Kathryn A. Booth, MS, RN, RMA (AMT), RPT, CPhT, is an educator, author, and consultant and vice president and owner of Total Care Programming, a multimedia software development company. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in education. Her over 30 years of teaching, nursing, and healthcare experience span five states. She has authored and developed electronic media and health occupation educational textbooks and educational materials for Total Care Programming, Inc., Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Mosby Lifeline, and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Her most recent textbook is Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Procedures, fourth edition, by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Mrs. Booth has presented at numerous state and national conferences since 1994. Her current focus is to develop additional healthcare materials that will assist healthcare educators and promote the healthcare profession. To remain current, Kathy works as a nurse volunteer and teaches Medical Assisting for Military to Medicine for the Inova Health System.
James E. Whaley, RPh, MS, is currently an associate professor of health sciences and chemistry at Baker College of Owosso ( Michigan) and coordinator of the Pharmacy Technician Program, which is offered at nine Baker College campuses. He routinely teaches courses in the Pharmacy Technician Program in addition to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and general chemistry. Mr. Whaley has taught at Baker College of Owosso since 1995 and was the first recipient of the college’s prestigious Teacher of the Year award. He has been selected as a member of Who’s Who among College Teachers numerous times. Prior to coming to Baker, Mr. Whaley was twice ranked in the top 10 percent of instructors at the University of Illinois, where he was awarded a fellowship in cellular and molecular biology from the National Institutes of Health. Mr. Whaley worked as a retail pharmacist before beginning his career as an educator, and he has been a registered pharmacist since 1981.
Susan Sienkiewicz, MA, RN, is a professor of nursing and department chair of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at the Community College of Rhode Island, where she teaches nursing care of the family and dosage calculations for medication administration. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Villanova University and master’s degree in education from New York University.
Jennifer F. Palmunen, MSN, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at the Community College of Rhode Island, where she teaches advanced medical-surgical nursing. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Rockland Community College, her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sonoma State University, and her master’s degree in nursing with a specialization in healthcare education from the University of Phoenix.