The Kenny Family

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Dr. John Kenny

President & Founder

D.C. National University of Health Sciences, Chiropractic Physician
B.S. National University of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy
B.A. Northwestern University, Biology

Dr. Kenny grew up in Chicago, Illinois and wrestled for Northwestern University. After graduating with a degree in Biology, he went on to National University of Health Sciences graduating with a doctorate. He began practicing in 1982 opening two clinics in Chicago. From there, Dr. Kenny went on to become licensed physician in Arizona and Nevada as well as Iliinois. He moved to Nevada in 1988 and has been practicing in the Las Vegas valley ever since.
In 1997, Dr. Kenny had a dream to open a school and founded Northwest Massage School where he began teaching Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology. Today, his small school has grown into Northwest Career College. Dr. Kenny has served on numerous boards and organizations but focuses his time on his passions: his family, his patients and his students
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Patrick Kenny, B.A.

Chief Operating Officer

B.A. University of San Diego, Psychology

Patrick Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played football, baseball and wrestled for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Patrick headed to the University of San Diego to study psychology and philosophy. Upon graduation, Patrick took a position as the COO of Northwest Career College where he works side by side with his family every day.
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Dr. Stephanie Kenny

Chief Financial Officer
Dean of Students

D.O. Touro University
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Stephanie Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer and softball for the Meadows School in Summerlin. She began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Stephanie headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Upon graduation, Stephanie began pursuing her Medical Career and graduated from Touro University in 2016. Additionally, she accepted the position as the Chief Finance Officer of Northwest Career College where she works side by side with her family.
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Dr. Thomas Kenny

Director of Regulatory Affairs

D.M.D. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dentistry
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Thomas Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer, wrestled and debated for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. He became an L.M.T. after completing the Massage Program at night while working during the day. After graduating high school, Thomas headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Thomas graduated from UNLV Dental School of Medicine and holds a D.M.D. degree. Additionally, he accepted the position as the Director of Education for Northwest Career College where he works side by side with his family every day.
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Michael Kenny

Director of Finance

B.A. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Accounting 5/18

Michael Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played football and wrestled for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Michael headed to the University of San Diego to study accounting. After two years, Michael transferred to UNLV so he could complete his finance degree while continuing to work for Northwest Career College as the Finance and Inventory Control Manager where he works side by side with his family every day.

Staff

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Maria Allen

Office Manager

City College

Maria grew up in California and began working for several hotels as a PBX operator. She attended classes at City College in San Francisco before deciding to move to Las Vegas. After working for Bally’s for over six years and then Multi-pure Water for a short time, Maria walked in our doors looking for employment. On that day in 2006, Northwest Career College hired Maria to work in the student clinic where she ultimately assumed the position of manager.
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Samantha Maniece, L.M.T.

Student Clinic Coordinator

L.M.T. Northwest Career College

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Faith Allums

Administrative Liaison

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Jacquelin Favela

Administrative Liaison

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Jilian Lopez, B.A.

Director of Career Services

B.A. Northwestern University

Jilian grew up in Las Vegas and debated for the Meadows School in Summerlin. After graduating high school, Jilian headed to Northwestern University. Upon graduation, Jilian worked for the Morton Group of restaurants as an executive assistant and for Tim Bavington Studios as a growth consultant. Northwest Career College recruited Jilian to work in the Career Services department where she ultimately assumed the position of director.
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Brionne Graff, B.S.

Career Services Representative

B.S. Utah Valley University

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Justin Ash, B.A.

Stuident Development Liaison

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Tina Spencer, B.A.

Career Services Representative

B.A. University of Las Vegas Nevada

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Nicholas Holman

Career Services Liaison

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Cheryl Dadey, B.A.

Director of Student Development

B.A. Virginia Interment College

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Jenee Eitner, B.A.

Student Development Advisor

B.A. University of Nevada, Reno

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Shannon Volpi

Student Development Liaison

M.A. Northwest Career College

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Nancy Enis

Student Development Advisor

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Grace Perea

Director of Admissions

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Guillermo Balderas, B.S.

Assistant Director of Admissions

B.S. Brigham Young

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Michael Dramis

Senior Enrollment Specialist

Miami Dade Junior College

Michael grew up in Florida where he attended Miami Dade Junior College. Upon graduation, Michael opened his own business, Service Star Management Group. After selling the company, Michael moved to Las Vegas and worked in a variety of businesses before he once again opened a second business, Las Vegas Tour Connections until he sold the business. Northwest Career College recruited Michael to work in the Admissions department where he ultimately assumed the position of director before he took off several years to try out semi-retirement. After several years, Northwest asked Michael to rejoin the institution and today works as an admissions counselor.
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Emerald Garcia

Enrollment Specialist

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Ashley Rowe

Admissions Liaison

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Century Leigh, B.S.

