Leadership Team

The ContinuingEducation.com leadership team is comprised of an interprofessional team of leading experts in each respective profession. Our highly respected editorial team is led by Robert Hess, RN, PhD, FAAN, and is responsible for developing and maintaining virtually all content featured on ContinuingEducation.com.

Robert Hess, PhD, RN, FAAN

Executive Vice President, Education Content and Credentialing

As Executive Vice President of Education Content and Credentialing for OnCourse Learning, Robert Hess is responsible through the provider unit, ContinuingEducation.com, for the credentialing, development, dissemination, and evaluation of continuing education to nurses, physicians, pharmacists and 15 other groups of allied health professionals.

Ken Ramirez, MBA

Executive VP, Healthcare

Ken joined OnCourse Learning in December of 2014 as head of sales, support and operations for Nurse.com, ContinuingEducation.com and CE Direct – among the largest providers of healthcare CE in the U.S. Ken is responsible for strategic sales, e-commerce, customer care, and operational execution across all healthcare consumer, corporate and partner channels.

Dorothy W. Angelini, MSN, RN

Executive Director, CE Credentialing

Dorothy (Dody) W. Angelini, RN, MSN, is Executive Director of Continuing Education for ContinuingEducation.com where she oversees the accreditation process for nursing and allied health professionals.

Nan Callender-Price, MA, RN

Executive Director, Continuing Education

Nan Callender-Price manages and oversees the development of all print and online nursing continuing education material. She blended her interests in publishing and journalism with nursing as a freelance writer covering health and nursing topics for NurseWeek more than 20 years ago.

Jennifer Chaikin, MSN/MHA, RN-BC, CCRN

Executive Director, Educational Initiatives

Jennifer Chaikin joined OnCourse Learning as Executive Director of Educational Initiatives in 2014. She is responsible for managing the educational design, content creation, and overall maintenance of the educational initiatives and other live educational events for ContinuingEducation.com.

Phyllis Class, BA, RN

Executive Director, Allied Health Continuing Education

Phyllis Class, RN, BA, is Executive Director of Allied Health Continuing Education. She was formerly Editorial Director for the Florida, Southeast, and South Central editions of Nursing Spectrum.

Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD

Clinical Editorial Director of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dale Ames Kline is a co-founder of Nutrition Dimension, the nation's leading provider of continuing education for nutrition, fitness, and health professionals since 1984. A former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in the WIC program, she has written, edited and presented numerous continuing education seminars and home study courses and has lectured before international, national, state and local groups of medical, fitness and nutrition professionals.

James F. Ross, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapy Editor

James Ross earned his master’s in physical therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and his doctorate in physical therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo. He has extensive clinical experience in the outpatient setting as well as the home care environment.

Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technology Editor

Guy Haskell has been involved in EMS since 1983, and has served as a paramedic in four states, in both the street and emergency department, ICU and pediatric advanced transport team. He is the editor and author of five books and numerous articles, including the EMS Pearls of Wisdom series of exam preparation texts.

Oren Shtayermman, PhD, MSW

Social Work Editor

Oren Shtayermman is Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Chairperson, Mental Health Counseling Program Director, and Research Associate to VIP at New York Institute of Technology, School of Health Professions, Old Westbury, New York.

Kathleen Fahey, PhD, CCC-SLP

Clinical speech-language pathology and audiology editor

Kathleen Fahey is a Full Professor Emeritus in speech-language pathology in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, School of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado.

Debora A. Davidson, PhD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Editor

Debora Davidson has been Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Editor since September 2011. She works with authors to develop continuing education content that is current and relevant to occupational therapy practitioners in a wide array of professional roles and contexts.

Catherine J. Swift, MT, ASCP

Clinical Laboratory Technology Editor

Catherine Swift earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska and a degree in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)

Clinical Radiology Editor

Olive Peart is radiography educator, an established lecturer, and a writer. She gives lectures on mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada and her articles appear regularly in radiological journals and news magazines.

Susan C. Drummond, LMT, RM

Massage Therapy Editor

Susan C. Drummond is a nationally certified, licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master. Susan taught massage therapy at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in NJ for eight years.

Maria LaPadula, PhD

Psychology Editor

Maria LaPadula is Chairperson and Associate Professor of Psychology at New York Institute of Technology. She attended graduate school at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York.

Dawn A. Demangone-Yoon, MD

Medicine and Surgery Editor

Dr. Demangone-Yoon is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician in practice since 1996. She was involved in the development of an Emergency Medicine Residency program and served for several years as an Assistant Program Director.

Maria Morales, MSN, RN, CPAN

Associate Director, Educational Initiatives

Maria Morales joined OnCourse Learning in 2014 after working as a critical care nurse for approximately nine years. She is a clinically competent, CPAN certified RN who provides specialized knowledge regarding perianesthesia nursing, nursing education and quality nursing care.

Martha A. Tice, MS, RN, ACHPN

Clinical Nursing Editorial Director

Martha Tice joined OnCourse Learning in May of 2012 following 15 years as an APN, educator and manager at a large Metropolitan Washington DC hospice and palliative care organization.

Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP

Respiratory Therapy Editor

Dunlevy is Clinical Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy, Ohio State University School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Columbus, Ohio. A registered respiratory therapist, she holds an EdD in Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration.

Nadine Salmon, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, IBCLC

Clinical Editorial Director, Pearls Review & CE Events

Nadine Salmon joined OnCourse Learning in November 2014. She is responsible for managing the educational design, creation and maintenance of the Certification Review Library and CE Events programming.