15 yrs WY Dept of Health- Medicaid and Maternal and Family Health; Managing all high-risk pregnancy, newborn intensive care, pediatric and rehabilitation Medicaid recipients. Team leader for implementing Wyoming’s first health provider selective contracts. Nurse consultant; preventive health program guidance related to women, infants, children, adolescents and their families; Section Coordinator for annual federal Title V report and application; Office on Women’s Health Coordinator for WDH. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Principal Investigator; manager of Perinatal Services Unit including Preconception Health Project, home visitation, tertiary care coordination, and breastfeeding initiatives. Clinical Development Specialist for Cheyennne Regional Medical Center; Evidence-based support to Continuum of Care including Acute Rehabilitation, Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation, Transitional and Palliative Care, Home Health Care, Diabetic Education, Hospice and Geriatric Services. Federal Grant Reviewer for women’s preventive health initiative applications. Case Management Dept Supervior of Acute Rehabilitation Hospital; Managing all acute in- and out-patient rehabilitation and Transitional Care patients, including coordinating and facilitating family care conferences and discharge planning for all facility clients. Nurse Consultant/ Case Management Supervisor; Managing medical cases and coordinating rehabilitative care between clients, third party reimbursement entities, employers, attorneys and physicians. Supervising field case managers, directing production and quality assurance of mandatory state and federal reports.
Master of Science in Nursing, Community Health Clinical Specialist; 2004, Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing; 1975, Loretto Heights College (Regis), Denver, CO
National Item Writer for Certified Case Management and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse exams. Advisory Board for Faith and Parish Nurse Program to begin in Wyoming. Wyoming Breastfeeding Coalition; Charter Member; Event Planning Lead. Association of Women’s Health and Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Planning Committee. Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium, Tobacco Cessation Committee. FASD Taskforce. Low Birth Weight Task Force, Chair. March of Dimes, Western Region Program Services, Rural Health Subcommittee. Nurse Family Partnership Taskforce. Substance Abuse Division, Tobacco Cessation Committee, Grant Review Committee. The Children’s Hospital; Community and School Health Planning committee. The Children’s Hospital; Perinatal Update Planning committee. Women’s Health Conference Planning Committee. Wyoming Coalition against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Committee Cheyenne Frontier Days; Security Committee; First Aid Station volulnteer.
Certified Case Manager (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP) and a Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC). Certified ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) and EPEC (Education in Palliative and End of Life Care) trainer. Clincal Instructor and Preceptor for numerous Colleges and Universities; basic AD and BSN programs and BSN to MSN programs.