Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology Faculty

 

Darla Amos

Darla R. Amos, CSA

Title: Clinical Coordinator/Instructor for Surgical Assisting Technology and MIST programs
Department: Respiratory Care, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J310
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 4809
Email: damos@starkstate.edu

  • Surgical Assisting Procedures Lab
  • Clinical Practicums
  • MIST practicums
  • Bachelor of science degree, sports medicine with a concentration in athletic training, minor in health education, The University of Mount Union
  • Certificate of completion, Aultman School of Surgical Assisting
  • 16 years as a certified surgical assistant at Aultman Hospital in cardiovascular surgery and the main operating room.
  • Instructor for the Aultman School of Surgical Assisting
  • Patient care specialist for the CVOR
  • Preceptor for new employees and medical students
  • National Surgical Assistants Association

Darla has 16 years of operating room experience in all specialties, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, general and plastic surgery. After graduating from The University of Mount Union with a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine, she went on to surgical assisting school at Aultman Hospital. Darla enjoyed 15 years in cardiovascular surgery as a certified surgical assistant as well as a patient care specialist. She was an instructor at the Aultman School of Surgical Assisting and precepted new employees as well as medical students. In 2015 she joined the main operating room team to broaden her surgical knowledge. As a clinical coordinator and instructor, Darla will use her many years of experience to provide Stark State students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an integral part of the operating room team and respected professionals in our health care community.

Heather Gasaway

Heather A. Gasaway

Title: Program Coordinator, Surgical Technology
Department: Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J320
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 4349
Email: hgasaway@starkstate.edu

  • All courses in the surgical technology technical curriculum
  • Master of education degree, adult education and training, Argosy University
  • Bachelor of science in technical education degree, The University of Akron
  • Associate of applied science degree, concentration in surgical technology, The University of Akron
  • Program coordinator, surgical technology program Stark State College, 2016-present
  • Department chair, surgical technology program, Brown Mackie College, North Canton campus, 2008-2013
  • Office clinical manager/assistant and surgical technologist, Institute of Jaw and Facial Surgery, 1998-2016

With 19 years of experience in the surgical technology field, Heather has been employed with Stark State College since 2016. She has experience in teaching various courses in the program along with experience in directing a surgical technology program. She graduated from Argosy University with a master of arts degree in adult education and training and holds a bachelor of science degree in technical education and an associate of applied science degree with concentration in surgical technology, both from The University of Akron. As the program coordinator, she is able to utilize her skills, experience and dedication to the profession to build the surgical technology program and promote student success. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, watching her children participate in their sporting activities and spending any free time with family and friends.

Debbie Haslar

Debbie Haslar, RRT

Title: Department Chair/ Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Program Coordinator, Respiratory Care
Department: Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J314
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 4390
Email: dhaslar@starkstate.edu

  • Medical Gas Administration
  • Pharmacology for R.T.
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Practicum I Seminar
  • Practicum II Seminar
  • Practicum IV/Seminar
  • Practicum IV Laboratory
  • Bachelor of science degree, technical education
  • Associate applied science degree, respiratory care
  • Department chair, program coordinator for respiratory care, Stark State College, 2010-present
  • Coordinator, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, Akron General Medical Center, 1987-2010
  • Assistant director of respiratory therapy, Doctors Hospital, 1978-1987
  • Technical supervisor for respiratory therapy, Aultman Hospital, 1977-1978
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Ohio Society for Respiratory Care
  • National Network for Associate Degree Respiratory Care
  • American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

A registered respiratory therapist since 1979, Debbie has worked in some role of supervision for the majority of her career. She started her career in the hospital, primarily working in intensive care and emergency medicine. However, she found her true passion in rehabilitation and patient, family and staff education, specializing in this area for 23 years prior to coming to Stark State in 2010. It was a natural transition from the hospital setting to academia when she was hired as the respiratory care program coordinator and department chair for respiratory care and medical instrument sterilization. She has been instrumental in creating several new health programs for the College, including surgical technology, surgical assisting and ophthalmology. Debbie’s role has expanded over the years to her current position as department chair of respiratory, laboratory and surgical technology programs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and, most importantly, spending time with her grandchildren.

Brooke Owen

Brooke Owen, RRT-NPS

Title: Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Respiratory Care Program
Department: Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J336
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 5330
Email: bowen@starkstate.edu

  • Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient Assessment and Monitoring (Hemodynamics)
  • EKG interpretation
  • Coordinate all clinical experiences
  • Associate of applied science, respiratory care, North Central State
  • Bachelor of science/associate of science degrees, Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of science in nursing, The University of Akron
  • Clinical coordinator/instructor, respiratory care program Stark State College, 2011- present
  • Physiology departments, education coordinator; lead supervisor, respiratory care; critical care respiratory  therapist,  Akron General Medical Center, 2004-2011
  • Critical care respiratory therapist, transport team member, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, 2003-2004
  • Pediatric core respiratory therapist, Life Flight transport for NICU, Metro Health Medical Center, 1998-2003
  • American Association of Respiratory Care
  • The Lambda Beta Society, respiratory care honor society of respiratory care
  • National Scholars Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing honor society
  • National Network for Associate Degree Respiratory Care

Brooke has been credentialed as a registered respiratory therapist and a practicing RRT since 1998. Her areas of expertise are critical care and neonatal/pediatric respiratory care. Because of her experience in neonatal/pediatric respiratory care, she also earned the neonatal/pediatric specialty certification. In addition, Brooke is a basic life support and neonatal resuscitation provider instructor. She also is certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Brooke also is very active in simulation training and uses simulation training in all student clinical experiences. As the clinical coordinator for the respiratory care program, she is able to share her critical care experience and knowledge of evidence-based practice to enhance student critical thinking and decision-making skills while fostering student success.

