My introduction to public health was as a community health nurse in the rural state of Maine. After practicing for several years, I returned to school, pursuing a master's degree in community health nursing at Boston University. I continued a career in community health until circumstances led me in the direction of a 30+ year-career in hospital administration. Because of this career path, my work took me to the states of Utah, Washington, California, Texas and Maine. Throughout what would generally be considered a hospital CEO career, I selected employment opportunities that allowed me to be active in public health initiatives in communities where I worked and lived. It has always been important to me in my administrative roles to seek ways where the hospital or health system I was responsible for could be involved in public health and community wellness initiatives.
I am a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the American Public Health Association. I am active in legislative initiatives impacting the overall health and wellness of my community.
Capella University School of Health Sciences
MS, Community Health Nursing
Boston University School of Nursing
University of Southern Maine School of Nursing
public health administration
I have recently completed my doctoral dissertation, a qualitative phenomenological study, entitled, "CHARACTERISTICS OF A HEALTH SYSTEM-SPONSORED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AS THEY RELATE TO THE CAREER ADVANCEMENT OF PHYSICIAN LEADERS".
I am currently preparing two manuscripts, based on my dissertation research, to submit for possible publication.
Intersects between health care delivery systems and public health; physician leadership development; chronic disease management, palliative care and hospice