Kathryn A. Booth RN-BSN, RMA (AMT), RPT, CPhT, MS
Kathy is a registered nurse (RN) with a master’s degree in education as well as certifications in phlebotomy, pharmacy technician, and medical assisting. She is an author, educator, and consultant for Total Care Programming, Inc. She has over 30 years of teaching, nursing, and healthcare work experience that spans five states. As an educator, Kathy has been awarded the teacher of the year in three states where she taught health sciences including medical assisting.
Kathy stays current through various practice settings as well as maintaining and obtaining certifications. She volunteers at a free healthcare clinic and teaches online. She is a member of advisory boards for two educational institutions. Her current focus is to develop up-to-date, dynamic health care educational materials to assist herself and other educators and promote health care professions. In addition, Kathy presents nationwide for educational professionals as we transition through the rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Leesa G. Whicker BA, CMA (AAMA)
Leesa is a Certified Medical Assistant with a BA in Art with a concentration in Art History. She is an educator and author in Medical Assisting. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant, Research Specialist in Molecular Pathogenesis and Infectious Disease, Medical Assisting Program Director and Instructor she brings a broad background of knowledge and experience to the classroom. She currently teaches at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina where she was recently awarded Instructor of the Year.
As a curriculum expert, she has served on several committees including the Writing Team for the Common Course Library for the North Carolina Community College System and the Curriculum Committee at Central Piedmont Community College. Leesa was among the first instructors to develop online courses and remains active in online curriculum development. She has presented Methods of Active and Collaborative learning on the national level. Her passion is finding novel and varied ways to reach the ever changing learning styles of today’s students.
Terri D. Wyman, CPC, CMRS
Terri has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field as a former CMA working in the specialties of hematology/oncology and homecare for 15 years. Her interest then turned to medical billing and coding and at that time, she obtained her coding and billing certifications. At the suggestion of a coworker, she embarked on her career in education as instructor and then program director for both medical assisting and medical billing and coding programs for several technical schools in the New England region where she was a finalist for Instructor of the Year.
Currently, Terri is the financial applications analyst at Wing Memorial Hospital, where her love of teaching continues in the hospital setting. She is active with her local AAPC chapter, serving as a continuing education speaker as well as past vice president and president. Terri is also active with the American Medical Billing Association, writing billing and coding programs to educate members and most recently presented a program on ICD-10 coding at their National Conference. This presentation resulted in a request for a live webinar for their members and a new course program for them on ICD-10 coding. In the rapidly changing world of healthcare billing and coding, she is excited to not only keep current with the changes, but also to be able to share the language of billing and coding with instructors and students alike.