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Corrections Healthcare Nurse Expert Witness

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Correctional Healthcare Nurse, Hospice care, chronic disease, case management, workers comp and catastrophic injury, Jail prison survey,

Expert Witness No.1394

Oregon

Education

Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, OR
MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management
Graduated June 2010

  • Oregon Health & Science University -Portland, OR
  • B.S. with focus in Nursing
  • Graduated June 2007
  • Cum Laude/GPA 3.875

Regents College -Albany, NY
Nursing/A.D.N Program
Completed January 2000

  • Tennessee Technology Center -Dickson, TN
  • Nursing/L.P.N Program
  • Graduated December 1995

Professional Experience

02/09-present
Willamette Nurse Consultant Group
Portland, OR R.N./Principal
Owner of a Nurse Case Management and Legal Nurse Consulting firm that is headquartered in Portland, OR. Provide National coverage via comprehensive network of nurses. Oversee team of 6-12 Nurse Case Managers. Work on a contract basis to perform various nursing functions. Services include: Nurse Case Management, Workers’ Compensation and Catastrophic experts (including Jones Act, Longshore & Federal), Legal Nurse Consulting, Expert Witness services, review/consultation for setting up new OH/WC programs, ADA accommodation consulting, performing assessments, Elder Case Management, After Hours Chronic Disease Triage for a Medicare program, interim roles (Clinical Supervisor for a program that worked directly with State of Oregon Medicare program for Chronic Disease Management & Director of Nursing for Assisted Living/Memory Care), patient/family teaching, Utilization Review, home safety/risk assessments, accompanying clients to medical appointments as an advocate/case manager, and assistance in recruiting in-home caregivers. Other duties are available as requested and are evaluated as discussed with the client (and family as appropriate).

1/19-present
Signature Hospice
Portland, OR R.N./After-Hours Telephone Triage
Work half-time, 7 days on and 7 days off, 4:30-pm to midnight. Perform after- hours telephonic triage by responding to incoming calls. Assist patients, families and Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing Facility staff with EOL/palliative care needs. Determine if a nursing visit is needed and deploy a visit nurse if warranted.

11/18-present
Multnomah County Health Department
Portland, OR R.N./On-call Staff Nurse
Work on-call as a Community Health Nurse at Multnomah County Detention Center. Manage inmates’ daily medication regimen, perform initial assessments and evaluations of inmates in intake and respond to medical backup calls. Work with inmates frequently on complex cases involving mental health issues and poly-substance abuse. Partner with corrections staff to ensure that medical care is performed in the safest manner possible while following jail protocols.

10/17-10/18
Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living – Artegan
Portland, OR R.N./Director of Nursing/Health Services Director
Worked three quarters time (0.75 FTE) within a 71 unit community with 35 Memory Care units and 36 Assisted Living units. Completed nursing assessments on new residents prior to move-in as well as after move-in to ensure they remain in a stable health state. Educated non-medical caregivers and medication techs on healthcare related topics. Coordinated care with external care partners (primary care, home health, hospice, DME providers, etc.). Collaborated with residents, family members and Resident Service Directors to ensure that each resident’s plan of care was consistent with their individual desires/needs. RN services were focused on delegation of care to medication techs, skin integrity monitoring and change of conditions in resident health status. Some regional responsibilities when an out-of-state move-in was being requested, provided assessments on those inquiries in states licensed in. Partnered with Leasing Manager on all prospective move-ins to ensure a proper fit into level of care for ALF/MC. On-call for community 24/7 for any issues that arose that required RN advice/guidance.

05/15-2/17
Bristol Hospice Clackamas, OR R.N./On-Call Weekends
Worked full-time initially (1.0) every weekend from 5pm on Fridays until 8am on Mondays, then, after one year, transitioned to half time (0.5 FTE) every other weekend as the on-call lead nurse for a hospice company in the Portland Metro area. Performed admissions to the service, carried cell phone and responded to incoming calls 24/7 for the weekend. Completed visits as needed. Assisted patients and families with EOL/palliative care according to their wishes.
Attended all deaths. Checked in with families regarding organ donor status and facilitated that aspect if it was a wish of theirs. Services took place in patient’s homes and in various nursing facilities, assisted/independent living facilities.

01/14-6/15
Legacy Health System Employee Health
Portland, OR R.N./On-Call
Worked on-call as an Employee Health Nurse for a hospital system. Performed new hire health onboarding: health history, OSHA respirator clearance for N95 & PAPR respirators, vision screening, immunizations and phlebotomy. Provided on-call site coverage for six employee health clinics.

