Our Mission

Through real-time education with professional, experienced nurse educators, students gain the skills necessary to deliver quality healthcare to those they serve.

Our Vision

Our educators equip students with the knowledge needed to be competent healthcare providers. At Health Tech Associates, we take pride in directly enriching the community through the hands of our graduates.

Tanya Comer RN, MSN Edu.

Executive Director

Tanya brings 15 years of experience in health care in both direct patient care and leadership. She has worked with Des Moines Area Community College, Southwestern Community College, and Iowa Western Community College in their certificate programs for adults and those still attending high school. Tanya started her career as a CNA and has obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. She is a certified skills evaluator for CNA state testing and has written curriculum, instructed and mentored CNA’s for the past 10 years.

Maysa Parish RN, BSN

Project Manager

Maysa has a strong desire to help people. She is an expert in navigating barriers to education and assisting with goal setting for our participants. Maysa started her career as a CNA in high school!

Amanda Dahlstrom


Amanda is a family nurse practitioner with a passion for education and quality are. Amanda started her healthcare journey as a CNA working in long term care. Amanda’s background is strong in emergency care and ICU nursing.

DeeDee Garcia


DeeDee started her health care career as a CNA. She worked in the Mercy Health Systems for 20 years prior to joining our team. She has experience in the hospital setting, long term care, and clinical education.

Ann Head


Ann started her career as a CNA in long term care. Ann brings 25 years of nursing experience to Health Tech Associates. Her passion is education and quality of care for residents. Ann mentors nursing assistants and seasoned nurses by modeling quality nursing care.

Become an Instructor

Are you interested in being an instructor for Health Tech Associates? Apply today!