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Animal Welfare Management Programs Danya Linehan, DVM

Animal Welfare Management Programs

Danya Linehan, DVM - Do you love animals enough to dedicate your entire life to them? Our animal welfare management instructors do. Danya Linehan, DVM has completely immersed herself in the animal world both personally and professionally.Danya started working at a veterinary clinic in 1983, graduated from Ohio State Veterinary School in 1993, and began teaching for American Higher Education Development Corporation schools in 2006. Danya is fortunate to have had a wide variety of experiences within the animal welfare field. She has worked in private practice, holistic medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, humane education, shelter medicine, and higher education.

Today, Danya continues to stay busy with a number of animal-related jobs. She is a part-time shelter veterinarian at the Cat Welfare Association. At Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, she helps pets at the end of life transition peacefully in their homes. Danya even operates her own small non-profit organization, Felines in Need. On top of it all, she is the lead instructor for our online animal welfare management program. 

Accounting and Payroll Clerk Diploma Program Watson T. Ragin

Accounting and Payroll Clerk Diploma Program

Watson T. Ragin - You never know what the future has in store for you. Watson T. Ragin was born and grew up in a small, quiet town in South Carolina. Little did he know that life would take him all over the country and into a number of career fields.

Although Watson is currently our accounting and payroll clerk program chair, his career has been varied. Watson served as an officer in the United States Army in both stateside and overseas assignments. For 21 years, he was the financial controller for a Milwaukee-based manufacturing company at its Tampa, Florida facility. Watson also worked as an economic development compliance auditor for the State of North Carolina and a manufacturing cost accountant for Phillips Petroleum Company. For a few years, he was a portfolio analyst and accountant in the banking industry. This unique opportunity allowed him to better understand investing as well as stock and bond trading and how they relate to accounting.

Watson's most recent professional endeavors have been in the education field. He has taught at several institutions of higher learning in both online and on-ground capacities. Some of the courses Watson has taught include: economics, accounting, finance, general business and management, ethics, international business, and success skills. Watson's Master of Business Administration degree was earned at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (with an emphasis in accounting and economics) from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Watson enjoys seeing his students succeed in our online program. When he is not teaching, he loves spending time with his spouse and two adult children. He currently resides in Tampa, where he enjoys the warm sunshine. 

Addiction Counseling Diploma Program

Dr. Cailyn Green - With 8 years of education experience in both online an in-person capacities, Dr. Green is well-prepared to guide our students in becoming addiction counselors. Classes she has taught include Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Addiction Science, Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Criminology. She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice with a focus on addiction counseling from Walden University. At Sage Graduate School, she completed her Master of Science degree in forensic mental health. Additionally, Dr. Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Western New England University.

Dr. Green is also a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) out of the state of New York. This makes her a Qualified Health Professional (QHP) in the field of addiction, counseling, ethics, and case management. A very passionate instructor, Dr. Green supports her students on their career path of choice. 

Business Administration Programs J. Michael Donovan, Ph.D.

Business Administration Programs

J. Michael Donovan, Ph.D. - What type of leader do you want to be? Many people seek out leadership roles but are convinced they'll never earn one or don't prepare by developing the proper attitudes and skills. As a leader in many areas, Dr. J. Michael Donovan hopes to cultivate the leadership potential in his students.

In 2009, Dr. Donovan joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation as a business instructor and helped design AHED’s contemporary business management program. After working in human resources management positions at Proctor and Gamble and Honeywell, he became CEO of an international management consulting firm serving clients such as: GE, Ford, Harley Davidson, Asia Pacific Breweries, Novartis, KLM Airlines, Merck, Miller Brewing, Allied Signal, and many others. He received his Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.

To help others succeed in leadership roles, Dr. Donovan shares his knowledge through writing and teaching. He has published over 30 articles and two books: So You Think You Can LEAD? A guide to discovering and harnessing your potential for leadership (2017); and LEADING – What leaders do to help others achieve results (2020). Currently, he is working on a new book titled Learning to Improve Work – A Beginner’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma Methodology. As the lead instructor for Stautzenberger College's business administration program, Dr. Donovan brings a mix of academic knowledge and  practical business experience to his students. He hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders. 

Cannabis Dispensary Administration Diploma Program

Jasmine Viola  - “I just want to leave people better than I found them.” That's the guiding principle for Jasmine Viola, Lead Instructor of Stautzenberger College's Cannabis Dispensary Administration Diploma Program. With over eight years of experience in patient-centered care, Jasmine strives to enhance each patient's quality of life.

