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Leadership Team

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. He brings his medical expertise, scientific knowledge, and experience as an educator to the Ohio School of Phlebotomy, where he oversees the quality of instruction and materials.

Bronte Clifford BA, CPT

Executive Director

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 6 sister schools. Her belief is that everyone deserves access to an affordable, quality education and her commitment to bringing this mission into every community began over 10 years ago when she opened the first school in Columbus, Ohio.

Emily 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.

Nathaniel Flannery

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.

Kara Beauford, CPT

Externship Coordinator

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.

Michael Robinson ND, MS, CCMA

Substitute Instructor

Dr. Michael Robinson has worked in many aspects of healthcare over the last 10 years. He has been a phlebotomist since 2012 and is also a certified medical assistant and EKG technician. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He completed his internship in Primary Care Medicine and owns a Functional Medicine practice in Illinois specializing in natural solutions for those with autoimmune disease. Michael has a passion for education and greatly enjoys assisting others along their career paths.

Shannon Johnson, CPT

Instructor

Shannon began her career as a Phlebotomist at Presence Mercy Hospital in 2005. She then transitioned into a laboratory assisting role where she found her passion in the fast-paced and interesting laboratory environment. With over 10 years of experience with patients ranging from newborn to elderly, Shannon has become an expert at drawing blood in just about any situation. For Shannon, lab life is never boring, whether it is drawing blood, processing, or making slides; it is something different every day. Shannon became an Instructor for CLA and Phlebotomy to share her passion for the medical field and assist students in becoming excellent future laboratory employees.

Polina Robinson, ND, MS, CCMA

Instructor

With both parents in the medical field, Dr. Polina Robinson discovered her passion for healthcare at an early age. She holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a Master of Science in Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, and a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences. The role of Campus Coordinator unites her love of medicine and learning, and she enjoys supporting students on their journey to becoming successful healthcare professionals.

Debra Brown BS, RMA, AHI

Instructor

After completing her MA/CPT program at Apollo College, Debra received her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Leadership from National Louis University. She is passionate about supporting the health- mind, body, and spirit, of the career-driven individual; she has her certification in Holistic Life Coaching, NLP Practitioner, and Health Screening, and is a member of the International Practitioner of Holistic Medicine. Debra has also completed her Master Certificate in Core Management. Debra has dedicated her career to working in healthcare from direct patient care, sales/marketing, education, to management- she has seen it all!

Shalon Featherstone, CPT

Instructor

Shalon Featherstone studied business administration and management at the University of Wisconsin, She subsequently continued her education at Madison Area Technical College, and finished her studies at Worsham College of Mortuary Science - along with Cremation. Her professional responsibilities have included On-Call Unit Phlebotomist for the UW Hospital and Clinic, and a remote traveling phlebotomist. She has a National Funeral Celebrant Certification. She is currently working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a traveling phlebotomist, and has recently completed the IV placement and infusion certification from the Chicago School of Phlebotomy. Shalon is an experienced phlebotomist working in specialty practices, has received employee of the month at Northwestern Hospital, multiple letters of recommendation from her supervisors and colleagues, and enjoys serving as mentor and trainer to new employees. Shalon is honored to be an instructor here at the Chicago School of Phlebotomy, and her promise is to share her expertise and deep passion for healthcare with each student so they will go into the medical field with success.

Sonya Simeth, CMA, CET, CMAA

Instructor

Sonya (Sonny) entered into the medical field due to her passion for helping others. In 2011, Sonny graduated at the top of her class in the medical assisting program from Everest College where she also acted as a Student Ambassador. Following the completion of her educational program, Sonny completed her externship at Kane County Cancer Center and gained employment there following her externship. In 2012, Sonny began working at Northwestern Medicine where she was involved in primary care specializing in family medicine and internal medicine. In the 7 years that Sonny worked at Northwestern Medicine, she has practiced a wide array of knowledge and experience in the medical field. Sonny has achieved several patient satisfaction awards and comes with high recommendations from the physicians that she has worked with. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her students at Chicago School of Phlebotomy!

Bianca Campos, CCMA, CPT

Instructor

Bianca completed her Bachelor Of Science at Saint Xavier University in 2016. Following the completion of her degree, Bianca began working in the plasma donation industry as an assistant manager and phlebotomist. In 2018, she traveled to Costa Rica to obtain her Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification through the University of Colorado Department Of Emergency Medicine. In 2019, she traveled overseas to shadow nurses and doctors at the General Hospital Sibenik, located in Croatia. She obtained both her Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified Medical Assistant certificates through Chicago School of Phlebotomy in 2019. Bianca has a passion for the medical field and enjoys assisting and guiding students in their career paths!

Amanda Tabb

Instructor

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Kelli Portenkirchner

Instructor

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