Meet The Team Behind One of the Best Vocational Nursing Programs in California

We are here for the students in our VN programs and encourage them to come to us for questions, concerns, support and council. When students enroll at CDI, they are made a promise – a quality education coupled with an unforgettable experience.

The People That Make CDI's Vocational Nursing Programs Possible

We hold ourselves to the same high standards we expect from our students. It’s one of the things that separates CDI from other VN programs in California. The team that will help you become a licensed vocation nurse are just as passionate about your professional success as you are. The CDI team includes experienced medical professionals, financial aid officers and job development experts.

Janis K Newton Smiling

Janis K. Newton, B.S.

President & Founder

Janis is the founder and president of Career Development Institute, Inc. (CDI) and is experienced in both the teaching field and administration....

Director of Nursing Smiling

Kimberly Cooper, R.N.

Director of Nursing

Kimberly Cooper has 10 years of OB nursing experience and 4 years’ experience teaching the future generation of nurses. She received...

Jennifer Miller, Director of Education

Jennifer Miller, B.A., M.A. Ed., R.N.

Director of Education

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Cornell University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a Masters Degree in...

Christina Lomeli Financial Aid at CDI

Christina Lomeli, B.A.

Financial Aid Officer

Christina Loemeli has 24 years of experience working in financial aid at post secondary institutions...

Jenny Mariano Financial Aid Assistant

Jenny Mariano, B.A.

Financial Aid Assistant

Jenny obtained her bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines...

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