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.
Spencer Murphy has 10 years of experience in the medical field. He has studied multiple areas in medicine such as nursing and anatomy and physiology. Spencer has specialized in areas such as psychiatry, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and general family practice. Spencer brings his enthusiasm, humor, and knowledge of the medical field to each of his classes to make them interesting, exciting, and fun. Spencer has taught the Clinical Medical Assisting program, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy programs at the St. Louis School of Phlebotomy.
Tabatha has been teaching with STLSP for over 5 years, and brings nearly two decades of healthcare experience to the classroom to share with her students. She is passionate about providing excellent care to her patients with compassion and dedication. As an instructor, she brings humor to the classroom and loves helping students accomplish things that they may have been afraid of, in order to achieve their goals and become outstanding healthcare professionals. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Management and is planning to continue her education in healthcare. She sees the sky as the limit for educational opportunities--both for herself and her students. She loves spending time with family and enjoys visiting the beach and traveling.
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.
LaTasha graduated from Allied College with an Associates Degree as a Medical Assistant. Shortly after graduation, she started her Phlebotomy career as a Collection Tech for the American Red Cross where she gained the knowledge and expertise on becoming a professional at drawing blood. After a 2 year hiatus, LaTasha reentered the field as a Lab Associate at Progress West Hospital where she has worked for the past 8 years. During that time, LaTasha has trained many new employees and students. Because of this, LaTasha has realized the importance of passing on her knowledge and skills to future professionals.
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.
Anita Cannaday, A.A.S., RMA
Anita brings experience both in teaching and in the healthcare field to the students she works with. With over 24 years as a Medical Assistant and 5 years in academic teaching, she has a wide and diverse set of healthcare skills and knowledge to pass along to her classes. While helping others heal and showing compassion to each and every patient is what brought her into healthcare, she loves teaching because she is able to share everything she has learned from her personal experience and witness the eagerness of students to learn and grow in their own journeys.
Racquel McNeal, RMA
Racquel joins St. Louis School of Phlebotomy in the role of Campus Coordinator after working in the field for over 12 years as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist. As a leader and experienced professional, she is passionate about the healthcare field because it is constantly evolving. She brings her knowledge of clinical practice in a variety of environments and her desire to assist the next generation of medical professionals into her interactions with students on a daily basis.
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