Admissions Liaison

B.S. Northwest Missouri State University

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Cathy Dabney

Enrollment Specialist

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Donella Stanard

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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Kerri Swallia, M.B.A.

Financial Aid Officer

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Nyara Hardy, M.B.A.

Special Populations Advisor

M.B.A. Westwood College
B.A. California State University San Bernadino

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Frank Gwinn, B.S.

Bursar

B.S. Colorado State University

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Jurgen Drucks, A.A.

IT Specialist

A.S. Normdale, University of Minneapolis

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Leslie Tran, B.A.

Executive Assistant to COO

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Sara Styles

Executive Assistant to COO

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Seri Marx, B.A.

Executive Assistant to Dean of Students

B.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Amelia Le Fevre, M.P.Adm, B.S.

Executive Assistant to Dean of Students

Southern Utah University

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Micah Hanawahhine

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Fernando Herbert, B.A.

Spanish Language Consultant

B.S. Ed. City College of New Youk

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Pablo Chacon, A.A.

Allied Health Department Manager

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Tracy Taylor

Medical Assisting Administrative Liaison

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Bailee Whitmore

Dental Assisting Administrative Liaison

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Shelly Pucket

Medical Billing & Coding Administrative Liaison

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Jeffrey Simkins

Administrative Assistant

Faculty

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Cynthia Lofquist, R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Program Chair

Concorde Career Institute

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Dr. Thomas Kenny

Dental Assisting Instructor

D.M.D. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dentistry
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Thomas Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer, wrestled and debated for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. He became an L.M.T. after completing the Massage Program at night while working during the day. After graduating high school, Thomas headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Thomas graduated from UNLV Dental School of Medicine and holds a D.M.D. degree. Additionally, he accepted the position as the Director of Education for Northwest Career College where he works side by side with his family every day.
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TR Williams, B.S., R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Instructor

B.S. National American University

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Peter Favela, R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Instructor

Bryman College

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Emeris Beltran

Dental Assisting Instructor

College of Southern Nevada

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Adriana

Dental Assisting Instructor

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Barbara Alcaraz, M.A., B.A., L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Program Chair

M. A. Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
B.A. University of Minnesota, American Studies
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers

Barbara grew up in Minnesota and became a Golden Gopher when she attended the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Barbara moved to the southwest and accepted a position with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority. Making a life change, Barbara enrolled in Northwest Health Careers to become a Massage Therapist. After graduation, Dr. Kenny hired Barbara to work as a C.A. Massage Therapist in his practice. Ultimately, Northwest Career College recruited Barbara to work in the massage therapy department where she assumed the position of basic massage therapy instructor. Today, Barbara serves as the Massage Therapy Program Chair. Additionally, she continues to maintain her private practice as well.
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Lance Lisitza, L.M.T.

Director of Massage Student Clinic

L.M.T. Northwest Career College

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Dr. John Kenny

Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology Instructor

D.C. National University of Health Sciences, Chiropractic Physician
B.S. National University of Health Sciences, Human Anatomy
B.A. Northwestern University, Biology

Dr. Kenny grew up in Chicago, Illinois and wrestled for Northwestern University. After graduating with a degree in Biology, he went on to National University of Health Sciences graduating with a doctorate. He began practicing in 1982 opening two clinics in Chicago. From there, Dr. Kenny went on to become licensed physician in Arizona and Nevada as well as Iliinois. He moved to Nevada in 1988 and has been practicing in the Las Vegas valley ever since.
In 1997, Dr. Kenny had a dream to open a school and founded Northwest Massage School where he began teaching Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology. Today, his small school has grown into Northwest Career College. Dr. Kenny has served on numerous boards and organizations but focuses his time on his passions: his family, his patients and his students
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Dr. Jarrod Chipp

Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology Instructor

New York Chiropractic College

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Ivy Adams, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Instructor

A.A. Community of Southern Nevada, Psychology
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers

Ivy grew up in Las Vegas and realized from early on that she wanted to become a massage therapist. Upon graduation from CSN, Ivy attended Northwest Health Careers and graduated and became a licensed massage therapist working for Angel’s Touch Spa and Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian. Ivy taught for Northwest Health Careers for four years before Ivy and her family moved to Iowa while her husband pursed his degree in the ministry. Upon arriving back in Las Vegas, Northwest Career College recruited Ivy to work in the massage department where she is currently an instructor.
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Thea Attridge, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Instructor

L.M.T. Northwest Career College

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TJ Perpar, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Instructor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, History

