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Health Technologies

Why Health?

There is no question that healthcare is where it's at! In fact, in 2002, it employed almost 13 million people - and it's been growing ever since.  It’s an industry with lots of job prospects. Between 2002 and 2012, over 3.5 million new workers are projected to be needed.

What's better than all that growth? The fact that we offer training in several different health care fields. Browse the health programs (listed on the right) and schedule an appointment to talk with us about your new exciting career in a growing field.

Meet the leaders of this exciting career!  Our Deans and Directors have over 100 years of combined experience and are here to help you succeed in the health field.

Chris Gase
Chris Gase
Dean, Health Technologies

Chris has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years with varying levels of responsibilities. Most recently, he was the Director of Clinical Services at the Bucyrus Community Hospital.

Chris earned an MBA from Tiffin University, a BS in Business and Health Technologies from Heidelberg College, and an associate degree from MTC in Medical Sciences. Chris also has his MT (ASCP) certification. He has been with Marion Technical College since 2010.

Susan Cotterman
Susan Cotterman, PT
Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Susan Cotterman has worked in the physical therapy field since 1995. First, as a physical therapy aide, then as a physical therapist after earning her Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. Cotterman has worked in several areas of physical therapy including acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. Cotterman has been the director of the PTA program since 2003 and earned her Master's Degree from Baker College in 2005.

Cotterman has worked with students prior to coming to MTC as a clinical instructor and Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE). She teaches in the first and second year PTA classroom and lab courses. She is a member of the American and Ohio Physical Therapy Associations (APTA & OPTA), and a member of the Ohio PTA Educators Consortium. She continues to work contingent as a Physical Therapist (PT) with Ohiohealth and a local Home Health Agency.

Deb Myers
Deb Myers
Director of Medical Imaging Programs

Deb Myers is the Director of Medical Imaging Programs. Deb has over twenty years of experience as an ultrasound and radiology technologist at Marion General and Wyandot Memorial hospitals.  Most recently, she was the Director of Operations at University Center Imaging in Marion.  While there, she instructed MTC students in ultrasound procedures. 

Deb completed her Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Sienna Heights University and has just completed her Master’s of Education program from the University of Phoenix.

Deb is active in several community organizations including the Rotary Club, Women’s Business Council, American Cancer Society Board, Turning Point Board, Marion County Youth Foundation Board, and the United Way.

Margie White
Margie White
Director of Health Information Technologies

Margie White is the Program Director of Health Information Technologies at Marion Technical College.

Margie started out in health information as a medical record clerk while going to college.  She has earned her RHIA credential through the American Health Information Management Association as well as having earned the designation, Certified Healthcare Quality Professional from the National Healthcare Quality Association.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in health care administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and her master’s degree in Health Sciences from Cleveland State University.  

She is also a licensed nursing home administrator. Margie says, “My first love is the world of HIM and now I can bring it to others.  HIM has never let me down all these years.  There are so many new exciting times ahead for those just starting out in the field. I continue to be glad for the career choice that I have made.” 

Chad Schneider
Chad Schneider
Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Chad Schneider joined MTC in September 2009, as the Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.  As the Director, Chad is responsible for the development of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program that is scheduled to begin Winter Quarter 2011.

Chad formerly held an Occupational Therapist position with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center.  In that position he provided school-based occupational therapy services to the Marion County school districts. He has also provided comprehensive occupational therapy services including inpatient acute rehabilitation, out-patient OT services, evaluations of neurosurgery patients, and psychosocial occupational therapy interventions in a partial hospital program/outpatient program at the UIC Medical Center in Chicago.  Chad was the Assistant Director of the foreign Language Center at OSU Main Campus.  He also has teaching experience from OSU, Hamburg City Schools in Hamburg Germany as well as the University of Illinois.

Chad has earned his PhD from OSU in Education with a minor in Technologies of Instruction and Media.  He holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from University of Illinois and a BS in Education from OSU.  Chad speaks fluent German and Spanish.

Catherine Crum
Catherine Crum
Interim Dean
Nursing Technologies


Peggy Smith
Peggy Smith
Director of Medical
Assisting Program and Professor



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