Midstate Directory

Joanna Holly

Joanna Holly

Joanna Holly
Title: Director of Allied Health
Dept: Allied Health
Office: 205
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x2050
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: jholly@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Midstate College
Attn: Joanna Holly
Director of Allied Health
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
General 205 M,W 10:00am–11:00am
General 205 Tu,Th 11:00am–12:00pm


Born in Peoria, Joanna attended Whittier Grade School and Peoria Central High school. She has a long association with Midstate College. She took personal typing at Midstate College in 1965 to learn how to use an electric typewriter!!

She has graduated from ICC, Indiana University, University of St. Francis and University of New Mexico @ Roswell. She has an A.A.S. in Registered Nursing, a B.S. in Political Science & Psychology, a M.S. in health Service Administration, and a certificate in Teaching Allied Health. Joanna is married with 2 grown sons, 4 noisy grandchildren, and a toothless Shih Tzu named Dusty.

Joanna has extensive experience working in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She came to work at Midstate in 1994 and has served as department director since 2001. She has been credentialed as a Site Surveyor for MAERB since 2005. Other past activities include: disaster nurse for ARC and Coordinator of Recruitment for Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross. Named as winner in "25 Women of Leadership" in 2008. Author of textbook published by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: "MEDICAL ASSISTING MADE INCREDIBLY EASY-PHARMACOLOGY" Joanna has served her church as a "Stephen Minister" and parish nurse volunteer.


  • Certification in Allied Health Educator, 2012
    Eastern New Mexico University
  • MS in Healthcare Administration, 2003
    U of Joliet
  • AAS in Registered Nursing, 1987
  • BS in Psychology and Political Science, 1973
    Indiana University

Work Experience

  • Human Service Center (1997–2000)
    Psych Nurse/Intake Nurse
  • Midstate College (1994–present)
    Allied Health
  • MMCI (1987–2001)
    Registered Nurse

    NCCA Board Certification as Mental Health Nurse

Awards and Certifications

  • MISA II, 1998

    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor

  • CADC, 1997

    Certified Addiction and Drug Counselor

  • C.M.A.-A.A.M.A, 1995

    Certified Medical Assistant with AAMA

  • R.N.C., 1993

    Board Certification in Mental Health Nursing