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Faculty

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly, RN, BSN, MSN

School Director/ Nurse Aide Program Director / VN Program Director

Ms. Kelly is the founder of Compliance Review Services, Inc. and began the company in 1997. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1986. She graduated from Walden University in 2013 with a Master’s in Nursing Education. She has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field, ranging from Administrator, to Director of Nurses, to home health agency owner. She has worked in multiple medical environments, taught at a vocational college, and developed and taught numerous educational offerings. Kim is a member of the Home Health Alliance Team, Texas Association for Health Care, and DADS external stakeholder group for rule review. She is a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Consultant-Monitor and currently sat on the Texas Outcome Based Quality Management coalition team. Ms. Kelly recently became an independent contractor for DADS conducting long term care quality reviews. Ms. Kelly became a Legal Nurse Consultant in 1999. She has been a consulting nurse expert and testifying nurse expert witness in both plaintiff and defense cases. In addition, Kim was inducted into the Business Who's Who in March of 2004 for her accomplishments as a small business owner. In addition, she is an honorary chairperson for small businesses through NRCC and is an external workshop member for DADS for the State of Texas.

Ms. Kelly founded the Vocational Nursing Institute with the vision to help individuals to become Licensed Vocational Nurses and Nursing Assistants. Her passion for education and assisting others provided the vision to open up this school. See her complete resume (Microsoft Word).

Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her two girls. An accomplished pianist, she also likes swimming, reading, bowling, and watching movies. Kim is actively involved with her church as a bible study teacher and children’s choir director. Kim is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Florida for several years. She has lived in Texas since 1995.

Janice M. Johnson-Umezulike

Janice M. Johnson-Umezulike, RN, BSN, MN, CNS, DNS

Outside NCLEX PN Reviewer/Consultant

Dr. Johnson-Umezulike received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1984. She received both her Masters in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1989 and 1997, respectively. Since 1990, she has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing and many other professional organizations. She also serves on the Board of many professional organizations and has published a variety of nursing articles. Janice is currently a professor and continuing education instructor at Lee College in Baytown, Texas Her specialty areas are in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Education, Orthopedics, Pain and Pain Perception, Curriculum and Teaching, and Test Taking Consultation.

Since joining Compliance Review Services, Janice has submitted many educational activities to the Texas Nurses Association in which all activities were approved by the TNA. Her main role in the company is to write educational activities so that all activities can be approved by the Texas Nurses Association. In addition, Janice is also the owner of Dr. Johnson-Umez NCLEX Review Course for RNs and LVNs. (www.nclexreviewcourse.com).

Denise Garcia

Denise Garcia RN MHA

Alternate School Director
Faculty

Denise Garcia received her BS in Nursing from Mercy College of Detroit and a MS in Health Services Administration from Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine. She has more than 20 years experience leading and managing Home Health and Hospice Operations. She has taught at the Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing in San Francisco, California, Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Nursing concepts tutorial classes for Excelsior Distant Learning Systems in Houston, TX. She is presently a health care consultant with Compliance Review Services.

Kerri Robinson

Kerri Robinson

RN Full-Time Faculty

Mrs Robinson has eleven years of experience as an RN. She obtained her RN degree from Excelsior College of Nursing in Albany, New York in 2005. Priot to obtaining her ADN, Mrs Robinson practiced for eleven years as a critical care paramedic in Houston and the surrounding areas. Mrs. Robinson has worked in the Emergency Department at Methodist Willowbrook, Memorial Hermann Fort Bend, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Conroe Regional Medical Center, and Huntsville Memorial Hospital. She has also worked as a home health RN and case manager for Girling Home Health. Mrs Robinson holds certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, NPC, and TNCC.

Carol Hatcher

Carol Hatcher RN

Faculty

Carol Hatcher RN, BS is a 1985 nursing graduate of Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas. Past nursing experience includes medical surgical nursing at Baylor Hospital, V.A. Hospital and Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas; medical surgical nursing at Tomball Regional Hospital in Tomball, Texas. Ms. Hatcher also has 7 years experience in ophthalmic nursing with a prominent retinal vitreous Dallas surgeon where she gained operating room experience. Teaching experience includes 15 years as Staff Development Coordinator with Tomball Regional Hospital, Tomball, Texas and 1 year as lab instructor for Lonestar College Tomball. Prior to becoming a nurse she was a Laboratory Technologist with experience in chemistry, hematology and electrophoresis.

