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Respiratory Therapy Program Director

Ms. Joan Gauthreaux, pronounced "Go-Tro" is the Program Director for the Respiratory Therapy Program.  Ms. Gauthreaux was born and raised in Louisiana, south of New Orleans, in a little fishing village called Westwego.   She has been a Respiratory Therapist since May, 1989.

Ms. Gauthreaux earned her first Associate degree from Delgado Community College, located in New Orleans.  She earned her second AA degree from Kirkwood Community College, located in Iowa.  After moving to Arkansas, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Health Science from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.  She is currently working on earning her master's in Respiratory Care Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston. 

The majority of Ms. Gauthreaux's experience is in adult critical care.  She has worked for hospitals, home health care companies, and durable medical equipment companies, and previously taught respiratory care at Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff.  She has developed and implemented hospital and school based programs for pulmonary rehab and for asthma education and been strategically involved in obtaining grants and partnerships for these programs. 

Ms Gauthreaux moved to El Dorado two years ago.  She has three grown children and three grandchildren.  Ms Gauthreaux enjoys yardwork, gardening, woodworking, and rebuilding old Volkswagens.

 

Contact Information:

(870) 875-7286
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Mailing Address:
South Arkansas Community College
Attn:  Ms. Gauthreaux
PO Box 7010
300 South West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730

Office Location:
Health Science Center - Room #370
401 West Wesson St.
El Dorado, AR 71730
 

Susanne Wache

Assistant Professor of Biology

Susanne WacheDr. Wache completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Berlin, Germany. In the U.S., she received her MS from the University of Oregon at Eugene and her PhD from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She served as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky in Biomedical and Molecular Pharmacology, and the Graduate Center for Toxicology. Dr. Wache came to SouthArk from Midway College in Kentucky, where she was an adjunct professor for three years.

Her interest in physiological processes during development goes back to her training in animal physiology when she studied the effect of steroids on fish skin cells. At the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the object of her studies were industrially significant crabs that were tested for oxygen binding at three stages of development. Finally, her studies concentrated on the effects of three different diets at different stages of life in aquaculturally important brine shrimp commonly known as 'seamonkeys'. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM, PLEASE VISIT US AT THE BIOLOGY lab.

Other extracurricular interests include English literature, water sports, and collecting and identifying sea shells.

Contact Dr. Wache at:
South Arkansas Community College
Whitfield Classroom Building Room 136
300 S. West Avenue
El Dorado AR 71730
Phone 870-875-7213
FAX 870-864-7140
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Updated 6-15-2010

Mark Nelson

Mark NelsonMark Nelson, BS, RRT, Program Director

Mr. Nelson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Cardiopulmonary Science from LSU Medical Center-Shreveport in 1998.  He is currently in his last semester at The George Washington University School of Medicine completing his Master's of Health Science degree in Healthcare Administration.  He has been a Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist since 1997 and a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1998.  He currently holds Respiratory Therapy licenses in both Louisiana and Arkansas.  

Mr. Nelson has held various Respiratory positions within hospitals and nursing homes within Louisiana, but has been employed in the Homecare field working for a national healthcare company for the last 10 years.  He has held positions ranging from staff Respiratory Therapist to Executive Management.  He is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and the National Board of Respiratory Care.

Mr. Nelson is married to his wife Angie and they have two children, ages 5 and 3.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, kayaking, boating, and most of all LSU Tiger football.

Contact Information for Mr. Nelson:

Phone:  870-875-7286
Fax:  870-864-7140
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Mailing Address:
South Arkansas Community College 
Attn:  Mr. Mark Nelson
PO Box 7010
300 South West Avenue
El Dorado AR 71730

Office Location:
Health Science Center Room #370
401 West Wesson St.
El Dorado, AR 71730


Updated 3/3/2011

Nita Green

Nita Green, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing Programs
Nita GreenMrs. Nita Green received her ADN from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA.  She then completed her BSN at Grambling State University in Grambling, LA.  She continued her education and earned her MSN from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.  She has held numerous nursing positions in a variety of settings from bedside nursing to administrative positions.  She has been employed at SouthArk as the Director of Nursing Programs since 2006.

Mrs. Green has held various positions with the Louisiana State Nurses Association and served as President from 2005-07.  She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Louisiana State Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.  Nita is certified by ANCC as a Certified Nursing Administrator, Advanced, and is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Mrs. Green is married to Larry and they have two wonderful grandchildren, Colby and Savannah.  She loves to spend time with her grandchildren, travel, sing in her church choir, and spending time outdoors.  She is a breast cancer survivor.  Mrs. Green states that "Nursing has always been my calling."


Contact Information for Mrs. Green: 

Toll Free Phone:  800-955-2289 Ext. 136
Phone:  870-864-7136
FAX:  870-864-7104
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Mailing Address:
South Arkansas Community College
Attn:  Mrs. Nita Green
PO Box 7010
300 South West Avenue
El Dorado, AR 71730

Office Location:
Health Science Center- Room #206
401 West Wesson St.
El Dorado, AR 71730