Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
A Private, Not-for-Profit, Licensed and Nationally Accredited College of Nursing
    

Where dreams of a Better Tomorrow Come True … Learn, Grow, Become …


Located at:
5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561)683-1400
Fax: (561)683-6773
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Lois M. Gackenheimer, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President
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Administrative and Instructional Personnel

Lois M. Gackenheimer, PhD, Ed, MSN, R.N., Executive Director
Corlins University - PhD Ed, MSN
Boston College, Boston, MA - BSN
Over 30 years Nursing, Education & Administrative Experience - Acute, Long Term, and Home Care
Candi Giambatista, Dean of Compliance - PT
Over 25 years experience Education, Management, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Auditing, Loan & Collections, over 5 years exp. Job Development and Job Placement: Career Counseling, Outreach & Recruitment
Renée Werner, Assistant Director — FT
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.—BBA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA—MBA
Over 5 years experience in not-for-profit business administration with a background in Human Resources and Management.
Josh Werner, Campus Manager/IT Specialist – FT
Corllins University.—BS-Health Sciences
National Personal Training Institute-Personal Trainer
Over 6 years experience in Business Management Nutrition, Fitness, Human Resources
Sherrie Walling, Controller – FT
Kaiser University - BA, Accounting
Over 18 years experience in Business, Financial Mgmt, Collections, Accounting, and Bookkeeping
Sherri Adduci, Dean of Services and Compliance — FT
Over 20 years Customer Service, Loan Processing, Marketing and Business Management, Admissions,Financial Aid
Mark Adduci, D.C., Assistant Academic Dean - FT
Providence College, RI — BS Biology
Palmer College of Chiropractic, IA - Doctor of Chiropractic
Over 20 years Clinical and Education experience
Teaching Assignment: General Education
 Neala Asser MA, RN; Academic Dean – FT
New York University, NY, NY – Master of Arts, Delivery of Nursing Services
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT - BSN
Acute Care – Adult Medical Surgical; Adult and Pediatric Critical Care; Subacute Care, Rehabilitation & Long Term Care of Adult, Geriatric and Mental Health Patients
Over 35 years of Nursing experience in Acute Care; Sub Acute, Rehabilitation and Long Term Care; Nursing Administration and Nursing Education
Johanne Alexandre, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor PT
Palm Beach Atlantic University—BSN
Florida Atlantic University—BS Biology
Critical Care—Adult Medical Surgical
Over 10 years experience combined, Medical/Surgical Board Certified, Orthopedics, Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Infusion
Teaching Assignment: PN Division
Maria Alma, BSN, RN Instructor/Employment Counselor— FT
Concordia College, Wilmington, DE—BSN
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing—Bridgeport, CT-ASN
Over 10 years Nursing Experience– Medical/Surgical, Geronotology, Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Teaching Assignment: PN Division
Michael R Berneche, Pharm. D. Instructor —Per Diem
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA, Doctor of Pharmacy
Experience in Transplant Pharmacy, Advanced Compounding and Infectious Diseases
Teaching Assignment: Pharmacology, Dosage Calculation
Dr. Greg Chomko, DPT, OCS Instructor/ACCE—FT
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL –DPT
Indiana University , Bloomington, IN—BS Kinesiology
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
10 Yrs Experience in providing outpatient physical therapy services, along with management of facilities/staff and direction and education of supporting personnel and graduate students
Teaching Assignment—PhTA
Betty Dortch, RN, Instructor /Employment Counselor - FT
Elizabeth Seaton Junior College, Yonkers, NY - AA
Palm Beach County Community College, Lake Worth, FL - ASN
Over 22 Years Experience in Acute, Home Care & Education
Teaching Assignment: Health Occupations Program
 Dr. Robert Ghassemi, MD, RphT Instructor - Per Diem
Athabasa University, Canada, Masters In Health Sciences
Saint Christopher IMD College of Medicine, Luton, UK - MD
Humber College, Etobicoke, Canada - Pharmacy Technician
Over 4 yrs experience teaching developing program outcomes, objectives, & program goals, curriculum development, lesson plans, teaching students study techniques.
Over 5 yrs experience in Internal Medicine managing diseases, creating treatment plans, and incorporating therapy, medication, nutrition, and or surgery.
Teaching Assignment: General Education
 Cindy Giambatista, Ed. D., Instructor—Per Diem
Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ - Doctorate in Education
Arizona State Univ., West Glendale, AZ - Master's in Secondary Ed.,Reading Emphasis
Arizona State Univ., West Glendale, AZ - Bachelor's in Elementary Ed.
Over 8 Years Ground and Online Teaching Experience - Certified College Instructor in Educational Tech, Reading, Writing, English, and English as a Second Language
Teaching Assignment: General Education
Maria Gibmeyer, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor - FT
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD - BSN
Over 15 Years Experience – Home Care & Medical/Surgical Nursing and Office Administration
Teaching Assignment: Health Occupations
Alison Gill, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor - FT
South University, West Palm Beach, FL - BSN
Over 4 years experience in Acute Care, Home Care, Private Care and Assisted Living
Teaching Assignment: PN
 Deborah Grotke, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor - FT
University of Miami, Miami, FL - BSN
Over 30 Years Experience - Acute Care, Geriatrics and Long Term Care
7 years experience of Nursing Instruction
Teaching Assignment: PN
 Karen Gulledge, MSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
American Sentinel University – MSN in Nursing Education
American Sentinel University – BSN
Palm Beach Community College – ASN
Acute Care – Adult Medical Surgical and Critical Care of Adult, Geriatric, Pediatric, Obstetrics; In Patient Mental Health, Adult and Pediatric; Home Health Care
