About Our Faculty

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Jason A. Duprat MBA, MSA, APRN, CRNA

Founder & Instructor

Sarah L. Coakley, DO
 

Director of Education

Jason is a serial entrepreneur, nurse anesthetist, and nurse corps naval officer. He founded, operated, and later sold his ketamine therapy practice to focus on helping clinicians start and grow their own practices. He is the founder & lead instructor of the Ketamine Academy, and the founder & co-instructor of the IV Therapy Academy

 

Jason is also the creator and host of the popular Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast, a podcast devoted to inspiring, motivating, and educating healthcare professionals on their quest to become successful healthcare business owners.

 

Jason is passionate about helping other healthcare professionals find true freedom and happiness through entrepreneurship. In his spare time, he enjoys weight training, spending time on the water with his family, and helping his church LIVE stream their service.

Education and Training​

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Master of Business Administration, 2019

  • Barry University, Master of Science in Anesthesiology, 2014

  • University of Central Florida, Accelerated Second Degree BSN, 2009. 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Management, 2005.
     

National Certifications/Training

  • American Heart Association
    -Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    -Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS)
    -Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Emergency Nurses Association
    -Trauma Nurse Course Curriculum

  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
    -Tactical Combat Casualty Care

  • Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute
    -Combat Casualty Care Course

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    -CCRN​​

  • Navy Reserve Unit Management Course  
       

Professional Associations

  • Psychedelic Medicine Association

  • Military Officers Association

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • American Nurses Association

  • National Nurses in Business Association

  • Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Sarah graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She completed two years of a categorical general surgery residency in Atlanta, GA before transitioning to Anesthesia and finishing her residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA.

 

Dr. Coakley is a Colorado native and a 2nd generation DO. She has been practicing in Colorado since 2010, specializing in anesthesia for ambulatory surgery in Colorado Springs and Denver.  She opened her private practice in 2019, providing low-dose ketamine infusions for mental health conditions and chronic neuropathic pain. She is excited to be a part of the Ketamine Academy and help in promoting safe, responsible practice for ketamine providers. 

 

While not treating patients at her Parker, CO clinic location, Dr. Coakley is busy raising her 9-year-old son, skiing, snowboarding, or doing yoga.

 

Education and Training

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Post Graduate in Anesthesia, 2010

  • Atlanta Medical Center, General Surgery Internship, 2006

  • Midwestern University, D.O., 2004

  • Tulane University, Bachelor of Science, 1999

 

National Certifications/Training

  • American Heart Association

    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

 

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Ketamine Physicians

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

  • Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists

  • Colorado Medical Society

  • El Paso County Medical Society

  • American Osteopathic Association

  • National Osteopathic Women Physician Association

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Paul Colligan DNP, CRNA

Instructor

Amy LaValla DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN, PHN

Instructor

Paul earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Masters of Nursing from the University of Minnesota. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong interest in breaking down complex situations and creating workable solutions, which constantly drives him to think outside the box.

 

In addition to owning a successful ketamine clinic in Minnesota, he provides professional anesthesia services for his own group, West-Pacific Anesthesia, and another private anesthesia group in Minnesota. Paul’s knack for teaching and engaging with students to optimize their learning experience has been his signature teaching approach, giving him high reviews from students. Even though he does a lot of educating, he feels he is taught every day by learning more from his students and patients.

 

When he isn’t working hard, you will find Paul playing hard, spending time with his family, traveling with his wife and five kids to the ocean, diving, surfing, fishing, or somewhere in the mountains hiking or camping. Additionally, he enjoys playing with one of their two dogs and keeping them away from the chickens, working out/running and endurance training, reading about human optimization and biohacking. 

Education and Training

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2015

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Masters of Nursing, 2008

  • Portland State University, Portland, OR, Bachelor of Science 

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Bachelor of Science

  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, Bachelor of Science

National Certifications/Training

  • American Heart Association

    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 

    • Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support 

    • Basic Life Support 

    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program

    • Infant Resuscitation/Stabilization Program

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Minnesota APRN Coalition

  •  American Nurses Association

  • Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

  • American Society of Ketamine Providers

Amy LaValla earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. But even before this, she has been passionate about caring for people’s mental health needs and working with them to improve and maintain functioning.

 

She is continuously looking for opportunities to help shape and guide policies and practice as well as seeking out new information to help this underserved population. She has also education about
complementary practices to further support the health and well being of her clients. In addition to psychiatry, her practices
include integrative therapies of acupressure, aromatherapy, and Reiki.

Amy has worked for over 20 years with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs.  She has worked in a variety of
settings including in client homes, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, correctional facilities, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.  She is passionate about education and client care. In addition to working as a clinician, she serves as an educator, clinical supervisor, and is a member of several advisory boards.

When not working or seeking out opportunities for personal and
professional growth, Amy spends her time gardening, reading, snorkeling, diving, fishing, camping, and spending time with her
family, dogs, and fish.

Education and Training

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Doctor of Nursing. Practice with Minor in Integrative Therapies, 2015

  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

National Certifications/Training

  • American Heart Association

    • Basic Life Support

  • Crisis Prevention Institute

    • Verbal Intervention

    • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

    • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention with Advanced Physical Skills

  • Usui Reiki Level II


Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association

  • Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

  • Minnesota APRN Coalition

  • American Nurses Association

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Brittany Mitchell

Marketing Instructor for Clinic Owners & Marketing Coach

Brittany is an Online Certified Marketing Professional (OMCP®) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Old Dominion University. A ten-year veteran of the digital marketing field, she has worked with both local and global organizations to scale their businesses. She now uses her marketing expertise to provide clients with coaching and consulting services that assist them in growing their companies.