01/14-06/14
Corizon Health Hillsboro, OR R.N./On-call staff nurse
Worked on-call as a Community Health Nurse at Washington County Jail.
Managed inmates daily medication regimen, performed initial assessments
and evaluations of inmates in intake, perform H&Ps of inmates and responded to medical codes. Worked with inmates frequently on complex cases involving mental health issues. Partnered with corrections staff to ensure that medical care was performed in the safest manner possible while following jail protocols.

Education

Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, OR
MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management
Graduated June 2010

Oregon Health & Science University -Portland, OR
B.S. with focus in Nursing
Graduated June 2007
Cum Laude/GPA 3.875

Regents College -Albany, NY
Nursing/A.D.N Program
Completed January 2000

Tennessee Technology Center -Dickson, TN
Nursing/L.P.N Program
Graduated December 1995

Professional experience

02/09-present
Willamette Nurse Consultant Group
Portland, OR R.N./Principal
Owner of a Nurse Case Management and Legal Nurse Consulting firm that is headquartered in Portland, OR. Provide National coverage via comprehensive network of nurses. Oversee team of 6-12 Nurse Case Managers. Work on a contract basis to perform various nursing functions. Services include: Nurse Case Management, Workers’ Compensation and Catastrophic experts (including Jones Act, Longshore & Federal), Legal Nurse Consulting, Expert Witness services, review/consultation for setting up new OH/WC programs, ADA accommodation consulting, performing assessments, Elder Case Management, After Hours Chronic Disease Triage for a Medicare program, interim roles (Clinical Supervisor for a program that worked directly with State of Oregon Medicare program for Chronic Disease Management & Director of Nursing for Assisted Living/Memory Care), patient/family teaching, Utilization Review, home safety/risk assessments, accompanying clients to medical appointments as an advocate/case manager, and assistance in recruiting in-home caregivers. Other duties are available as requested and are evaluated as discussed with the client (and family as appropriate).

1/19-present
Signature Hospice
Portland, OR R.N./After-Hours Telephone Triage
Work half-time, 7 days on and 7 days off, 4:30-pm to midnight. Perform after- hours telephonic triage by responding to incoming calls. Assist patients, families and Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing Facility staff with EOL/palliative care needs. Determine if a nursing visit is needed and deploy a visit nurse if warranted.

11/18-present
Multnomah County Health Department
Portland, OR R.N./On-call Staff Nurse
Work on-call as a Community Health Nurse at Multnomah County Detention Center. Manage inmates’ daily medication regimen, perform initial assessments and evaluations of inmates in intake and respond to medical backup calls. Work with inmates frequently on complex cases involving mental health issues and poly-substance abuse. Partner with corrections staff to ensure that medical care is performed in the safest manner possible while following jail protocols.

10/17-10/18
Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living – Artegan
Portland, OR R.N./Director of Nursing/Health Services Director
Worked three quarters time (0.75 FTE) within a 71 unit community with 35 Memory Care units and 36 Assisted Living units. Completed nursing assessments on new residents prior to move-in as well as after move-in to ensure they remain in a stable health state. Educated non-medical caregivers and medication techs on healthcare related topics. Coordinated care with external care partners (primary care, home health, hospice, DME providers, etc.). Collaborated with residents, family members and Resident Service Directors to ensure that each resident’s plan of care was consistent with their individual desires/needs. RN services were focused on delegation of care to medication techs, skin integrity monitoring and change of conditions in resident health status. Some regional responsibilities when an out-of-state move-in was being requested, provided assessments on those inquiries in states licensed in. Partnered with Leasing Manager on all prospective move-ins to ensure a proper fit into level of care for ALF/MC. On-call for community 24/7 for any issues that arose that required RN advice/guidance.

05/15-2/17
Bristol Hospice Clackamas, OR R.N./On-Call Weekends
Worked full-time initially (1.0) every weekend from 5pm on Fridays until 8am on Mondays, then, after one year, transitioned to half time (0.5 FTE) every other weekend as the on-call lead nurse for a hospice company in the Portland Metro area. Performed admissions to the service, carried cell phone and responded to incoming calls 24/7 for the weekend. Completed visits as needed. Assisted patients and families with EOL/palliative care according to their wishes.
Attended all deaths. Checked in with families regarding organ donor status and facilitated that aspect if it was a wish of theirs. Services took place in patient’s homes and in various nursing facilities, assisted/independent living facilities.