Over 15 years’ experience in Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatric, Mental Health and Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: A.D.N. Program
Susan Hamley, PhD, MSN, RN Instructor/Employment Counselor
Barry University, Miami, FL—Doctorate of Nursing
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL– MA—Law
Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL—BSN
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL—ASN
Acute Care-Adult Medi/Surg, Pediatrics Med/Surg, Geriatrics, School Nurse, Long Term Care.
Over 20 years experience in Adult Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Mental Health & Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: A.D.N. Program
Lisa Kanakry Miquel, MSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
Kaplan University, MSN, Nurse Educator
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY - BSN
Over 15 years experience in Maternal/Child Health in Acute Care Settings and Community
Teaching Assignment: PN / ADN
Marcia Korow, MSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
Florida Atlantic University, MSN & BSN
Acute Care – Adult Medical Surgical, Obstetrics and Pediatrics; Subacute Care Rehabilitation & Long Term Care of Adult, Geriatric and Mental Health Patients; Home Health Care
Over 40 years’ experience in Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatric, Mental Health and Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: A.D.N. Program
Tiffany Largey, MSN, RN, AHN-BC Instructor/Employment Counselor – Per Diem
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL – MSN, Advanced Holistic Nursing
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA – BSN
Acute Care – Maternity, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical, Emergency & Dementia Care Units
Over 9 years of Nursing Experience in Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatric, Mental Health and Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: A.D.N. Program
Catrina Leandre, MSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
Keiser University - MSN, BSN
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL - ADN
Acute Care—Adult Medical Surgical of Adult, Geriatric, Pediatric, Obstetrics,; Home Health Care
Over 4 years of experience in Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics Mental Health and Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: A.D.N. Program
Dinah Macavinta, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor-FT
Velez College, Philippines, BSN
Over 20 years experience in Acute Care and Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: PN
Judith Miller, RN, Job Development Placement Counselor - PT
Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL - ASN
Over 20 Years Experience in Nursing Education and Long Term Care and Home Health Nursing
Assignment: Student Services—Job Placement
Devalie Morrison, MSN, RN Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
Phoenix University, Palm Beach Gardens, FL—MSN
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL—BSN
Acute Care– Adult Medical Surgical, Emergency; Outpatient, Hemodialysis, Obstetrics & Pediatrics; Subacute Care Rehabilitation & Long Term Care of Adult, Geriatric & Mental Health Patients.
Over 20 years of Nursing Experience in Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics, Mental Health and Nursing Education
Teaching Assignment: A.D.N. Program
Edwin Ortiz, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – PT
Catholic University Puerto Rico - BSN
University of Phoenix - MBA, HCM
Over 30 years nursing experience - acute care, ER triage, and medical surgical
Teaching Assignment - PN
Timothy Parker, MAT, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor - FT
Simmons College, Boston, MA—MA in Teaching
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL -FBSN
Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ-BA in Natural Science & Mathematics
Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ—AS in Biology
Over 5 years Nursing Education, Medical Surgical, Oncology, Over 10 years teaching experience—Science, Health Science, A&P, Biology
Teaching Assignment—PN
Jamie Rubin, BSN, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH - BSN
Miami University, Oxford, OH - Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Over 20 years experience in cardiology, open heart unit, critical care, respiratory and hospice
Teaching Assignment: PN
Maryann Vivanco,BSN, RN, Instructor /Employment Counselor - FT
South University, RPB, FL—BSN
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL -ASN
Over 2 Years Nursing Experience Acute—Medical Surgical/Telemetry of Adult, Geriatric and Altered Mental Status Unit
Teaching Assignment: Practical Nursing Program
Carl Williams, RN, Instructor /Employment Counselor - FT
University of Central Florida—BS Cardiopulmonary Science
Broward State College—ASN
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL -AS Respiratory Therapy
Over 20 Years Experience in ICU, Open Heart Unit, Critical Care, Respiratory Therapy and Hospice Palliative Care
Teaching Assignment: Practical Nursing Program
Branden West, DPT, Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program – FT
Florida A&M, Tallahassee, FL – Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Florida A&M, Tallahassee, FL – Bachelors of Science in Allied Health
Over 5 years’ experience practicing, teaching, and as an Administrator for Physical Therapy.
Jena Bymaster, Financial Aid Compliance Asst. - FT
Nova South Eastern, FL - BS Environmental Science
Palm Beach Community College, FL - AS
Over four years experience with Microsoft Office, payroll, tax preparation, financial reports, budgeting, pension planning, event planning, vendor scheduling and analyzing data
Anna Koivunen - Financial Aid Representative FT
Over eight years of customer service, operations managing, marketing, financial and technology services
Sherry Moesly, LPN, Admissions Assistant - FT
South Technical Education Center – LPN
Over 20 years nursing experience in Home Health and over 7 years’ experience in administration and management
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Registrar – FT
BA, Business Management, Northwood University
Over 7 years experience in Business Management, Marketing, Customer Relations, Student Record Keeping
Angela Stiles, Admissions Specialist - FT
Over 15 years experience in Customer Service, Marketing and Counseling