University of Florida
Life Care Planning 120.0 contact hours
University of South Florida
Health Care Risk Management 144.0 contact hours
University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
Juris Doctor May 2002 GPA: 89.22/100 Class Rank: 8/155 Missouri Law Review
University of Missouri School of Nursing, Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 1997 GPA: 3.83/4.0
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
Associate Degree in Nursing May 1995 GPA: 4.0/4.0
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—LIFE CARE PLANNING
Certified Life Care
Planner—Life Care Planning Specialists, LLC 2015
- Provide life care planning
and litigation support services.
Professional Nurse Missouri
& Florida 1995 – Current
primary care and case management services for patients in a variety of hospital and home care settings, with
a focus on neurological, surgical, developmental, and rehabilitative issues.
EXPERIENCE—PATIENT SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT
Safety, Error Prevention, and Risk Management 2007 – 2010
implemented, and evaluated Patient Safety and Error Prevention initiatives.
analyzed, and reported adverse incidents.
revised, and developed policies and procedures.
and presented facility-wide education on the topics of Patient Safety, Error Prevention,
and Risk Management.
claims and litigation, at times assigning cases to outside counsel and at times
personally handling adverse patient events to achieve a mutually agreeable
resolution for the patient and healthcare system.
Clerk--United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida 8/2005 –
pleadings and motions filed by litigants and determined appropriate rulings by
performing legal research and analysis.
Order or Report and Recommendation granting or denying the requested relief for
the Judge’s approval.
Malpractice Defense 2002 – 2005
defense in medical malpractice litigation, including pre-suit and suit stages.
legal and medical research, drafted pleadings and discovery, took/defended
Records For Florida Attorneys
Error Prevention and Safety Management
Grand Rounds: Anatomy of a Lawsuit: How
Nursing Documentation Affects Liability