Felbry Family


IMGP2816-3Julius Atemafac, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN-CM/DN

Dr. Atemafac is an adjunct professor for the University of the District of Columbia and he is also a visiting professor with Felbry College. Dr. Julius Atemafac prepares graduating RN and PN students for the NCLEX-RN/PN examination at both institutions is an expert instructor that provides a system by system comprehensive nursing review course that prepares PN and RN graduate students for the NCLEX-RN, & NCLEX-PN examination. This course focuses on how the nursing process can be applied in different situations and on the components of the NCLEX examination. NCLEX style Questions & answers with lecture sessions are used daily to help enhance the student’s critical thinking skills

Dr. Atemafac has published several materials in the area of NCLEX. He did a qualitative study of 17 participants (all who had failed the NCLEX-RN exam) and published a study entitled: Consequences For Nursing Graduates of Failing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). He has also published a book: “Pass NCLEX with No Stress.” He also specializes in curriculum development.


FC2015tkTiya Kifle, RN, MSN

Tiya Kifle is the Program Administrator at Felbry College. As Felbry’s point of contact and overseer of clinical operations, Tiya brings a vast amount of experience to Felbry with a portfolio that boasts more than 25 years of nursing experience.

She has assumed a variety of leadership roles within and outside of the acute care setting; she served as committee chairperson and advisory board member within the middle school, high school and collegiate level for many years. Tiya worked with the at-risk population of Columbus Ohio, as an active leader in community outreach programs and health promotion activities.

Earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and dual master’s degrees in nursing and education from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington, Tiya’s professional affiliations include American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Ohio League of Nursing and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc, Gamma Eta chapter.

FC2015spShirley Phillips, RN, MSN

Shirley Phillips is an adjunct professor with Felbry College. With a dedication to patient care and educating nursing professionals, Shirley, who is a former unit director, nurse manager and administrative supervisor, brings more than 40 years of nursing experience achieved through her career at Mt. Carmel, St. Ann’s Hospital, Otterbein University and The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Shirley earned a Master of Science degree, with a concentration in critical care and case management from The Ohio State University. She served as vice president, secretary, treasurer, scholarship chairperson, program/ project chairperson for Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc, Gamma Eta chapter. In addition, Shirley served as vice president, program and project chairperson and nominating chairperson of Sigma Theta Tau, at Otterbein University and The Ohio State University College of Nursing.

FC2015dpDr. Jane Pontisso-Mahaffey, DNP

Dr. Jane Pontisso-Mahaffey is a Podiatrist who has been teaching for over four years in the medical field. She graduated from Michigan State University, majoring in Physiology, and from Kent State – Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Besides holding a medical license, she is certified in Medical Coding and Billing, and a BLS Instructor, with First Aid and CPR AED Instructor. She teaches Anatomy & Physiology and Pathophysiology at the College.

FC2015jmDr. Joan Gachomo Mapis, PHD, Pharm.D.

Dr. Joanne Gachomo Mapis, a Clinical pharmacist at Express Script based in Columbus Ohio and an adjunct professor of Pharmacology at Felbry College. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU) then went onto receive her Doctorate in Pharmacy from Howard University in Washington DC. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Public health from Walden University. She has served in several leadership capacities including: Nigerians In Diaspora Organization executive board as the Assistant Public relations Officer (PRO) and currently seats on the Board of Trustees at Christ International Community Church (CICC). She has worked with a number of NGO’s representing Nigeria both locally and in the Diaspora. She co-founded Community Development and Social Justice Initiative (CODSI), an NGO based in Jos, Plateau State, which is focused on women and youth empowerment. Her interests include but are not limited to health advancement in the continent of Africa, economic advancement of the marginalized groups in Nigeria and overall, creating a positive image in Africa and its youth.

FC2015ciEvelyn Ajowi, RN, BSN, MPH

Everlyne Ajowi is an adjunct professor with Felbry College. She earned a bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and eventually returned to school where she completed her Master’s in Public Health. Everlyne has worked with different organizations throughout her career including Mount Carmel orthopedic Hospital in New Albany, Columbus Public Health department, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and has also taught at Columbus State Community college.

