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.
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.
Megan is passionate about saving lives and enjoys working in the healthcare field because she gets to engage her nerdy side while helping patients and inspiring students. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the outcomes and watching the students she teaches become amazing phlebotomists through their hard work at KCSP. She brings her students over 13 years of field experience, including a decade as a trainer. She currently works clinically as a STAT team supervisor at a local laboratory. In her free time, she enjoys sports and traveling to foreign countries. She and her husband serve at homeless shelters in the greater Kansas City area to support our community.
Felicity Rennison, CCMA
Business Development Coordinator
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.
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Asfaw Ayana, MLT, PBT
Asfaw brings years of experience in multiple areas of specimen collection and processing to the students of Kansas City School of Phlebotomy. He started his career in healthcare as a phlebotomist and went on to earn his B.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology. He teaches students in order to help them learn the skills that are so important for bringing patients accurate results that will affect every aspect of their health and treatment by the medical team. In addition to being a reliable clinical professional and instructor, Asfaw is also passionate about volunteering in the local community and enjoys soccer, going on walks, and bicycling in his free time.
Amanda Schwarzenberger, RPT
Amanda is passionate about teaching because she loves the ah-ha! moment that students get to experience when a new skill or piece of knowledge clicks into place. She is also a caring healthcare professional with years of experience in the field as a phlebotomist and medical assistant who strives to see patients leave her care with a smile on their faces. With years of experience in the classroom, Amanda helps her students to learn the skills necessary to have their own successful healthcare experiences both in terms of clinical practice and empathetic patient care. Outside of the classroom, Amanda promotes autism awareness in honor of her youngest son and enjoys kayaking and photography.
Marlissa uses her dedication to helping others in both her clinical practice and in the classroom, where she teaches to help give others the opportunity to have stable careers. She is passionate about this work because it allows her to make a difference in the community and lives of her students. As a reliable and trustworthy medical professional, Marlissa has worked as a Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant, both caring for patients and in a trainer role. Outside of the classroom, she loves to cook and sing karaoke and is especially grateful to spend time in nature and being a mom.
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After a career as a Phlebotomist and Medic in the Missouri Army National Guard, Makayla offers her students energetic instruction in skills and knowledge based on her experience as a trainer and allied health professional. She enjoys working in healthcare because it is an opportunity to see patients get better and know that she has contributed to their improved quality of life, and is passionate about working with students because she loves seeing them make connections and begin to develop a deep understanding of concepts in healthcare. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Missouri State University in addition to being a certified phlebotomist and EMT-B. She currently works as a lab manager at a research facility and in her spare time, enjoys crocheting and spending time with her dogs and cats.