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The instructors for our Health and Wellness Professions classes are healthcare and medical industry experts who enjoy sharing their knowledge, skills, and expertise. As part of their continued commitment to the industry, they stay informed on the newest technologies, and methods.

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Jennifer Cady, MA, LPCC, LADAC has been on the faculty of the Substance Abuse Studies Training Program since 2000. She received her B.S. from Ohio University in Community Health Education and shortly thereafter a M.A. in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Case Western Reserve University and Ashland Theological Seminary. Her work includes Case Manager/Resident Advisor in Ohio and New Mexico, Mental Health Worker and UNM CASAA Counselor, Family Services Specialist and Clinical Coordinator for both adolescents and adults needing psycho social assessment, treatment planning, group and individual therapy to patients. Jennifer received her M.A. in counseling psychology in 1989 and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is actively involved with the New Mexico Addiction Education Network to help those entering this field become educated. Jennifer goes the extra mile with joy to guide those with a passion for this challenging but satisfying work.

Upcoming Classes:

Addiction Counselor Exam Preparation (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/18/2019

Ms. Chavez has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 28 years. Her experience ranges from coding and billing to compliance and education. She received her CPC (certified professional coder) certification in 1991 and her CPC‐H (certified professional coder‐hospital) certification in 1998 from the American Academy of Professional Coders. In 1998, Ms. Chavez is credited for initiating the Albuquerque AAPC Chapter in which she served as chapter president for 2 years. In 2007, Ms. Chavez received her CCP‐P (certified compliance professional‐physician) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her CMAS (certified medical administrative specialist) from the American Medical Technologists. Ms. Chavez was the co‐founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole founder of New Mexico HealthCare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Orientation to Medical Coding and Billing Training (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Electronic Health Records Management (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Dialysis Technician (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
EKG Technician (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019

Matilde MachiavelloEducational Consultant, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant, Certified Life and Team Coach, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programing. Passionate about accompanying processes of personal and professional growth. Bilingual Storyteller

Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Brain Gym Info Session (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019

Robert M. Tanner, M.A., MPA, Ph.D., LMFT is the coordinator of the counseling and human development department at Albuquerque Academy. He has a myriad of experiences in mental health that spans a 30‐year period, including independent schools, inpatient and outpatient services, and addictions/dual diagnosis treatment. He has also taught counseling and psychology courses at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. Bob is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and has been deployed on a number of national disasters. He has worked with families of victims lost in the World Trade Center, and more recently, with victims of Hurricane Katrina. In recognition of Bob's many volunteer disaster preparedness and response activities with the American Red Cross, the New Mexico Psychological Association in 2009 appointed him to lead its Disaster Response Network program. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University, a master's degree in counseling from the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in public health administration, also from UNM, and master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

CRAFT and Working with Family Members (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/4/2019

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