Nov 17, 2019  
2019-20 College Catalog 
    
2019-20 College Catalog

Faculty and Staff



Catherine Ford, M.Ed, RT(R), Dean, graduated from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree, major Radiography in 1979 at which time she became credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Catherine joined Owens Community College in 1982 and went on to complete Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters of Education degrees at the University of Toledo. She is a member of the Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is also a member of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists where she has served as co-chair of the Education Committee and participated in revising the laws that govern medical imagers in the state of Ohio. Catherine also serves as a Site Visit Team Chair for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Catherine provides leadership in budget planning, assessment of student learning and curriculum revision. Though her duties are primarily administrative, she does enjoy time in the classroom with students when they are enrolled in their capstone course in their last semester.

 

Catherine Ford

 

Susan A. Deutschman, MBA, RHIA, CTR, Chair, Medical Imaging Technologies and Program Director Health Information Technology Degree and Medical Coding Certificate, graduated from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree, with a major in Health Information Technology and her Medical Coding Certificate in 2006. She became credential by the American Health Information Management Associate as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) after graduation. Susan went on to complete a Bachelor of Science, with a Health Care Administration major and earned her MBA, with a focus in Applied Leadership, from Franklin University. Susan now holds the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification from AHIMA and is also a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).

Susan joined Owens Community College as an adjunct instructor in 2006 teaching various classes in the HIT Program. She became the Coordinator of the Cancer Information Management Program in 2009. Assistant Chair of the Health Information Technology Degree and Medical Coding Certificate in 2015. In November 2018 she assumed the role of Chair of the Medical Imaging Technologies Department. Susan still teaches in the Health Information Technology Program, preparing students for their RHIT credentialing exam in their capstone class in their last semester.

 

Susan Deutschman

 

Julie Posey, BAS, RDMS, RVT, Program Coordinator of General and Vascular Concentrations, graduated from Owens Community College in 2005 with a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and became credentialed in Abdomen and Obstetrics/Gynecology through the ARDMS shortly after graduation. While employed as a sonographer at Blanchard Valley Hospital and Fostoria Community Hospital, she cross trained into Vascular Technology and became registered as an RVT in 2009. Additionally, Julie earned a Bachelor of Applied Science from Siena Heights University in 2016. She joined Owens Community College as an adjunct faculty in 2013 starting as a clinical instructor. Julie is also a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.

Julie is currently responsible for the structure and daily operation of both the general and vascular sonography programs. She works collaboratively with the faculty in reviewing and developing course materials to ensure the effectiveness of the program curricula. She also works closely with the clinical coordinators toward maintaining excellent clinical experiences for students. In addition, Julie teaches lab and lecture courses on campus.

 

Abraham Ettaher, RVT, Vascular Clinical Education Coordinator, graduated from Wayne State University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s in Biological Science. Additionally, Abe went on to earn a Degree of Medicine from St. Eustatius School of Medicine/Delphi Institute for the Healing Arts. He began working for Jobst Vascular Institute in 2003 and became credentialed through the ARDMS for Vascular Technology in 2010. Abe is currently a supervisor and education coordinator at Jobst.

Abe works closely with the program coordinator to maintain excellent clinical experiences for the students enrolled in the vascular sonography program. He is responsible for coordinating clinical education and ensuring the effectiveness of the clinical affiliates. Abe facilitates communication between students, Clinical Instructors, and the Program Coordinator. In addition, he teaches the vascular lecture courses for both first and second year students.

 

 

Brandon Dille, RVT, Vascular Sonography Instructor, graduated from Owens Community College most recently in 2016 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science - Vascular Sonography Major and is currently registered as a Vascular Technologist through the ARDMS. Since graduating in 2016 Brandon has been working at a local hospital as a Registered Vascular Technologist and began working at Owens Community College in January 2017. He currently teaches the Directed Practice courses, visits students in the clinical setting, and teaches lab courses. Brandon is also the advisor for our student organization, Sound Professionals. Brandon also holds two Associate of Applied Business degrees from Owens Community College in Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management that were awarded in 2000.

 

 

Makenzie Zesing, RDMS, General Clinical Education Coordinator, received her Diagnostic Medical Sonography education from Owens Community College in 2015 and became credentialed in Abdomen through the ARDMS shortly after graduation. Makenzie started her sonography career with Blanchard Valley Hospital and remained PRN once she accepted a part time position with Fostoria Community Hospital and Fremont Memorial Hospital. She joined Owens Community College as an adjunct faculty in the fall of 2017.

Makenzie works closely with the program coordinator to maintain excellent clinical experiences for the students enrolled in the general sonography program. She is responsible for coordinating clinical education and ensuring the effectiveness of the clinical affiliates. Kenzie visits students in the clinical setting and facilitates communication between students, clinical instructors, and the program coordinator. In addition, she is teaching general open labs and directed practice lecture courses.

 

 

Meggan Cook, RDMS, General Sonography Instructor, received her Diagnostic Medical Sonography education from Owens Community College in 2010 and became credentialed in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Abdomen through the ARDMS. Meggan has worked at hospitals and facilities throughout the Northwest Ohio area during her career as a sonographer. Meggan joined Owens Community College adjunct faculty in 2013 starting as a clinical instructor and obstetric lab supervisor. Her teaching duties include lectures, general sonography labs, obstetric lab, as well as clinical instruction.