Our Team

Jacqueline Brooks
Campus Director

Jacqueline Brooks holds a double Masters Degree.

               Masters in Organizational Education                    Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

She has fifteen years of solid management expertise with proficiency in curriculum development and management, educational leadership, staff development, budgeting, student diversity, and strategic planning.

Jessica Saylor
Academic Dean

Co-Owner, and Instructor, Jessica provides dedicated and thorough instruction for Phlebotomy, Clinical Medical Assisting, Electrocardiogram, Patient Care Technician, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR courses.

Jan Collins
Clinincal Instructor
Jan Collins has been a registered nurse for over 40 years. Her experience in the healthcare field provides her students with the knowledge needed to be successful and her passion to teach makes her a formidable member of our Instructional team. 
“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” (Gail Goldwin)
Derek Saylor
Student Support Advocate Career Services Representative

Derek provides students with the skills and confidence necessary to navigate in the professional healthcare industry. Based out of the Columbia campus, Derek teaches Leadership and Professional Development, coordinates students externship, and provides career services to students and graduates.

Chris Baker
Clinical Instructor

Chris Baker teaches Accelerated Phlebotomy,EKG Technician and Patient Care Technician. She has been in the medical field for over 35 years in several different capacities. Her skill set is unique in that she did hands on patient care up to a Supervisor over Virtual Telemetry. CCRT through CCI, CNA through State of Missouri, PCT through SSM.

Efe Isaac
Clinical Instructor

Efe Isaac received her Master's degree from Webster University in 2016. She currently works as the Breast Health Navigator for Christian Hospital and Northwest Healthcare. She is also an adjunct professor for Webster University (RN to BSN track).

Vernice Hollingsworth
Clinical Instructor

Medical Assistant Program Instructor.

She has 23 years of experience in various areas of the healthcare field. In addition to her extensive clinical background, Vernice has 5 years of experience in the teaching arena. Prior to BBMI she has instructed courses at Vatterott College and Midwest Institute for Medical Assistants. She strives to improve the quality of learning by cultivating an atmosphere that strengthens and promotes professional excellence.

Shari Foster
Clinical Instructor

With over a decade of experience and multiple certifications, Shari brings a wide variety of skills and knowledge to prepare her students with all the information they need to achieve their highest potential.

Velma Walker
Clinical Instructor

 Velma H. Walker has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's in Healthcare Administration. ln my spare time I like to hang out with family and friends as well as plan weekend outings. I am the Nurse Supervisor for my Church. Which I set up lot of the Health Education for the Church. I believe in educating the community about healthy lifestyle.

Celeste Rucker
Clinical Instructor

Celeste Rucker is a Medical Instructor at Bell-Brown Medical Institute

She has a passion for teaching started nearly twenty years ago when she was a Register Medical Assistant. Her educational background includes an Associates in Healthcare Administration, Bachelor’s in Business with emphasis on Management and a Master in Public and Healthcare Administration from Keller University in 2014


Kirsten Tripaldi
Columbia Campus Director and Registrar

Kirsten Tripaldi is the Columbia Campus Director and Registrar. Kirsten has 12 years’ experience working in various positions in the medical field. She is a Nationally Certified Phlebotomist and her background consists of mostly sales, marketing, outreach, and life enrichment.

“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” -Albert Einstein

Angela Engle
Student Support Advocate Career & Services Representative

Angela is the Career Service Representative and Student Support Advocate for the St. Louis Area campuses. She has her BA in Psychology from Webster University, is CPR Adult and Pediatric First Aid certified, Psychological First Aid (PFA) certified, and is a Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MAADC II).