A pioneer within Ohio's medical cannabis field, Jasmine oversees the operations of five different dispensaries. She carefully follows the regulations set forth by the Medical Marijuana Control Program. Even with the transitions resulting from COVID-19, Jasmine has never allowed her dedication to medical cannabis patients to wilt.

Jasmine loves educating others and firmly believes that knowledge is power. She holds four master's degrees from Tiffin University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bowling Green State University. Before choosing a career in the medical cannabis industry, Jasmine worked in the criminal justice field. In her spare time, Jasmine loves a good book and hot green tea. Good luck pulling her away from those! 

Central Sterile Processing Technology Diploma Program

Paul Chaffee, , BSHA, CRCST, CHL - Paul Chaffee, BSHA, CRCST, CHL has spent 15 years as a sterile processing professional. Throughout his life, he has also demonstrated his leadership abilities as a boxing and grappling coach. By combining these two skill sets, Paul has been able to provide a creative, in-depth learning experience for central sterile processing technology students.
During his extensive career, Paul has been employed as a technician, supervisor, manager, and consultant in various hospitals and organizations. He has worked with many whom the sterile processing field regards highly. Paul took on all of these various roles to learn as much as he could regarding this industry. In 2020, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree. Shortly after, he stepped into the role of Program Lead at Stautzenberger College's Maumee Campus.
“I have always enjoyed coaching,” Paul notes. “Teaching a trade that I love seemed like a great opportunity to share my experiences and develop dedicated technicians that can make a difference in the field.”
Dedicated to growing Stautzenberger College's sterile processing program, Paul is always happy to see his students succeed. His vast amount of sterile processing experience allows him to provide hands-on work as well as stories from the field. He is always searching for new ways of teaching central sterile processing procedures.

 
Construction Management Associate Degree Program Greg Schuman

Construction Management Associate Degree Program

Greg Schuman - Experience is crucial to working in construction. Without hands-on training and lessons from seasoned instructors, construction work is extremely difficult to navigate. Fortunately, the Stautzenberger College faculty members have plenty of experience in their respective fields. Greg Schuman, lead instructor for the construction management program, is ready to prepare you for your new career.

In 1985, Greg started his career as an electrician. He has held many positions throughout his career including: journeyman electrician, maintenance mechanic, foreman, and maintenance manager. For nearly a decade, Greg operated an electrical contracting business. Eventually, he decided it was time to pass on his construction knowledge to the next generation.

Since 2007, Greg has worked in higher education. He has been an instructor, program chair, and Dean of Trades Programs with responsibility over trades programs at several campuses. Greg also serves on the Electrical Committee as a Subject Matter Expert for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), developing and revising the organization's electrical curriculum. Additionally, Greg is an NCCER-certified Craft Instructor and Master Trainer. Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Everest College Phoenix and Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University.

In 2016, Greg joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation. He has been the Lead Instructor for the construction management program since its inception. All of Greg's past experiences serve as examples for his students as they progress in their career training. Greg is proud not only of his own work but also the accomplishments his students make.

Dental Assisting Diploma Program Julie Lynch

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

Julie Lynch - You don't want just any job. You want a career, a profession that means the world to you. Julie Lynch, lead instructor for Stautzenberger College's dental assisting program, relates to that feeling. After becoming a dental assistant, she couldn't fathom doing anything else for a living. “I can’t imagine a time in my adult life where dentistry wasn’t an integral part of my life,” Julie admits. 

Julie received her dental assisting training at Penta County Career Center. After that, she spent the next four decades enjoying her work. “The years have quickly flown by, and I’ve experienced so many aspects of dentistry,” says Julie. She has experience in general dentistry, surgeries, root canal therapies, orthodontics, prosthetics, children’s dentistry, business office duties, and office management.

Eventually, Julie was able to instruct others. “My goal from the beginning was to gain as much knowledge as I could so that I’d be qualified to teach someday,” she explains. Becoming the lead instructor at Maumee Campus has allowed her to live out that dream every day. Julie is proud to prepare future dental assistants to live out their own career dreams. 

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Program Janet Little

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Program

Janet Little (also the chair for MOBC) - You want a comprehensive education. At Stautzenberger College, we know how important it is to connect the theories you read in a textbook to your career. That's why we hire instructors who know how to incorporate their own professional experiences into your lessons. Janet Little is just one of these amazing instructors.

