YVC Foundation honors Lisa Dominguez with Robert M. Leadon Excellence in Teaching Award
After graduating from A.C. Davis High School, Lisa Dominguez completed her associate degree from Yakima Valley College before earning a bachelor’s of fine and performing arts from Western Washington University (WWU). She later returned to the Yakima Valley to raise her family and began working as the music director at Yakima Foursquare Church. In 2006, Dominguez experienced a health crisis that led her to become interested in health care. She started working part time as a YVC phlebotomy lab assistant in 2011 while working full time at North Star Lodge. Later she began working as an adjunct instructor while continuing to work at North Star Lodge and Yakima Integrative Health. In 2016, she completed her Master of Education in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University and was hired as an instructor in YVC’s Allied Health Department. Currently, Dominguez teaches a variety of courses including phlebotomy theory and externship, medical terminology and medical assisting administrative procedures. She has also taught and designed courses for Highline College, Walla Walla Community College and Renton Technical College in the fields of medical billing and coding, medical assisting, and project management.