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Our Advisory Committees provide expert advice on a variety of issues to ensure that students earning degrees or certificates from JCCC are prepared to enter the workforce and become immediately productive.

Courtney Ash, MHSA, RRT
University of Kansas Health System  
Director, Respiratory Therapy
Carole A. Basinger, RRT
Overland Park Regional Medical Center       
Director, Pulmonary Services and Neurodiagnostics
Kelly Bower, BS, RRT
Saint Luke’s Hospital-Plaza    
Respiratory Care Services Clinical Manager
Steve Brabbin, BS, MBA, RRT, ACHE
Liberty Hospital         
Director of Pulmonary & Neurology Services
Vance Burns, MD
Consultants in Pulmonary Medicine 
Program Medical Director
Cheri' Cox, RRT
St. Joseph Medical Center     
Manager, Respiratory Care, Sleep Lab, Neurology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Vascular Access
Lynn Crist, RRT
St. Luke's Hospital      
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Bryce DeKat, BHS, RRT-NPS
Olathe Medical Center          
Manager, Respiratory Care/Sleep Disorders Center
Carla Encarnacion, MSM, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT
Research Medical Center      
Director, Respiratory Services
Mary Lou Guy, MBA, RRT
St. Luke's North Hospital       
Manager, Pulmonary Services
Alisha Hipsher, RRT, BSHA
Saint Luke’s East        
Manager, Pulmonary Services
Patrice Johnson, MBA, RRT-NPS
Children's Mercy Kansas City 
Senior Manager, Clinical Respiratory Services & Children's Mercy Home Care
Mark Petermeier, MBA, RRT
North Kansas City Hospital    
Educational Coordinator, Respiratory Care and Sleep Diagnostics
University of Kansas Medical Center 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Lori M. Tinkler, MBA
National Board of Respiratory Care  
Chief Executive Officer
Emily L. Wilkinson, MBA, RRT-NPS, CPHQ
Children’s Mercy Hospital     
Department Director, Respiratory Services
Kaitlyn Wolken, RRT-NPS, BSRT
University of Kansas Health Systems
Respiratory Therapy Educator
Josi Wood
Monaghan Medical    
Division Manager