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Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Deborah B. Woods, RHIT, RHIA, BBA – Graduated from Baker College in Flint, Michigan, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2004, from the Health Information Technology program at TSTC in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, from the American Health Information Management Association Medical Records Technology program with a Certificate of Completion, and from the Medical Information Specialist/Transcriptionist program at TSTC in 1996 with a Certificate of Completion. She obtained credentials as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in August of 2005 and a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in January 2000. She has 16 years of experience in management, 14 years of experience as a medical transcriptionist, and 18 years at TSTC as a lab assistant, instructor and Department Chair.  She can be contacted at (956) 364-4768 or via email at dbwoods@tstc.edu.

Instructor

Instructor Ana Gonzales, RHIT, RHIA, BS   Graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management in 2005, from the Health Information Technology program at TSTC in 1991 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, from the Medical Record Clerk program at TSTC in 1985 with a Certificate of Completion. She obtained credentials as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in December of 2005 and a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in November 1991. She has 9.5 years of experience as a director of a health information management department in a behavioral wellness hospital, 1 year experience as a release of information technician in an acute care setting, 4 years of experience as an outpatient analyst/assembler in an acute care setting, 1.5 years of experience as a statitician in an acute care setting, and 14 years at TSTC as an instructor.  She can be contacted at (956) 364-4767 or via email at ana.gonzales@harlingen.tstc.edu

Instructor

 Instructor Beyda M. Ramirez, RHIT, BAAS – Graduated from the University of Texas Brownsville with a Cancer Information Management certificate in 2011 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Allied Health in 2010. She received an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree from the Health Information Technology program at TSTC in 2001 and a certificate of completion from the Medical Records Clerk/Transcriptionist Program at TSTI in 1990. She obtained her Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential from the American Health Information Management Association in October 1999. She has 4 years of experience in a multispecialty medical clinic, 1 year experience as a medical transcriptionist and 20 years of experience at TSTC as a lab assistant, instructor and Assistant Department Chair.  She can be contacted at (956) 364-4795 or via email at bmramirez@tstc.edu.

Instructor 

Instructor Aida Y. Rocha, RHIT, BAAS – Graduated from University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas, with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in 2003, from the Health Information Technology program at TSTC in 1993 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She obtained credentials as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in October 1993. She has 15 years of experience in management and 9 years at TSTC as an instructor.  She can be contacted at (956) 364-4880 or ayrocha@tstc.edu

Instructor 

Instructor Theresa Ruiz, RHIT, BAAS - Graduated from the University of Brownsville/Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas, with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Arts & Sciences in 2009, an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in 1994 from the Health Information Technology program at TSTC.  She obtained her credentials as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in Oct. 1994.  She has 17 years of experience in coding, 6 years of experience in release of information, 4 years of experience in billing/collections, and 1 year at TSTC as an instructor.  She can be contacted at (956) 364-4793 or via email at theresa.ruiz@harlingen.tstc.edu

Teaching Lab Assistant

 Teaching Lab Assistant Jenny L. Delgado, RHIT, AAS- Graduated from the Health Information Technology Program at Texas State Technical College in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She obtained her credentials as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in May 2012. Currently she is a student at Texas State Technical College and in the process of transferring to Texas State San Marcos to pursue her bachelor’s in Health Information Administration. She has 2.5 years of experience as a customer support representative in medical billing/insurance at United Healthcare, 2 years of experience as a release of information technician and medical records clerk, and 1 year at TSTC as a teaching lab assistant. She can be contacted at (956) 364-4792 or via email at jenny.delgado@harlingen.tstc.edu.

Departmental Secretary

 Departmental Secretary Josie C. Faz - Graduated from Texas State Technical Institute in 1978 with a Certificate of Completion in the General Business Program.  Have worked at Texas State Technical College for 37 years as a Departmental Secretary in the Health Division, Health Information Building. She can be contacted at (956) 364-4634 or via email at josie.faz@harlingen.tstc.edu.





 

  











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