Kerry Stanziano-Bradic

Kerry R Stanziano-Bradic

Title: Program Coordinator for Surgical Assisting and MIST
Department: Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J316
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 4389
Email: kstanziano@starkstate.edu

  • Medical Instrument Sterilization III
  • MIST Directed Practice
  • Intro to Surgical Terminology/Microbiology
  • Student Success Seminar
  • Intro to Surgical Assisting
  • Principles of Surgical Assisting
  • Master of arts degree in education, instructional design, University of Akron
  • Bachelor of science degree, technical education, University of Akron
  • Associate of applied science degree, surgical assisting technology, University of Akron
  • Certificate, foundations of educational leadership, University of Akron
  • Surgical first assistant/CST/preceptor, Mercy Medical Center, 20 years
  • Cuyahoga Falls School District, two years
  • Akron Institute, three years
  • EDMC, four years
  • Education/teaching experience, surgical technology, nursing, medical assisting, general education courses, MIST; 18 years
  • American Counseling Association
  • Certification Board Sterile Processing & Distribution
  • IAHCSMM
  • Association of Surgical Technologists

With more than 20 years of experience as a surgical first assistant/surgical technologist and preceptor, Kerry has been employed with Stark State since 2004. She worked at Mercy Medical Center for 20 years in all surgical specialties and currently is employed PRN at Ohio Specialty Surgical Services. Kerry started at SSC as an adjunct clinical coordinator/instructor for MIST and developed the clinical portion of the program. She then began full-time in 2012 as MIST program/clinical coordinator and now is program coordinator for surgical assisting and MIST. Excited about being an integral part of a new surgical program that will fill a need in the community, she’s thrilled to share her experience both clinically and didactically with her students. On a personal note, Kerry and her husband are licensed foster-to-adopt parents and she enjoys family time, cooking and sports.

Julie Villilo

Julie R. Villilo

Title: Instructor/Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology Program
Department: Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J310
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 4818
Email: jvillilo@starkstate.edu

  • All courses related to the surgical technology curriculum
  • Bachelor of arts degree in clinical psychology, Argosy University
  • Associate of applied science in surgical assisting technology, The University of Akron
  • Instructor/clinical coordinator, surgical technology program, Stark State College
  • Program director/clinical coordinator, surgical technology program, EDMC Corporation
  • Certified surgical technician/clinical supervisor, Carp Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Certified surgical technologist, Park West Surgery Center
  • Certified surgical technologist/preceptor, Summa Health System
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association of Surgical Technologists
  • National Board of Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting

With 11 years of experience in the surgical technology field, Julie has been employed with Stark State College since 2016.  She has experience in teaching various courses in the surgical technology program along with experience in managing, instructing and clinical coordinating. She graduated from Argosy University with a bachelor of arts degree in clinical psychology and has an associate of applied science degree with concentration in surgical technology from The University of Akron. As the instructor/clinical coordinator, she is able to use her previous experiences, skills, and dedication to the profession to promote the surgical technology program and increase student success. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to different countries with her husband, kayaking, boating, hiking and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Corinne Zellers

Corinne Zellers, MSTE, MT(ASCP)

Title: Medical Laboratory Technology Program Coordinator
Department: Respiratory, Laboratory and Surgical Technology
Office: J331
Phone: 330-494-6170, ext. 4221
Email: czellers@starkstate.edu

  • MLT 223 Clinical Microbiology
  • MLT 126 Immunology/Serology
  • MLT 125 Immunohematology
  • MLT 124 Hematology II
  • MLT 222 Clinical Chemistry
  • MLT 225 Applications
  • Master of science degree, postsecondary education, The University of Akron
  • Certificate of medical technology, St. Thomas School of Medical Technology, Akron
  • Bachelor of science degree, biology, Kent State University
  • Program coordinator, medical laboratory program, Stark State College, July 2013-present
  • Instructor and clinical coordinator of medical laboratory technology program, Herzing University Akron Campus, 2010 – 2013
  • Medical technologist, Aultman Health Foundation, Canton, 1990 – 2002

Corinne Zellers has been employed with Stark State College since 2005 and has 12 years of experience as a medical technologist. For the last three years, she has held the position of program coordinator for the medical laboratory technology program at Stark State. After graduating with her master’s degree from Akron University, Corinne assisted in the development and initial National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science accreditation of an associate of applied science in medical laboratory technician program at Herzing University.

As a full-time instructor and administrator in Stark State’s medical laboratory program, Corinne is able to use her skills to maintain program accreditation by NAACLS, manage student learning experiences, design curriculum and instructional objectives according to NAACLS guidelines, and manage and maintain clinical affiliations and articulations. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and gardening.