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Rachel Houston, MPS, CMA (AAMA)
Program Chair and Associate Professor

Ms. Houston joined the Medical Assistant Program in January 2012. She is an alumni of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting, Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Houston earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Human Services, Cum Laude from Montreat College and a Master of Professional Studies in the Psychology of Leadership from Pennsylvania State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Health Sciences degree from Campbell University.

She is currently an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and serves on the Leaders in Education and Advanced Practice (LEAP) Committee. She is also active in the state society of medical assisting, serving on committees and as a delegate. Ms. Houston is also the current President of the Cabarrus County Chapter. She is actively involved in the North Carolina Association of Medical Assistant Educators as well. In addition to remaining actively engaged in the various professional organizations, Ms. Houston has a passion for research and serving vulnerable populations within her community. She is actively involved in multiple community-based projects to better serve the needs of the underserved.

Prior to Cabarrus College, Ms. Houston worked as a CMA in Orthopedic Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology. She has also worked in the home health setting.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her two daughters.

Justin Crayton

Justin Crayton, CMA, AAMA

Mr. Crayton joined the Medical Assistant Program as an instructor in October 2018. He is a graduate of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with a Diploma in Medical Assisting. He plans to further his education by completing his Associate Degree in Science. He has worked extensively in Family Medicine and Urgent Care Services over the past ten years. He has worked for Cabarrus Family Medicine the majority of his career helping shape new hire employees and Medical Assisting students. He is excited and looks forward to help educate and shape students for a career in Medical Assisting. He is compassionate and sincere about his work and life. Most of his previous patients can be described as family.

In his free time, he enjoys spending every moment with his and son (Noah). He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and anything/everything outdoors. Something to think about, growth doesn't have to happen fast, but the moving water is generally always safer to drink.