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Leadership Team

The OnCourse Learning 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

Robert Hess, PhD, RN, FAAN

Executive Vice President of Education Content and Credentialing

As Executive Vice President of Education Content and Credentialing, Healthcare for OnCourse Learning, Robert Hess is responsible through the provider unit, OnCourse Learning, 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, 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 OnCourse Learning Healthcare where she oversees the accreditation process for nursing and allied health professionals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scott F. McConnell, RN, CEN, PHRN, NRP, EMS Editor

Vice President

Scott started his EMS career in 1990 becoming an EMT-M in the state of Pennsylvania, then an EMT-P in 1995. NRP in 1998, RN in 2008. He founded Distance CME which was acquired by OnCourse Learning in 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Esther Kim, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Editor

Esther Kim is a Doctor of Pharmacy, joining the OnCourse Learning staff earlier in 2015 as Clinical Pharmacy Editor.She is responsible for overseeing all pharmacy related course content.

Susan Swinehart, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA

Clinical Occupational Therapy Editor

Susan has 40 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Her practice interests include community mental health, factors influencing practice choices and education.The majority of her career as been as a faculty member at Indiana University.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE

Clinical Editor, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

Julie Stefanski creates quality continuing education courses on nutrition topics for dietitians and other healthcare professionals. As a certified diabetes educator since 2003, Julie has a special interest in low carb and ketogenic diets for glucose control and seizure disorders. Julie specializes in pediatric nutrition, gastrointestinal issues, and sports performance. Julie has been an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College in York, PA and holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a master’s degree in Adult Education with a focus on distance education.