Nikki Walker is a native of Montgomery, Alabama where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1998. She then went on to graduate from South University as a Medical Assistant in May of 1999.
Nikki’s first job in the medical field was at Jackson hospital in September of 1999 as a Med Tech. When she arrived at the hospital there was no positions available which is how she ended up in the Lab. With the guidance of her more experienced coworkers at that time, she succeeded in this area and was even quoted by these same coworkers as “having found her calling.” Her other places of employments included Quest Diagnostics from 2002 to 2006 as a Phlebotomist Supervisor. Nikki was also employed by Southern Diagnostics as a Lead Phlebotomist from 2006 to 2010. After these successful stints in the medical field, Nikki Walker held true to her vision and formed NYWES.
NYWES was established in 2009. The name itself pays homage to Nikki’s children, Aniya and Wesley. The first phlebotomy class was held in Montgomery, Alabama on November 4, 2009 with only 5 students. After growth and perseverance, NYWES added classes in Biloxi Mississippi in 2011. NYWES also obtained their first big contract in 2011 with Jackson Hospital by providing mobile phlebotomy services, the first of its kind.
Due Nikki’s devotion and dedication, by 2012 NYWES expanded its services to various nursing homes, Outreach and Main Lab, and the Doctors office at 1801 in Montgomery, Alabama. By 2015 to present, NYWES has added nursing support tech, EKG, medical billing and coding, and most recently Pharmacy Tech in addition to online courses. To date, NYWES is located in various locations across the south eastern United States.
Nikki’s professionalism and tireless efforts have allowed her company to help, aide and assist in the graduation of over 1,200 students as well as employment opportunities.
Felicia Langford, from Waugh, Alabama. Two (2) boys and a Medical Assistant Graduate (2013), One who loves and put God first in everything that I do. Favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the lord with all thine heart, and lean not to your own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path! I have now been with NyWes for exactly one year. Started with NyWes as the office manager, and within months gained an PCT instructor position in Monroeville, Alabama. I have also had the opportunity to attend the Phlebotomy Class with NyWes and wants nothing more than to gain many more years with such an awesome establishment. I love the students i come in contact and I enjoy working with each and every one of them. Office management is my strength and working with others is my passion. I’ve learned in life that, one who loves doing what they love will do it well.
Alabama Student Services Director
LaTresa Jackson-Glasper was born in Montgomery, Alabama, has four children, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School class of 1999. Prior to being employed by NyWes, she worked for Montgomery Public School System from 2008 – 2017 as Food Service Worker and Custodian. LaTresa currently works for Walmart as a Customer Service Representative while also being employed by NyWes as the Student Services Director at the Montgomery location. She takes pride in her job. She enjoys talking and working with the students. She admits that this position gives her great pleasure in assisting the students with job placement. As a Christian, her favorite scriptures are Proverbs 3:5-6 and Hebrews 11:1, reminding us all that faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen.
Thank you LaTresa for being a part of the team!
Tiffany Long has been a clinical instructor since 2015. She is a certified Phlebotomist and medical assistant who is passionate about the practice of medicine. When she is not assisting those in need, she enjoys spending time with her two children.
Thank you for being a valuable part of the team Tiffany!
Instructor, Mississippi Manager
Heather Rome was once a NyWes phlebotomy student of the fall semester 2013 in Gulfport MS. She was under the instruction of Ms Nikki Walker. In this class, Heather showed extreme potential as a future phlebotomist and became one of the stronger leaders within her classmates. She graduated that course as a National Certified Phlebotomist. In the spring of 2014, Ms Nikki asked Heather to join NyWes as a Phlebotomy Instructor for Gulfport MS. Heather Rome not only works as an instructor for NyWes but also as a Medical Billing Specialist at her full-time job. With this knowledge, Heather started the Medical Billing and Coding course in the spring 2016. Heather also helped implement a new concept for NyWes, an online class for Medical Billing and Coding. The first online class started January 2017 and has been skyrocketing since. With all this success, it was time for NyWes to open up a new location. Heather Rome helped with the opening of NyWes in Hattiesburg MS, summer 2017. Hattiesburg currently offers Phlebotomy, Medical Billing and Coding, and EKG. Mrs Heather Rome has flourish within NyWes and continues to add new and exciting ideas for the company. Heather resides in Columbia MS with her amazing husband of 12 years and two wonderful children.
Plushetta Fields was a NyWes Phlebotomy student in fall 2016. She is from Demopolis AL. She came to Montgomery in 2001 to attend Alabama State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree. Her focus of study was Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Plushetta was a scholar student in her phlebotomy class and helped her fellow classmates succeed as well. Plushetta was asked to join NyWes as an Instructor for the Alabama location. She has been a great addition to the NyWes team. Plushetta works for Branch Banking & Trust during the day and teaches Phlebotomy classes at night for NyWes. In addition to phlebotomy, in 2017, she also successfully completed medical billing and coding and EKG, through NyWes as well. Plushetta also loves to craft in her free time. One of her favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:13 which says, I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Nastassia Webster is a Licensed Phlebotomist, the Head Phlebotomist at three local doctor offices in Montgomery and became employed in 2016 as a phlebotomy instructor part-time at NyWes. She is from Opelika, AL where she graduated from Opelika High School and attended Auburn University of Montgomery where she recognized her passion for working in a laboratory. It was then that she chose to major in Clinical Laboratory Science. After completing NyWes’s Phlebotomy program she was hired by Verifi Labs to work in one of their many satellite offices which gradually developed into 3 locations in the Montgomery area. Nastassia states that she is so proud, grateful, and blessed to be a part of such a great organization; who gives people the opportunity to jumpstart their medical career.”
Thank you Nastassia for being a part of the team!