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Dr. Renita Ellis, PhD, CCS-P

Dr. Renita Ellis, PhD, CCS-P

My professional background includes over 30 years in the healthcare administrative field. I served 22 years in the U.S. Army, 18 years as a Healthcare Administrator and 4 years as an Equal Opportunity Advisor. After retiring in 2002, I worked as a Business Office Manager for a Hospice organization, Manager of Coding and Audit Support for a Medicare Advantage Healthplan, and Patient Accounting Manager for a large health care system all in Houston, Texas. Additionally, I served as a Director of Patient Financial Services for a small hospital in Illinois; and for an Inspector General as a Health Care Fraud Auditor/Investigator in the Washington, DC area. During my time with the Inspector General, I worked part-time as an adjunct professor and decided that I really loved teaching. Therefore, I transitioned into the academia field where I have been teaching either on campus or on line at the university level for the past 20 years. I also taught while I was in the Army for the community college, under the continuing education program with adults who were finishing their high school diploma. For me, I enjoy teaching as it allows me the opportunity to give back. Additionally, I continuously learn and grow as a person. Therefore, I am able to share the knowledge that I am blessed with… who would I be “not” to share this gift with the world!