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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 Zachary T. Hansen

Addiction Counseling Diploma Program

Zachary T. Hansen - What will you learn today? Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and having a terminal degree doesn't mean you can't learn something new. Zachary, lead instructor for the addiction counseling technician diploma program, firmly believes this.

Zachary received his bachelor's degree in social science and master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University. Specializing in abnormal psychology/psychology, he also earned his Master Addiction Counselor certification as well as his addiction services certification. Since 2008, Zachary has been working in different areas of mental health services. He has experience in drug court intervention, addiction counseling, mental health counseling, hospitalization assessment, level of care placement, and supervision. Zachary has worked with clients aged 7 to 102. A significant amount of his time was dedicated to working in residential/inpatient settings with acutely affected psychiatric patients and acute detox patients.

Even with all of this career experience, Zachary is aware that he still has much to learn. “Anyone in a field working with people who thinks they know it all or who has 'mastered their craft' is mistaken, in my humble opinion,” Zachary remarks. “Even the best counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, teachers, and other people-based/service occupations are learning every day; or, unfortunately, they are falling behind their peers who are. Be open to learning and embrace it!” 

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. 

Central Sterile Processing Technology Diploma Program Melanie Leath

Central Sterile Processing Technology Diploma Program

Melanie Leath - Many people don't pursue their dream careers, but those who do often find the experience rewarding. Melanie Leath didn't think she would have the opportunity to enter the education field. However, she is now the program chair of our central sterile processing diploma program.

Melanie's entire career has centered around the medical field. She holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Toledo. For five years, she worked as a state tested nursing assistant in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Currently, she is a sterile processing technician at Toledo Hospital, where she has been employed for 20 years.

What Melanie did not expect was the chance to teach others about central sterile processing. “I’ve always had a passion for teaching,” Melanie explains. “When I was in elementary school, I would pretend to teach my dolls and bears math, reading, and art.” At Maumee Campus, she is ecstatic to teach future central sterile processing technicians about anatomy, physiology, microbiology, surgical instrumentation, medical terminology, and inventory management. “I’ve been teaching at Stautzenberger for under a year now, and I’m still in disbelief that this is now my career,” she says. 

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 - Trades Program Chair Blair Daniels

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Diploma Program - Trades Program Chair

Blair Daniels - Learning the trades could open up a new world of career opportunities for you. Welders, masons, and HVAC technicians are needed for a wide variety of projects, and working in one trade often lends itself well to learning another. Blair Daniels began studying welding and sheet metal fabrication decades ago, unaware of how his career would diversify.

For over 40 years, Blair has been proud to work in the trades. His career adventure started in vocational school, where he learned about welding and sheet metal fabrication. After graduation, Blair attended the Hobart School of Welding Technology and earned a diploma as a welding operator. Over the years, Blair worked for the Autoworkers, Boilermakers, Steelworkers, and Sheet Metal Workers. At the University of Cincinnati, he earned his associate degree in sheet metal layout and pattern development.

Later in his career, Blair progressed into aerospace welding and earned many different welding certifications for specialty and exotic metals. He eventually worked in non-destructive testing and visual inspection, earning Level II certifications in FPI (fluorescent penetrant inspection) and MPI (magnetic particle inspection). Blair also holds Level I certifications in UT (ultrasonic testing) and x-ray. Before moving away from the Cincinnati area, Blair became the Lead Composite/NDT Inspector for CTL Aerospace. Today, Blair is proud to be the Trades Chair at Maumee Campus. 

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 Mari Ann Szczublewski

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Mari Ann Szczublewski - (Also the chair for PCT) Driven by her desire to help others, Mari Ann decided to make a career change. After graduating from Professional Skills Institute in 2006, she finally became a licensed practical nurse. This allowed her to give back to her community like she had always dreamed. Her work experience consisted of caring for patients in a variety of settings. Mari Ann spent many years as a hospice nurse, maintaining national certifications in hospice and palliative care as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Additionally, she held the title of Safety Director for Mercy Health.

As her career progressed, Mari Ann discovered that she loved to teach. She ignited a passion for learning in others. Six years ago, she decided to bring that talent to Maumee Campus. Today, she is the program chair for both our medical assisting and patient care technician programs. “My greatest joy is watching a student graduate, knowing they have the knowledge and skills to start a new chapter in their life,” Mari Ann says 

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 Mari Ann Szcublewski

Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

Mari Ann Szczublewski  - (also the chair for MA) Driven by her desire to help others, Mari Ann decided to make a career change. After graduating from Professional Skills Institute in 2006, she finally became a licensed practical nurse. This allowed her to give back to her community like she had always dreamed. Her work experience consisted of caring for patients in a variety of settings. Mari Ann spent many years as a hospice nurse, maintaining national certifications in hospice and palliative care as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Additionally, she held the title of Safety Director for Mercy Health.

As her career progressed, Mari Ann discovered that she loved to teach. She ignited a passion for learning in others. Six years ago, she decided to bring that talent to Maumee Campus. Today, she is the program chair for both our medical assisting and patient care technician programs. “My greatest joy is watching a student graduate, knowing they have the knowledge and skills to start a new chapter in their life,” Mari Ann says. 

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 Denice Giovanoli

Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Denice Giovanoli - You're willing to give 110% to succeed in your career training. Our instructors are ready to give their all to help you. Denice Giovanoli, program chair for the surgical technology program at Maumee Campus, has dedicated her life to preparing students for their new profession.

For over 17 years, Denice worked in the operating room as a certified surgical technologist. One day, she was given the opportunity to be an adjunct instructor for surgical technology. This was the experience that changed her life. “I felt beyond excited and wanted to continue this forever,” Denice recalls. With the encouragement of several respected surgeons, Denice took the plunge into the education sector.

To aid her teaching career, Denice earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. She already held an Associate of Applied Science degree in surgical technology. Denise also joined, and  remains an active member of, the Ohio State Assembly and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

Denice entered the Stautzenberger College family as the surgical technology program chair. Her passion for surgical technology is infectious and inspires students to pursue their dreams. Denise enjoys seeing her students grow and develop their skills, for she knows that they are our future surgical technology professionals. “It inspires me to teach to each individual student in a way that they can make their ultimate goal become a reality,” she says. 

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.