Faculty and Staff

  • Colton D. Wiggins, RRT-SDS, RPGST

  • Program Director
  • Polysomnography Technology
  • 610 Texas St. Shreveport, La 71101
  • Phone: (318)670-9620
  • Office:Suite 500, Metro Center
  • Email: Colton.Wiggins@susla.edu

Biography:

I was born and raised in Minden, LA where I have spent most of my life so far. I am the proud husband to my wife of 6 years, and father to two boys. My eldest son is about to turn 5 years old. While my youngest will be two years old this year. There is never a dull moment at my house. I usually play the role of referee to prevent them from hurting each other. However, I am no stranger to the dangers of sibling rivalry due to I grew up with two brothers. I am sure we kept my parents on their toes with our shenanigans, ha-ha.

Following my graduation in 2016 from BPCC with an as Associate’s Degree of Applied Sciences in Respiratory back in 2016, My wife and I moved down to Alexandria, La where I started my career as a Sleep Technologist and Respiratory Therapist. We lived and worked there until we had our second child in 2020. We then moved back to Minden to be around family. As the old saying goes, It takes a village to raise a child. We have found this statement to be very true! During my time working in Alexandria, I became credentialed as a Sleep Disorders Specialist in 2016 and a Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) in 2019. All together, I have a combined 6 years of clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist and Sleep Technologist.

In addition to my professional career, I have served in various ministry offices specializing in development, management, and administration. One of my all-time favorite roles was when I served as the Administrative Pastor over a church with an average attendance of 130 constituents. My duties were to develop the systems and processes for over 15 ministry outlets that were within the church. I was involved in the development of various job descriptions, big event planning, first impressions, budget proposals, ministry creation and continued training of several volunteer staff within the organization.

Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Healthcare Management, 2022

Certifications:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
  • BLS Provider, American Heart Association
  • PALS Provider, American Heart Association*
  • ACLS Provider, American Heart Association*
  • Licensed Minister, UPCI
  • Mrs. Katrina Warren

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Polysomnography Technology
  • 610 Texas St. Shreveport, La 71101
  • Office:Suite 500, Metro Center

Biography:

Mrs. Warrens desire is to utilize and implement her skills and knowledge as an educator and leadership development trainer as well as meet company guidelines and compliance regulations. She has Over 25years experienced as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. Over 20years of experience as a corporate manager/Compliance Official/Sleep Education. Over 10years as an adjunct instructor at an accredited junior college (Alabama and Louisiana).

Education:

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, 2022
  • Alabama A&M University, Bachelor of Science in Zoology ‘92
  • Selma University, Associate Degree in Science,
  • ’88 Calhoun Community College, Associate Degree in Science, Polysomnographic Technology 2000

Certifications:

  • National Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Registry (BRPT) #1306
  • National Board of Registered Sleep Technologists (RST) #2198
  • Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE)
  • CPR Certified, American Heart Association

 

Biography:

Mrs. Benoit is an experienced healthcare professional with just over twenty years in the field of sleep medicine. She has fulfilled many roles in her professional career such as; Sleep Technician, Technical Director, Night Technologist, Score Technologist and Chief Technician. Through her years she has gain several key skills that are beneficial to that of an instructor of this program. Those skills include but are not limited to Microsoft office (10+ Years), Microsoft Word, CPR certified, Documentation and reporting skills, Organizational skills, Typing, customer service etiquette, training and development of others, and experience with various sleep software used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. It is with her vast knowledge and experience in the clinical aspect of this profession that make her a key member of our team.

Education:

    • General Studies | Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE)
      • Eunice, LA

Certifications:

    • Licensed and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist since 2012
    • Dr. Lowery Thompson
    • Medical Director
    • PSG Technology Program

Birthdate/Birthplace                   January 11, 1946

                                                Freer, Texas

Marital Status                         Married, 1973

Academic Honors                   

                                                Phi Beta Kappa

                                                Alpha Omega Alpha

Military Service                        United States Navy, Flight Surgeon, 1972- 76

 

Professional History

1981-1985                                Medical Center Physicians, P.A., Nampa, Idaho                   
1986-1991                                Neurology Associates, Monroe, Louisiana  

1992-2006                                Neurology Consultants, Monroe, Louisiana  

2007-Present                            Neurology Consultant, Monroe, Louisiana 

 

Associations                             American Academy of Neurology

                                               American College of Physicians (Fellow)

                                               American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Fellow)

                                               Ouachita Parish Medical Society

                                               Louisiana Academy of Sleep Medicine,                                                                     President 2012-2014                                                                                               
                                               Louisiana State Medical Society

                                               American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Fellow)

                                               Physicians for a National Health Program

                                               American Institute of Healthcare Quality (Fellow)

                                               American Medical Association

Credentials

                                               American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978

                                               American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology                                                            (Neurology), 1983

                                               American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 1987

                                               American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with                                                     Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology

                                               (March 1992- December 2021)

                                               American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with                                                     Added Qualification in Sleep Medicine

                                               (November 2007- December 2017)

                                               American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization                                                 Review Physicians, 1994- 2010

                                               American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2003

Education

                                               University of Texas,

                                               Austin, Texas

                                               B.A., 1967

                                               University of Texas (Southwestern) Medical School

                                               Dallas, Texas

                                               M.D., 1971

                                               University of Utah College of Medicine

                                               Salt Lake City, Utah

                                               Internal Medicine Internship, 1971-72

                                               Baylor College of Medicine

                                               Houston, Texas

                                               Internal Medicine Residency, 1976- 78

                                               University of Utah College of Medicine

                                               Salt Lake City, Utah

                                               Neurological Medicine Residency, 1978-81

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