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College of Healthcare

College of Healthcare
  • Dr. Ann Hamilton
    Dean, Healthcare
    • EdD, Azusa Pacific University
    • MSN, CSULA
    • MBA, Pepperdine University
    • BSN, Biola University
  • Lance Followell
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • Diploma, Platt College, 2004
    • A.A. Long Beach City College, 1984
    • B.S. Kinesiology / Athletic Training, California State University, Long Beach, 2006
    • Over 10 years of experience as a private practitioner and instructor

    What Lance likes most about Fremont College is the students’ passion for life and learning. As the director of the School of Healthcare and an instructor of massage, Mr. Followell embodies that passion in his teaching. Lance is committed to giving Fremont’s students the necessary knowledge and skills to be highly successful in their chosen field. He is a certified massage therapist and active member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He holds a BS degree in Kinesiology from California State University Long Beach, with a specialization in Athletic Training. Mr. Followell’s private practice is focused on Olympic Development track & field athletes. Lance has practiced massage at the 2008 Olympic Trials and 2009 U.S. National Track & Field Championships.

  • Allison Denney
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • Massage Therapy Diploma, Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 2000
    • B.A. Philosophy and Religion, Ithaca College, 1992
    • Over 10 years of experience as a massage therapist practicing Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and other specialty massage techniques
  • Teena Lewis
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • Certificate Massage Technician, IPSB, 2000
    • Certificate Advanced Massage Technician, IPSB, 2001
    • Certificate Thai Massage, 2003
    • B.S. Health Science, California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Teena Lewis has over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and massage therapist. She began her massage career in 2000. Ten years later, she is just as passionate about this work. Her specialty is holistic pain relief, with a focus on the neck, shoulder, and back regions.

    She has worked with many professional athletes including NBA, AVP, and NHL players. Teena views her work as a fusion between intuition and years of formal training in the field of massage therapy. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice after having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a Community Health concentration. She is also a self-proclaimed massage junkie who loves to write health and healthcare content.

  • Dagmar Pechmann - CMT
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • Massage School of Santa Monica, 1986
    • Over 10 years of teaching experience in massage therapy and continuing education workshops
    • Over 25 years of applied experience in medical centers, day spas and the entertainment industry
  • Iowayna Pena
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • A.A. General Education, Mt. San Antonio College, 2002
    • B.S. Kinesiology & Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, 2006
    • Over 10 years of experience as an athletic trainer
  • Cheryl Peterson
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • B.S. Industrial Technology, National University, 1989
    • Massage Therapy, Shiatsu Massage School, 1999
    • Over 20 years of experience as a massage therapist
  • Christina Bergman
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Monisha Garner
    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy
    • Certified Phlebotomist, AUMT, 2010
    • Advanced Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, MBI, 2006
    • Certified Yoga/Pilates Instructor, YogaFit, 2008
    • Certified Massage Therapist, 2003
  • Dhahabu Bellard
    • Nine years of experience as a Massage Therapist
    • Seven years of experience as a Massage Therapy Instructor
    • Certificate in Athletic Trainers Aid, Cerritos Community College
    • Certificate in Business Management, Cerritos Community College

    Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy

General Education
  • Tim Short
    Dean of Online & General Education
    • M.A. Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino, 2000
    • Over 10 years of experience as an instructor in psychology

    Tim Short, Dean of Education, has a lifelong personal mission of inspiring others to reach their full potential. He holds an MA in Life-Span Developmental Psychology and a BA in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. He has worked in education since being employed as a student worker for the Dean of Graduate Education at Cal State. He taught at various community colleges, including Riverside Community College and Chaffey Community College. He served as a faculty member and administrator at Westwood College from 2004 to 2009. At Fremont College, Tim has focused on curriculum development, faculty development, staff training, online education, student retention, and improving systems and processes. He takes pride in getting to know students and helping to figure out each student’s particular path to success.

  • Dr. Nicole Minor
    General Education
    • B.A. Biology, Washington University, 1992
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University
    • Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Sara Butler
    General Education
  • Jennifer Sumerel
    General Education
    • B.S. Sociology, University of North Alabama, 1999
    • M.S. Sociology, Mississippi State University, 2002
    • Ph.D. Community College Leadership, MSU
  • Bradley Waltman
    General Education
    • B.A. Spanish, Political Science, James Madison University, 1983
    • MA English, Hunter College 1992
    • PhD English, Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Ruby Evans
    General Education
    • B.S. Grambling State University , Mathematics Education 1981
    • Master of Applied Statistics, Louisiana State University 1983
    • Doctor of Education, University of Florida 1998
    • Over 20 years of experience teaching mathematics
  • Sarah Cisneros
    General Education
Library Services
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