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.
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.
Anthony Watson, CPT
Anthony teaches at Georgia School of Phlebotomy to inspire students to reach a level of expertise in the medical field that they may not have even known they were capable of. He loves working in healthcare because of the constant evolution of how duties are performed and the innovation that enables more effective care and treatments. Anthony has nearly a decade of experience in the field and brings unmatched enthusiasm and energy to the classroom alongside his expertise in patient care and venipuncture. Anthony is also passionate about volunteering with homeless youth organizations in the Atlanta metro area and enjoys shopping, traveling, working out (especially Zumba!), singing, and reading.
Angela Demons, DC
Dr. Demons earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University after garnering her B.S. in Biology at Alabama State University. She is also a Certified Health Coach from the American Council on Exercise and volunteers at the Womens Enrichment Center to provide health education classes to the pregnancy clients of the center. Dr. Demons enjoys hiking and spending time with her friends and family outside of her work in clinical education, where she values the opportunity to interact with students and hear the questions they have. Through her resourceful and dedicated service to students and patients, she is able to spread awareness and make a meaningful contribution to her community.
Wanda Gordon, MBA, BS, CPT
With nearly three decades as a phlebotomist, Wanda brings both enthusiasm and experience to the students of Georgia School of Phlebotomy. As an allied health professional, Wanda enjoys building rapport with patients and then bringing her experiences in clinical practice to the classroom to share with students in order to pave the way toward their success. Wanda holds an MBA in Healthcare from Strayer University, a B.S. in Healthcare from the University of Phoenix, and a Diploma in Medical Assisting from Meadows College. When she is not working as a Phlebotomy Supervisor or teaching students at Georgia School of Phlebotomy, you can find her volunteering to help those who have experienced domestic violence or enjoying some time off reading, shopping, or spending time with her family.
Lakeda Campbell, CCMA, CAMA
Lakeda is passionate about seeing students grow into medical professionals by helping them understand the material. She loves seeing the connections between what students learn in the classroom and their lives. This passion for student success and commitment to making a difference in the world through patient care and medical education has led Lakeda to spend over 20 years in the medical field and upwards of 15 years in clinical training and education. As a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Certified Administrative Medical Assistant herself, Lakeda is ready to help students through the process of becoming the best allied health professionals they can be. Outside of her work at Georgia School of Phlebotomy and raising money for Alzheimer`s and AIDS research in the community, Lakeda enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and three children, reading, and dreaming of Destin beach.
Takita has worked as a CMA in the IV infusion department for over 20 years, as well as in the role of PBT in the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation department for 15 years. She is passionate about working in healthcare because it is an opportunity to help those in need pick up the pieces and feel the support of a dedicated and dependable healthcare professional. She was called to teach so she can leave an imprint on her students, who can then leave their imprint on their patients and future generations of allied health professionals. She enjoys teaching and spending time with her children, especially sharing a Sunday dinner--no matter what!
Rashida brings over 12 years of practice as a Medical Assistant and Lead Phlebotomist to her students at Georgia School of Phlebotomy. With experience training and teaching, Rashida has a gift for passing on knowledge and skills to her students and enjoys sharing in their success stories and journeys into healthcare careers. Her outgoing bedside manner and clinical style are centered around making both patients and students smile. Outside of teaching and clinical practice, Rashida enjoys reading and dancing.