Learn from the leader in professional education with Elite Learning

We have one purpose - to serve the hundreds of thousands of licensed professionals each year who want to maintain their license and advance their careers.

Meet the Elite Learning team

We really like our team and culture and want to introduce you to the team who makes things happen for you.

Candace Pierce DNP, RN, CNE, COI | Sr. Course Development Manager

  • 15+ years of nursing experience across bedside care, management, and education roles
  • Proven expertise in innovation, design thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare/education
  • Credentialed as a Certified Nurse Educator and Certified Online Instructor

Robin McCormick DNP, RN | Course Development Manager

  • Registered Nurse with 20+ years of clinical experience in medical-surgical and critical care nursing
  • Research focus on vulnerable populations, maternal-child outcomes, and adult health
  • Academic background: BSN from Troy University, MSN from University of South Alabama, DNP from Troy University; served as Assistant Professor of Nursing

Leyna Antonucci PT, DPT | Course Development Manager

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy; Bachelor’s in Exercise Science & Motor Development
  • Pediatric physical therapist experienced with patients from neonatal to young adult
  • Proficient in medical writing and project management

Shelly Hayden | Course Development Manager

  • 30+ years of publishing experience in higher education and health sciences, including nursing and allied health
  • Expertise in content development for academic, undergraduate, exam prep, and continuing education markets
  • Proven ability to manage development of textbooks, assessment tools, and digital courseware

Mari Pascuzzi, CPhT | Course Development Manager

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management with Marketing minor
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician and National Registered Emergency Medical Technician
  • 20+ years of comprehensive pharmacy experience spanning retail and hospital settings; proven project management capabilities