Janet joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation in April 2012 and has been teaching exclusively online since January 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration (major health administration) from Davenport University. Janet also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Janet is a certified professional coder (CPC) through the AAPC.

With 29 years of experience in healthcare, Janet has plenty of real-life scenarios to draw from when teaching. The majority of her career was spent at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also taught at Dorsey Schools and Marygrove College. Currently, Janet is the Manager of Coding, Auditing, and Compliance for the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. As the lead instructor for our healthcare administration and medical billing and coding programs, Janet passes on everything she's learned from these environments to the next generation. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Diploma Program

Mike Horst - Since January 2021, Mike has been proud to be part of the Stautzenberger family. With over 20 years of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration experience, he enjoys guiding students on their new career path.

Mike began his HVACR career in the late nineties. He started out making sheet metal and delivering materials and equipment across Northeast Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Later, he participated in new construction, HVACR system replacement, and service/maintenance projects.

At the University of Dayton, Mike earned his bachelor's degree in business administration. He then moved into a sales/consulting role in HVACR system replacement. Besides attending continuing education classes, Mike has trained at multiple HVACR production factories to broaden his technical skills. In 2014, he passed the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification exam with a specialty in gas furnaces. Today, he draws upon all of these experiences to help his students reach their full potential. 

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program Veronica Rice McCray

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program

Veronica Rice McCray - You're a “people person,” and that's why you want to be a human resources administrator. Our HR instructors feel the same way. Who better to teach you than someone who's had a people-oriented career for over two decades? Veronica Rice McCray is the experienced HR professional who leads Stautzenberger College's human resources administration diploma program.

In 2013,Veronica joined Stautzenberger College as an online instructor. Later, she would become part of the American Higher Education Development Corporation as well. During her tenure, Veronica taught a variety of business courses before becoming the lead instructor for the online HR program. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology, a Master of Arts in Education degree (with a major in human resource development and dual minors in leadership and training and development), and a Master of Business Administration degree (with a major in organizational leadership and minor in human resources).

For over 20 years, Veronica has been proudly working in higher education. She has taught and tutored at a variety of colleges and universities in northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan. Other roles she has served include project manager, human resources consultant, and career coach. All of these positions have provided her with opportunities to serve others on a daily basis and get to know many wonderful individuals. Veronica is happy to help her students develop fundamental people skills as they pertain to training and development, employee compensation, managing diversity, risk administration, and other essential HR topics. 

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Amber Clegg, RMA - (Also the chair for PCT) When did you start your dream career? Amber Clegg, RMA has been in the medical field since she was 15. Her passion for healthcare never faded but evolved over time. Although she used to focus only on helping patients, she is now proud to shape future healthcare workers.

Amber was ecstatic the day she became a registered medical assistant. For 10 years, Amber worked for a busy orthopedic surgeon. It was at his office that she learned the ins and outs of healthcare and began managing surgical patients. Ready to take her career to the next level, she began teaching high school students in a medical academy program. She soon realized that preparing new medical assistants for the challenges ahead was her calling in life. After furthering her education, she decided to take a leap of faith and become an instructor at Stautzenberger College's Maumee Campus.

Today, Amber is the Medical Assisting and Patient Care Technology Program Chair. Guiding students to academic success is an important goal of hers, but it is not the only one. She also wants students to realize what a tremendous impact they have on their communities. For Amber, changing patients' lives for the better is the best part of the job. Additionally, she hopes that students will enjoy their new careers after graduation just as much as she adores hers.

“I had many great mentors over the years that helped me get to where I am,” Amber says. “I can’t wait to see the success of all my students.” When she is not in the classroom, Amber still devotes her spare time to others. She enjoys spending time with her son and visiting the metro parks. 

Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree Program Toni Holliday

Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree Program

Toni Holliday - Do you enjoy working independently but still want to help others? Medical laboratory scientists analyze blood, urine, and tissue samples for abnormal findings so patients can return to living their best lives. Toni Holliday loved her career in the lab so much that she joined Stautzenberger College to educate and encourage future technicians.

Before joining Maumee Campus, Toni worked for 14 years as a laboratory scientist. Three of those years were spent managing laboratories in Ohio and Michigan. Over the course of her career, Toni had a wide array of experiences ranging from selling laboratory services to conducting regular CAP (College of American Pathologists) inspections. For a while, Toni was a microbiologist for a national food safety organization. She also established CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)-approved labs in physicians’ offices. Additionally, Toni implemented state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and information systems in multiple lab environments.

