Fielding Graduate University

PhD Candidate, Organization Development

Harvard Business School

Certificate Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

MS, Family Health Care Nursing

San Diego State University

BS, Nursing

OR License #201504661RN (exp 5/17/2019)
CA License #221694 (exp 6/30/2019)


Linfield College

Assistant Professor
Good Samaritan School of Nursing

Brandman University

Adjunct Professor
Nursing and MHA

California State University Fullerton

Part-time faculty/Distance Nursing Program

University of California Los Angeles

Assistant Clinical Professor (WOS)
Department of Nursing

California State University Long Beach

Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing

University of California San Francisco School of Nursing

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Biological Dysfunction


AccessOC, Southern CA
CEO/Executive Director

Responsible for the management and daily operations of a 501c3 non-profit that provides free surgeries and access to specialty medical care for the uninsured. Have recruited 5 hospital care partners and over 900 clinical volunteers and facilitated training at 25 community clinics. Comprehensive patient care coordination provided to every patient referred from health clinics. Manage million dollar budget, human resources, board recruitment, development and governance, and fiscal responsibilities.

EKW and Associates

EKW and Associates specializes in facilitating the development of organizations and people. The culture of the organization is based on a customized approach that provides positive and individualized outcomes for each client.

Camp Fire USA Orange County Council

Responsible for the management and daily operations ($1.5 million budget) of a non-profit local council of a nationally recognized organization. Leadership of over 45 teaching staff, managers; management of federal, state and foundation grants; board recruitment/development; grant writing; fund development and business planning. Recruited and developed 8 new Board members in 2 years; provided guidance for Board development to strengthen governance for organization.

Laguna Beach Community Clinic
Executive Director

Responsible for overall management of clinic operations. Responsibilities included leadership and team building for a multidisciplinary staff of 50-75 (physicians, nurses, technicians, medical records, support services and volunteers) and oversight of all clinic programs that provided over 20,000 encounters/year. Board recruitment and development, community outreach and fund development.

Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA
Vice President Patient Care Services

Primary clinician on design and development team for a new hospital in Irvine, CA (originally owned by AMI, then Tenet, now Hoag Presbyterian). Hired to development team seven years prior to opening, helped design all clinical departments, including innovative patient care services delivery model (media termed the model a "hospital without walls"). Facilitated recruitment, hiring and training of over 700 employees including physicians, nurses, pharmacy, support staff and all other clinical departments prior to opening. Coordinated successful opening and managed clinical operations of all patient care services. Participated on executive management teams and clinical operations teams at the corporate level.

Miller Children's Hospital Memorial Medical Center Long Beach, CA
Acting Director of Nursing/Clinical Instructor/Education

Responsible for management of 175-bed Pediatric hospital, including NICU, ICU, med-surgical services, outpatient clinics and community outreach. Member of executive nursing team of Memorial Health services, strategic planning for business growth, peer review and clinical ladder for professional nursing team and transition to unionized staff.

University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Director of Nursing, Instructor, Education & Research

Facilitated development of 200+ standardized care plans utilizing a multidisciplinary approach and collaborative practice model for patient centered care. Successfully transitioned 1500+ care caregivers to the standardized care planning system. Helped design and implement a peer review system, one of the first in the nation, for the professional nursing team.

Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA
Charge Nurse, Rehabilitation
Kuakini Hospital, Honolulu, HA
Staff/Charge Nurse


Girl Scouts of America
       Board of Directors, GSOSW
       Orange County Council, Leadership Roles (Council leadership team, troop leader, international travel patrol leader)
Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN)
Camino Health Center Auxiliary/Board of Directors, President
Y-ME National Breast Health Organization, Board of Directors
Association of Women in Healthcare Administration
Organization Development Network of OC
Organization of Nurse Executives - California (ACNL)
Association for the Care of Children's Health (ACCH) - National Executive Board, President
Irvine Senior Foundation, Board of Directors
Orange County Business Forum
Sigma Theta Tau - Alpha Eta Chapter, Brandman University Chapter
Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Mardan Center for Educational Therapy, Board of Trustees
Irvine Child Care Project, President
Who's Who of Nursing Professionals
Who's Who of American Women
Oregon Nurses Association (ONA)
Nurses on Boards (OCN)
Western Governor's University
Eisner Pediatric Family Medical Center
Communities Joined in Action National Conference
ACHI National Conference
Camp Fire USA OC Council
Taller San Jose
Children and Families Commission of OC
Institute for the Advancement of Health
Immunization Coalition (LINK registry system)
2000 Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA
Beverly Hospital, Whittier, CA
Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, Anaheim, CA
Dissertation (2017), "The Patient's Perception of the Nurses Use of Technology in Care Delivery".
Student reader/dissertation committee: "Capacity building and sustainability in a community disconnected from mainstream supports", The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, 2001-2002.
Co-investigator of Job Satisfaction Study Related to Implementation of Primary Nursing in a General Pediatrics Unit, Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, CA.
Co-investigator, "A Comparison of Pediatric Nurse's Role Expectations and Their Behaviors" - poster session participant at Recent Advances in Nursing Science, Sigma Theta Tau, Los Angeles, CA.
Co-investigator, "A Comparative Study of Parent Satisfaction Pre- and Post-Implementation of Primary Nursing in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit".
Primary investigator, Patient Care Planning Project. Designed and implemented research project investigating the effectiveness of utilizing Standardized Nursing Care Plans as a permanent part of the medical record.
Current: Grant writing, case statements, media releases, marketing, Board communications, community outreach, annual reports, job descriptions.
AccessOC, 2007, 2010-2015. Developed marketing and branding for start-up organization, designed patient education information; returned to establish non-profit status, developed strategic and marketing plans.
Waidley, E. (2000-2001). Weekly online column for professional nurses. WebMD/WebRN.
Waidley, E. (1997-1999) "Good Question". Nurseweek, published in CA and TX.
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Waidley, E. (1985). The Use of Pediatric Patient Education Booklets and Parent Involvement, American Journal of Nursing, July.
Waidley, E. (1981). Surviving the Role of Referee. RN, September.
Waidley, E. (1977). Preparing Children for Radiology Procedures. Journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health. Summer.