Carol

Rhonda Dallas

BSA – Evening Anatomy & Physiology Adjunct Faculty

Rhonda Dallas holds a duo degree in Health Care Administration and Social work from Texas Southern University. She is also a Certified Life Coach from Coaches Institute International where she coaches people all over the United States. Ms. Dallas has coached in Houston, Oxford, and London where she led a group of Pastor’s Wives in an intense coaching seminar on the importance of balance and time. She has a passion for helping others and brings with her experience in teaching Anatomy and Physiology at the College of Health Professionals.

Carol

Charelle Gallegos

RN, BSN, MSN

Charelle is a native Houstonian and a Texas Registered Nurse. Charelle’s dream of becoming a nurse began when she was a senior in high school and her grandmother mentioned that she would be a great nurse because she showed compassion and empathy for others at a young age. Charelle received her Medical Assisting Diploma in 2007. Charelle thought her education days were over until she met her husband who eagerly pushed her to return to school to become a nurse. Charelle enrolled back into school and received her Associates in Arts from Lonestar College in December of 2010. Charelle was accepted into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in March of 2011, and completed her degree in October of 2013. Charelle officially became a Registered Nurse in November of 2013. Charelle completed her Master’ s of Science in Nursing Education in April of 2017. Charelle truly enjoys being a nurse educator and empowering nursing students. Charelle found her passion of teaching while working at a hospital and mentoring nursing students.


Administrative Staff

Leigh Duong

Leigh Duong

Administrative Assistant

Leigh is a graduate from the University of Houston and holds a B.B.A. from the Bauer School of Business. Leigh has a background in Marketing, Typesetting, and Data Entry. She loves reading, playing with her 3 yr old, and drinking lots of coffee.

 

Denise Garcia

Robin Christie

Administrative Assistant
Faculty

Robin’s background is in customer service, she brings her cheerful self and welcoming personality to our team. Originally from New Jersey she moved here in 2007 for warmer weather and the medical center for her daughter. She enjoys reading, movies, day trips and spending time with her family.

Iana Gooding

Iana Gooding

Administrative Assistant

My name is Iana Nalini Gooding and I am originally from the little island of Trinidad & Tobago, located in the Caribbean. I have been living in America since 1999 with my daughter Paige who is in High School. My passion is photography, that I have been doing ever since I lived in Trinidad. For relaxation, I love anything outdoors from swimming to camping to just taking walks. I graduated from Lone Star College and became a US citizen in 2012. My mission is to complete my Bachelors in Communication at the University of Houston and pursue my photography professionally.

Iana Gooding

Brittany Fugh

Administrative Assistant

Brittany was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After graduating high school she went to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA to start her Bachelors of Science degree. After moving to Houston, TX in Jan 2016, she enrolled at Liberty University Online to finish her BS in Psychology with a minor in Counseling. Her ultimate goal, after finishing her BS, is to attend the University of Houston to obtain a Masters degree in Genetic Counseling. Brittany enjoys traveling, sports, and cooking. Her main passion is helping those in need. Throughout the years she has combined her love for traveling and helping people by going on mission trips to El Salvador, Barbados, and Bahamas. In 2010 when Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, she went on a relief trip to lend a helping hand. Her passion for helping others is what drives her to finish school, so one day she can make a career out of helping individuals & families during difficult times.

Iana Gooding

Sahar Hindi

Administrative Assistant

Sahar's work history has been in customer service and hospitality; from managing a restaurant to supervising a hotel front desk team. Her passion is in health and fitness, and is currently pursuing the career to be a fitness instructor. Originally from Indiana; I enjoy in my free time exploring the wonderful LoneStar State.

 

 

We will miss you Joyce, may you rest in peace.