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Faculty & Staff

Richard EnglebertDirector of Nursing Education Programs: Richard "Rik" Englebert, MSN, RN 

Rik has worked in the healthcare field for more than 20 years. He graduated from Front Range Community College with an Associates Degree in Nursing in 2008. He was a nurse on the Surgical Unit at Poudre Valley Hospital for six and a half years, a hospice nurse for two and a half years, and has worked in long-term care, nursing education, and other part-time nursing positions during his career. He has also volunteered at a variety of settings as a nurse. Rik completed a Bachelors of Nursing at Regis, then earned a dual Masters at Regis in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. His path as a nontraditional community college student is one example of how this model can help anyone achieve his or her dreams; he has a deep passion and gratitude for opportunities afforded by community colleges.          



 Maria (Missy) Demontigny Korb

1992 Ph.D Nursing, University of Utah
1982 M.S. Nursing, University of Utah
1975 B.S. Nursing, Montana State University

Her clinical specialty is Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing with an interest in the cultural context of health and care of vulnerable populations. She teaches Psychiatric Nursing and Leadership concepts.

 Erika Greenberg


Professional Background
Erika graduated with a BSN in 1998 and worked primarily in cardiac and med/surg. She also has experience in trauma ICU, cardiac ICU, bone marrow transplant and PACU. In 2005, she pursued her interest in Nursing Education and began teaching at Aims Community College. She graduated in 2009 with a Master's of Science in Nursing with an Education emphasis.

Current Interests
Through her nursing education career, she has experienced many different areas of interest. She enjoys teaching dosage calculation and nutrition to first-year students and has been actively involved in developing and teaching the med/surg curriculum. She also has become involved in developing and teaching the maternal-child component of our curriculum.

Areas of Expertise
Through her clinical nursing career her areas of expertise included med/surg and cardiac care. She also has enjoyed a plethora of additional experiences that nursing can offer through travel nursing. 

 Jennifer Sears

2008 – MS, Nursing; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2006 - Bridge to MSN; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2002 - ASN; Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
1988 - BA; University Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Professional Background 
Jennifer has been a Registered Nurse since 2002, having practiced in Iowa, Florida, and Colorado. Her professional clinical experiences include sub-acute rehab, acute care of surgical, stroke and cardiac patients, critical care, and most recently, cardiac critical care.

Her introduction to nursing education came early in 2011 as a part-time Med-Surg Clinical Instructor for Aims and the University of Northern Colorado. She was hooked! She fell in love with nursing education! She believes to be with nursing students, at the bedside, passing on knowledge and love for hands-on patient care is both a pleasure and a privilege!

Current Interests
In addition to clinical instructing, she team-teaches the Advanced Med-Surg courses. She spent a majority of her clinical practice nursing cardiac patients. She continues to be amazed and intrigued by the physiology of the cardiovascular system and the pathophysiology’s of the diseases affecting heart function. This is her favorite subject to teach!


Janell Walden MSN, RN-CRNA

Educational Background
1983 AD Nursing from Southeast Missouri State
1989 Graduate of Southwest Missouri School of Anesthesia
2017 MSN from Gonzaga University

Professional Background
Janell has more than thirty years of nursing experience, including over twenty-eight years of advanced practice working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Prior to attending anesthesia school, Janell worked in Med/Surg, Pediatrics and Intensive Care. Her experience as a CRNA has involved practice in university teaching hospitals, community hospitals and free-standing surgical centers. She has experience in caring for patients of all ages and levels of acuity. Her anesthesia experience includes cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, transplants, orthopedics, ENT, pediatrics, vascular, trauma, general surgery and obstetrics.

Current Interests
At this time in her personal and professional life, Janell decided to pursue her long-held dream of teaching. Nursing school can be an exciting, but intimidating, experience and Janell hopes to use her years of experience to positively impact future generations of nurses.

Janell currently teaches pharmacology to first and second year students while participating in nursing fundamental’s lab.


Analouise MattAnalouise (Ani) Matt, MSN-Ed, RN, CCRN 

Educational Background

2003 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Northern Colorado
2005 Associates Degree in Nursing
Front Range Community College
2009 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certificate
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
2014 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western Governors University
2016 Master of Science in Nursing Education
Western Governors University

Professional Background

Ani has been a Registered Nurse since 2005. Her professional clinical experience is Intensive Care Nursing including medical, surgical, trauma and cardiac. In addition Ani has experience in Forensic Nursing, specifically care of the sexually assaulted patient.

 Ani’s interest in education began as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, educating patients and families about disease processes and treatments. Ani soon became a preceptor for new nurses and nursing students in the Intensive Care Unit and has since expanded her teaching experience by becoming a clinical instructor for the University of Northern Colorado.

Current Interests

Ani is exceptionally enthusiastic about forensic nursing and “molding the minds of the next generation of nurses.” She hopes to use this enthusiasm to engage students in learning that is applicable to the real-life situations they will encounter when they become a part of the nursing profession.


Sheila Buckles, BA--Staff Associate
Laurie Casey, BA--Lab Coordinator
Danette Altergott, BSN, RN--Clinical Site Coordinator
Kendra Merriott, MS-- Program Coordinator II