Allied Health Instructors

Meet Ms. Festa – Allied Health Instructor

Ms. Maria Festa - Allied Health Instructor

Ms. Festa has 24 years of experience at Fox Chase Cancer Center in various nursing positions. Ms. Festa holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and is currently working on her master’s degree in Nursing at Chamberlain University. She also holds professional certifications in Oncology and ambulatory care nursing. Prior to her teaching position at EASTERN, Ms. Festa was the Patient Flow Coordinator, and Staff RN Ambulatory Care, and Relief Nursing Supervisor at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Prior to these positions, she was the ICU Unit Team Leader at Fox Chase Cancer Center.



Meet Ms. Latzo – Allied Health Instructor

Ms. Allison Latzo, Allied Health Instructor Ms. Latzo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University, and her Master of Science in Nursing from West Chester University. She also received her Vocational I Certification from Temple University and is an approved Dual Enrollment Instructor with Montgomery County Community College. Ms. Latzo has earned many certifications during her career, such as trauma, EKG, PICC line, and CPR Instructor.

In addition to teaching healthcare-related career and technical high school programs both in Pennsylvania and Arizona, she also taught at the college-level, was a School Nurse, and has many years of experience working as a Registered Nurse. Her hospital experiences include Main Line Surgery Center, Montgomery Surgery Center, Central Montgomery Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital.