Faculty Professional Bios
Michelle Blesi, Program Director, Instructor
Michelle Blesi is a Certified Medical Assistant with 14 years of industry experience, who worked mainly
in the family practice area for 10 years, emphasizing clinical and laboratory skills. She then changed her
focus to leadership, working as a lead in the Nursing/Lab department and as a Clinical Manager.
She has a diploma in Medical Assisting and is certified through the AAMA. She also has a Bachelor's
degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology, and completed the TES
(Teacher Education Series) courses in spring 2005 at the University of Minnesota. Coursework included
Introduction to Vocational Teaching, Course Development, Instructional Methods, Philosophy and
Student Training and Assessment.
A Program Director and Unlimited Full Time Faculty member in the Medical Assistant Department at
Century since 2001, Michelle enjoys bringing her career experience into the classroom and making a
difference in students' lives. In addition to being Program Director, she teaches both Clinical and
Laboratory courses, a Medical Assistant Refresher Course through CECT, and Administrative
Procedures for Medical Assistants, both traditional and online. Additionally, she is the practicum
coordinator and oversees the clinical externships for the program.
MA Degree in Community Psychology, Metropolitan State University
BA Degree in Psychology, Metropolitan State University
AA Degree, Anoka-Ramsey College
Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)
Golden Apple Award 2010
Exemplary Faculty Member 2007
Office location: E2333, 651.748.2610
Shari Lambrecht, Instructor
Shari Lambrecht attended 916 Vocational Technical College and received a Medical Assistant diploma in
1984. Certified through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), she has maintained
current through continuing education. She worked in an ambulatory care facility as a Certified Medical
Assistant for 23 years before coming to Century College. In fall 2005, she started working as a CLA 2
and became an Instructor in spring 2006. She teaches courses in Clinical I & II, Laboratory Techniques I
& II and Administrative Procedures.
Shari completed the Teacher Education Series (TES) in the spring of 2008 at the University of Minnesota.
Courses included Introduction to Vocational Teaching, Foundations of Instructional Methods, Course
Development, Student Assessment and Philosophy and Practice of Career and Technical Education.
Currently I am pursuing my AA Degree at Century College.
She is a member of the AAMA, is CPR certified and serves on the Medical Assistant Advisory Committee.
Office Location: E3391, 651.773.1731
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Jamie Lennartson, Instructor
Jamie Lennartson is a Certified Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse with 6 years of work
experience. She worked the majority of those 6 years in Obstetrics and Gynecology, but has also spent
time in Pediatrics, Family Medicine and in a County Jail.
Jamie has a diploma in Medical Assisting and is certified through the AAMA. She is also a Licensed
Practical Nurse in MN and WI, hoping to eventually go on and complete her Registered Nursing degree.
She is currently taking the last class required for her Associates in Arts degree at Century and will
continue to take classes towards a Bachelors degree.
Lennartson became a Medical Assistant through the Century College program and graduated in 2005.
She is excited to be teaching where her career began and loves the opportunity to pass on the knowledge
she’s gained while working in a variety of areas. She will be teaching Clinical and Laboratory classes and
the Phlebotomy Technician course.
Associates in Arts Degree, Century College (will be completed 12/11)
Licensed Practical Nurse, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)
Office Location: 3531, 651.773.1731
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