Faculty and Staff

Dr. Charney Bio

Dr. Charney
Program Chair
Bachelor of Applied Science

Dr. Charney is program chair of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Healthcare Technology and Management (HCTM) program. She is a registered dietitian and has master’s degrees in Nutritional Science and Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies. She also has a PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration in nutrition. Dr Charney teaches several courses in the program with a special interest in clinical informatics, clinical terminologies and knowledge management.


Kimberly Hassell bio

Kimberly Hassell
Program Manager & Instructor

Kimberly is the program manager for the Healthcare Technology & Management degree at Bellevue College. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Ethnic Studies from Washington State University in 2007 and recently completed for Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership through Brandman University. In addition to managing the daily operations of the program, Kim also serves as the academic advisor for current and prospective students, and teaches the HIT Field Studies course.


Erika Ferreri Instructor

Erika Ferreri (BSBM, MAED)

Erika Ferreri has worked as a part-time faculty for Bellevue Community College since 2002. She has taught for BC’s Continuing Education Department, Allied Health and Health Technology programs. Erika has incorporated knowledge that she gained over the years working in healthcare for employers such as Harborview Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital, Seattle Public Health, M2 Information Systems, and the U.S. Federal Government. She has worked in direct patient care, in administration, and IT. Erika utilizes her unique combination of professional experiences in the classroom to provide her students with a multi-directional view of healthcare.


Lynette Jones, PhD

Lynette Jones is a healthcare technology consultant. She holds a PhD and an MBA from University of Washington. She started her career as a registered nurse working in intensive care. She has also worked in a variety of roles in hospital administration. Dr. Jones has been an instructor in the Bellevue College Healthcare Technology Management Program since 2012.


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Caroline Spice

My interest in healthcare led me towards an anthropology degree with a concentration in Medical Anthropology from the University of Washington.

After college I worked for several research studies as a Research Interviewer and Coordinator.  This led to a position as a Data Coordinator for the Women’s Health Initiative at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where I expanded my knowledge of database technologies.

As a Decision Support Analyst, I focused on healthcare finances at Swedish Health Services and then moved back to the clinical side as a Clinical Effectiveness Data Administrator.  I’ve also worked at Group Health Cooperative as a Risk Adjustment Analyst and an Epic Applications Support Analyst.

Currently as a Technology Services Account Manager, I help Community Health Centers throughout Washington state merge their EHRR data with their claims data to give quality directors, executive directors and frontline staff a more complete picture of their patient’s well-being.


Swaran Dwarka Instructor

Swaran Dwarka

Swaran Dwarka has worked as an instructor for HCTM recently focusing on HCTM 145 Healthcare Environment and Professional Skills and HCTM 150 Healthcare Technology Environment and Security


Michelle Warfield ImageMichelle Warfield (MA.LAT)

Michelle has worked for over 20 years in the field of Information Technology and is currently employed as a Senior Applications Analyst at a local hospital. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University, she began teaching for Washington State Colleges as an online adjunct instructor. She joined Bellevue College in 2013 and teaches several courses in the Healthcare Technology Management Program. Michelle aligns her Healthcare IT work directly into the classroom, helping her students apply their learning to what is happening now in healthcare.