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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

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

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