01/14-6/15
Legacy Health System Employee Health
Portland, OR R.N./On-Call
Worked on-call as an Employee Health Nurse for a hospital system. Performed new hire health onboarding: health history, OSHA respirator clearance for N95 & PAPR respirators, vision screening, immunizations and phlebotomy. Provided on-call site coverage for six employee health clinics.

01/14-06/14
Corizon Health Hillsboro, OR R.N./On-call staff nurse
Worked on-call as a Community Health Nurse at Washington County Jail.
Managed inmates daily medication regimen, performed initial assessments
and evaluations of inmates in intake, perform H&Ps of inmates and responded to medical codes. Worked with inmates frequently on complex cases involving mental health issues. Partnered with corrections staff to ensure that medical care was performed in the safest manner possible while following jail protocols.

10/11-12/13
Genex Services, Inc.
Portland, OR R.N./Disability & Catastrophic Field Case Manager
Worked full-time as a Nurse Case Manager for a national company that focuses
on Workers’ Compensation. Worked for the Portland, OR office and covered cases in both OR and WA. Partnered with insurance claims examiners and attorneys on their current open files that required case management. Worked together with injured workers, physicians, and rehabilitative teams to ensure injured worker was receiving tailored, appropriate, timely and effective care. Provided on-site job site reviews, catastrophic case management, long-term assignments and task assignments. Partnered with employers on ADA accommodation consulting as WC case wrapped up. Worked with local jurisdiction as well as federal claims. Cases varied from orthopedic, psychiatric, amputations, cardiac, respiratory and catastrophic after hours, on-call which involved complex distant cases that required up to and including medically evacuation from islands to U.S. mainland for life threatening issues. Case
management style is aggressive and proactive with follow-up documentation being sent immediately following every attended appointment.

02/10-8/11
Medical Transportation Management, Inc. Portland, OR R.N./Program Director
Worked full-time as the Program Director for a national medical transportation
company. Worked on-site with TriMet in downtown Portland to perform face to face physical and cognitive assessments of current paratransit clients and new applicants to assess ability to ride fixed route transit services. Duties included supervision of two full-time and three on-call staff members who worked as Mobility Assessment Evaluators. Worked in collaboration with Operations, MTM and TriMet LIFT to ensure the most appropriate, timely and effective delivery of determinations of functional and cognitive abilities of clients in regards to compliance with TriMet’s requirements. Oversight of the budget for expenditures at the site level. Program saved over $1M of TriMet funding in the first year of implementation.

02/08-08/11
Prison Health Services Hillsboro, OR R.N./On-call staff nurse
Worked on-call as a Community Health Nurse at Washington County Jail. Manage inmate’s daily medication regimen, perform initial assessments and evaluations of inmates in intake, perform H&Ps of inmates and respond to medical codes. Work with inmates frequently on complex cases involving mental health issues. Partner with corrections staff to ensure that medical care is performed in the safest manner possible while following jail protocols.

09/09-02/10
BrightStar Healthcare
Vancouver, WA R.N./D.O.N/Chief Clinical Officer
Worked as a Director of Nursing/Chief Clinical Officer for a national healthcare staffing company that provided homecare/healthcare staffing services.
Recruited, interviewed, hired, performance managed 30-50 healthcare personnel and shared budgetary oversight of agency budget. Completed performance reviews, setup new private duty cases including assessments and developed a plan of care specific to each client including delegations for caregivers. 24/7 call for emergent issues. Attended community networking functions in order to build up new clientele and build awareness of services available by company.

02/09-01/10
Odyssey Healthcare
Beaverton, OR
R.N. /On-call Hospice Nurse
Worked on-call weekends as a hospice nurse. Performed assessments & delegations, did admissions, assisted families and patients in carrying out their wishes for comfort care. This took place both in patient’s homes and in contracted facilities.

06/07- 10/09
Intel
Hillsboro, OR
R.N. /Medical Case Manager
Worked full time as a Medical Case Manager. Oversaw medical case management for multiple states and internationally (OR, WA, UT, CO and Canada). Engaged with Human Resources, Legal and direct managers of employees to partner on workers’ compensation claims and cases as well as ADA accommodation consulting. Expedited return to work for employees. Dealt with difficult employee situations (international injuries—partnered with ISOS for successful repatriation of employees) and mental health cases. Interfaced with internal and external clinical partners and negotiated contracts/services & was vendor management liaison for successful partnerships. Managed purchase orders for business group and supported successful POR planning and implementation of a 1.76M budget.

