Bryan Day is the new President of Community HigherEd Institute (CHEI) which includes Community Care College, Clary Sage College and Oklahoma Technical College.
Mr. Day served as the Chief Executive Officer for 17 years at Oklahoma’s largest inpatient / outpatient addiction / behavioral health treatment center. His leadership provided documented competencies to expand services, revenue and the number of employees by 300% during his tenure while successfully maintaining stringent accreditations through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities (ODMHSAS), Joint Commission (JCAHO), and the Commission of Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Additionally, the organization developed and managed multi-million dollar contracts during his tenure with the Veterans Administration (VA), Native American tribes including the Cherokee Nation, and Muscogee Creek Nation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many others.
Mr. Day has developed and managed successful collaborative programs with higher education including the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University (OSU). These included the development of ACGME accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowships and residencies. He has developed and managed public / private community partnerships with both the City of Tulsa and State of Oklahoma designed to improve outcomes, public safety and reduce costs.
Mr. Day has served on multiple Boards, Governance Councils, and community based collaboration initiatives including serving as one of nine founding members of the Alliance of Mental Health Professionals Board of Directors; the Board of Directors of Oklahoma Substance Abuse Service Alliance as the Legislative Chair for the statewide membership; and as Past Chair of the Governance Council, A Way Home for Tulsa including service as the Continuum of Care representative and Tulsa Mayor appointee for the HUD Development Committee Tulsa.
Mr. Day has successfully led and completed multi-million dollar capital campaigns. Additionally, he has raised millions of charitable dollars through grant writing and fundraising events. Mr Day’s leadership history also encompasses over twenty years as the Chief Executive and proven, successful business owner in ‘for profit’ publishing and retail ventures in Oklahoma.
Since 1994, Bryan and his wife, Connie, have lived on the outskirts of Sapulpa, near Pretty Water Lake. They attend First Presbyterian Church in Sapulpa and enjoy traveling to beautiful places, antiquing, attending concerts, and giving back to the community through a wide variety of charities.
Campus Director and Director of Education
Christina Jones grew up outside Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated from Dunwoody High School (1995). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee in 2000. She continued her passion for education by earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee (2010) and a M.B.A in Educational Leadership (2015) from Bethel University.
In 2010, Mrs. Jones began teaching with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Criminal Justice Department and worked with the Women’s Center to address and educate on campus inequalities. She then transitioned to Delta Career Education where she served in a variety of capacities including Instructor, Program Director, Director of Education, Career Services Director and Campus Director. Since her time with the Delta, Mrs. Jones has continued to serve in similar capacities with other organizations including Education Corporation of America, Education Futures Group, SAE and South College. Most recently Mrs. Jones served in a dual role with Interactive College of Technology as the Director of Compliance and Campus Director where she was accountable for overseeing campus operations, two reaccreditation visits and both state and national accreditation components for seven campuses in three states.
Mrs. Jones’ passion for people and the community extends beyond the classroom. She has worked on a non-profit grant addressing and creating a law surrounding Elder Abuse in Tennessee. The grant, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice involved writing curriculum and training first responders around the Chattanooga, TN area. She cultivated relationships with the Hamilton County, TN Prosecutor’s Office and Sheriff’s offices where she was able to obtain P.O.S.T. approval for the curriculum. Additionally, she has served as a stakeholder and participant with Project Homeless, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, The American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes.
In her spare time, Mrs. Jones, her husband David and four kids (Miah, Alexxa, Adan and Melanie), enjoy traveling, working in the yard, skydiving and playing with their two cats Daikin and Lennox. On a chilly Saturday fall afternoon, you will most likely find her cheering on her favorite team, The Tennessee Volunteers.
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
Bob Pineiro’s extensive corporate work experience spans over 30 years working with well-known companies such as Kraft-General Foods, International Corporation, Williams Communications, Melton Truck Lines, Bama Foods, and John Crane. His 15 years in Higher Education and Corporate Training gives him extensive experience in Online and residential classrooms that students need in today’s workforce. Bob’s experience does not end there, as he has been a 40-year entrepreneur/business owner of his own professional photography business as well as a few more “side-hustles” in Radio/Television Broadcasting and investment strategies.
Bob joined Community Care College 5 years ago as a Business Programs instructor before recently promoted to Department Head of Business Programs. He is in charge of the Business and Industry Management Program, as well as the Accounting/Bookkeeping program. Bob has also been successful in mentoring students who are eager to start their own businesses, provide them insights to getting promoted to higher end positions within their firms, and encourages students to get started now in effective investment strategies to help our students prosper in their chosen field of work.
Bob is a prominent graduate of the John Massey School of Business with Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he earned a master’s degree in Business Administrative Studies in 1989. Bob is a Tulsa native and has 3 grown boys and 8 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.
Director of Admissions
As the Director of Admissions at Community HigherEd, Katy is dedicated to transforming lives through accessible, quality learning opportunities. With a passion for educational equity and a commitment to the mission of Community HigherEd, she brings several years of Admissions experience in guiding students on their educational journey. Because of this experience, she has a deep understanding of the unique challenges that students face when pursuing their dreams.
At Community HigherEd, we believe that education should be a pathway to opportunity for all, regardless of background or circumstance. As Director of Admissions, Katy’s vision is to ensure that every aspiring student finds their place in our community. She is committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, and efficient admissions process that empowers individuals to achieve their educational and career goals.
Katy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma, and lives in Broken Arrow with her family.
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 both Cosmetology and her Associates of Medical Billing & Coding. She began her career at Community Care College in 2020 as the Coordinator for both the Medical Billing & Coding and Healthcare Administration programs. Charmaine quickly developed a passion for helping graduates of those programs find employment in their field of choice. She quickly found a passion for helping others achieve their goals!
In early 2021 Charmaine joined Career Services to help all Distance Education graduates with employment opportunities. She thrives on creating an individualized experience for each graduate, knowing they all have different needs and goals. She’s a natural at relationship building.
In 2023 Charmaine became one of the instructors for Career Life and Development ( CLD ). She is now the manager for all three campuses for Career Services as well as the CLD instructor for all online.
In her spare time, Charmaine enjoys swimming, camping, crafting, and spending time with her family. Her number one role, though? Being a mom to her two beautiful kiddos!