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Our Team

The robust Continued Respiratory Therapy course library is developed and overseen by an experienced team of RTs and industry professionals.

Continued Respiratory Therapy managing editor Farzana Vela

Farzana Vela


Managing Editor

Continued Respiratory Therapy CE administrator Jenny Morrison

Jenny Morrison


CE Administrator

Continued Respiratory Therapy instructional technology coordinator Kimberly Rojas

Kimberly Rojas


Instructional Technology Coordinator

Featured Presenters

The instructors and guest editors who present our respiratory therapy courses are skilled experts in topics such as COVID-19, critical care, and noninvasive ventilation.

Presenter: Donna Arand PhD, DABSM, FAASM, FSBSM

Dr. Donna Arand, Ph.D., DABSM, FAASM, and FSBSM, is an experimental psychologist and an Associate Research Professor in neurology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She is board certified in sleep medicine and was previously the clinical director of the Kettering Sleep Centers and UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Arand has served on the boards of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and as president of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Reviews. Dr. Arand has over 100 publications in the areas of insomnia, hypersomnia, arousal, and daytime performance.

Presenter: Eric Gantwerker MD, MS MMSc (Med Ed), FACS

Dr. Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS MMSc (Med Ed), FACS, is a practicing pediatric ENT surgeon specializing in airway reconstruction and caring for patients with tracheostomies. Dr. Gantwerker completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and continued at BCH as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gantwerker holds a Master of Medical Science in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School with expertise in educational technology, faculty development, motivational theory, and the cognitive psychology of learning.

He worked as an Assistant professor at Children's Medical Center Dallas/UT Southwestern, serving on the Quality Committee, and co-led hospital-wide interdisciplinary team quality improvement collaborative for children with tracheostomies, ultimately leading to the development of the Airway and Tracheostomy Center at Children's Dallas.

He is a former Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Medical Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is currently in academic practice in the New York area and works for a startup tech company that creates video games for healthcare professionals.

Presenter: Heather Murgatroyd BA, RRT

Heather has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 25 years, working in the areas of Sleep and Pulmonary Function Testing. She has spent the last 11 years as a Respiratory Clinical Specialist, with a focus on developing continuing education programs and delivering them throughout North, Central and South America. She also provides training on bronchoprovocation testing to new customers. Heather is a passionate advocate of respiratory care and education.

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All Continued Respiratory Therapy content is vetted by a distinguished Advisory Board that provides topic-specific content and curriculum development.

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