02/05-06/07
Intel
Hillsboro, OR R.N./QA Mgr.

Worked full time as the Quality Assurance, Compliance and Business Continuity Program Manager for OR, WA & UT. Managed the OSHA mandated medical monitoring programs, ensured operational excellence in all five OR clinics and one WA clinic. Disseminated information related to disaster preparedness (including international injuries—partnered with ISOS for successful repatriation of employees) to all OR/WA occupational health staff. Interfaced with internal and external clinical partners and negotiated contracts/services & was vendor management liaison for successful partnerships. Managed purchase orders for business group and supported successful POR planning and implementation of a 1.55M budget.

03/04-02/05
Intel
Hillsboro, OR R.N./Occupational Health Nurse
Worked full time as an Occupational Health Nurse at Intel. Evaluated and
treated employees and contractors for occupational and non-occupational injuries/illnesses. Performed case management on non-complex cases.

Additional Certification s, Skills & Volunteer Work

  • Computer programs used: Microsoft Office 2007/2013, XP, OneNote, Outlook, Windows 8/10, Visio, Front Page, Access, QuickMAR, Sapphire,
  • Epic, CareEverywhere & multiple in-house computer applications.
  • Board Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) through National Commission on Correctional Health Care
  • Board Certified Case Manager (Commission for Case Manager Certification)
  • Board Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (LNCC) through American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Certified Claims Examiner (Oregon)
  • National Transit Institute Course in Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility Determinations (Austin, TX- March 2010)
  • Multi-State RN Licensure: AK, WA, OR, CA, FL and MA
  • Volunteer work: Internal to Intel:
  • Women at Intel Network (WIN) chair for OR: WIN conference event planning, WINter Networking event planning, planning for membership drive events. (2007-2009)
  • Intel Involved Steering Committee Member: Planning committee for Volunteer Grant Matching Program Reception. Event has ~300 attendees annually. (2005-2009)

Professional:

  • 6/2018- present-Director for Oregon State Association for Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN Board of Directors)
  • 1/2018-present-Member At Large for American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 1/2017 – 12/2017- Chair for the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 2015 – present-American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting Editorial Review Panel
  • 2014 – present-Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)-Member of the School of Nursing Alumni Association Advisory Council
  • 1/2017- 6/2017-Treasurer and Public Policy Committee Lead for Oregon Medical Case Management Group (OMCMG)
  • 8/2016-12/2016-Treasurer Elect and Public Policy Committee Lead for Oregon

    Medical Case Management Group (OMCMG)

  • 8/2016 –12/2016-Chair Elect for the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 2/2016-8/2016-Member At Large for American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 2014-12/2016-Member At Large and Public Policy Committee Lead for Oregon Medical Case Management Group (OMCMG)
  • 2014-2015-American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)-Peer Reviewer for updated Online Module for LNC Online Course
  • 2007-2010-Director for Oregon State Association for Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN Board of Directors)

Community Partnerships:

  • School Advisory Committee Development Chair- St. John Fisher (2016-2018)
  • School Advisory Committee Member- St. Thomas More (2014-2016)
  • Legacy Health System Nurse Internship Program: Debriefing Team (2014-2015)
  • nConnect- Mentoring of Nursing students at Clark College (2014)
  • Blanchet House of Portland- Volunteer (2013-2014)
  • President of the Cedar Mill Elementary School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) (2009-10 school year)
  • Co-President of the Cedar Mill Elementary School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) (2008-09 school year)
  • Member of the Cedar Mill Elementary School Local School Committee (LSC) (08’- 09’,09’-10’ and 10’-11’ school years)
  • Member of Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (2009-2010)
  • Meals on Wheels delivery driver (2007-2009)
  • Partnered with Washington County Health Department on a Point of Dispensing (POD) Drill held at Intel (2007)
  • Founding Board Member for the Senior Guardianship Assistance Program (Senior GAP), Forest Grove Senior Center (2005-2007)
  • Forest Grove Senior Center (2002-2007)

Professional Memberships:

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association (WCCA)—Platinum Sponsor
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
  • Washington Medical Case Management Association (WMCMA)
  • Oregon State Bar (Associate Member)

Regular Attendance at the following meetings:

