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Educate. Engage. Empower.

Located in Charlotte, NC, Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a public non-profit college owned by Atrium Health. The mission of Carolinas College is to transform lives by educating, engaging and empowering professionals for an evolving healthcare environment. The college currently offers associate degrees, certificate programs and several bachelor’s degrees in a variety of healthcare programs.

We're proud to serve as a talent pipeline for Atrium Health - that's where most of our students land jobs right after graduation. At Carolinas College, you can discover your true potential both in the classroom and throughout your career.

  • High academic standards
  • One-on-one faculty attention
  • Modern education for an evolving healthcare environment

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    Expected growth in demand for healthcare workers

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    Students who said we were their 1st choice

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    Employers who would hire another of our graduates


To be the first & best choice for healthcare education.


To transform lives by educating, engaging and empowering professionals for an evolving healthcare environment.


Caring - Commitment - Equity - Integrity - Teamwork

Equity Statement

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is committed to fostering diverse and inclusive education and workplace environments by consciously promoting a culture of equity and inclusion and a workforce that reflects the community we serve.

Campus Contact Information

Visit campus and begin making the meaningful connections that lead to a career-long relationships. Send us an email, and our team will be in touch about visiting our campus.

Visit us:
2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28217

Department Email Phone
Admissions 704-355-5051
Financial Aid 704-355-5486
Marketing 704-468-2128
President's Office 704-355-2029
Registrar 704-355-7572
Support 980-458-2468
  • Meg Patchett Interim President Carolinas 

    Meg Patchett
    Interim President

    BA, Butler University
    MA, University of Akron
    PhD, University of Akron

  • Jodie Huffstetler

    Certification: RT (R)
    AAS, Carolinas College of Health Sciences
    BS, University of Central Missouri
    MAEd, University of Phoenix
    EdD, Walden University

  • Jared Smith.

    Jared Smith
    Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

    BS, BS, BA, College of Charleston
    MS, MS, University of Saint Joseph
    MS, University of Texas Permian Basin
    PhD, University of the Cumberlands

  • Ginger Walker, Chair
    President and CEO
    Avanti Medical Technologies

    • Diploma - Carolinas College of Health Sciences
  • Carole Isom-Barnes, PhD, Vice Chair
    President and Owner
    Xperience Leadership, LLC

    • PhD - Antioch University
    • MA - Queens University of Charlotte
    • BA - Brandeis University
  • Vicki Block
    SVP, Market President, Charlotte Market
    Atrium Health

    • MHA - Xavier University
    • BS - University of Akron
  • Trena Drayton
    COO, Process Automation
    Bank of America

    • MBA - Northwestern University
    • BS - Hampton University
  • Wilhelmenia Rembert, PhD
    Professor Emerita
    Winthrop University

    • PhD - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • MSW - University of South Carolina
    • BA -Winthrop University
  • Mary Hall, MD
    SVP, Senior Associate Dean, Education and Faculty - Charlotte
    Atrium Health

    • MD - Cornell University
    • BA - State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Phyllis Justus, DNP
    AVP, Enterprise Nursing Services
    Atrium Health

    • DNP - The University of Alabama
    • MSN - UNC-Charlotte
    • BSN - UNC-Chapel Hill
    • BA - Wake Forest University
  • C. Marcus Harris, JD
    Chair Emeritus

    • JD - Duke University
    • MA - University of Arizona
    • AB - Duke University



  • Dan Handel, MD
    CMO, Central Market
    Atrium Health

    • MD - Northwestern University
    • MBA - Oregon Health and Science
    • MPH - Northwestern University
    • BA - Northwestern University

