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Joyce Cunningham been a faculty member since 2017. She is an instructor for the surgical technology program and the non-credit sterile processing course offered through the Iowa Workforce Academy. She has also worked as surgical technologist at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, since 2012.
Cunningham completed her Bachelor’s degree in education studies at Ashford University, and her Associates degree and surgical technology certification from DMACC.
She also serves as treasurer for the Iowa State Assembly of Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) where it is her goal to help increase opportunities for certified surgical technologists in Iowa.
John Hadley has been a faculty instructor since 2014.
He started his health career as a Certified Surgical Technologist in cardiac surgery at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. John also performed his skills as a member of the Heart and Lung Transplant Team and the Liver Transplant Team. During his surgical career at the Mayo Clinic, Hadley continued his education to become a registered nurse. He left the Mayo Clinic after completing 30 years of clinical surgical experience to become an instructor at DMACC.
Hadley is also president of the Iowa State Assembly for the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). AST is a national organization with a membership of more than 50,000 certified surgical technologists. He works actively on the state and national levels to provide certified surgical technologists with the highest standards of professionalism.