Deborah Honstad, MA, RHIA — Program Director/Associate Professor

Deborah Honstad, MA, RHIA
Department Health Information Technology
Phone 505-566-3597
Email honstadd@sanjuancollege.edu

Degrees Received

  • MA, Concordia University Saint Paul, 2007 - Organizational Management
  • BA, College of St. Scholastica, 2001 - Health Information Management

Biography

I've been onboard with San Juan College since 2006 as a fulltime, online faculty member. Overall, I have been teaching in both residential and online classrooms since 2004. I am also the Director of the HIT Program.

I have a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota and a master's degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. I have also taken and successfully passed my RHIA exam. Currently, I am pursuing a doctorate degree in Leadership at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

During college I worked in release of information to start getting experience in the HIM field. My first job after college was at a large hospital. There I managed the clerical portion of the HIM department which had 25 employees. Round the clock! Next I took a position at an insurance company in fraud and abuse. I analyzed claims data and performed investigations looking for fraudulent providers. Very interesting work! Also while at this organization, I was part of a development team that was building a claims editing system for hospital outpatient claims.

I live in Minnesota with my husband Nate and our daughter Abby. Abby is a smiley, happy girl! She is very active and keeps us on our toes!

When I'm not teaching I like to be active and outdoors. I run, do aerobics, go on walks with my family; anything to get me outside. I also enjoy traveling. Ireland, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, are a few of the most exciting places that I’ve visited. I also have a dog named Max - he's a Yorkie Poo.

Courses Taught

  • HITP-110 Medical Terminology
  • HITP-120 Intro to Health Info Technolgy
  • HITP-150 Legal & Ethical Issues in HIT

Program Faculty

Anita Aarvold
Anita Aarvold
Administrative Assistant III
aarvolda@sanjuancollege.edu

Dorothy Ackley
Dorothy Ackley
MLT Instructor
ackleyd@sanjuancollege.edu

Marcel Bieg
Marcel Bieg
Director, Outdoor Leadership Program
biegm@sanjuancollege.edu


Don Blackburn, DPT
Don Blackburn, DPT
blackburnd@sanjuancollege.edu

Marsha A. Bouchard
Marsha A. Bouchard
Assistant Professor of Nursing
bouchardm@sanjuancollege.edu

Nisa Bruce, MS, RN, Alumnus CCRN
Nisa Bruce, MS, RN, Alumnus CCRN
Director
brucen@sanjuancollege.edu


Tina Bruce, RHIA, CCA
Tina Bruce, RHIA, CCA
HIT Instructor
brucet@sanjuancollege.edu

Dee Beasley, RHIT
Dee Beasley, RHIT
HIT Instructor
chacond@sanjuancollege.edu

Maxine Chapman, CST
Maxine Chapman, CST
Surgical Technology Director
chapmanm@sanjuancollege.edu


Bruce Cline
Bruce Cline
OLER Adjunct Instructor

Amy Cooper, MS, DPT
Amy Cooper, MS, DPT
Assistant Professor ACCE for the On-Campus Program
coopera@sanjuancollege.edu

Georgia Jimenez-Cotie
Georgia Jimenez-Cotie
Dental Clinic Manager
cotieg@sanjuancollege.edu


Kristeen DeVorss, CST
Kristeen DeVorss, CST
Surgical Tech Director
devorssk@sanjuancollege.edu

Mary L. Doshi, MA, MLS(ASCP)
Mary L. Doshi, MA, MLS(ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director
doshim@sanjuancollege.edu

Karen Duncan
Karen Duncan
Nursing Instructor
duncank@sanjuancollege.edu


Neil Fischer
Neil Fischer
fischern@sanjuancollege.edu

Troy Fuhrman
Troy Fuhrman
MHA, RT(R)(MR) Human Body Function Instructor
fuhrmant@sanjuancollege.edu

Deborah Honstad, MA, RHIA
Deborah Honstad, MA, RHIA
Program Director/Associate Professor
honstadd@sanjuancollege.edu


