As the fall 2009 term begins, SFCC welcomes four new instructors.
Dr. Sherri Kurinko-Griffin is the Medical/Secretarial instructor. With a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Chiropractic from California University in Pennsylvania and doctorate of chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois, Kurinko-Griffin has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of chiropractic. Most recently, she was chief executive officer and clinic director for Griffin Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Sebring. She has lectured extensively on health care in public forums and, as a student work study, taught physiciology, anatomy, and adjusting techniques to underclassmen at National University.
Pamela Makuk joins SFCC as a psychology instructor, having previously taught human development at the SFCC Lake Placid Center as an adjunct instructor. Makuk has worked extensively as a mental health counselor and taught for eight years at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. She has authored three books, The People Movers, about the foster care system; Pandora’s Legacy, about female personality types; and The Seduction of Dolly: The Tale of a Lincolnshire Lass, a novel. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied social science from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Alfred Adler School in Chicago.
Dawn Pisarski fills the position of nursing instructor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing/Education and a master’s degree in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care from Daemon University in Amherst, N.Y. She is a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner in adult health. Previously, Pisarski was an instructor for the Orleans Niagara Board of Cooperative Education in Medina, N.Y., and a clinical instructor for Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, N.Y. In 2005, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.
SFCC’s new office education instructor is George Ann Woodward. Previously, Woodward was a learning specialist for Daytona State College and an adjunct business professor at St. Petersburg College. She also developed video and computer-based training for CCH Computax in San Francisco and was a self-employed business/marketing consultant. An avid volunteer, Woodward was named Pinellas County’s United Way 211 Volunteer of the Year in 2004 and The Salvation Army’s Volunteer of the Year in 2005. Woodward earned her bachelor’s degree in training and development, industrial and labor relations, from Cornell University and her master’s degree in business administration from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business.