Bryan Day, the President of Community HigherEd Institute (CHEI), oversees Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College. With 17 years as CEO at Oklahoma’s premier addiction and behavioral health treatment center, he led a 300% growth in services, revenue, and staff while maintaining rigorous accreditations from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities (ODMHSAS), Joint Commission (JCAHO), and the Commission of Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). His tenure secured multi-million-dollar contracts with the VA, Cherokee Nation, Muscogee Creek Nation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Bryan also fostered partnerships with universities, including OU and OSU, creating ACGME-accredited programs. He’s a board member, community collaborator, and fundraiser with a history of success in for-profit ventures. Bryan resides near Pretty Water Lake with his wife, Connie, and actively supports charitable causes.
Medical Assistant Department Head
Being a traditional college student herself by attending a university upon her graduation from high school, Julie Benson recognizes that today’s typical college students have different challenges. She believes that it is critical to make a connection with students in her class right away. To achieve this, she utilizes creative and innovative activities to intrigue them. She describes her teaching style as “edu-tainment” college level, career-focused entertaining education. To keep students attending class every day, she provides fun, interesting, AND educational sessions, making school a safe and enjoyable place. Her career includes 25+ years teaching medical assisting, she has developed an enormous catalog of teaching techniques to engage students in active learning.
Julie is a graduate of the University of Toledo with an AAS degree in Medical Assisting. She has also earned a CMA-AC (AAMA Administrative and Clinical specialty) and Registered Phlebotomist credential.
Surgical Tech Department Head
Michelle graduated from the Great Plains Surgical Technology program in 2012. Prior to beginning her instructor position with Community Care College, she spent almost 6 years working as a CST at the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Oklahoma, OU Medical Center. Specializing in aneurysm clippings and tumor resections, Michelle fell in love with neurosurgery and trauma. Level 1 Trauma Centers provide total care for every aspect of injury, it is for the most serious injuries that require a fast response time. This experience made her a well-rounded surgical tech before she started working with a travel agency in 2018. In the clinical setting, Michelle enjoyed being a preceptor for surgical tech students, and this sparked her passion for education. Michelle has done many roles in the ST department at CCC. Michelle started as a site coordinator in 2019 and quickly moved on to teaching in the classroom and lab. While teaching at CCC, Michelle finished her Associate’s degree in Surgical Technology in 2020. Michelle is passionate about this career and loves to inform people about the awesome responsibility of being a surgical technologist.
Healthcare Administration Dept. Head | Medical Billing and Coding Dept. Head
Misty Green first joined the Community Care College family in 2009 as an instructor for the Medical Billing and Coding program. Her passion for helping others achieve their educational goals has kept her here for 12 years and she is currently the department head of Medical Billing and Coding, AOS MBC, and AOS Healthcare Administration. 234 students graduated from the MBC program in this last year alone, and she looks forward to growing that by another 175 this year. Misty is a graduate of the AOS MBC program from CCC herself. She also holds a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Misty has lived in the Tulsa area for 24 years. She and her husband have been married for 23 years, have three grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson. Misty loves to travel, read, crochet, make epoxy tumblers, and just about anything outdoors. She absolutely loves the sunshine!
Early Childhood Education Department Head
Marolyn Maxey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University in December 2003 and a Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern State University in 2012. Marolyn worked in the public school setting for 12 years as an instructor and then as the Reading Specialist and Testing Coordinator. It was this professional foundation that brought her to our Early Childhood Education program as an instructor in 2021. The love of children and passion for educating others is a daily goal for her. She is an advocate for Early Childhood education and welcomes help to anyone needing assistance in this area.
Business Programs Department Head
With over 30 years of corporate experience at renowned companies like Kraft-General Foods, International Corporation, and Melton Truck Lines, Bob Pineiro is a seasoned professional. His 15-year tenure in Higher Education and Corporate Training equips him with the skills demanded in today’s workforce. Beyond his corporate background, Bob boasts 40 years as an entrepreneur, managing a photography business and exploring ventures in Radio/Television Broadcasting and investments. Bob joined Community Care College five years ago as a Business Programs instructor, later becoming the Department Head. He mentors students, helping them establish businesses, advance their careers, and pursue effective investment strategies for future success. A John Massey School of Business graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Bob is a Tulsa native with three grown sons and eight grandchildren.
Paralegal Department Head
Becky is a proud graduate of The University of Oklahoma, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (’99), with an emphasis in Criminology and her Master degree in Human Relations (’00). She also graduated from The University of Tulsa College of Law (’03), where she earned her Juris Doctor. Although she has been an attorney for the past 20 years, she brings vast experience in the business field as well. Professor Post is thrilled to be back at Community Care College, having previously taught in the Associates of Occupational Science program for 3.5 years. She loves live music, traveling and volunteering in the community. Helping students achieve their academic and life goals drives her passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge of the legal field.