As the program chair for our medical laboratory technician program, Toni is able to still enjoy science while educating the next generation of laboratory technicians. She draws upon her own experiences while teaching clinical chemistry, hematology, phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology, and microbiology. Toni holds a hematology certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). She is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Her  Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology degree was earned from the University of Michigan. 

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program Janet Little

Medical Office Billing and Coding Diploma Program

Janet Little (also the chair for Healthcare Admin) - You want a comprehensive education. At Stautzenberger College, we know how important it is to connect the theories you read in a textbook to your career. That's why we hire instructors who know how to incorporate their own professional experiences into your lessons. Janet Little is just one of these amazing instructors.

Janet joined the American Higher Education Development Corporation in April 2012 and has been teaching exclusively online since January 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration (major health administration) from Davenport University. Janet also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Janet is a certified professional coder (CPC) through the AAPC.

With 29 years of experience in healthcare, Janet has plenty of real-life scenarios to draw from when teaching. The majority of her career was spent at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also taught at Dorsey Schools and Marygrove College. Currently, Janet is the Manager of Coding, Auditing, and Compliance for the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. As the lead instructor for our healthcare administration and medical billing and coding programs, Janet passes on everything she's learned from these environments to the next generation. 

Paralegal Studies Programs Patty Humbert

Paralegal Studies Programs

Patty Humbert - Lawyers need great paralegals to assist them with their work, just as you need exceptional instructors to assist you with your career training. Our paralegal instructors have many years' worth of experience and knowledge to share with you. Whether you plan to pursue a diploma or associate degree, Patty Humbert is proud to be a part of your paralegal training.

In 2004, Patty began teaching at Stautzenberger College as an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program. Over the years, she developed and taught many of our paralegal courses and supervised paralegal externship students. Patty received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her Juris Doctor degree was earned at the University of Toledo, College of Law.

Prior to joining the post-secondary education arena, Patty practiced many types of law. She has private practice experience in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, and plaintiff personal injury law. Patty also represented union members in a prepaid legal services program. Now, she is the lead instructor for our online paralegal associate and diploma programs. When teaching, she draws upon all of her practice experience to prepare students for their new careers.

Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

Amber Clegg, RMA  - (also the chair for MA) When did you start your dream career? Amber Clegg, RMA has been in the medical field since she was 15. Her passion for healthcare never faded but evolved over time. Although she used to focus only on helping patients, she is now proud to shape future healthcare workers.

Amber was ecstatic the day she became a registered medical assistant. For 10 years, Amber worked for a busy orthopedic surgeon. It was at his office that she learned the ins and outs of healthcare and began managing surgical patients. Ready to take her career to the next level, she began teaching high school students in a medical academy program. She soon realized that preparing new medical assistants for the challenges ahead was her calling in life. After furthering her education, she decided to take a leap of faith and become an instructor at Stautzenberger College's Maumee Campus.

Today, Amber is the Medical Assisting and Patient Care Technology Program Chair. Guiding students to academic success is an important goal of hers, but it is not the only one. She also wants students to realize what a tremendous impact they have on their communities. For Amber, changing patients' lives for the better is the best part of the job. Additionally, she hopes that students will enjoy their new careers after graduation just as much as she adores hers.

“I had many great mentors over the years that helped me get to where I am,” Amber says. “I can’t wait to see the success of all my students.” When she is not in the classroom, Amber still devotes her spare time to others. She enjoys spending time with her son and visiting the metro parks. 

Practical Nursing Diploma Program Annette Martin, MSN, RN

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Annette Martin MSN, RN - Imagine going grocery shopping and running into a nurse you taught 20 years ago. For Annette Martin MSN, RN, this is a regular occurrence. When Annette began her nursing career, she had no idea how many lives she would impact in the decades to come.

Annette has over 38 years of experience as a registered nurse. In 1982, she earned her RN diploma at St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio. While working as a staff nurse in a local hospital, Annette returned to school. In 1988, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio. As she continued working in medical surgical and step-down units as a staff nurse, Annette realized how much she loved educating patients. When an RN school of nursing asked her to be a preceptor to a student nurse, Annette discovered her passion for student nursing education.

