I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree in Community Health Nursing from The Ohio State University. I served acute care and outpatient nursing at The Ohio State University for 21 years and also provided nursing services to home care as Director of Nursing. I also was a nurse entrepreneur providing home blood transfusion therapy with my own company, TransfusaCare, Inc. Before retiring, I served the educational and research nursing community at The Ohio State University College of Nursing as an instructor/lecturer for courses in nursing leadership and community health nursing; as well as a position as a research associate.
I believe public health nurses are excellent case managers for primary and secondary prevention for patients discharged from acute care.
I care about the health of populations and improving the health of those populations. I have a wide range of experience and skills to contribute to health improvement.
I want to prevent infectious diseases through advocating for complete immunizations, educating on infection control practices, controlling outbreaks of infectious diseases (Incident Commander for several public health infectious disease outbreaks), and evaluating the effectiveness of these practices. I worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extensively for grants and technical support.
I have worked extensively on Bioterrorism Preparedness with law enforcement, firefighters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other public health professionals.
Specialties: Infectious Diseases, fiscal management of public health programs, grants for funding, testifying to legislators, employee management, nursing leadership education.