Susan Beer, M.Ed., CMA (AAMA)

Medical Assisting, Director

Mrs. Beer is a graduate of Bridgewater State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She is also a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants and is a Certified Medical Assistant, CMA (AAMA). She recently completed a Master’s degree in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State University.  Mrs. Beer’s work experience spans forty years in the health care industry […]

Carol Miller, MS, RN

Practical Nursing, Instructor

Carol joined the STI team in September 2011. Carol earned an AS from Quincy College, a BS in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a MS from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Carol worked at Quincy Medical Center from 2000 – 2010 with experience in the Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical Unit and Transitional Care. She then worked at Milton Hospital […]

Patricia Illsley, M.Ed

STI Director

Ms. Illsley is a graduate of Brockton High School and Massasoit Community College (AS).  She holds a BA in Business Management from Stonehill College, and a Masters of Education from Bridgewater State University.  Ms. Illsley began her career at Southeastern Technical Institute in 1993 as a Computer and Math teacher and was appointed to the […]

Debra Lapworth

Cosmetology Instructor

I attended Taunton Beauty Academy in 1978 and graduated in 79. For 5 years I worked for a salon management company. The company owned 6 salons and it was my job to oversee daily operations.  I was also responsible for education and I was responsible for hiring, training staff and salon policy. I have been […]

Heather Irber

Culinary Arts Instructor

At Sullivan County Community College, I attained Associate’s degrees in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management. I have been teaching for five years. The first four years of my teaching career were at Blue Hills Regional Technical School where I taught Culinary Arts and coached Freshman Volleyball and JV Softball. I was also a SkillsUSA Advisor. I […]

Donna Becker

Business Technology Instructor

Donna comes to STI with a diverse background in business and education.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Finance and Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Donna has made an easy transition from her position at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School over to STI., where she currently teaches business […]

John Perry

Culinary Arts Instructor

John is a graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (Culinary Arts Program). John also graduated from the Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park. John started his career working at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club in the Garde Manger Department, Atrium Restaurant and at Chez Ma Tante, a French Bakery both in Harvard Square. His career experience also […]

Caryn Peterson

Culinary Arts Instructor

Caryn is a graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School where she majored in Culinary Arts.  She graduated second in her class and was a SkillsUSA State Secretary.  Caryn attended Johnson & Wales where she studied Food Service Management.  While attending school she also worked for Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse where she was a Corporate Trainer responsible for eight […]

Glen Bredberg, AS

HVAC Instructor

Mr. Bredberg holds a dual AS degree in manufacturing engineering and mechanical design from New England Institute of Technology and is currently enrolled in a BS program in vocational education at UMass Boston. He has been STI’s welding instructor since 2006 and has worked with the HVAC Program since 2011. Mr. Bredberg has been the owner of a local welding/restoration […]

Jenni-Ann Enos

HVAC Instructor

Jenni joined the STI team in November of 2007 as the Practical Nurse part-time secretary. In May of 2009 she became a full-time secretary and began teaching computers in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program. Currently she is a full-time instructor in the Advertising and Design Program at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. She is a […]

Darlene DiBona, MSN, RN

Practical Nurse, Instructor

Ms. DiBona is a graduate of Curry College. In 2014 she graduated with her MSN and was a Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Nursing Society.  She had already achieved her BSN from Curry in 2012 and an Associates Degree from Laboure College. Ms. DiBona is a full-time Practical Nurse instructor at STI. She has extensive […]

Joanne Earner, MSN, RN

Practical Nurse, Instructor

I have been a nurse for 23 years. I attained my LPN and RN from Quincy College. I achieved my BSN at Curry College and my Masters of Science in Nursing at University of Phoenix. I have worked at STI since January 2011 as a part-time PN Clinical Instructor. I also have worked full-time since […]

Marcia Miller, BSN, RN

Practical Nurse, Instructor

Mrs. Miller graduated from the Boston University School of Nursing with high honors. She has been actively involved in nursing for over 40 years. She has extensive experience in all aspects of nursing from medical-surgical to psychiatric nursing. Over the last two decades she has concentrated on blending psychiatric community nursing with medical visiting nursing. She was an important part […]

Jeanne Savage, BSN, RN

Practical Nurse, Instructor

Ms. Savage is a graduate of Laboure College where she majored in Nursing and received an AD in Nursing. She then earned a BSN from Emmanuel College. Ms. Savage is entering her 40th year as a nurse and has held various roles. She has been a Staff Nurse, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Infection Preventionist and Employee Health Nurse. Ms […]

Cristina Barros, MBA

Student Support

Cristina joined the team in September 2012. She is a graduate of University of Phoenix where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and her Master’s in Business Administration. Cristina brings to the team a background in higher education, with previous roles in Academic Advising, Financial Aid and Student Support.  Having spent 10 years in post- secondary education, […]

Rhonda Jermyn

STI Admissions Advisor

Rhonda recently joined the STI team in August 2015 and is a graduate of the School of Education at Boston College. She brings with her an extensive background in higher education, recruiting, and placement. At Boston University, Rhonda was a consultant assisting students with their resumes, cover letters and job search strategies. Her initial experience in higher education was […]

Amy Thomson

Evening Secretary

Amy has been a part of the STI staff for 10 years. She was hired in August 2005 as the part-time Evening School Secretary. Her role was to coordinate all of the Continuing Education Adult Evening School Programs. In February 2011, she became a full-time employee and took on an additional role of the Day Admissions Secretary and […]

Melissa Wilcox


Melissa joined the STI team in December 2014. Melissa graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Hospitality Management. She has extensive experience in customer service related positions. Her management experience enables Melissa to understand the importance of timely and efficient response to all applicant and student inquiries. She looks forward to developing new programs and further […]