Natalia Rekhter

Lead Faculty, Health Services Administration
Phone: (309) 268-4319
Education: M.HSA., University of Michigan; B.E., State University of Ivanovo (Russia)

Natalia RekhterNatalia Rekhter, native of Russia, brings to Lincoln College thirteen years of teaching experience. Since 2003 she worked as a Trustee Lecturer at the Indiana University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Prior to that, since 2000, she taught at the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) combining her teaching duties with directing EMU College of Health and Human Services Career Center. Natalia’s research interests focus on healthcare quality improvement through the advancement of healthcare management education and on prevention of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Russia. She has been a recipient of ten internal and external grant awards in the amount from $1,000 to $400,000.  While at IUPUI she has developed and directed a Study Abroad Program in Russia; four times she took students to rural Russia to learn about health care delivery there. In addition to an academic career Natalia has four years of industry experience that ranges from working for a large corporation, Trinity Health, to consulting services.  Recently, Natalia was awarded a Fulbright Specialist status.  In this capacity she has delivered a mini-course “Introduction to Health Care Ethics” to students of the Russia State University of Humanities.

Recent Publications

  1. Natalia Rekhter (May 16, 2013). ‘Serfs’ Up. Times Higher Education.
  2. Rekhter, N. (2012). Using Social Network Sites for Higher Education Marketing and Recruitment. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing (IJTEM). Volume 2, Issue 1
  3. Rekhter N. (2012). Russian Students in the United States. Historic Dynamic of The Study Abroad Trends. Analysis of the Last Twenty Years.
  4. Natalia Rekhter , Tatyana Anopchenko, & Natalia Muraveva, (2010). Competition in the Sphere of Health Care. Case Study of Rostov Region. In N.U Skrjabina (Ed.), Problems and Perspectives of Entrepreneurship Development in Russia (p.p.240-242). Rostov on Don, Southern Federal University: AcademLit. (In Russian) Pshegusova, G., & Rekhter, N. (2008). Concept of the International Distance Education. In T.A Tepojan (Ed.), Development of research and educational distance partnership between Russian and American Universities (p.p.189-207). Rostov on Don: Southern Federal University. (In Russian)
  5. Natalia I. Rekhter, & Igor’ A. Togunov. Need Assessment for Health Care Management Education in Russia. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Profession, 26 (4), December 2006
  6. Natalia I. Rekhter. Medical Education and the Physician Workforce in Russia. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Profession. Volume 26, Issue 4, December 2006.

Natalia teaches U.S. Health Care System, Capstone, Legal Aspect of Health Care Administration, Health Care Ethics, and Health Insurance and Reimbursement.  She also directs HSA Internship.

Bruce Boeck, MS, LCPC

Instructor, Health Services Administration

Bruce BoeckBruce is a licensed Counselor in the State of Illinois.  He has been counseling others for over thirty years, largely in a supervisory capacity. In that capacity he encountered many different ethical and legal issues which had to be addressed.  He currently maintains a private practice and serves as Program Director of the Renewed Hope program in Hopedale, a group geropsychiatry program.  In his spare time he serves on the Board for Heartland Theatre, where he oversees a seniors playwriting group, as well as writing many plays of his own.  Bruce, his wife Diane, and their three crafty cats live in Normal.

Bruce teaches Health Care Ethics and Legal Aspects of Health Services Administration.

Keith Dutton, SPHR

Instructor, Health Services Administration

Keith DuttonKeith’s background includes over 25 years as an emergency health care practitioner, educator, supervisory, and CEO. Previous positions include serving as the Director of Emergency Medical Services for the State of Florida, overseeing 300 EMS agencies, 30,000 practitioners, and over 20 designated trauma centers. Additionally, his experience also includes health care human resources leadership and organizational development in the non-profit sector. Keith has over 15 year’s college teaching experience and has been a Lincoln College adjunct faculty member since 2003, primarily teaching business, HR and management courses. He has previously taught at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Tidewater Community College, Flagler College, and Robert Morris College. He is currently employed full-time at Illinois State University, teaching organizational leadership courses in the College of Business.