Dental Department Head
Lindsey Viel became a Dental Assistant in 2006 and has been with Community Care College since 2015 as a Dental Assistant Instructor. Her passion as a Dental Assistant is to help restore smiles and confidence back to patients and teach those patients how to properly take care of their oral hygiene and health. With that passion for her patients Lindsey wanted to take it to the next level and start teaching the next generation of Dental Assistants.She truly enjoys watching her students grow into great Dental Assistants.
Lindsey also obtains her Oklahoma Dental Assistant Permit along with her expanded functions, hours of continuing education and is a member of American Dental Assistants Association. Lindsey is from Broken Arrow and has been married for 18 years. She also has 3 amazing kids. Lindsey also loves to spend time with her family and travel as much as she can. She loves taking photos of dental offices on her travels.
Dr. Lisette Wigton
Veterinary Assistant Department Head
Lisette Wigton, DVM, is a 1996 graduate of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. For over 21 years in the Tulsa area, she has focused her medical practice mainly on small animals though she also has experience in equine medicine. While Dr. Wigton enjoys caring for all animals, her major interests include exotic pets and internal medicine. Throughout her career, she has spent countless hours educating clients about animal health care and this has enabled her to make a seamless transition to teaching our veterinary assistant students.
Career and Life Development Department Head
Mashaela Stripling, an Oklahoma native now residing in Tulsa, brings over 10 years of experience in student services and mental health work to Community Care College. Specializing in diversity programs, at-risk youth development, college readiness, and mental health initiatives, Mashaela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations (’14) and a Master of Human Relations Degree (’16) with a counseling focus from the University of Oklahoma. At CCC, she channels her expertise to nurture an environment of growth and learning while supporting students. Mashaela enjoys family time, travel, singing, and merging education, mental health, and faith principles to empower others.
Director of Admissions
Elizabeth’s journey from a dedicated healthcare professional to a higher education leader spans over a decade. After a decade as a Registered Medical Assistant, she transitioned into post-secondary education in 2009. Through continuous growth, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Kaplan University in 2014, followed by a Master’s in Health Information Management from Purdue University Global in 2021. Elizabeth’s career at Community Care College began in 2023 as the Director of Admissions, overseeing admissions across all campuses. Beyond her professional life, she cherishes family moments, travel, country music, NASCAR, and quality time with her grandchildren.
Chief Financial Officer
Pallavi “Polly” Agarwal serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College. Polly is a true servant leader and loves the college’s CARES culture. Polly has her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a major in Accounts/Finance. While pursuing her bachelors, she worked as an intern at a CPA firm for several years. A few years later she earned her Master’s in Business Administration at Oral Roberts University (ORU), Tulsa OK. During her M.B.A. program, she started working at Community Care College as an Accountant, and was then promoted to the Accounting Manager position. Polly has been serving as the CFO of the colleges since January of 2016. Throughout her 10+ years with the colleges Polly has been dedicated to serving others and developing leaders.
Director of Financial Aid
Karissa Marcangeli has been a part of our financial aid team for over 20 years. She started her career at Community Care College over 21 years ago after attending Oklahoma State University. Karissa has a passion for helping students create financially responsible educational plans that make their career goals a reality. College is a large investment and can be an overwhelming process for students. Karissa and her team work hard to make the financial aid process as painless as possible during the enrollment period. Karissa grew up in McAlester, OK and loves Italian food. Karissa lives with her fur child, Duke and enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Career Services Manager
Charmaine holds degrees in Cosmetology and an Associate’s in Medical Billing & Coding. Her journey at Community Care College began in 2020 as the Coordinator for Medical Billing & Coding and Healthcare Administration programs. Quickly, she found her passion in assisting graduates in securing employment in their chosen fields. In 2021, Charmaine joined Career Services, customizing support for distance education graduates and recognizing their unique needs and goals. With her adept relationship-building skills, she thrives. In 2023, she took on the Career Life and Development (CLD) instructor role and now manages Career Services across all three campuses, along with teaching CLD online. In her free time, Charmaine enjoys swimming, camping, crafting, and quality moments with her family, but her most cherished role is being a mom to her two children.
Brigitte initially joined Community Care College in 2007 as an assistant registrar. In 2011 she was promoted to the position of Registrar. She serves Community Care College, Clary Sage, and Oklahoma Technical College campuses in this role. Her responsibilities include managing student records, overseeing registration processes, and supporting students, faculty, and administrative teams. In addition to her professional achievements, Brigitte has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing, which she earned from the University of Phoenix in 2007. She appreciates the challenges our students face who pursue their education as full-time students with hectic schedules. She considers herself an advocate for students as they navigate their educational journeys.