TJ grew up in San Diego but attended high school in Las Vegas at Valley High. TJ attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a major in history. From an early age, TJ pursued his passion in the martial arts. TJ continues to both compete and teach Tae Kwon DO and is a black belt in Tanh Doo De-Moo Duk Kwan. TJ began pursuing a new career by attending Northwest Massage School. In fact, T.J. was the very first student to enroll at Northwest! Upon graduation, T.J. became a licensed massage therapist working for Dr. Schleusner and Dr. Kenny as well as the Rio Hotel as a chair massage therapist. Northwest Career College recruited TJ to work in the massage therapy department where he ultimately assumed the position of department head of advanced massage.
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Teresa Lopez, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy instructor

L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers

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Jenette Ashcraft, N.C.M.A.

Allied Health Department Director

R.M.A. National Education Center

Jenette grew up in California and began her career in medical assisting right after she graduated from National Education Center. Jenette has worked in every capacity in a medical office from front desk receptionist to back office assistant to biller and coder. Additionally, Jenette is a certified phlebotomist as well as a certified medical assistant. She has worked in hospitals and labs as well as doctor’s offices. Jenette worked for over a decade at Health Care Partners before. Northwest Career College recruited her to work in the Medical Assisting department where she ultimately assumed the position of Program Chair.
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Amanda Beardsley, C.M.A.

Medical Assisting Instructor

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ReNet Mells, M.A.

Medical Assisting Instructor

M.A. Virginia College Online

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Joylene Rael, R.M.A, R.P.T.

Medical Assisting Instructor

R.M.A. Northwest Career College

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Jennifer Davis

Medical Assisting Instructor

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Denisse Adams

Medical Assisting Instructor

A.A. Community of Southern Nevada, Psychology
Northwest Health Careers

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Vivan Madrazo, C.M.A.

Medical Assisting Instructor

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Jennifer Jackson, B.S., A.A., A.S.

Medical Administrative Assisting Instructor

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Nancy Ferrante

Medical Billing and Coding Program Chair

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Vilma Afante, A.A., C.M.B.S.

Medical Billing & Coding Instructor

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Lisa Myers, J.D., L.L.M.

Paralegal Studies Program Chair

J.D. L.L.M. Campbell University
B.A. Corllins University

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Robert Kurth, Jr., J.D.

Criminal Justice Program Chair

J.D. University of Denver College of Law
B.S. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Bernie Zadrowski, J.D., L.L.M.

Paralegal Studies Instructor

J.D., L.L.M. University of Denver College of Law </br>B.S. University of Colorado

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Carl Morrison, PP-SC, R.P., A.A.C.P.

Paralegal Studies Instructor

PP-SC, RP, AACP Northeastern State University

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Denise Giancola, B.A.

Paralegal Studies Instructor

Criminal Justice, University of Nevada Las Vegas

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Cassidy Wagner, J.D.

Paralegal Assisitng and Criminal Justice Instructor

M.S. Organic Chemistry University of Texas at El Paso

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Dennis Jantz, M.A. Ed

General Education Instructor

M.A. Ed. University of Nevada Las Vegas

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Patrick Kenny, B.A.

General Education Instructor

B.A. University of San Diego, Psychology

Patrick Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played football, baseball and wrestled for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Patrick headed to the University of San Diego to study psychology and philosophy. Upon graduation, Patrick took a position as the COO of Northwest Career College where he works side by side with his family every day.
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Dr. Stephanie Kenny

General Education Instructor

D.O. Touro University
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Stephanie Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer and softball for the Meadows School in Summerlin. She began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Stephanie headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Upon graduation, Stephanie began pursuing her Medical Career and graduated from Touro University in 2016. Additionally, she accepted the position as the Chief Finance Officer of Northwest Career College where she works side by side with her family.
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Booker Chatman, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Program Chair

A.A. College of Southern Nevada

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Candice Clark, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Instructor

B.S. NC Agricultural & Technical State University

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Corey Del Pino, B.S., R.P.T.

Phlebotomy Instructor

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Stuart Bernardo, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P., N.P.-C.

CPR Instructor

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey<br/>
College of Staten Island, N.Y.

Facility Maintenance Operations

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Silvina Pablo de Robey

Facilities Coordinator

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Eva Gonzales Blas

Facilities Operator

Eva Hailing originally from Puerta Vallarta, Eva was recruited by Northwest Career College to work in the Facilities department. She has been helping to maintain the campus for several years now. She brings her energy and enthusiasm to the position while keeping many instructors, lab instructors and administrators happy with her efforts.
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Arthur Estrada

Facilities Operator

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Tony Gonzalez

Maintenance

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