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association (WCCA) Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Washington Medical Case Management Association (WMCMA) American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) Oregon State Bar
  • (OSB) – Section Meetings

Prior Military:

(Military Police) 1992-1998- Entered Active Duty Army in September 1992 as Military Police. Stationed at Ft. McClellan, Alabama for six months for One Station Unit Training. First duty station was Hanau, Germany. Worked for the Provost Marshall’s Office. Went from Active Duty to Reserves and then National Guard for a total service time of six years, E-5 (SGT) when honorably discharged. MOSs included 95B (Military Police), 71L (Admin) and 91C (LPN).Worked full-time as a Nurse Case Manager for a national company that focuses on Workers’ Compensation. Worked for the Portland, OR office and covered cases in both OR and WA. Partnered with insurance claims examiners and attorneys on their current open files that required case management. Worked together with injured workers, physicians, and rehabilitative teams to ensure injured worker was receiving tailored, appropriate, timely and effective care. Provided on-site job site reviews, catastrophic case management, long-term assignments and task assignments. Partnered with employers on ADA accommodation consulting as WC case wrapped up. Worked with local jurisdiction as well as federal claims. Cases varied from orthopedic, psychiatric, amputations, cardiac, respiratory and catastrophic after hours, on-call which involved complex distant cases that required up to and including medically evacuation from islands to U.S. mainland for life threatening issues. Case management style is aggressive and proactive with follow-up documentation being sent immediately following every attended appointment.

02/10-8/11
Medical Transportation Management, Inc. Portland, OR R.N./Program Director
Worked full-time as the Program Director for a national medical transportation
company. Worked on-site with TriMet in downtown Portland to perform face to face physical and cognitive assessments of current paratransit clients and new applicants to assess ability to ride fixed route transit services. Duties included supervision of two full-time and three on-call staff members who worked as Mobility Assessment Evaluators. Worked in collaboration with Operations, MTM and TriMet LIFT to ensure the most appropriate, timely and effective delivery of determinations of functional and cognitive abilities of clients in regards to compliance with TriMet’s requirements. Oversight of the budget for expenditures at the site level. Program saved over $1M of TriMet funding in the first year of implementation.

02/08-08/11
Prison Health Services Hillsboro, OR R.N./On-call staff nurse
Worked on-call as a Community Health Nurse at Washington County Jail. Manage inmate’s daily medication regimen, perform initial assessments and evaluations of inmates in intake, perform H&Ps of inmates and respond to medical codes. Work with inmates frequently on complex cases involving mental health issues. Partner with corrections staff to ensure that medical care is performed in the safest manner possible while following jail protocols.

09/09-02/10
BrightStar Healthcare
Vancouver, WA R.N./D.O.N/Chief Clinical Officer
Worked as a Director of Nursing/Chief Clinical Officer for a national healthcare staffing company that provided homecare/healthcare staffing services.
Recruited, interviewed, hired, performance managed 30-50 healthcare personnel and shared budgetary oversight of agency budget. Completed performance reviews, setup new private duty cases including assessments and developed a plan of care specific to each client including delegations for caregivers. 24/7 call for emergent issues. Attended community networking functions in order to build up new clientele and build awareness of services available by company.

02/09-01/10
Odyssey Healthcare
Beaverton, OR
R.N. /On-call Hospice Nurse
Worked on-call weekends as a hospice nurse. Performed assessments & delegations, did admissions, assisted families and patients in carrying out their wishes for comfort care. This took place both in patient’s homes and in contracted facilities.

06/07- 10/09
Intel
Hillsboro, OR
R.N. /Medical Case Manager
Worked full time as a Medical Case Manager. Oversaw medical case management for multiple states and internationally (OR, WA, UT, CO and Canada). Engaged with Human Resources, Legal and direct managers of employees to partner on workers’ compensation claims and cases as well as ADA accommodation consulting. Expedited return to work for employees. Dealt with difficult employee situations (international injuries—partnered with ISOS for successful repatriation of employees) and mental health cases. Interfaced with internal and external clinical partners and negotiated contracts/services & was vendor management liaison for successful partnerships. Managed purchase orders for business group and supported successful POR planning and implementation of a 1.76M budget.

02/05-06/07
Intel
Hillsboro, OR R.N./QA Mgr.