Everlyne has a passion in education, efficiency, competency, and excellence. She enjoys teaching students to excel and become great nurses in the future.

Fatmatta Dunor BSN

Famatta starting her nursing career as a LPN working as a night charge nurse at a Long Term care facility on a Trach and Ventilator Unit. Since then, she has worked at several small rural hospitals as an emergency room nurse.  In one Long Term care facility she worked as a Unit Manager, where she ran and manage 76 patients and 16 staff. She also worked in staff education at a Home Health agency where she worked as a Director of Nursing.  Additional experience includes working as a supervisor for a rehabilitation and long term care facility for the elderly.

Famatta is also the owner of Beyond Healthcare and Education, LLC. At Beyond Healthcare she teaches Nurses Assistant (S.T.N.A), Home Health Aide, CPR/First Aid, and BLS.

Famatta strongly believe that every student can learned given the effective learning atmosphere, created by the instructor. The atmosphere must continue respect, trust, and reciprocal learning. Famatta chose to be a nurse because she wanted to contribute to humanity, and as such has chosen to teach so that she can contribute to the career that she loves and that has given her so much.

Sarah Garinger

Sarah Garinger is a part time instructor at Felbry College School of Nursing. Sarah started her nursing career early graduating from high school with a certificate as a certified patient care assistant. After high school she attended Ohio University of Chillicothe and obtained her Associate degree as a Registered Nurse. In 2007 she began working at the Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital (VA) in long term mental health. She has over 8 years of experience working in mental health, and about a year of experience working in med/surg and urgent care. During her time working at the VA, Sarah went back to nursing school and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Currently Sarah is working on her Master’s degree in nursing specializing in nursing education and will be graduating in June 2016.

Bartholomew Shepkong

Barth holds MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University, Chicago; and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome. He served as a research and outreach Intern with the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, IL. As an Intern, Barth provided a framework for the African component of the 2014 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Brussels, Belgium, which is the largest interfaith gathering in the world.

Currently, Barth is a Doctoral student of Public Policy and Social Change at Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a Public Analyst, Researcher, Community Organizer and a co-founder of Response to African Youth Dynamics (RAYD), a Non-Governmental Organization that aims at empowering the African Youth through collective and developmental efforts. Barth is deeply interested in gender issues, girl-child education, youth advocacy, interreligious dialogue, ethnic identity, and women participation in governance/policy formulation, the place of human dignity in policy formulation, governance and development.

Mohamud Khalif

Dr. Mohamed Khalif is a longtime resident and a respected member of the Somali community based in Columbus, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the Ohio State University in 2008. Mohamed then continued to further his education at the American University of Integrative Sciences located in Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands where he completed his medical degree. Mohamed has completed his clinical medicine training through multiple hospitals in the Chicago medical district area. Using his clinical acumen and years of rigorous academic training, Mohamed began to enter the higher-Ed world shortly after his relocation to Ohio.

Today, he is a faculty of anatomy and physiology at Felbry College-School of Nursing. Mohamed is also a well-respected faculty member in the biological and physical science departments of Columbus State Community College and at Central Ohio Technical College where he instructs similar areas of discipline. Dr. Khalif is an invaluable contributing member of all communities at large in the region. On his free time, he volunteers at Helping Hands Wellness Center where he works with a talented medical team that work with uninsured patients as well as patients from underserved communities.

Adrianne Shearer, Pharm.D.

Adrianne Shearer, RPh, PharmD is an adjunct professor at Felbry College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, both from The Ohio State University. In the past, she has had the pleasure of practicing pharmacy in various capacities throughout the Columbus area, including staff pharmacist at Riverside Methodist Hospital and pharmacy manager at Health and Wellness Pharmacy.
Adrianne is excited to help educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Carol Ayogu,

Carol graduated from the Ohio State University College of Nursing with a BSN and has over 34years of clinical nursing and management experience. She is also a licensed instructor and program coordinator by the Ohio Department of health for the State tested Nurse Aide Program. She has precepted Ohio State Medical Students and other college nursing students.

