EDUCATION

2014 Masters in Medical Education Leadership, University of New Engla

1992 Emergency Medicine Internship, Brentwood Hospital, Cleveland, OH, USA

1991 Doctor of Osteopathy degree, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, USA

1985 Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Cal State University, Masters level, USA

1984 B.S. Degree in Nursing, Cal State University, Fullerton, CA, USA

1979 A.S. Degree in Nursing, Cypress College, Cypress, CA, USA

Certifications:  BCLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, Neonatal Resuscitation, Wound Care Specialist

Post-doctorate Research: Glucagon Study (unpublished) 1997, “Impact of a pre-clinical skills course with Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) on preparedness and confidence levels of medical students in Africa (Christian Journal for Global Health) 2017 (pending on line  publication, peer reviewed journal0

Medical Licensure:  Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Washington, Oregon and California (renewal pending)

POST DOCTORAL CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

2015 Primary Care updates: Coronado, CA

2015 Nutrition & Research 2015 Long Bch, CA

2011 CMDA national convention, WOMA Primary Care conference, 2010 Wound Care seminar

2000-2008 Wilderness Medicine, Toxic chemical training Course for Medical Personnel,

EMS Systems/EMS directors Conference, Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Emergency Dept.,

Saline Solutions, Women in Medicine, World medical missions 2004, 2007

Tri-Cities Primary care Conferences 2004-2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

WOMA Primary care conference Semiahmoo 2011

CMDA local and national conferences 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Mt. Sinai Board Review in Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine 2011

Functional medicine and Environmental Medicine updates November 2011

Human Trafficking January 2012-Speaker

Awards/Honors

Rotary Scholarship (during medical school 1991)

Excellence in Teaching award Medex Northwest  Physician’s Assistant program 2009

Reynolds Academic Faculty scholarship Mt. Sinai Medical School 2011

EMPLOYMENT: ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2015-Current Chair and Faculty of Science Department San Diego Christian College

As the chair of the department I have launched the science club which is student run and will assist with guest lectures, MCAT prep and other learning experiences as well as service opportunities. I have developed a “Train the Trainers” program to launch 4th year pre-med students into TA positions in the lab. I oversee 2 full time faculty and 6-part time faculty (adjunct). As faculty I have taught Nutrition, Health Education, Biology 101, Biology 204 and 205 (for Biology majors) and Anatomy and Physiology (1-year course)

2013-2015 Assistant Professor of Clinical Skills Course UNZA Medical School, Lusaka, Zambia

      Responsibilities included the new launch of a Clinical Skills Course with 96 4th year medical students as a solo professor. The students were instructed with lecture and lab format the skills of patient history taking, physical exam skills, development of a diagnosis with a differential, treatment plans and patient education. The initial course was only 8 weeks and will be developed into a full year curriculum to be launched September 2013. I have also launched an Academic Assistants program to involve 5th , 6th and 7h year medical students in the role of instructional aids in the small group format of practical procedural skills such as bladder catherizations, lumbar punctures, intravenous catheter placement and blood drawing.  Standardized patients, suturing, triage skills, leadership and airway management were introduced into the 2013-2014 school year program for practice on Telling Bad News and clinical diagnosis.  In 2014-2015 there was an increase to 129 medical students to manage with the addition of a live disaster scenario to the pre-clinical program with an interdisciplinary approach. In addition I have coordinated and taught in multiple faculty development programs including assessments, mental health and emergency training with international trainers coordinated.

2009-2014

Associate Professor and course director of Clinical Skills, Medical School Applicant reviewer and Interviewer Pacific Northwest University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, WA

Responsibilities included presenting class lectures and labs (cardiology, neurology and triage to first year students), lab presentations and assistance in practical exams and clinical workup for second year medical students. Additional hours in 2010 included the role of administrative assistance in development of the Case Studies for Clinical Skills (educational binder for faculty) communication liaison between the director, faculty and students and case development for the SIM man scenario based encounters.  In July 2011 I was promoted to the position of Course director for Clinical Skills for the second year medical students. This resulted in the development of curriculum for the pediatric and geriatrics components of the course. Activities directed included the coordination of 50 participants to the school on the well child exams with 15 faculty members, introduction of functional medicine, workshops on telling bad news to patients as well as geriatrics. The year concluded with the development of a 5 component cumulative practical final exam utilizing patients with actual pathology. I also worked at the Union Gospel mission providing patient care and student teaching to allow for clinical exposure. In addition, my responsibilities or 2 years of my tenure involved medical student application evaluation and interview panel.

