Board Members

Board of Directors
Non-Profit Organization

Kimberley Kelly RN BSN LNC
Mrs. Kelly-Maden is the founder of the school. It has been her vision as a veteran RN of 26 years to open a nursing school and to provide a quality education for new nurses. She is currently working on her Master's in Nursing Education at Walden University. She has four children and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities in her spare time.  
Justine Snedden Bright
Board Member/ Realtor
Mrs. Bright attended Ohio State University. As an entrepreneur she has been a very successful real estate agent in Indiana and has vast experience in business, sales, and educating consumers for years. She enjoys working with her husband, Bruce, on the Bright-Side Team.  
Lisa Kemp Binzel RN
Board Member/ Nurse Practitioner
Bette Lou Hurford RN
Board Member/ Secretary
Lisa Binzel is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She has been practicing as an NP for 16 years with a total of 26 years of nursing experience. For the past 10 years, she has cared for people who are diagnosed with melanoma and sarcoma. Her primary specialty relates to the surgical care, treatment and follow up of those who are diagnosed with these cancers.

She graduated with her BSN from The Ohio State University College of Nursing in 1986 and began her nursing career as a staff nurse in the medical intensive care unit. She has also worked in home health as an infusion specialist. She began working at OSU Medical Center in 1991, working in various areas of infusion therapy, discharge planning and advanced practice nursing. She completed her MasterŐs degree in 1996 and became certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at The Ohio State University.
Mrs. Hurford has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 45 years. She has specialized in Rehab, Hospital Nursing, Long-Term Care, and Legal Nurse Consulting. Mrs. Hurford has worked in many Nurse Management positions, and is certified in Rehab and Legal Nurse Consulting. She enjoys traveling with her husband, spending her winters in South Texas, time with her friends and family, reading magazines, and shopping.
Romeo Villareal RN
Board Member/ Owner Grace Hospice
John Currier
Board Member/ Attorney

Mr. Villareal has been a Registered Nurse since 1981. His background includes attending UTSA School of Business, School of Science, and an associate degree in Science. He has worked in the Hospice and Infusion fields for over 25 years. He joined the board for The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. two years ago and brings with him a diverse wealth of knowledge in marketing, business development, product line design, and managed care contracting in addition to his nursing skills and knowledge. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. We are excited he joined our board!

John Ethan Currier is Senior Partner at Currier & Martin, P.L.L.C., a civil law firm located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Currier has been licensed to practice law in Texas for the past 21 years. The firm's website is

Although Mr. Currier is a native Texan, his family transferred throughout the country with his father, an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Currier grew up in Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska, where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics and his Juris Doctorate. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Currier returned to Houston to begin private practice.

Mr. Currier is married to his wife, Melanie and has two sons, Connor and Jacques, and two step daughters, Elizabeth and Kaycee.

Dr. Janice Umezulike
Board Member/PhD, BSN, RN

Dr. Umezulike has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She has worked as an educator for Lee College in many of the nursing programs and has developed her own NCLEX review program. She has worked with The Vocational Nursing Institute Inc. as a NCLEX reviewer with the students, consultant, faculty member, and has accepted a board position as of 10-01-2016. In her spare time, Dr. Umez enjoys spending time with her family, church, and children.

Rhonda Dallas
Board Member

Rhonda Dallas is the founder of R2EWD, “Reaching To Empower Women Daily” and Owner of Rhonda Dallas Coaching and Personal Development. She has a determination and drive to mentor women, men, children and young teens that are facing life altering situations in their lives. She 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, and most recently, a certified nutritional counselor from Holt Institute in California.

She realized at an early walk in her Christian Faith that God had called her to be a mentor, motivator, and encourager to people all over the globe. After accepting this challenge she knew she wanted to start some type of organization that would afford everyday people the opportunity to be mentored right where they were. Rhonda’s mission is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds, into becoming all they can be by equipping those with the necessary tools of life that they need to help them to discover their own dreams, desires, passions, and to rediscover what it means to live a full, happy and balanced life. She is a sought out speaker for colleges, organizations, and church’s.

Her most recent projects include partnering with The Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Initiative to combat Obesity in children, teens, and adults. Her passion is that children not be left behind due to weight constrictions. She just launched BMI 2014 which is a program centered around bringing awareness to everyone on the importance of Body Mass Index. She was just recognized as one of the top 50 Black Health, Medical, & Wellness Professionals for 2013 in Houston, Texas from the DMARS Publications. She has worked with “Great Day Houston” the Debra Duncan Show, Wade Smith Foundation, and State Representative Sylvester Turner on projects that promote living a Healthier Lifestyle. Rhonda is a Christian woman who is a wife and mother.

She is a native of Chicago, Illinois and resides now in Houston, Texas. Growing up in Chicago, she knew that she was going to make a difference in lives of women because she saw that everyone deserves a chance but just needs a little help and someone to sit alongside of them to be there as an encourager through their hurdles. She serves in various leadership roles at her church, The Church Without Walls. Rhonda Dallas has written numerous women and teen newsletters and is currently working on her first book. She has held several seminars for Mothers and Daughters, recently divorced women, and nutritional writings for everyone. She also consults corporations all across the globe on relational growth. She sponsors an annual Prom Dress Drive every year to assist teens who have limited resources.

Former Board Members



Beloved Marilyn Richlak from 5-1-2011 to 8-22-2016