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Leadership Team

Bronte Clifford BA, CPT

Executive Director

Having received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Bronte has worked as a Technical Support Engineer at MathSoft, Inc., Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Utah, Program Manager at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Clinical Research Data Manager at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. Bronte acts as the Director of Ohio School of Phlebotomy, Indiana School of Phlebotomy, St. Louis School of Phlebotomy, and the Kansas City School of Phlebotomy. Bronte is an experienced phlebotomist specializing in performing physical exams for insurance companies and health fairs. Her love of drawing blood led her to establish the Ohio School of Phlebotomy and its sister schools.

Craig Clifford MD, MS

Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Clifford earned his M.D. at Rush University, followed by a highly competitive transitional internship within the UCLA medical system. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and a Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Illinois - Chicago, where he participated in bench research focused on developing HIV treatments, and where he enjoyed working as an undergraduate lab instructor in the Chemistry department for several years. He brings his medical expertise, scientific knowledge, and experience as an educator to the Ohio School of Phlebotomy, where he oversees the quality of instruction and materials.

Emily Witt, M.Ed., CCMA

Chief Administrative Officer

Emily completed her Bachelors of Science at The Ohio State University in the college of Education and Human Ecology, and attained the credential of Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) through Ohio School of Phlebotomy in 2012. She holds a Masters of Education in Adult Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Emily manages adherence to academic standards and oversees compliance with school and state policies at Indiana School of Phlebotomy and its sister schools. She is passionate about medical education and seeing each student develop their skills to become a talented medical professional and integral part of a medical team.

Kindra Weaver, CCMA, CPT

Associate Academic Officer

Kindra has been involved in the medical field since 2013. Many of those years were spent working with acutely ill leukemia patients at the James Cancer Center & Solove Research Institute. During her time at there, she discovered a love of phlebotomy and chose to take the phlebotomy course at Ohio School of Phlebotomy to expand her skill. Following that experience, she moved on to work as a phlebotomist for LabCorp, as well as performing health screenings for ExamOne. Her interpersonal skills and passion for helping people assisted her greatly in her role in patient care and she continues to use those same skills to support our instructors and students at Ohio School of Phlebotomy Affiliated Schools as the Associate Academic Officer.

Ciara Jones, CPT

Campus Assistant

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Marty Nelson, CCMA, CPT, CET

Senior Instructor

Marty has been a life-long resident of central Ohio and has worked in the medical field for over 10 years. Marty’s primary area of practice has focused on high acuity patient populations such as emergency medicine, ICU, and infectious disease. In addition to his hospital experience, Marty has also worked as a paramedical examiner, biometric screener, and on-site lead for several companies. His primary goal as an instructor is to teach from experience and relate the academic to the day to day experience on the job.

Abdul Kamour, CCMA, CPT, CET


Abdul's commitment and desire to become an effective faculty member and researcher has been his strength throughout his academic training as epidemiologist, experience working as a physician and commitment to quality science education. His teaching philosophy is based on creating a learning environment with both intellectual challenge and interpersonal rapport with the students. This aspect of the art of teaching rests on student emotions, personalities, and connecting with them in ways that motivate them to do their best work. His credentials include Dr.PH with a concentration in Epidemiology from University of Kentucky, M.MedSci from University of Sheffield, M.D. from University of AlFateh, and most recently a CCMA through Ohio School of Phlebotomy. He has experience in public health, epidemiology, nephrology, and in research of chronic diseases, policy, and education.

Kara Beauford


Kara began her career in 2007 as an office assistant for a local practitioner. During her time there, her potential to be more hands on was quickly noticed. She was then introduced to the world of Phlebotomy and has never looked back! Kara is an expert phlebotomist with over 10 years of experience under her belt. Over the years she has worked in many clinical environments including traveling phlebotomy, where she covered many nursing homes in central Ohio. Through her most recent position at Lab Corp, she is able to work with OSP students who extern alongside her. Kara's passion to teach and help others is why she became an instructor, but her fun and entertaining personality is why her students enjoy her class! Kara's goal is to make every phlebotomist leave the program feeling confident, and excited about their new career in Phlebotomy.

Lisa Wright


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Chaletta Varner, CPT

Substitute Instructor

Chaletta began her medical career as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2001 with primary focus in phlebotomy. Working in a variety of clinical environments including physicians offices, hospitals & nursing homes for 15+ years allows her to bring great experiences to students wanting to learn phlebotomy. Her most recent experience as a float Phlebotomist at LabCorp allowed her the opportunity to train new phlebotomists on the job and to work with OSP students in their externships.

Rebecca Thomas, CCMA, CPT

Substitute Instructor

Rebecca comes from an extensive background in patient care management, long term care, pain management and wound care. After 12 years focusing on those areas, Rebecca decided to expand her skills by taking both the Phlebotomy and Certified Clinical Medical Assisting courses at Ohio School of Phlebotomy. Since then, she has worked as full-time paramedical examiner and has enjoyed offering outstanding care to her patients. She also works as a substitute instructor for OSP and leads instruction for many of our off-site learning opportunities. Rebecca loves watching her students use their new knowledge and skills to grow professionally!