Craig Clifford MD, MS
Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Clifford earned his M.D. at Rush University, followed by a highly competitive transitional internship within the UCLA medical system. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and a Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Illinois - Chicago, where he participated in bench research focused on developing HIV treatments, and where he enjoyed working as an undergraduate lab instructor in the Chemistry department for several years. Dr. Clifford joined Ohio School of Phlebotomy in 2012 bringing his expertise, scientific knowledge, and experience as an educator to assist in curriculum building of our CCMA and EKG programs. Dr. Clifford currently oversees the development of OSP intellectual property.
Bronte Clifford BA, CPT
Having received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Ms. Clifford has an extensive background in clinical research, project management, and data analysis for organizations such as MathSoft, Inc., University of Utah Division of Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, Nationwide Childrens Hospital and the Center for Perinatal Research. Ms. Clifford acts as Executive Director of Ohio School of Phlebotomy, Inc,. as well as Director at our 7 sister schools. Her belief is that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality education and her commitment to bringing this mission into every community began over 12 years ago when she opened the first school in Columbus, Ohio.
Emily C. R. Witt, M.Ed., CCMA
Chief Administrative Officer
Emily completed her Bachelors of Science at The Ohio State University in the College of Education and Human Ecology and attained the credential of Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) through Ohio School of Phlebotomy in 2012. She holds a Masters of Education in Adult Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Emily manages adherence to academic standards and oversees compliance with school and state policies at Ohio School of Phlebotomy and its sister schools. She is passionate about medical education and seeing each student develop their skills to become a talented medical professional and integral part of a medical team.
Community Development Administrator
After working in business management for many years, Nate chose to change his career and gained his EMS/EMT certification in 2012. Nate worked as an EMT, responding to 911 calls and transporting patients, before joining the Indiana School of Phlebotomy team as a Campus Coordinator in 2016. Nate has since used his passion for advocacy to improve student experiences and build business relations within our community. Because of this passion and hard work, Nate has become an integral member of our administration team as the Community Development Administrator for all of Ohio School of Phlebotomy Affiliated Schools. Nate is dedicated to working with our community partners to provide more educational opportunities to our students and manage those partnerships to foster growth and access to education within our communities.
Associate Academic Officer
Melissa has nearly 18 years of health care experience. She received her diploma in Medical Assisting in 2001 from Sanford-Brown College. Since then, she has worked as a MA in family medicine, surgery, and cardiology. After 9 years as a MA, Melissa realized her true passion was phlebotomy and chose to narrow her focus. She has worked as a phlebotomist for the past 9 years performing biometric health screenings, insurance exams, health fair screenings, and pre-employment screenings. Melissa joined the KCSP team in 2017 with the goal to change the face of healthcare one student at a time. She endeavors to give each student the skills and knowledge to provide not only outstanding patient care but also outstanding customer service. Melissa teaches with compassion and instills confidence in each student.
Kara Beauford, CPT
Kara began her career in 2007 as an office assistant for a local practitioner. During her time there, her potential to be more hands-on was quickly noticed. She was then introduced to the world of Phlebotomy and has never looked back! Kara is an expert phlebotomist with over 10 years of experience under her belt. After teaching phlebotomy with OSP and engaging students in the classroom, Kara has moved into the position of Externship Coordinator where her experience in the field and teaching can be utilized to help students succeed in their career training through externship placements that are a good fit for each individual.
Rebecca Thomas, CCMA, CPT
Chief Operations Officer
Rebecca comes from an extensive background in patient care management, long-term care, pain management, and wound care. After 12 years of focusing on those areas, Rebecca decided to expand her skills by taking both the Phlebotomy and Certified Clinical Medical Assisting courses at Ohio School of Phlebotomy. Since then, she has worked as a full-time paramedical examiner and has enjoyed offering outstanding care to her patients. She also worked as a substitute instructor for OSP and leads instruction for many of our off-site learning opportunities. Rebecca quickly became the Campus Coordinator at the Ohio Campus and has since moved into overseeing operations as the Chief Operations Officer.
