Our Story


In 1996, having spent a decade as a Paramedic, and with an extensive background with emergency pre-hospital medicine and teaching, St. John Providence Hospital (now Ascension St. John) asked our founder, Gail Lucas, to develop a curriculum that would provide training to hospital employees. The success of that program lead to Medright, Inc.'s inception. Since then Medright, Inc. has taught programs in hospitals and government agencies throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Medright, Inc. expanded the educational opportunities to individuals wanting to start a career in healthcare and to those seeking advanced degrees. Since then Medright, Inc. has helped thousands of individuals achieve their educational goals.  We look forward to helping you meet yours.

Our Staff

Gail Lucas


  • President, Medright, Inc.
    Gail has served as President of Medright, Inc. since 1996. She has a degree in EMS and Allied Health Management with over 27 years of experience in Healthcare and Education. 

Ken Murphy


  • Director of IT
    Ken has 30 years of IT experience, has taught IT courses for several colleges, is a doctoral candidate.  He holds a master's degree in computier information systems, a bachelor's degree in human resources management.

    Certifications include:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Certified Scrum Professional

Joe Kovacs


  • Instructor, CPR, PCT/EKG, IV Skills
    Joe is the CPR, PCT/EKG, and IV Skills Instructor for Medright, Inc. He holds a degree in Hospital Services Management, is a licensed  NRAEMT, and has over 30 years experience with patient care and in education. He is the Operations Director of Towne Center Ambulatory Surgery in Troy. 

Katarina Irvine


  • Lead Phlebotomy Instructor 
  • Kat is a very talented Phlebotomist.
  • She is a graduate of Medright, Inc. 
  • She has worked for Beaumont and is currently working for a medical research group.
  • Kat has the patience of a saint and loves teaching.

Al Panek


  • Lead Phlebotomy Proctor and part time Phlebotomy Instructor. 
  • Al is an amazing Phlebotomist and a graduate of Medright, Inc. 
  • He is Currently working at Beaumont Hospital and pursuing his RN license. 

Brittany Holland


  • Senior Phlebotomist Proctor. 
  • Brittany is a gifted Phlebotomist, with a love of sharing her experiences. 
  • Brittany is currently working at Beaumont Hospital and continuing her education in Healthcare.