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Director of Nursing Mental Health Addiction Emergency Services Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Director of Nursing, Director of Emergency Services,Mental Health, Addiction Services, Stroke Telemetry, Nurse competcy Nursing Education, Health Care Coordination, Regulatory, Progessive Health care, Transition of Care, EMS Paramedics,

Education

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. Master of Science- Organizational Leadership
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Master of Science- Nursing
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. MbEIN Nursing Certificate
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT B.A-Sociology

Professional Experience

May 2019-Present
Administrator Ambulatory Multispecialty Sites
Lawrence and Memorial Healthcare (Yale New Haven Health) Oversee day-to day operations and development of ambulatory multispecialty sites in the L+M Healthcare delivery network of Yale New Have Health. Key stakeholder in the strategic planning and
growth of services for the region. Serve as a conduit from the local care delivery network to the Yale
New Haven Health System. Provide operations oversight to 82 million dollar hospital electrical and emergency department upgrade project.

October 2017-May 2019
Vice President of Operations
Root Center for Advanced Recovery
Oversee day-to-day operations to support the growth and maintenance of 10 behavioral health treatment clinics. Focus on strategic planning and goal setting, while directing the operations of the company in support of its mission and values. Assist with the expansion of new service lines and patient populations served including negotiation of commercial payer contracts for existing and future revenue generation. Direct policy/procedure development and implementation and communication of evolving performance expectations. Represent the organization with regulatory and accrediting bodies. Manage facets of rebranding and marketing process.

January 2013- August 2019
Adjunct Faculty
Three Rivers Community College
Provide clinical and didactic instruction for associate degree nursing students. Complete competency, goal and objective reviews in addition to student developed plans of care and delivery. Assist with behavioral and clinical performance remediation.

October 2016- October 2017
Director of Nursing
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services- Southeastern Mental Health Authority
Managed staff and operations of nursing departments; planning and managing of nursing activities; developed program goals and objectives; policy incorporating current nursing research and professionally recognized standards; assisted in development and implementation of plans for nursing care. Oversight of a 24-hour 16-bed residential Brief Care Program and coordination to the Behavioral Health Home Initiative and Medication Assisted Treatment Program.

January 2014- July 2016
Regional Director of Emergency Services
Hartford HealthCare-East Region
William W. Backus Hospital, Windham Memorial Community Hospital and Plainfield Emergency Care Center

Responsible for strategy implementation and operations of Hartford HealthCare’s East Region Emergency Services service line including two hospital based and one satellite Emergency Department in addition to an Intercept Paramedic Program totaling over 135,000 patient visits per year. Guided short- and long-term planning, program and staff development, resource and budget management, staffing, quality monitoring/improvement and strategic planning initiatives to increase healthcare system and service utilization. Total operating budget of twenty million dollars per year and 150 FTE workforce. Collaborate with state funded and private community partners to enhance provided services to address needs of patient population.

April 2011- January 2014
Nurse Manager E3/Progressive Care Unit/Stroke Program
William W. Backus Hospital
Motivated staff within Patient Care Services positions to exhibit and grow leadership skills while maintaining clinical competence and responsibilities. Provided vision and action in designing and maintaining an efficient and effective nursing care delivery system. Ensured Joint Commission and CMS standards for areas of responsibility.

December 2010- April 2011
Clinical Nurse Educator
William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT

January 2005- December 2010
Emergency Department RN
William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT

Honors

2011 Nightingale Award
2011 William W. Backus Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship Recipient
2014 AACN Professional Development Scholarship
2015 Connecticut Hospital Association Health Care Hero

Professional Service

Board Member- Northeastern Center Against Substance Abuse (NECASA)
State of Connecticut Task Force on Stroke- Appointed by Senator Don Williams
Emergency Nurses Association 2015 National Conference Faculty

Certification and Professional Training

Legal Nurse Consultant
Clinical Nurse Leader Certification
Certified Nurse Manager and Leader Certification
Nursing Pedagogy Certification
NIMS- Hospital Incident Command 100, 200, 300, 400

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