Alice Jaramillo
Alice Jaramillo
Adjunct Fauclty- HIT
jaramilloa@sanjuancollege.edu

Sandra Johnson
Sandra Johnson
HIT Program Instructor
johnsons@sanjuancollege.edu

Shawna Kemper
Shawna Kemper
Assistant Director/Assistant Professor
kempers@sanjuancollege.edu


Josh Kling
Josh Kling
OLER Adjunct Instructor

Sally Lane MSN, RN
Sally Lane MSN, RN
Nursing Lab & Simulation Coordinator
lanes@sanjuancollege.edu

Mark Lawler
Mark Lawler
OLER Adjunct Instructor


Craig Layton, DDS
Craig Layton, DDS
Adjunct Dental Hygiene Instructor
laytonc@sanjuancollege.edu

Carla F. Lich, MPH, MSN, CDE, CNP
Carla F. Lich, MPH, MSN, CDE, CNP
Assistant Professor
lichc@sanjuancollege.edu

Aaron Mann, MD
Aaron Mann, MD
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy
aaron.mann@ihs.gov


Julius Manz, DDS
Julius Manz, DDS
Dental Programs Director
manzj@sanjuancollege.edu

Dalene Martinez
Dalene Martinez
Administrative Assistant
meekd@sanjuancollege.edu

Denita McCoy
Denita McCoy


Therese Millis, DPT
Therese Millis, DPT
Director/Assistant Professor
millist@sanjuancollege.edu

Brittany Nichols, RDH
Brittany Nichols, RDH
Adjunct Dental
nicholsb@sanjuancollege.edu

Jeffery Nygren, Pharm D.
Jeffery Nygren, Pharm D.
Dental Instructor
nygrenj@sanjuancollege.edu


Judy Panek
Judy Panek
Program Advisor
panekj@sanjuancollege.edu

Sherry Paxson
Sherry Paxson
Dental Hygiene Instructor
paxsons@sanjuancollege.edu

Jan Peel MSN,RN
Jan Peel MSN,RN
Nursing Faculty
peelj@sanjuancollege.edu


Mandi Pickering
Mandi Pickering
Adjunct Instructor
pickeringm@sanjuancollege.edu

Sarah Rascon
Sarah Rascon
OLER Adjunct Instructor
rascons@sanjuancollege.edu

Nancy Rhein, RDH, PA.
Nancy Rhein, RDH, PA.
rhienn@sanjuancollege.edu


Dr. Beverlee A. Rice
Dr. Beverlee A. Rice
Director/Professor Health, Wellness, Dance and Physical Education
riceb@sanjuancollege.edu

Brenda Rust, MSN, RN
Brenda Rust, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
rustb@sanjuancollege.edu

Charletta Samson
Charletta Samson
Administrative Assistant, HIT
samsonc@sanjuancollege.edu


Chuck Schumacher, DDS
Chuck Schumacher, DDS
Adjunct Dental Hygiene Instructor
schumacherc@sanjuancollege.edu

Jackie Sena
Jackie Sena
Administrative Assistant
senaj@sanjuancollege.edu

Josalyn Sewell, RDH
Josalyn Sewell, RDH
Dental Hygiene
sewellj@sanjuancollege.edu


Melody Smith
Melody Smith
smithme@sanjuancollege.edu

Karen Soensken, PTA, BS
Karen Soensken, PTA, BS
PTA Program Instructor
soenksenk@sanjuancollege.edu

Dixie Stromberg
Dixie Stromberg
Nursing Instructor
strombergd@sanjuancollege.edu


Ivy Tornow
Ivy Tornow
Adjunct Instructor
tornowi@sanjuancollege.edu

Ron Winston
Ron Winston
Online Instructor
winstonr@sanjuancollege.edu


For more information, please call Dean, Oliver L. Borden at (505) 566-3490. Or send us an email at bordeno@sanjuancollege.edu.