Hope Appelbaum is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and an alumna of Kettering College. She has been a respiratory therapist for over 30 years and has had a variety of opportunities to practice Respiratory Care in intensive care, acute care, long-term care, and home health care as well. In 2004, she became the Director of Clinical Education for the Respiratory Care Program at Kettering College. In 2015, she became an adjunct faculty member for the online Bachelor in Health Science program at Kettering College. Appelbaum received her associate’s degree in science with respiratory care emphasis from Kettering College before earning a bachelors as well as Master's degree emphasizing in online learning.