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Meet our Center for Health Professional Instructors

The Center for Health Care Professionals strives to ensure the quality of its programming by engaging instructors with exceptional education and experience.

Here is a sampling of our outstanding faculty.

Roxane Ottaviano, RN, MSN
CNA Instructor Course for RN’s
With more than 17 years of progressive leadership and management experience, Ottaviano brings a wealth of experience to her nursing faculty role. She has been a nursing instructor, director of nursing and nursing supervisor in long-term health facilities. Currently, she is employed with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Aid. She holds an associate's degree in nursing from Triton College, a BSN from Elmhurst and MSN from Lewis University and is working toward a doctoral degree in nursing.

Mary Bielski, Ed D, RN, CNE
Evaluator Workshop
Full time nursing faculty member at Triton College.

Lorraine Schoerger, RN, MSN
Part time nursing faculty member at Triton College.

Frances Hodges, RN, MSN
Part-time nursing faculty member at Triton College.

Joyce Steber, RN, BSN
Steber is the education coordinator for the Nurse Aide Testing Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She facilitates the presentation and oversees the evaluators at the Evaluator Workshop.

Sandy Bowling, RN, BSN
Bowling is the Coordinator of the Certified Nurse Aide Program at Triton College and has been teaching at Triton for 15 years. She has taught the Nurse’s Assistant Program for a total of 20 years including other facilities, teaching in-services and coordinating other programs.

Peter Czernik, BS, MS
CPR - American Heart Association
Czernik has been teaching CPR and First Aid courses in the Chicagoland area for more than 25 years. In addition to teaching CPR, he also trains others to be CPR and First Aid Instructors for the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Peggy Bickham PharmD
Pharmacy Technician Program
Dr. Bickham received her BS in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently at UIC as Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy and Assistant Director in Hospital Pharmacy Services, Dr. Bickham precepts the Hospital Practice experiential clerkship for fourth year pharmacy students. Clinical practice responsibilities include management of the operating room pharmacy and medication issues in imaging and procedure areas. She has published continuing education articles for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses, and has given a number of educational presentations at state and national pharmacy meetings.

Sam Rizzo
Mr. Sam Rizzo received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1981. He has been employed in pharmacy management for over 25 years by Walgreens and also CVS Pharmacy for over ten years. He has been adjunct faculty at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy for over ten years and also works registry pharmacy at Christ Hospital. He is the recipient of 2010 National Institute for Staff and Organization Development, NISDO Award. For the past five years, he has been teaching Pharmacy Technicians to successfully pass the National Certification Exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board, PTCB.

Bessie Baldovino, RN, BSN
Dialysis Technician Certificate Program
Baldovino is the nurse manager at Loyola University Medical Center in the Dialysis Center. She holds nursing degrees including a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Trinity General Hospital School of Nursing and Philippine Women’s University in Manila Philippines and graduate work at Loyola University Chicago. She is also certified as a CNA instructor for an approved Illinois Department of Public Health long-term care facility.

Mary Nicholas, RN, MSN
Nicholas is the clinical nurse specialist at Loyola University Medical Center in the Dialysis Center. She holds an associate's degree in nursing from Indiana University and a bachelor's and master's in nursing degree from Purdue University in Calumet, Indiana. Nicholas is a Certified Nephrology Nurse, CPR instructor, Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and an APN-licensed and registered.

Sandra Hughes, PhD., RN.
RN re-Entry Program
Online Theory Instructor
Dr. Hughes is a full-time faculty member at Triton College with thirteen plus year of teaching experience in nursing fundamental, mental health, medical – surgical, and nursing management and leadership. Dr. Hughes was awarded her doctoral degree from Capella University in 2007; her research focus was the influence multiple intelligences on nursing student retention. Most recently Dr. Hughes has presented workshops on Concept Mapping a Tool to Enhance Critical Thinking and Test Taking Strategies for nursing students.

Dr. Hughes developed and is currently teaching online courses in nursing leadership and management at Triton College. In addition, she has developed nursing curriculum for Capella University PhD Nursing Education specialization program and is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty for Northern Illinois Online Initiative for Nursing (NIOIN), Illinois first online nursing program.

Angela Satala MSN, Ed, RN
Clinical Instructor
Ms. Angela Satala is the Coordinator of Health Learning Resource Center at Triton College. She has been teaching at Triton College for 12 years for the RN, LPN, CNA and Allied Health Programs. She has over 30 years of nursing experience.

Ms. Satala has previously worked as preceptor on medical cardiology unit, Utilization Review Manager, Nursing Supervisor and Wound Care Coordinator. She is a member of Sigma Theta Thau.