From there, Annette's career as an instructor flourished. She started as a part-time instructor at her alma mater, worked her way up to lab instructor, and began teaching theory in the classroom. In 1994, she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree from The Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Annette taught diploma and associate RN programs at various area schools before becoming a practical nursing program director in 2001. She worked in this capacity for 15 years, offering registered nurses their first experiences with teaching student nurses.

In 2017, Annette became the program chair for our practical nursing program. Now, she also leads the practical nursing program for Stautzenberger College's other campus in Brecksville. Annette's joy comes from seeing nervous students blossom into strong, independent, and confident graduates who go on to become licensed practical nurses.

Although much of her current work consists of administrative duties and compliance policies, Annette still enjoys teaching. Frequently, she is greeted by her former students in the community. One of her student nurses even joined Maumee Campus as a clinical instructor! 

Sales Management Diploma Program Stephen Beauregard

Sales Management Diploma Program

Stephen Beauregard - Communication is the key to excelling in sales management. Building rapport with customers, training new sales representatives, and interacting with colleagues are skills you need time to develop and master. That's why we seek out sales management instructors like Stephen Beauregard who have had decades to refine their communication abilities.

Steve has over 20 years of experience in sales management. Currently, he owns a sports memorabilia company. However, he has experience in the hospitality and retail fields as well. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Framingham State College in Massachusetts.

Recently, Steve joined the Stautzenberger family to lead our online sales management diploma program. He enjoys teaching students about advertising, consumer behavior, negotiation, success strategies, and other relevant topics. Outside of the classroom, Steve enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family. 

Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Amanda Hermiller - Amanda, CSFA, CST is proud to be the Surgical Technology Program Chair at Maumee Campus. She holds an associate degree in surgical technology from Brown Mackie College in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Amanda received her national certification at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. Over the course of her career, she has served as a certified surgical technologist and first assistant at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Lima Memorial Hospital, and St. Rita's Medical Center. For 11 years, she has been learning valuable lessons to pass on to the next generation of surgical technologists.

Amanda looks forward to meeting new students and helping them achieve their career goals. “I love teaching and being able to share all the knowledge I have acquired over the last 11 years,” she says. When she is not teaching, Amanda enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her husband of ten years and two sons. Amanda's office is located in the back nursing hallway, so be sure to stop by and say hello when you have a chance! 

Veterinary Asistant and Grooming Diploma Program

Mary Mould, M.Ed, RVT - Doesn't your pet deserve the best? As loving members of our families, our animals should be safe and feel comfortable when receiving checkups and care. That's why Mary Mould, M.Ed, RVT is committed to training the next generation of veterinary technicians and groomers.

Mary has been teaching distance education for over 20 years. In 1999, she graduated from the St. Petersburg College Distance Program as a registered veterinary technician. Later, she returned to earn her bachelor's in veterinary technology and master's in distance education. Classes that Mary has taught include behavioral medicine, grooming, animal welfare, clinical pathology, and radiography. “I feel this experience as an instructor and student has been extremely helpful in understanding my students and the different variables that go along with distance learning,” Mary notes.

In 2020, Mary began teaching for the American Higher Education Development Corporation schools. Today, she is proud to be the lead instructor for the veterinary assistant/grooming program. Whether she is instructing or helping students navigate their new career programs, she always stays busy. Mary is also an associate professor at San Juan College, where she teaches clinical pathology and radiography. Additionally, she writes curricula for Tarleton State University's bachelor's programs. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as her best furry friend, Lillybean. 

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program Dr. Nick Sattelmaier

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Dr. Nick Sattelmaier - Whether you're volunteering, working with large animals, or helping at a small practice, you're just happy to be helping animals. Dr. Nick Sattelmaier feels the same way. As Maumee Campus' veterinary technology program chair, he has had a variety of work experiences that he draws upon when teaching.

Nick grew up in the Cleveland area and received his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University in 2003. While attending college, he worked in a small animal emergency clinic as aveterinary assistant. Nick also volunteered with a large animal veterinarian as he completed his
application for veterinary college. He then attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009. After graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship in medicine and surgery at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, California.

After Nick completed his internship, it was time to move to the Toledo area. For three years, he worked at Animal Emergency of Toledo. Nick spent the next five years at two other local small animal practices. Along the way, Nick discovered he had a passion for teaching others. In 2018, he joined the Stautzenberger College family as an instructor to live out this dream. The following year, Nick became the veterinary technology program chair. This has allowed him to have an enormous impact on student success and the local veterinary community.