Staff & Faculty

The HCI Staff and Faculty welcome you.  Learn more about the professionals who make this program possible.

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Eric Stewart

Program Chair


Eric Stewart is a certified Project Manager (PMP) with over 20 years of experience managing projects in information technology, healthcare, aerospace manufacturing, human resources and legal support services. He is also an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has been working for a major healthcare organization for past the 7 years managing process improvement ...more about Eric Stewart

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Deborah Burgett



Deborah is an RN with a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration. After practicing in the hospital and home health, Deborah moved to Nursing Administration, then to Information Technology. Her practice for the past 20 years has been implementing electronic medical records. Today she works as a contractor at the Veteran's Administration implementing their new Electronic ...more about Deborah Burgett

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Nathan Jacobs

Adjunct Instructor


Nathan has been working in Healthcare and Healthcare Informatics since 2006 and is currently employed as an IT Supervisor at a local hospital. He started his career in healthcare working in patient care areas.  Once he completed his undergraduate work at Lewis-Clark State College he started his career in Healthcare Informatics, shortly thereafter completing his ...more about Nathan Jacobs

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Sarika Khilnani


Sarika has worked for over 15 years in Healthcare Administration and often consulted with medical administrators and practitioners on their business capabilities and system usage. She has served as DOO, CEO/President of different Medical Billing and Coding companies and oversaw HL7 interface functions between her clients and her company. Sarika oversaw and completed daily functions ...more about Sarika Khilnani

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Michelle Warfield



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 ...more about Michelle Warfield