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.
Mandy Hicks – RT (R), RDMS (AB)(OB/GYN)
Director of Education, Director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Kathy Brewer, RDMS(AB)(BR)(OB/GYN)
Lead Sonography Instructor
Kathy Brewer is the Lead Sonography Instructor at Caris College. She began her career as an XRay Tech in Salem Indiana in 1981. She is registered in OBGYN, Abdomen and Breast and has over 35 years of direct hands on experience. She has worked as a sonographer, trained sonographers on new machines and is now educating our future sonographers at Caris. Kathy said “People think that babies are typically the draw into ultrasound but for me it was a gallbladder!” When asked why, she has said “as an xray tech the gallbladder was not visible so I called in a sonographer who was able to locate the non-visual gallbladder and from there I was hooked!” Kathy has worked in several hospitals in different states as a PRN, was the Director of Fetal Diagnostics for 9+ years at Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY and in Charleston West Virginia. She is a previous owner of a sonography training program in Paoli Indiana and has worked at several OBGYN’s performing ultrasounds for expecting mothers.
Kathy has been a Sonography Instructor for over 10 years and is a major contributor to the very well-educated and trained sonography students that graduate our program. With her knowledge, experience and professionalism our students will stand out against any competing sonography program.
Aaron Taylor – RN, CPCT-I (ACA)
Elizabeth Taylor, LPN,CPCT-I,(ACA)
PCT Program Director
Elizabeth was born in Southern Indiana and has lived here her whole life. She started working in healthcare in 1995 as a unit secretary and gained experience working in other roles at hospitals over the years. In 2008 she graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with a Diploma in Practical Nursing. She has taught medical assisting, phlebotomy, patient care and EKG in postsecondary education for the last several years. In March of 2018 she will graduate from Bellevue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.