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.

Jennifer Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Head of Learning

  • Assistant Clinical Professor for Doctor of Nursing Practice at OHSU School of Nursing
  • Author of numerous publications and books on topics such as nursing leadership
  • Served the American Nurses Association as Treasurer, Second Vice President and Director at Large on the Board, as well as President of the Arizona Nurses Association

Deborah Martin , DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE | Director, Healthcare Learning Innovation

  • Over 30 years experience in leadership positions in acute care
  • Experience teaching in academia
  • Lead Nurse Planner for a large health system

Esther Kim, PharmD. | Director of Allied Health, Pharmacy Planner

  • Former experience in continuing education
  • Extensive academic, clinical, and community experience
  • Doctor of Pharmacy

Alexander Brewer, PharmD, MBA | Pharmacy Co-Planner

  • Accomplished medical writer and dynamic presenter
  • Former clinician and academic
  • Doctor of Pharmacy and Master’s in Business Administration

Anne Horgan, LCSW | Social Work Co-Planner

  • Mental health therapist with more than 15 years experience
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work
  • Center Through Mind Body Medicine trainee

Cristina Roy, PT, DPT, NCS, CARSS | Physical Therapy Co-Planner

  • Research Physical Therapist and former medical writer
  • Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation and Human Services and Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD | Director of Medicine

  • Former experience in continuing education
  • More than 20 years of clinical and educational experience
  • Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Obesity Medicine

Elizabeth D. Deluliis, OTD, MOT, OTR/L | Occupational Therapy Co-Planner

  • Occupational therapist with over 18 years of experience, Academic Program Director
  • Multi-faceted clinician, recipient of scholarships, grants, and published author
  • Bachelor’s in Health Science, Master’s and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Heather O’Connell, MS, RRT, ACCS, CPFT | Respiratory Therapy Planner

  • Multi-certified clinician with more than 15 years of experience
  • Current Clinical Faculty and Director of Clinical Education
  • Associate’s and Bachelor’s in Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Doctorate in Healthcare Administration

Karen Hallisey-Pesa, DMD | Dental Planner

  • Professional and academic with more than 20 years of experience clinically, didactically, and administratively
  • Current Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene Program Director and Supervising Dentist at Regis College
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Leyna Antonucci, PT, DPT | Physical Therapy Co-Planner

  • Bachelor’s with a major in Exercise Science-Motor Development Concentration, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Medical Writer
  • Project Management

Nicole Delia | Occupational Therapy Co-Planner

  • Clinician of great than 10 years working with pediatric and geriatric patients in addition to patients with disabilities
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s of Occupational Therapy
  • Certified in Physical Agent Modalities

Scott Deatherage, Ph. D | Psychology Planner

  • Former Office and Clinical Psychologist with the United States Air Force
  • Researcher, academic, with myriad clinical experience and current private practice
  • Bachelor’s and Doctorate in Psychology, Master’s in Counseling

Verlyn Evans, Ed. D | Speech- Language Pathology Planner

  • Extensive clinical experience, captivating and long-standing academic
  • Bachelor’s and Doctorate in Education, Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Disorders
  • Experienced presenter and expert formerly with Home CEU

Amy Ashmore, Ph. D | Athletic Training Planner

  • Prolific author and educator with more than 15 years of experience
  • Ph.D in Kinesiology, Master’s in Motor Behavior
  • Former faculty with Florida State University and former Program Director for Sport Sciences at the American Military University

Danielle Almendinger, AST, LMT | Massage Therapy Planner

  • More than 15 years of massage therapy and academic experience
  • Former Subject Matter Expert with Elite
  • Specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy and postpartum recovery