PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor

2015-present

Linfield College

Full time faculty for senior nursing students. Includes facilitating praxis seminars, oversight of clinical rotations in local hospitals and with care partners, mentoring in the area of nursing leadership and patient care management. Member of the Quality Improvement committee and faculty advisor.



CEO/Executive Director

2010-2015

AccessOC, Southern California

Responsible for the management and daily operations of a 501c3 that provides free surgeries and access to specialty medical care to the uninsured. Have recruited 5 hospital partners and over 900 clinical volunteers, 29 specialists and facilitated training at 23 community clinics. In process of establishing an independent 501c3 non-profit organization.



Adjunct Faculty

2011-present

Brandman University

Adjunct professor in the Masters of Health Care Administration, Bachelors and Masters in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Developed online curriculum for the Quality Management in Health Care and Innovations in Healthcare courses that are taught in all of these programs. Also taught Health Care Policy, Community Nursing and Transition in Practice. Proficient at use of Adobe Connect, Live Text and Blackboard.



Consultant

2000-present

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.



Chief Executive Officer

2008-2010

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.



Executive Director

2001-2005

Laguna Beach Community Clinic

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.



Vice President/Patient Care Services

1986-1996

Irvine Regional Medical Center

Primary clinician on design and development team for a new hospital in Irvine, CA (originally owned by AMI then Tenet). Hired to development team seven years prior to opening, helped design all clinical departments, including innovative patient care services delivery model. 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. Participated on executive management teams and clinical operations teams at the corporate level.



Clinical experience and leadership roles available on request.

EDUCATION

Harvard Business School, Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (2005)
The Fielding Institute, PhD student in Human Organization and Development
University of California, San Francisco (MSN)
San Diego State University (BSN)
OR and CA state licensed Registered Nurse

FACULTY

Linfield College School of Nursing - Portland, OR
Brandman University - Irvine, CA
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

ORGANIZATIONS / COMMUNITY SERVICE

Extensive volunteer experience
Board of Directors for several organizations
Girl Scouts of America
       Board of Directors, GSOSW
       Orange County Council, Leadership Roles
Komen for the Cure, Pageant of the Masters, American Legion, homeless organizations, and others (see Curriculum Vitae)