Faculty and Staff: Health Careers

The entire MCC professional community - its faculty, staff and support areas - is committed to preparing our students to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in society.

MCC is proud of its faculty members who bring both academic and "real world" credentials into the classroom. Our faculty's first priority is to teach and it shows in their ongoing interest in and support of their students' educational, career and life goals.

Working with the faculty, our staff members are a ready resource for questions and are available to help students navigate the college and understand all that's needed to complete their academic requirements.

  • MaryJo Archambault, Coordinator of Recreation and Exercise Programs

    MaryJo Archambault

    Coordinator of Recreation and Exercise Programs
    Health Careers

    Mathematics, Science and Health Careers
    Office: A-227

    Tel: (860) 512-2708
    MArchambault@mcc.commnet.edu

    Great Path, MS# 17, P.O. Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046

  • Richard Clark, Professor

    Why I Like What I Do
    "Motivating, inspiring,teaching, molding and training students to be the surgical technologists in the world is what l keeps me exicited everyday. There is no better professsion in the world."

    Affiliations
    Association of Surgical Technologists (AST)
    Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

    Richard Clark

    Professor
    Health Careers

    Mathematics, Science and Health Careers
    Office: A-230

    Tel: (860) 512-2715
    RClark@mcc.commnet.edu

    Great Path, MS# 17, P.O. Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046

    Education
    MA, Midwestern State University - Public Management
    BS, Norwich University - Physical Education
    AS, Community College of the Air Force - Surgical Technology
    AS, Community College of the Air Force - Instructor Technology

    Experience
    Manchester Community College
    School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
    Over 35 years experience working as a surgical technologist.

    Expertise
    Teaching!

  • Kathleen Jeffries, Coordinator of Dental Assistant Program

    Kathleen Jeffries

    Coordinator of Dental Assistant Program
    Health Careers

    Mathematics, Science and Health Careers
    Office: A228

    Tel: (860) 512-2705
    KJeffries@mcc.commnet.edu

    Great Path, MS# 17, P.O. Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046

  • Why I Like What I Do
    "I have always enjoyed teaching-from the classroom to the clinical setting to corporate training sessions. It gives me great pleasure to see the lights go on when students get a concept or idea being presented."

    Affiliations
    American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
    AARC Education Committee
    Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care (CTSRC)
    CTSRC Education Committee
    CT Allied Health Workforce Policy Board

    Nancy LaRoche-Shovak

    Professor
    Health Careers

    Mathematics, Science and Health Careers
    Office: A-235

    Tel: (860) 512-2714
    NLaRoche-Shovak@mcc.commnet.edu

    Great Path, MS# 17, P.O. Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046

    Education
    MS, University of Connecticut-Allied Health Education
    BS, Quinnipiac College-Respiratory Care
    AS, Quinnipiac College-Respiratory Care

    Experience
    Manchester Community College
    Newbury College
    Quinnipiac University
    St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
    Lincare, INc.

    Expertise
    Respiratory Care
    Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty
    Flight Respiratory Therapist
    Home Care/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Kerry McNiven, Professor

    Why I Like What I Do
    "I enjoy teaching students who will eventually become future respiratory therapists. I am constantly amazed by the growth of students' knowledge and confidence from their first class until they graduate and successfully pass their credentialing exams."

    Affiliations
    American Association for Respiratory Care, member of House of Delegates and member of Best Practices, Mentoring and Education Committees
    CT Society for Respiratory Care, memebr of the Board of Directors and co-chair of Education Committee
    CT Thoracic Society

    Kerry McNiven

    Professor
    Health Careers

    Mathematics, Science and Health Careers
    Office: A-233

    Tel: (860) 512-2716
    KMcNiven@mcc.commnet.edu

    Great Path, MS# 17, P.O. Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046

    Education
    MS, University of Bridgeport - Human Resource Management
    BS, SUNY, Upstate Medical Center - Respiratory Therapy
    AS, SUNY, Upstate Medical Center - Respiratory Therapy
    Certificate in Office Microcomputer, Manchester Community College

    Experience
    I am a registered respiratory therapist and certified in CPR and ACLS. I have worked in acute care hospitals in Syracuse and Yonkers, New York, and Bristol and Norwalk, Connecticut, in a specialty hospital in New Britain, Connecticut, and for the Golden Care Corpation in skilled nursing facilities. I have volunteered many hours for the American Lung Association of New England. In addition to Manchester Community College, I have taught in various Respiratory Care Programs, including Norwalk Hospital and Quinnipiac University.

    Expertise
    Respiratory Disease
    Asthma
    Pharmacology
    Respiratory Therapy

  • Margaret Moriarty, Professor

    Why I Like What I Do
    "I have been an OT practitioner for three decades and remain as enthusiastic and passionate about OT as I was when I first entered practice. It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have a part in shaping the future of this great profession."

    Affiliations
    American Occupational Therapy Association
    Connecticut Occuaptional Therapy Association
    Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association COTA Task Force Liaison
    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

    Margaret Moriarty

    Professor
    Health Careers

    Mathematics, Science and Health Careers
    Office: A-234

    Tel: (860) 512-2719
    MMoriarty@mcc.commnet.edu

    Great Path, MS# 17, P.O. Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046

    Education
    MS, Central Connecticut State University-Education
    BS, Central Connecticut State University-Psychology
    AS, Manchester Community College-Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Experience
    Manchester Community College
    I initially taught at MCC as an adjunct faculty member, while working full-time in a clinical setting. As an OT practitioner, I have worked primarily in the practice area of mental health, although in a vast array of treatment settings and across the life span. As a full-time faculty member at MCC for more that 10 years, I continue to have the opportunity for per diem clinical work in a mental health setting.

    Expertise
    Practicing OT in a mental health setting and teaching OT.

Last Update: September 26 2011
For additional information, contact: Beverly Ferrigno