Our Team

Jacqueline Brooks
Regional Director

Jacqueline Brooks holds a double Masters Degree Masters in Organizational Education, and a 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

 Jessica Saylor 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)
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.

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

Jennifer Williams
Media Director and Career Services

Jennifer holds a Certificate of Proficancy in Applied Sciences, is obtaining her Associates of Arts degree, and acts as a Career Services Advisor and Media Director for both Campuses. 


Life ... a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. - Charles Lindbergh