Professional TRAINING & LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
JOSEPH ANDERSON, CCSH, RPSGT, RPFT, RST, CRT-NPS, RCP
A Certified Clinical Sleep Health Educator with more than 31 years experience in sleep diagnostics & therapy, respiratory care, pulmonary function, and education. Joe began his career in South Florida as a neonatal respiratory therapist & instructor for a local college and soon expanded his background to include pulmonary function and sleep medicine. In the early 1990's he opened Coastal Medical Supplies in Fort Lauderdale as well one of Florida's early Independent Physiological Laboratories (Anderson Medical) and was performing sleep screenings and overnight oximetry analysis with several notable business partners including the former vice president of Marriott.
In the mid 1990's he took a position in Southern California with Sensormedics as a technical educator which eventually led to becoming Product Manager for the Somnostar acquisition system. He found himself traveling throughout the United States and internationally not only representing Sensormedics but also as a therapist, technologist, and educator. This included places such as Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Australia, East and West Europe, South America, Iceland, and the Caribbean.
In 2001 he accepted the Product Manager position with Sleepmate Technologies, a global sleep bio-sensor company, in Richmond, Virginia. Three years later he was VP of Sales & Marketing and a co-owner. While with Sleepmate Technologies in 2002-2003 he wrote, filmed, edited, and marketed the sleep industries first interactive training modules called The Professional Training Series. In 2006 he developed the industries first sleep industry podcast series called "Talk About Sleep." In the winter of 2018 look for the next podcast designed for both sleep professionals and patients titled "The Sleep Talk Show."
Then in 2008 he left Sleepmate Technologies and co-founded Priority Health Education. Over the course of the next several years PHE became one of the largest non-brick-and-mortar training/education companies in sleep education. Courses and programs were being held across the USA as well as internationally and programs were translated into several languages to meet the international needs of sleep professionals. In 2010 he co-developed and launched the sleep industries first professional sleep education App. This app was made free to allow those that were preparing to sit for their sleep-tech boards to have a portable method of studying for these complex boards.
Today Joe lives in Virginia and continues to work in the sleep field while at the same time continuing his love for developing and teaching many aspects of allied health education. He is also an advocate for the American Sleep Apnea Association.
CANDACE ANDERSON, RPSGT, A.A.
Candace's background is in education. Candace started her sleep career in 2006 while working in Customer Support and Sales for Sleepmate Technologies. Over the next several years she expanded her expertise to marketing and trade show development and spending time traveling across the country and internationally to market not only Sleepmate Technologies but also sleep education.
Then in 2008 she left Sleepmate Technologies and co-founded Priority Health Education. Over the course of the next several years PHE became one of the largest non-brick-and-mortar training/education companies in sleep education. Courses and programs were being held across the USA as well as internationally and programs were translated into several languages to meet the international needs.
Today Candace lives in Virginia and works as a licensed Real Estate Agent and continues her work in Sleep Technology & Sleep Education. She is also expanding the role of the technologists in PAP-NAP programs.