Meet Our Instructors

  • Full-time Instructional Staff

    Adele Haskins, RDA has more than 30 years of experience in the dental field. She is a graduate of the Oswego County BOCES Dental Assisting program. She is licensed by the New York State Office of the Professions  as a dental assistant, and is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Adele has over seven years of Dental Assisting teaching experience. Her dental experience includes: office manager, and assistant in oral surgery, oral anesthesia, geriatrics, and general dentistry. Additionally, Mrs. Haskins served as an industry mentor and lead judge for the secondary Dental Assisting SkillsUSA New York State competition. 

    Jennifer DiGregorio,RN holds a New York State license and an A.A.S. in Nursing from Onondaga Community College along with coursework towards completion of the BSN program at SUNY Delhi. She possesses 8 years of nursing experience and has taught in the CiTi Practical Nursing program for 3 years.

    Part-Time Instructional Staff

    Shelly Spencer, NRCMA, NRCPT, and NRCEKG graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology as a medical assistant. Ms. Spencer has 16 years of experience in the field of medical assisting,  as well as 12 years of teaching experience in the CiTi Medical Assisting program.

    Elizabeth Rice, BSN is the Health Occupations Coordinator at CiTi. Ms. Rice earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Utica College and holds a New York State RN License. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Education program at SUNY Polytechnic College. Elizabeth has been the Health Occupations Coordinator since 2014. In addition to her supervisory role, she also teaches Infection Control and CPR and is a clinical instructor in both the Practical Nursing and Nurse Assisting programs. Her nursing specialty is emergency medicine.

    Brittany Watts, NRCMA, NRCPT, NRCEKG is a graduate of the CiTi Medical Assisting program. She also holds a certification as a telemetry technician. Ms. Watts has 4 years experience in the field and this is her second year teaching in the CiTi Medical Assisting program.

    Nancy Monica, MS, RN earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She possesses a New York State Registered Professional Nurse License.  Nancy has 33 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Monica is the theory and clinical instructor for CiTi’s Nurse Assisting program.

    Eleanor Miller, RN holds a New York State Registered Nurse license and a B.A. degree from SUNY Oswego. Ms. Miller has over 39 years of experience in nursing, home care, and family practice as well as three years in nursing education as a classroom instructor in the Practical Nursing program.

    Penny Loomis, RN holds a New York State Registered Nursing license and an A.A.S. in Nursing from Onondaga Community College. Penny is a clinical instructor in the Practical Nursing program.

    Barbie Jo Grey is the CiTi welding instructor. Barbie is a 2001 graduate of the secondary Welding Technology program. She worked as a teaching assistant in the secondary welding program for a number of years before becoming a Welding instructor at CiTi, as well as working at Phoenix Welding. Barbie is a certified American Welding Society (AWS) welder, inspector, and trainer. She is pursuing a teaching degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

    Jerald (Jerry) Wickham has been a repair-shop owner and instructor over his 40+ year career in the automotive industry. Jerry holds a B.A. from SUNY Oswego and a permanent teaching certification in Automotive Mechanics from the New York State Education Department.

    Ismael (J.R.) House is a graduate of the CiTi Auto Technology program and is currently employed full time in the automotive repair industry. Mr. House is a shop assistant for Mr. Wickham.

    Mary Fran Yafchak is an IT professional with 35+ years of work experience in both corporate and not-for-profit environments. She has held positions in diverse areas, including field engineering, software test, Internet development, and distributed project management. Throughout her career, she has taught IT concepts and computer applications to other working professionals, college students, job seekers and lifelong learners. Ms. Yafchak holds a B.S. in Secondary Education/English from SUNY Oswego and an M.S. in Information Resource Management from Syracuse University.