Respiratory Care

About Us

                                                        

 

Chulak

Jamy Chulak B.S.,RRT         

Program Chair

I completed my AS degree in Respiratory Care at Tallahassee Community College and later transferred to UCF where I obtained a BS in Cardiopulmonary Science.

I enjoyed working at a pediatric home health care company in central Florida specializing in the care of premature infants and education. I continued my profession at Orlando Health’s level I trauma center. Orlando Regional Medical Center offered training in all areas of critical care including floor care, intensive care, surgical care, and emergency airway management in a dynamic setting.

I began teaching at Seminole Community College as an adjunct professor and joined Valencia College in January 2008 as the Director of Clinical Education (Clinical Coordinator). In August of 2009 I assumed the role as Program Director (Program Chair) and have enjoyed working with the students, faculty, and leadership here at Valencia College. It’s truly “a better place to learn”.

“Respiratory Care is healthcare’s best kept secret”…Lynn Capraun

 

 

Harvey

Kimberlee Harvey, BS, RRT-NPS

Clinical Coordinator

I graduated from Valencia in 1995 with an Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Central Florida in 2000.

I am a registered respiratory therapist and a Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist. I am a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Florida Society for Respiratory Care (FSRC), and American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). I am a certified instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Basic Life Support (BLS).

 

Since 1995 I have been working at Orlando Health as a respiratory therapist to help patients with breathing problems, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. In 2007 I became a life support educator to the Orlando Health medical staff and students enrolled in the paramedic and nursing programs at the local community colleges. I worked at Central Florida Pulmonary Clinic in 2007. I performed Pulmonary Function Testing for those with COPD and educated them on home oxygen, CPAP, and BIPAP equipment.

 

In 2008 I joined the team at Valencia College as an adjunct instructor in the Respiratory Care program. In August 2009 I became the Director of Clinical Education. My goal at Valencia is to give my respiratory care students quality educations and to thoroughly educate them in both the lab and clinical settings so that they may become gainfully employed.