Dr. Barbara Cordell received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She worked as an RN in cardiac care for many years and then earned her Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas System School of Nursing in Houston, Texas and her doctorate from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Within the last decade, Dr. Cordell became a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse, a Registered Massage Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner; she maintains a private practice in holistic nursing in addition to her administrative duties as Director of the ADN Program at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. Barbara is married to Joe Bartnik, a registered nurse in the cardiac cath lab. They enjoy traveling and scuba diving together. Joe and Barbara have a grown son, Brendan, two cats and a dog.