CEO / President
Bruce loves education and lifelong learning is part of his DNA. Another passion of Bruce’s is the intersection of creativity and business. Bruce is an entrepreneur at heart and some of his most significant achievements have been launching and growing educational institutions.
He founded the organization that later became ATA college in 1994, in which he divested his ownership in 2010. The following year, he became involved with another school, Florida Academy in Fort Myers, FL. One year later, in conjunction with his partners from Florida Academy, they purchased interest in the Academy for Dental Assisting, in which he then became CEO. The Academy of Dental Assisting’s name changed to MedQuest College in 2012 to incorporate the other medical programs that are offered.
He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics from Indiana University Southeast. When he is not working, Bruce enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Michelle and their two children. The whole family loves taking care of the baby of the family, Sugar, their 5 pound white Maltese.
Aaron Taylor – RN, CPC-I (ACA)
Mandy Hicks – RT (R), RDMS (AB)(OB)
Director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Instructor – Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dr. Donna Rush – DMD, RDH
Director – Dental Assisting Program
Born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Dr. Rush completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Rush is a member of the Kentucky Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, and the American Dental Association. She was also a Dental Hygienist and has trained as a Dental Assistant which brings additional skills to her patients in her private dentistry practice.
Dr. Donna Rush began her dental practice in Mount Washington, Kentucky, in 1986 and continues her private practice part time to this day. Realizing the need for well-trained Dental Assistants, in 2005 she developed the dental assisting curriculum for the Caris College. Through her continuous training in dentistry specialties and continuous review of the curriculum, Dr. Rush ensures our curriculum remains, up-to-date, relevant and incorporates up-coming changes in the dental profession before they occur. This ensures our graduates the highest level of technical training in the ever changing world of dentistry.