Education: An Empire graduate herself, Ms. Tinsley brings a love for learning to the classroom. At Yuba College she learned American Sign Language and while attending Santa Rosa Junior College she studied various topics included Cardiac Telemetry and Nutrition, as well as general education courses. In 2003, she completed courses with Family Health Services in San Diego to obtain a phlebotomy certification.
Certifications: California Certified Medical Assistant since 1994, Nationally Certified Phlebotomy Technician since 2003, Certified Instructor for the American Red Cross
Professional Experience: After working part time in a pharmacy setting, Ms. Tinsley decided to begin working in medical offices to have more direct patient contact. Her office experience ranges from Family Medicine to Allergy and Cardiology. She also managed a board-and-care facility with four residents for many years.
Memberships: Ms. Tinsley is a past state president for the California Medical Assistants Association and has been a state officer for 13 years. She is very active on both a statewide and local level. She is also a member of CAHCE, California Association of Health Career Educators.
Professional Affiliations: American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team 2011, California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA) test committee, Chairman and Facilitator of the Sonoma County Flu Task Force.
History at Empire College: Ms. Tinsley began working at Empire as a teacher's assistant in April 1994. She was brought on full time in October that same year as a Medical Assisting Instructor and Externship Coordinator.