Faculty & Staff

Various college faculty

Name Position Email
Jodie Huffstetler Provost
Janice Bellamy Staff Assistants
Cathy Jo Long Office Manager
Name Position Email
Amy Slack Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Chris Davenport Learning Technology Specialist
Alicia Swackhamer
Instructional Technologist and Developer
Name Position Email
Jodie Huffstetler Provost
Meg Patchett
Interim President
Jared Smith Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Name Position Email
Kendra Felder Staff Accountant
Michele Moore Business Operations Manager
Name Position Email
Melissa Jackson Program Chair
Kelly Shirley Education Coordinator, Specialist in Blood Bank Technology
Ali Winter Education Coordinator, Phlebotomy 
  Education Coordinator, Histotechnology  
Cynthia Bean Faculty, Medical Laboratory Science
Katherine Lingen Faculty, Medical Laboratory Science
Kimberly Yarborough Faculty, Medical Laboratory Science
Name Position Email
Andrea Phronebarger Program Chair
Crystal Bencken  Education Coordinator, Healthcare Simulation
Tonya Adkins Faculty, Math
Claire Belles Faculty, Health and Wellness
Michael Bossick Faculty, Sociology
Caroline Ericksen Faculty, Ethics
Carla Hanbury Faculty, Biology
Tracy James Faculty, Microbiology
Stephanie Loomer Faculty, Healthcare Simulation
Saravanan Neelakantan Faculty, Biology
Jennifer Noble Faculty, Healthcare Simulation
Shelley Palmer Faculty, English
Melissa Reid Faculty, Math
Cassandra Sanders Faculty, Communication
Name Position Email
Lee Braswell Program Chair
Name Position Email
Lee Braswell Program Chair
Name Position Email
Erika Land Program Chair


Nurse Aide

Name Position Email
Carmelle Belizaire Education Coordinator, Nurse Aide
Gena Johnson Faculty, Nurse Aide
Tonya May Faculty, Nurse Aide


Name Position Email
Amy Smith Program Chair, ADN
Andrea Linthicum Faculty, ADN
Ashley Cloninger Faculty, ADN
Bridget Tieben Faculty, ADN
Carol Cook Faculty, ADN
Caroline Hosseini Faculty, ADN
Caroline Wrisley Faculty, ADN
Cherice Avila Faculty, ADN
Courtney Rosenthal Faculty, ADN
Cynthia Beesley Faculty, ADN
Diahanne Holandez Faculty, ADN
Dina Khentigan Faculty, ADN
Emily Mosko Faculty, ADN
Jackie Meunier Faculty, ADN
Jane Binetti Faculty, ADN
Kerri Czaja Faculty, ADN
Marisa Mann Faculty, ADN
McKenzie Masters Faculty, ADN
Megan Brazelton Faculty, ADN
Rachael King Faculty, ADN
Rodney Duke Faculty, ADN
Sarah Scibetta Faculty, ADN
Sherena Samuel Faculty, ADN
Tina Lamberta Faculty, ADN
Tonya May Faculty, ADN
Trish Campbell Faculty, ADN
Vivian Stamps Adjunct Faculty, ADN
Savannah Thompson Adjunct Faculty, ADN
Sharran Penny Learning Resource Specialist


Name Position Email
Tracy Hayes Program Chair, BSN
Annette Fraley Faculty, BSN
Vivian Stamps Faculty, BSN
Name Position Email
Lee Braswell Program Chair
Nichole Bohannon Clinical Coordinator
Beverly Martin Faculty
Name Position Email
Alisha Jones Program Chair
Laura Reynolds Clinical Coordinator
Mackenzie Mullis Faculty


Name Position Email
Jared Smith Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Name Position Email
Mindi Miller Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Jennifer Abbey Interim Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Darrian Brown Staff Assistant
Adrian Moore Coordinator, Admissions and Recruitment
Gail Simpson Admission Specialist

Financial Aid

Name Position Email
Justin Pichey Director, Financial Aid
Nicole Monterio Associate Director, Financial Aid
Paris Walker Financial Aid Counselor


Name Position Email
Brianna Hunter Strategic Communications Manager

Registrar/Student Records

Name Position Email
Ta'Kia Howze Director, Student Records and Information Management (Registrar)
Andre Grant Associate Registrar

Student Success

Name Position Email
Audrey Castor Student Success Coordinator
Tonquishae Belcher Student Success Coordinator

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