He has earned national recognition and state-wide awards for his leadership, business practices, creative service delivery, and public education. He is a graduate of the Weinberg Institute’s Problem-Solving Leadership program and has received advanced training in team development and facilitation. Keith has presented at over 40 regional and state conferences and previously wrote a monthly management column for a web-based EMS public safety journal. Keith is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management, and is a Board member of the local chapter, the Bloomington-Normal Human Resources Council. He possesses an M.S. degree in Human Resources Management and a B.S. degree in Health Sciences.

Keith teaches Health Insurance and reimbursement.

Terry Lowe

Instructor, Health Services Administration
Phone: (309) 663-5638
Education: M.B.A. Illinois State University; B.S. Illinois State University

Terry LoweTerry Lowe spent 33 years at State Farm Insurance before retiring as Manager-Learning and Development. He spent 28 years in health and life insurance claims/medical training as part of his job responsibilities with that company. With 23 years of management experience, and 30 years as an adjunct professor of business courses, Terry brings a wealth of business knowledge and educational experiences
to his students.

Mr. Lowe holds an MBA degree from Illinois State University and holds 6 professional designations. He is a published author and was chairperson of the Insurance Education Committee for America’s Health Insurance Plans for several years. He has completed training from the Center for Effective Performance, and is certified as an assessor of prior learning through DePaul University. He currently teaches at Illinois State University, Lincoln College-Normal, and Heartland Community College. He also owns a consulting business offering services in the areas of development of educational materials, facilitation of a variety of meetings and events, diagnosis of performance issues and implementation of interventions, and writing and editing of a full range of communication pieces. He also welcomes clients seeking career and management coaching. Mr. Lowe has been associated with Lincoln College for 29 years. He teaches Management and Marketing courses in the Accelerated Bridge to Education Program. In the Health Services Administration program, he will be assisting with marketing of the program, evaluation of student credentials for prior learning credits, and tutoring students in the operation of the course delivery

Matthew Ringenberg

Instructor, Health Services Administration
Education: M.P.H. University of Illinois at Chicago; B.S. University of Illinois at Chicago; A.A. Illinois Central College

Matt RingenbergMatt Ringenberg received a Bachelor of Science in Biology (2001) and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Sciences (2007) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His nine year career in Public Health includes employment as Sanitarian with the Peoria City/County Health Department, Director of Environmental Health with the Logan County Department of Public Health, and
his current position as Emergency Response Coordinator with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Matt has also performed private consulting services in the area of Environmental Health/Food Safety. Matt has research experience in cellular metabolism and in environmental and communicable disease control of prion diseases. He is a Licensed Environmental Health Professional in the State of Illinois and a graduate of the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. Matt is truly excited to be a part of the Heath Services Administration Program at Lincoln College.

Matt teaches Epidemiology.

Jeff Trask, Ph.D.

Instructor, Health Services Administration
Education: Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana; M.S. University of Illinois-Urbana; B.S. University of Illinois-Urbana

Kevin Woods

ABE Instructor of Business and Health Services Administration
Education: Master of Regional Planning, Cornell University; B.S. University of Detroit; Executive Program in Health-care Financial Management, Ohio State University

Kevin Woods is the principal partner and owner of Woods Consulting Group of Muskegon, MI and Normal, IL. The firm has served clients in the areas of strategic planning and market strategy development for 12-plus years. Clients are located in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Kevin is a native of Chicago, the oldest son of Irish immigrants. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit and a master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University. He has also done post-graduate work in Public Administration at Western Michigan University and in health-care administration at Ohio State University. Kevin is a member of the Master of Management faculty at Aquinas College (Grand Rapids) where he teaches marketing and management planning. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Lincoln College/Normal (IL) teaching in Lincoln’s new Health Services Administration program. He also teaches courses in Business Ethics, Marketing, and Management in the Business Department at Lincoln. Woods Consulting Group works in a variety of markets typically serving small-medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations throughout a 5-state area. The firm’s engagements typically involve market research, market feasibility studies, resource development, and strategy development. Woods Consulting has served clients in the housing, health-care, financial services, community service, food and agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.

Kevin is married to Cindy and has two (2) adult daughters, one living in Chicago (Molly) and the other in Detroit (Colleen). He enjoys running, biking, and cross-country skiing and recently opened an office in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

Kevin teaches Health Care Policy, Health Care Marketing, and Contemporary Health Care Issues.