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Sandra Alexander, MPA, BAS, CMA (AAMA)

Program Director and Faculty
El Centro College

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Sandra Alexander has lived in the Dallas area since 1985. She became the director of the Medical Assisting program at El Centro College in the fall of 2009.

Employed in the medical field since 1965, she most recently worked as a certified medical assistant (CMA, AAMA) for Arco Oil and Gas Co. and as a CMA office manager with the Dallas Diagnostic Association.

She has served as adjunct faculty for Richland College allied health professions since 1999.

Sandra holds a Master and Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in healthcare administration from Grand Canyon and Dallas Baptist University and is credentialed as a CMA through the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Steven Carter, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty

Steven Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling psychology from Texas Tech University. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and has conducted research in areas related to disability and rehabilitation.

Having taught many years in the field of vocational rehabilitation psychology, he has also served as a vocational disability expert in court cases in eight states and has served as an expert on Social Security disability appeals. He has taught anatomy and physiology, vocational rehabilitation, medical and psychological aspects of disability, pathophysiology and psychology-related coursework at the college level since 1984.

He is the coordinator of workforce and continuing education programs at El Centro College and a private practitioner in vocational evaluation at Career Assessment Services in Dallas, where he continues to do vocational evaluations for selected cases.


Adjunct Faculty

Sharon Turner holds an Associate of Arts and Science Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Computer Information Systems and an Associate of Applied Arts and Science in CIS-Business Software Programming/Development from Richland College.

Sharon holds certifications in Medical Coding (CMC), Medical Insurance Specialist (CMIS), Health Instruction (CHI), Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and as a Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).

Sharon has taught in her profession for the Medical Billing Computer Training Institute, Mountain View College, Brookhaven College, the Professional Certification Center and is an adjunct faculty member for our Medical Assisting program at El Centro College.

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