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Meet Our Instructor - Deanna Young

Knowledgeable, adaptable, and reliable, Deanna is thankful to have a career that combines her two greatest passions: teaching and the medical field. She is a Certified Medical Assistant (NHA Certified) and holds an Associate in Applied Science degree from Rockford Career College. From July 2015 to November 2020, Deanna worked at Crusader Community Health and loved every second of it. Although the Women's Health Services Department was her primary area, she also gained experience in pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, and walk-in care.

Meet Our Instructor - Todd Warda

Todd has never been one to shy away from difficulties. Todd earned his associate degree in business from College of DuPage. Later, he received his bachelor's degree in economics from Northern Illinois University. He spent over 25 years in the electrical business, gaining plenty of field experience. In addition to running a business, Todd worked in healthcare for 15 years. No matter what task was at hand, Todd's determination and passion for his work were always evident.

Meet Our Instructor - Janet Little

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.

Meet Our Instructor - Joey Guthrie

Joey began her science career by mentoring, teaching, and supporting her fellow students and laboratory personnel. Working in the lab wasn't just another job to her. She loved everything about the medical laboratory field so much that she decided to stay. “I ultimately found my career and home,” declares Joey. For over a decade, she worked on various projects such as bioburden testing for the FDA and CDC as well as food research and development. Her work directly contributed to the success of future scientists and society as a whole.

Meet Our Instructor - Robert Wright

In 1983, Robert started his surgical technology apprenticeship in the Andrews Air Force Base's operating room. While in the Air Force, he graduated from the School of Healthcare Sciences concentrating in surgical technology. It was in 1986 that Robert was introduced to the worlds of material management and central sterile processing. He then began his teaching career at High Tech Institute in Sacramento, California in 1998.

Meet Our Instructor - Angie Fligge

Angie's dental assistant journey started chairside, where she gained valuable experience and nurtured her love for her work. As her skills and knowledge expanded, so did her desire to learn about all aspects of a dental office. Eventually, she started managing dental offices herself. Realizing how much she had to offer dental assistants of the next generation, she decided to become part of the RCC team. “I love sharing my passion of dentistry to help eager students succeed in their dental education,” says Angie.