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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
 
Karen Schell, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, RPSGT, AE-C, CTTS
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