Diversified Medical Technologies

Advisory Council Members
  • Deborah Boehmke, United Way of Medina County
  • Kathy Breitenbucher, Medina Co. Economic Development
  • Janet Cannon, Performance Coaching
  • Pamela Crombie, JOG/Next Step
  • Barbara Dzur, City of Medina
  • Mark Dzurak, Medina Workforce Development
  • Beth Ewing, United Way of Medina County
  • Michele Hicks, Lighthouse H.R. Group
  • Don Simmons, Simmons Brothers Construction
  • Kimberly Corrigan, Pearlview Care Center
  • Joyce Giles, Medina County Home
  • Vicki James, RNC,MSN, Western Reserve Masonic Community
  • Bev Kreiner, Medina County Health Department
  • Linda Money, ADON Sanctuary Health Network
  • Sarah Novak
  • Melonie Queberg, RN, Medina County Career Center
  • Debby Ward, Western Reserve Masonic Community
  • Pam Wheeler, RN, Medina County Career Center

College Credit – Students have the opportunity to earn college credits in this program

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Ellie Byrd, Instructor

EByrd@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 205

Began at MCCC:  1998

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Education
  • Cloverleaf High School
  • University of Akron:  Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing
  • Kent State University:  Career-Technical Education
Industry Experience
  • 30 years experience as a RN in acute care, home care, and chemical dependency
  • Experienced in the fields of OB/GYN, Medical Surgery, Orthopedic/Stroke Rehabilitation, Hospice, and Acute Care Detox
  • Clinical & Laboratory Instructor, Cuyahoga Community College, Associate Degree RN program (4 years).
  • Top Scholar Inspirational Award, 2014
Certifications
  • State of Ohio:  Registered Nurse (RN) License
  • American Heart Association BLS and First Aid Instructor
  • State of Ohio TCEP Instructor
  • Ohio Department of Education:
    • Teaching License
    • Designated Master Teacher
Interests/Hobbies Community service, gardening, reading, and water sports
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Karen Hritz, Instructor

KHritz@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 207

Began at MCCC:  2005

Education
  • Case Western Reserve – Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing: Master of Science, Nursing
  • Ursuline College: Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing
  • Kent State University: Career-Technical Education
Industry Experience
Mrs. Hritz professional experience includes working as a staff nurse, charge nurse, registered nurse (RN), clinical instructor, nursing supervisor, nurse recruiter, diabetes educator, and high school DMT instructor.She has worked with prenatal to geriatric hospice clients and everything in-between. Mrs. Hritz has been able to assist life coming into this world and help clients die with respect and dignity. Currently, she is helping develop our future health care providers.
Certifications
  • State of Ohio:  Registered Nurse (RN) License
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Instructor
  • Ohio Department of Education:
    • Teaching License
    • Designated Master Teacher
Interests/Hobbies I enjoy all kinds of activities with family, friends, and students. I enjoy my children’s sporting events and scrap-booking.  I love the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) events with my students.  I love watching our students grow and develop and being involved with service projects like the Red Cross Blood Drive.