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Sonia Milavsky, MBA

Sonia Milavsky serves as our Vice President of Finance, bringing over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in various industries such as space, security, real estate, logistics, sports, and air purification. Sonia brings a unique blend of expertise encompassing various aspects of accounting and finance including financial reporting, M&A, IPO, and system implementations. […]

Charles Castillo, AA, BS

Charles Castillo is a seasoned Director of Higher Education with over a decade of experience, specializing in admissions development. With a background in nonprofit and for-profit sectors, he holds an Associate degree in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Design from Florida State University. With a focus on project management, Charles excels in structuring […]

Nina Cannon

Nina Cannon has a wealth of experience working in healthcare admissions within the higher education arena.  As Associate Director of Admissions, she is dedicated and takes the time to guide and ensure students are on track to starting their professional careers. She is delighted to see students complete their education goals and loves to watch […]

Hannah DiCarlo

Hannah DiCarlo is a passionate and dedicated Associate Director of Admissions at HCI College West Palm Beach campus, with years of experience working in Admissions in higher education. Hannah prioritizes student’s success through the detailed process of enrollment into HCI College’s programs. She has a thorough understanding of the collaborative operations between Admissions, Registrar, Financial […]

Dr. Stacey Nottingham

Dr. Stacey Nottingham is a board certified doctor of chiropractic medicine, holding certifications in Chiropractic X-Ray Theory and Practical, Physiological Therapeutics. She has also received the acclaimed certification of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master. A published author in several scientific publications, Dr. Nottingham is an accomplished lecturer and speaker with appearances at medical conferences as […]

Victoria Mahler

Victoria Mahler serves as an English Composition Instructor at HCI College, where she looks forward to engaging with students and fostering collaboration. Original from New Jersey and raised in Florida, Victoria later moved to North Carolina to support her daughter’s education as a single mother. Eventually, they found a home in Pittsburgh, where her daughter […]

Dr. Rebecca Wilson

Dr. Rebecca Wilson, an instructor at HCI, brings a wealth of experience in teaching Psychology, Human Services, and Religion courses across various Colleges and Universities. Currently residing in Clayton, NC, she finds joy in the diverse climate of North Carolina, situated conveniently between the mountains and the beach, allowing her to indulge her adventurous spirit. […]

Jonathan Summer

Jonathan Summer, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, currently works as a Liberal Arts Math Instructor at HCI College. With over six years of experience in teaching, he finds immense satisfaction in his profession, particularly in witnessing his students’ learning journey. Having pursued his undergraduate studies at The University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a BS in Mathematics […]

Dr. Gail Wasserman

Dr. Gail Wasserman is a board certified, licensed Chiropractic Physician in multiple states with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and a Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition from University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Dr Wasserman is graduate of New York Chiropractic College with 30+ years of clinical experience. Since graduation she has worked in private practice […]

Jennifer Birchbauer

Jennifer Birchbauer is a dedicated educator currently serving as the Human Growth and Development Instructor at HCI College. With a passion for understanding human behavior and development, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role in guiding students through the complexities of human growth. Born and raised in Florida, Jennifer pursued her […]

Amanda Neuman

Amanda Neuman teaches communication classes at HCI. She earned a Master’s Degree in Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts from Central Michigan University. Before transitioning to teaching, she gained nearly five years of experience in Marketing and Communications at a Telecommunications Auditing Agency. She then worked as a Claims Adjuster at Farmers Insurance, where she regularly […]

Dr. Shawn McPartland, M.D., J.D.

Dr. McPartland has previously practiced primary care medicine as a solo practitioner, obtaining board certification in family medicine after his residency.  He later received his law degree, passed the bar examination, and also obtained credentials as a certified civil mediator.  After years in the legal arena, and as a medicolegal consultant, he entered higher education, […]

Vladimir Adonis, BS

Vladimir Adonis serves as our Group Director Of Financial Aid, bringing over 15 years of expertise in financial aid, admissions, and higher education. His extensive experience includes roles such as Admission Advisor, Financial Aid Officer, Financial Aid Director, and Marketing Consultant in both private non-profit and for-profit colleges, as well as public institutions. Additionally, Vladimir […]

Tara Assevero, MBA

Tara Assevero is a dedicated professional serving as the Clinical Coordinator at HCI College, bringing with her a wealth of experience and educational achievements. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tara has always had a deep connection to her Floridian roots. Tara holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and […]

Dr. Becky Tucker, Ph.D.