Felicity Rennison, CCMA
Felicity worked in retail management for several years before completing her phlebotomy course at Ohio School of Phlebotomy in 2016. Following the completion of her program, she worked as a phlebotomist for institutions such as the America Red Cross and Adena Regional Medical Center before pursuing her CCMA certification. After successfully gaining her CCMA credential from Fortis College in 2018, Felicity gained experience in pediatric care at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Felicity is passionate about healthcare and is excited to assist prospective and current students make their way into the medical field by overseeing school growth and operational quality standards for Ohio School of Phlebotomy and its network of sister schools.
Shontell has over 25 years of experience working as a clinical coordinator, clinical trainer, and CMA in various areas of medicine. She brings her clinical expertise, along with a decade of teaching and training experience, to the students of Carolina School of Phlebotomy, where she loves watching students change their lives for the better by embarking on a journey into healthcare. Her credentials include a B.S. in Healthcare Management from Pfeiffer University, an A.A.S. in Medical Assisting from Miller-Motte College, and certifications in Medical Assisting, Administrative Assisting, Billing/Coding, and BLS/CPR Instruction. Her caring approach towards patients and students drives her to advocate for mental health awareness and Alzheimer`s research in the community and inspired her to open her own home care agency. She is also the owner of a healthcare awareness and safety preparedness company.
Sadekqua is an instructor who loves to see her students win! She is a Registered Medical Assistant and has an A.A.S. in Health Science. She has been working as a Medical Assistant since 2001 after majoring in Medical Assisting in high school, and has worked in various areas of healthcare. Teaching is something that she is very passionate about because it keeps her up to date and gives her the opportunity to help others achieve a goal that will benefit them.
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Sheena comes to Carolina School of Phlebotomy with over 20 years in the field of healthcare as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. As a compassionate instructor and healthcare professional, she finds joy in seeing others succeed, learn and grow. She is passionate about working in the field because she loves helping and working with all kinds of people. With over 7 years as a teacher and trainer, she provides students with excellent hands-on learning and knowledge. Her education includes a certificate in Phlebotomy and an Associates in Medical Assisting and she plans to continue her own education as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Outside of teaching and working with patients, Sheena enjoys singing and songwriting.
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Kiarra joins the Carolina School of Phlebotomy after working over a decade as an allied health professional. She enjoys being able to work with and help develop her student skills daily. As a reliable phlebotomist and mentor, Kiarra shares her unique and extensive field experience with each class to help them grow into medical professionals. Kiarra earned her Associates degree of Science in Medical Assisting from ECPI University and has obtained several national credentials in, Phlebotomy, and EKG from ECPI University as well. In her free time, she enjoys singing and writing.
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Human Resources Generalist
Brandy Nicole Paige, MJ-LEL a skilled professional with a heart for service. Brandy is a proud Tulane University Law School graduate, with over two decades of Level III Criminal Investigative and Human Resource Management experience. She has served her community as an educator, mentor, advocate, business owner, and philanthropist. Throughout the decades, Brandy has continuously challenged ideas that seek to imprison and block people from living at their highest potential. It is Brandys firm belief that all people should have the liberty to pursue the best quality of life possible by having access to resources, education, training and career opportunities that cultivate an abundant life. It is Brandys aim to be a catalyst to promote growth in others, as she continues to serve and grow professionally.
Letitia brings over 25 years of healthcare experience as a CNA II for 16 years, a Medical Assistant 10 years, Instructor/Mentor for 4 years to the Carolina School of Phlebotomy classroom. She loves sharing her knowledge with others and watching a student grow by encouraging them to reach their full potential. Amber has earned a graduate degree in Human Behavior from Ashford University, and a BA in Psychology from Ashford University. In her spare time, Amber loves playing spades, bowling, and reading novels.