Worked full time as the Quality Assurance, Compliance and Business Continuity Program Manager for OR, WA & UT. Managed the OSHA mandated medical monitoring programs, ensured operational excellence in all five OR clinics and one WA clinic. Disseminated information related to disaster preparedness (including international injuries—partnered with ISOS for successful repatriation of employees) to all OR/WA occupational health staff. Interfaced with internal and external clinical partners and negotiated contracts/services & was vendor management liaison for successful partnerships. Managed purchase orders for business group and supported successful POR planning and implementation of a 1.55M budget.

03/04-02/05
Intel
Hillsboro, OR R.N./Occupational Health Nurse
Worked full time as an Occupational Health Nurse at Intel. Evaluated and
treated employees and contractors for occupational and non-occupational injuries/illnesses. Performed case management on non-complex cases.
Additional Certification s, Skills & Volunteer Work
Computer programs used: Microsoft Office 2007/2013, XP, OneNote, Outlook, Windows 8/10, Visio, Front Page, Access, QuickMAR, Sapphire, Epic, CareEverywhere & multiple in-house computer applications.
Board Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) through National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Board Certified Case Manager (Commission for Case Manager Certification)
Board Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (LNCC) through American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Certified Claims Examiner (Oregon)
National Transit Institute Course in Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility Determinations (Austin, TX- March 2010)
Multi-State RN Licensure: AK, WA, OR, CA, FL and MA

Volunteer work: Internal to Intel:
Women at Intel Network (WIN) chair for OR: WIN conference event planning, WINter Networking event planning, planning for membership drive events. (2007-2009)
Intel Involved Steering Committee Member: Planning committee for Volunteer Grant Matching Program Reception. Event has ~300 attendees annually. (2005-2009)

Professional:

  • 6/2018- present-Director for Oregon State Association for Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN Board of Directors)
  • 1/2018-present-Member At Large for American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 1/2017 – 12/2017- Chair for the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 2015 – present-American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting Editorial Review Panel
  • 2014 – present-Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)-Member of the School of Nursing Alumni Association Advisory Council
  • 1/2017- 6/2017-Treasurer and Public Policy Committee Lead for Oregon Medical Case Management Group (OMCMG)
  • 8/2016-12/2016-Treasurer Elect and Public Policy Committee Lead for Oregon

    Medical Case Management Group (OMCMG)

  • 8/2016 –12/2016-Chair Elect for the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 2/2016-8/2016-Member At Large for American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)
  • 2014-12/2016-Member At Large and Public Policy Committee Lead for Oregon Medical Case Management Group (OMCMG)
  • 2014-2015-American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)-Peer Reviewer for updated Online Module for LNC Online Course
  • 2007-2010-Director for Oregon State Association for Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN Board of Directors)

Community Partnerships:

  • School Advisory Committee Development Chair- St. John Fisher (2016-2018)
  • School Advisory Committee Member- St. Thomas More (2014-2016)
  • Legacy Health System Nurse Internship Program: Debriefing Team (2014-2015)
  • nConnect- Mentoring of Nursing students at Clark College (2014)
  • Blanchet House of Portland- Volunteer (2013-2014)
  • President of the Cedar Mill Elementary School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) (2009-10 school year)
  • Co-President of the Cedar Mill Elementary School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) (2008-09 school year)
  • Member of the Cedar Mill Elementary School Local School Committee (LSC) (08’- 09’,09’-10’ and 10’-11’ school years)
  • Member of Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (2009-2010)
  • Meals on Wheels delivery driver (2007-2009)
  • Partnered with Washington County Health Department on a Point of Dispensing (POD) Drill held at Intel (2007)
  • Founding Board Member for the Senior Guardianship Assistance Program (Senior GAP), Forest Grove Senior Center (2005-2007)
  • Forest Grove Senior Center (2002-2007)

Professional Memberships:

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association (WCCA)—Platinum Sponsor
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
  • Washington Medical Case Management Association (WMCMA)
  • Oregon State Bar (Associate Member)

Regular Attendance at the following meetings:

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association (WCCA) Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Washington Medical Case Management Association (WMCMA) American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) Oregon State Bar
  • (OSB) – Section Meetings

Prior Military: (Military Police) 1992-1998- Entered Active Duty Army in September 1992 as Military Police. Stationed at Ft. McClellan, Alabama for six months for One Station Unit Training. First duty station was Hanau, Germany. Worked for the Provost Marshall’s Office. Went from Active Duty to Reserves and then National

Guard for a total service time of six years, E-5 (SGT) when honorably discharged. MOSs included 95B (Military Police), 71L (Admin) and 91C (LPN).

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