Dr. Becky Tucker, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Health Services Administration and has over 38 years of experience as an Executive Director and Regional Director of Operations, working with hospitals, nursing facilities, Alzheimer’s units, home health care, independent housing facilities, assisted living, and continuum care campuses.  For fifteen years, Dr. Tucker has held multiple positions as […]

Lesslie Cruz, MSN, RN

Lesslie Cruz graduated with her Associate in Nursing in 2015 and commenced her career on a Medical Surgical unit. While working as a nurse, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Phoenix, achieving top honors in her class. Her true calling revealed itself on the Labor and Delivery Unit, where […]

Pedro De Guzman

Pedro De Guzman is an experienced CEO & President recognized for building and revitalizing higher educational institutions. Pedro has over 40 years of higher education experience, which include 26 years of executive management experience overseeing college operations from conception to institutional maturity. He continues to demonstrate success in improving academic viability and prioritizing student outcomes […]

Jeanne M. Colia, MSN, RN

Jeanne Colia earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Suffolk Community College and her BSN Degree from SUNY Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, all while working as a Certified Operating Room Nurse in SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center, a teaching hospital. From the beginning of her nursing career, she knew that she wanted […]

Elizabeth Young, M.ED

Elizabeth Young is a fervent, knowledgeable educator with nine years of education experience.  She has served as a higher education Dean for many years and strongly agrees with Nelson Mandela that education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world!   Throughout Elizabeth’s career, she has made it her mission to […]

Alecia Dennis, BSN, RN, PHN

Alecia Dennis has been a member of the HCI Nursing faculty since 2018. She is a Registered Nurse, Administrator and Public Health Educator with a passion for transforming lives through nursing education. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a certification as a Public Health Nurse. Prior to her […]

Dana Moritz

Dana Moritz serves as the Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs, based out of the West Palm Beach campus. Dana has been in post-secondary education for 5+ years, first joining HCI College in 2018. In 2019, Dana led the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) Membership Drive and received an award for her contributions […]

Celeste Blackwell, BCHHP, M.Ed.

Mrs. Celeste Blackwell serves as the Chief Academic Officer/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, overseeing both campuses Academic Departments. Mrs. Blackwell has over a decade of experience with post-secondary education and has served in many roles including Faculty, Career Services, Campus President, and the longest as a Dean of Education. She has a master’s degree […]

David Shelpman, Jr., MHRM

David Shelpman, Jr. is a higher education professional with more than a decade of experience in campus operations, admissions, and marketing. David has worked in both private non-profit and private for-profit colleges and universities over the course of his career. David has worked with accreditations ranging from national, regional, programmatic, and state licensure. David has […]

Tammie Olivera, MLIS

Tammie Olivera is  the Systems Librarian, her goal is to provide students with current, reliable and easily accessible library resources. She is dedicated to both acquiring the best materials and creating library services that will allow students to flourish in their academic endeavors. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Florida, she […]

Siriuma (Rumy) Armstrong

Siriuma Armstrong, also known as Rumy, brought over two decades of comprehensive experience in higher education and student financing to HCI College. Commencing her journey in 2000, she embarked on a career with one of the most esteemed student lending corporations. During her tenure there, she gained expertise in every facet of student loan management, […]

Carmen Salazar, MBA, MCHM, ASN, ACHE, FMG

Carmen Salazar brings a wealth of expertise from her extensive leadership roles within the realms of higher education and the healthcare industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, both earned at American Intercontinental University. Additionally, Carmen is an […]

Clive Thompson, BS

Intrigued by nature and loves the outdoors, Clive Thompson is from the north coast of the beautiful island of Jamaica; started his professional career as an Office Intern with Couples Resorts immediately after leaving high school and spent the next ten years with them where he wore many hats from the Front Office to the […]

Roxana Caceres

Roxana Caceres is a highly skilled and dedicated registrar with over 10 years of experience in the field. With a strong background in education administration and a passion for supporting students and faculty, Roxana has consistently demonstrated exceptional organizational and communication skills. Throughout her career, Roxana has successfully managed student records department, ensuring accuracy and […]

Jenna Figaro-Haynes, BA

Jenna Figaro-Haynes is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with more than 13 years of experience. Jenna is in the process of completing a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at Florida Atlantic University. She graduated with high honors from Broward College with an Associates of Science in Healthcare Administration and earned her Medical Assistant Technician […]

Lorelaine Rodriguez Hernandez, CVT

Lorelaine attended City College Hollywood for the Veterinary Technology Program in 2014 and graduated with an Associates in Science in 2016. She passed the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) and obtained her license to be an officially Certified Veterinary Technician. During one of her externships in 2015 she was hired at the General Practice Clinic […]

Laurie Bernat, RMA

Laurie Bernat is the Medical Assisting Program Director at our West Palm Beach campus. Laurie joins us with a plethora of experience. Having been in the Allied Health field for 40 years; as a medical biller, medical assistant, and office manager. In addition, she has over 20 years’ experience working in career institutes; as an […]

Joan Sherrard, MBA

Joan Sherrard is the Senior Director of Career Services at HCI College. Her background includes 12 years as a Director and Regional Director of Career Services. Prior to working in higher education, Joan worked as a recruiter and account executive for Healthcare Staffing. Her experience in working with employers from within medical offices, hospitals, labs, […]

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