Health Occupations Education

Kelly Graden graduated from IU School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and has been a registered nurse for over 20 years. Kelly has worked in a variety of medical settings including hospitals, physician offices, and local schools. She joined Impact Institute in 2010 and gained her Workplace Specialist License. For many years, Kelly has been a CPR instructor and teaches CPR and First Aid classes to individuals and at several area nursing homes. Kelly has been married to her husband Brad for over 20 years and they have two sons.

Angie Smith began her healthcare career as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), but later made the decision to attend Indiana Wesleyan University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became a registered nurse. She has worked over 16 years as a floor nurse, as a long term care team member, and in Nursing Administration. Angie joined the Impact Health Care Team in 2017 and has earned her Workplace Specialist Teaching License.

With over 35 years of clinical, teaching, and administrative experience, Monica Howell brings a wealth of background and knowledge to the Health Occupations Education program. For 26 years, she served as a nurse for Dr. John Wallace; and most recently she was the Clinical Education Supervisor for Parkview Physicians Group, where she developed and implemented clinical education programs for ambulatory offices. In regard to her role with Impact Institute, Monica states, “I place a great value on experiential and applied learning and it’s my hope that I can leverage my experiences and partnerships to optimize the clinical experiences for our students in order to pave the way for the next generation of healthcare professionals.” Monica enjoys spending her summers on Sylvan Lake and time with her husband, Steve, their four children, three grandchildren, and two pugs.

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