For over ten years Carol has owned and directed Nursing Support Care LLC a home care agency in Westerville. Her work experiences also includes charge and unit nurse for Ohio State Medical center Ross Heart Hospital, the Orthopedic unit, the Post Procedure Recovery unit and the pioneer nurse for the Ohio State Home Health Care (University Option Care ). She has also worked in various clinical settings including Grant Hospital, Doctor’s North to mention only but a few.
Carol’s goal is to utilize her vast clinical nursing skills to provide a strong fundamental foundation for nursing students.

FC2015ciZahra Moazampour, RN-BSN

Zahra Moazampour is an adjunct professor with Felbry College with over 12 year of nursing experience. Zahra began her nursing career when she earned a bachelor’s of science in Nursing from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Zahra then worked in various healthcare organizations as an RN, charge nurse followed by a RN unit manager/supervisor.

After working in nursing for some time, Zahra had always wanted to teach others about nursing and decided to use her knowledge and experience to good use by teaching other future nurses. Zahra transition into teaching and has since been an instructor for over 20 years. When she is not teaching, in her spare time Zahra enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Morayo Akinkugbe

Morayo Akinkugbe graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education/Yorùbá from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She is Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Alumna and has had experiences teaching Yorùbá as a major language in Nigeria and English/Yorùbá as a Second Language in the United States. She is a certified MELAB speaking examiner and   teaches English Composition at Felbry. She is presently pursuing a PhD in Foreign and Second Language Education at The Ohio State University.


IMGP3517RDVanessa Stafford
Admin Coordinator/Compliance

Vanessa Stafford coordinates the Administrative Department. She is also involved in the approval and accreditation processes of the school.

She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Healthcare concentration and has worked in Education for six years and Healthcare as a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) for eight years.
Vanessa is married and has an 9-month-old daughter.


FC2015daSeun Aluko, M.B. Ch.B

Seun Aluko holds a M.B.Ch.B (Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery) degree and currently is currently pursuing a Masters program for Public Health. She works in the Administrative Department where she coordinates and updates student accounting records. She also works with Human Resources Department. Seun is married and currently resides in Columbus Ohio with her husband and children.


FC2015skSam King
Financial Aid Officer

As the Financial Aid Officer, Sam greatly look forward to the initial contact with prospective students where he is able to share, not only about Financial Aid, but also how Felbry College has impacted the lives of many students. He makes every effort to ensure all aids are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need of all students at Felbry to the extent funding permits in an ethical manner.

Sam is an active institutional member of the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), and he is committed to providing the students with unbiased loan and financial information by adhering to the mission of OASFAA. Sam holds degrees in Engineering, Education and Theology. He also received a Certificate in Financial Aid Fundamentals from Boston Education Network, Dover New Hampshire. Sam serves as an adjunct faculty for Indiana Wesleyan University, College of Adult and Professional Studies. He is married to a Queen and they are blessed with lovely kids.

FC2015ciStephen Taylor
Admissions and Marketing

Stephen works with prospective students as an Admissions Representative and assists in the creation, implementation, and management of marketing strategies as a Marketing Officer.

He is grateful to be able to help students reach their educational goals. During his undergraduate studies, Stephen studied History, Political Science, and Philosophy.


FC2015smbSurbhi Mehta
Admin. Assistant

Surbhi is an Administrative Assistant at Felbry School Nursing. Her main focus of work is in the behind the scene work of the college. She works closely with the Clinical Instructor to get their class material ready in time and follow up at the end. She also work closely in the didactic archiving department. Her nature of work doesn’t end there, she also efforts with the Administrative wing to co-ordinate all the Advisory meeting and Management Meetings. She really enjoys working in this department and looks forward to inputting more into the company to reach greater heights.

FC2015bbBrains Banda

Brains manages and monitors facility operations, overlooks and assists with IT department and software management. He is also involved in marketing and graphic development for the college.