HIT Faculty Profiles

Sonya Braddy 

Sonya Braddy has taught at DCCCD since August 2017 in the subjects of Medical Terminology, Health Data Content and Structure, Health Information Systems, and Coding and Classification Systems. In addition, she is also an adjunct professor with Alabama State University.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Records Administration from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Master of Health Services Administration from Mississippi College.

With more than 23 years of professional health information management experience, she has held various HIM industry positions including – but not limited to – administrator, alternate privacy officer, medical legal assistant and adjunct professor. She is a registered health information administrator (RHIA) and a certified coding specialist (CCS). 

She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Texas Health Information Association (TXHIMA) and the Dallas/Fort Worth Health Information Management Association (DFWHIMA).  

Nehal Rangnekar

Nehal Rangnekar joined Brookhaven College in 2009 as an adjunct faculty member and became a full-time faculty member in 2013. She serves as the program coordinator and faculty for the Medical Front Office program.

She holds a master’s degree in biochemistry and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, both from University of Mumbai, India. She has completed a diploma program in computer studies from the Bureau of Information Technology Studies in India, a certificate program in Medical Assisting from El Centro College and a certificate program in Medical Coding and Billing from Collin College.

She teaches Medical Terminology, Medical Records Management, Computer Fundamentals, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Health Information Systems, Medical Insurance and Computer Applications I courses for the Medical Front Office program. She is a continuing education instructor teaching Medical Coding and Pathophysiology courses for the health care division at Collin College and served as an adjunct instructor in El Centro’s Medical Assisting program teaching Medical Insurance and Health Data Content and Structure courses. 

She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a certified professional coder.