School of Health, Math and Sciences - Allied Health and EMSI Faculty

Kate Barbee

Kate Barbee, Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy Faculty

Kate Barbee received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Mexico and holds registration as a Medical Technologist and Cytotechnologist. She also is a certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) and a certified Professional Coder-A (AAPC).

Before starting at SFCC in 2011 , Kate worked at Christus St. Vincent (CSVRMC) for 23 years as a Laboratory Technologist and then as Clinic Manager at CSVRMC DeVargas Family Practice and at CSVRMC Geriatrics and Internal Medicine.

Kate currently teaches classes in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy, and has previously taught courses in Medical Terminology, Medical Ethics, and Introduction to Health Careers.

Dedication to life-long learning and inspiring students to pursue careers in medicine are two of Kate’s passions.

Angela Ortiz

Angela Ortiz Allied Health Lead Instructor

Angela Ortiz is a native of Santa Fe. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing at Luna Community College in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Angela earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 and Master of Science in Nursing in 2011 from the University of New Mexico. Angela has been a nurse for 20 years and has experience in various units including behavioral health, ICU, ED, corrections, home health, medical/surgical, and house supervisor. She began teaching at SFCC in 2009.

Angela teaches the nurses aide and home health aide classes, as well as the mental health clinicals for the nursing department. Angela’s teaching goals are to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge they will need to enter the nursing assistant and nursing fields. Her priorities are to engage students in each class and to help students provide the best healthcare possible.

Sahaj Khalsa

Sahaj Khalsa - EMSI Faculty

Sahaj Khalsa took his first EMT-Basic class in 1993 and has been a paramedic since 2002. He has taught all levels of EMS since 2005 and was part of the team responsible for developing and implementing an EMS curriculum at ENMU-Roswell. He also trained pararescue jumpers at Kirtland Air Force Base. He has been EMSI lead faculty at SFCC since 2013.

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