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Program and Recruitment Specialist

Medical Assistant Instructor

Elena Thomas Faulkner

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Faulkner is the CEO of NIMAA. She brings a strong record of organizational leadership, management and development to the role, along with a deep commitment to and passion for working alongside underserved communities. Thomas Faulkner was previously the Chief Strategy Officer for Denver's La Clinica Tepeyac, Inc. Prior to her work at La Clinica Tepeyac, Thomas Faulkner spent more than a decade with John Snow International (JSI), where she developed projects related to the health care safety net, access to care and capacity building. Previous to JSI, she held leadership positions with the Colorado Community Health Network and has worked extensively within and on issues of importance to the Latino community. She holds an MA in International Development from American University and a BA from the University of Colorado.

Mary Blankson

Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN

Clinical Director

Blankson is the chief nursing officer for Community Health Center, Inc., overseeing diverse nursing services across the CHC network, including primary care, healthcare for the homeless, and school-based health services. AS CNO, she oversees the quality and expansion of nursing services, the development of nursing policy, and continuing nurse education. Blankson also works collaboratively to ensure Joint Commission and Patient Centered Medical Home compliance throughout CHC. Blankson earned her MSN at Yale University and joined CHC as a family nurse practitioner shortly after graduation. She has served as the on-site medical director of the New London county sites, the vice president of the medical staff, the chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and as a preceptor for CHC’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. She completed her DNP education at Johns Hopkins University. Blankson is certified and holds professional membership in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Mark J. Keeley

Chief Financial Officer

Keeley is the Chief Financial Officer for Community Health Center, Inc. Prior to joining CHC, he served as a corporate officer and Big 4 Audit and Information Technology Consulting Partner, with nearly 15 years as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has extensive start-up and public company experience across a diverse group of industry sectors. Keeley is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Finance MBA, and one of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s (AICPA's) original Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP).

Academic Staff

Jennfier Cole

Jennifer Cole

Instructor
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Dawn Chambers

Instructor
Itzel Gutierrez

Itzel Gutierrez

Instructor
Tiffany Heath

Tiffany Heath

Instructor
Susan Klos

Susan Klos

Curriculum Director & Instructor
Betty Murphy

Betty Murphy

Associate Director of Education

Administration

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Tami Bonnett-Admi

Consultant
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Tiara Edwards

Student Information Program Coordinator
Ali Murray

Ali Murray

Business Manager
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Lori Nichols, MSPH

Director of Business and Partnership Development
Kate Prell

Kate Prell

Program Specialist
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Carolina Rose

Distance Education Manager