Student Affairs.

Director of Operations

Zumbro, JoAnn

M.S. Business Administration, Grantham University

Re-Entry Advisor

Surgical Technology

Name

Education/Credentials

Title

Winslow, Andrea

BS - Georgia State University; Masters in Higher Education - National American University. Several years experience as a surgical technician, as well as Surg Tech instructor, and Program Director for Associates of Applies Science in Surgical Technology

Director of Surgical Technology