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 RN, MA, CDONA/LTC; Assistant Academic Dean ADN Program – 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, RN-BC, Instructor/Employment Counselor FT
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, 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
Dr. Michael R Berneche, Pharm. D. Instructor —Per Diem
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA
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, RphT, MD, Instructor - Per Diem
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, Instructor—Per Diem
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, 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, 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, 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, RN, MSN, 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, RN, PhD, MSN Instructor/Employment Counselor
Barry University, Miami, FL—Doctorate of Nursing
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL– MA—LawFlorida 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, RN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
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, RN, MSN, 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, RN, MSN, Instructor/Employment Counselor – FT
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, 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, 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 - FT
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, RN, Instructor /Employment Counselor - FT
South University, WPB, 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 - 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