Program Directors and Program Chairs

Our faculty members do more than teach their specialties, they work in their specialties. We select instructors whose day-to-day duties ensure they are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the most current theories, practices and technologies of their field – and who also possess a gift to teach that information to students.

Don Jones, President and CEO

Don Jones is a proven leader with a happy outlook on business and life who consistently raises the bar for ATA Career Education, the faculty, staff and students, all while wearing his signature smile. Since taking the reins in 2010, Jones has led ATA Career Education into new territory by updating their identity and adding new programs. Quality medical education, retention, career services and compliance are at the top of his priority list.

Professional Certifications

  • BS in Industrial Technology, Western Kentucky University
  • 20+ years of experience in manufacturing management with Fortune 500 companies

 

Suellen Black, MSN, RN

Program Director for Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs

Professional Certifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing from University of Rochester
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cedarville University
  • 34 years of Nursing Experience

 

Danielle Price, CPC, CPC-I, RHIT

Program Director for Medical Coding and Medical Office Specialist

Professional Certifications

American Academy of Professional Coder’s (AAPC)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Certified Professional Coder – Instructor (CPC-I)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Management, Herzing University
  • Health Science Associate Degree in Medical Administrative Assisting, Ultimate Medical Academy

 

John Spencer, NCMA

Program Director for Limited Medical Radiography, Limited Medical Radiography with Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Licensed X-Ray Machine Operator
  • Associates of Science X-Ray Technician from High-Tech Institute

 

Lori Scribner, CDA

Program Director for Dental Assisting

Professional Certifications:

  • Master of Arts Career and Technical Education (M.Ed.) – University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Health Service Administration (B.A.S.) – St Petersburg College
  • Associates in Science Dental Assisting (A.S.) – Manor Jr. College
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Advisor National Technical Honor Society
  • Program Specialist Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

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