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Our Staff

  • Jessie Belonozhko

    Hi, My name is Jessie Belonozhko. After working side by side with the Director, Melinda for a few years, in 2023 I officially became the owner of Clark County Training Center. I have always had a passion for working in the medical field on the administrative side so it was a perfect middle ground for me. I have worked in different areas of healthcare for about 20 years, starting from serving as my first job in a luxury retirement community, to receptionist, business office, and marketing, etc. I absolutely love what I do and continue to learn about the healthcare field daily. It is my passion to help our future CNA’s strive to give the best care they can for patients and love what they do. When I am not working, I am spending time with my 3 kids who are 7, 10, and 13 years old. I also love spending time outdoors as well as with my baby girl, my golden doodle, Lucy.
  • Melinda Grooms-Unruh

    Program Director and Instructor
    Melinda Grooms- Unruh is the lead instructor at Clark County Training Center. She has taught CNA training in the Vancouver, Washington area for the past 13+ years. Melinda has a passion for teaching and has a passion for teaching and has a very unique style that makes learning fun and exciting. Ms. Grooms- Unruh has been a registered nurse in both Southwest Washington and Oregon for the past 30 years and owns nursing services, a private nurse consulting firm in Clark county Washington. Her focus is excellent case management. She is a case manager, and a consultant for a variety of individuals and organizations.
  • Gregg Asprec

    Has been an LPN for 27 years. He spent about 20 years working in the ER/ Urgent Care for Peace Health Southwest. He has also been a CNA instructor for 12 years. Gregg truly enjoys being a part of our future healthcare workforce. For fun, he enjoys hiking, particularly hikes with waterfalls as well as traveling to other countries. His motto for life is work hard, play hard and enjoy life an all its moments whether large or small.
  • Jason

    My name is Jason, I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and I hold a Master’s of Science in Nursing I have been in the medical field for almost 10 years and have developed a passion to help those within mental health. With the understanding that we are all unique my approach is personalized and individualized. I enjoy teaching and seeing the eyes light up of the future generations of nurses as well as throwing in some good humor to make learning more fun and digestible.

    I was born in southern California, I have previously lived in the Las Vegas and Southern Utah desert areas and am excited to continue this chapter in the Pacific Northwest supporting students, patients and their families.
  • Lisa Appel

    CPR Instructor
    Lisa is a mom to two awesome kids. Her husband (Justin) owns Makers Woodworks (custom quality furniture company), so she is lucky to have a lot of beautiful unique handmade furniture pieces. On her days off she bakes, works in the garden and does craft projects with her kids. As a family they love working in the yard, hiking, snow shoeing, kayaking and camping in their 4x4 van. She owns Anytime CPR, teaching CPR & First Aid. She also loves helping patients while she works in a small manual physical therapy clinic.