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

Debe L Oxley, RN, MSN

Nursing Program Director

Professional Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science, Nursing major from Millersville University
  • Masters of Science, Nursing Education from Walden University
  • Over 20 years of Healthcare and academia experience 
  • Instructed over 5,000 students in LPN, ASN, BSN and MSN programs

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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