2005-Current

Professor Continuing Paramedic education, Columbia Basin College, Richland, WA

Responsibilities include various lectures and interactive learning sessions to present current medical approaches to medical or trauma related emergencies to update certified paramedics.

2000-Current

Medical Director/Professor Paramedic Program, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

Accredited in the top 5% in the nation for quality programs. Position includes medical oversight as well as classroom and lab instruction for up to 24 students and in 2009 we expanded to additional sites including Idaho and Walla Walla, WA which involved a telemedicine approach (Tegrity) with live classroom integration to the Richland campus. All students were required to be evaluated by me in a practical final through a real time complicated code resuscitation on a Sim man before they graduated. Over 100 graduates in total were under my direction.

1992-2010

Emergency Dept. Physician, Kennewick General Hospital, Kennewick, WA

Included supervision of Physician Assistants, nurses and paramedics in training

March 2005-2009

PROFESSOR Medex NW Physicians Assistant Program- (University of Washington)

Toxicology, Abdominal trauma, Respiratory Emergencies and Shock lectures.  I was awarded the  2009 Golden Apple award/student nomination for teaching excellence.

EMPLOYMENT (NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS)

20102011

Wound Care Physician, Kadlec Wound Clinic, Richland WA

Part-time position. Certified in treating various levels of wounds with a variety of therapeutic options including bioengineered grafts and Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment. Supervision of patients undergoing HBO treatments occurs daily at the clinic.

2008-2010 Emergency Dept.  Physician, Prosser Memorial Hospital, Prosser, WA

2004-2008 Emergency Dept. Physician, Sunnyside Community Hospital, WA

2006-2007 Emergency Medicine Physician, Good Shepherd Hospital, Hermiston, OR

2004- 2005 Urgent Care Physician, KGH Urgent Care, Kennewick, WA

1997-2000 Emergency Dept. Director, Douglas Community Medical Center, Roseburg, OR

1994-1995 Urgent Care Physician, Medical Park Clinic, Columbia Center Clinic, Kennewick, WA

1994-1995 Occupational Health Physician, Advantage Occupational Health Clinic, Kennewick, WA

1979-1988 Registered Nurse- experience primarily in ICU/ER and as a Family Nurse Practitioner, CA

VOLUNTEER ACADEMIC WORK

April 2013-  Current    Founder of Trinity Chaplain College, Lusaka Zambia. Primary developer of present curriculum and faculty development for the program as well as serving as Board Chairperson. Four Certificate classes have graduated and we are currently developing a diploma level program. I am working with US chaplains in the development of this concept and I established a non-profit US organization to assist with the funding of this African College.

May-June 2016 Led a Psychiatric Team into Zambia to do lectures to medical students, residents, psychiatrists and chaplains. Coordinated the beginning stages of planning for the launch of Celebrate Recovery in Zambia which will start in October 2016 for the leaders and May 2017 for community centers.

June 2013 Presenter at the East Africa Medical Educators conference in Nairobi, Africa. Additionally I taught medical students at Tenwek hospital, Kenya and assisted at Kijabe hospital briefly

 May 2013 Coordinated Emergency responder team (international) to present a disaster response workshop to the staff of Levy Mwanawasa hospital, Lusaka Zambia including a 15-person victim drill

Jan-May 2013  Weekly training for the ERT team of Lusaka in their volunteer emergency response skills

June 2012  Provided multiple lectures to the hospital staff and medical students at 2 hospitals in Lusaka, Zambia on chest trauma and spiritual health assessment. Additional training provided to the Emergency Response Team on abdominal trauma, shock and triage. Sponsored by Partners for Life (see below).

January 2012 Participated in a one-week medical outreach to the women of the brothels of Managua, Nicaragua. I was one of the CME speakers to a group of 30 participants on the subject of Spiritual Health assessment.

July 2012 Assisted with the launch of a volunteer village workers education program in Guinea Bissau with the YWAM base. This program was a train the trainers style to assist with volunteer recruitment for the wound care and dental clinics and to augment the patient education in those respective areas.

June 2011 Led team of 11 first year medical students from PNWU to Davao, Philippines for OMM presentations and rural medicine participation with Reach International HealthCare and Training, INC for 2 weeks. Also presented lectures on Triage and Spiritual Health Care Assessment at various sites and to audiences of village workers, medical students and physicians in Davao and Manila (St. Luke’s hospital, the only accredited hospital in the Philippines).

June 2009 Assisted with the medical education and supervision for the medical students from Pacific Northwest University, Yakima WA as they traveled in Guatemala providing medical care to the poorest areas at the request of Guatemalan physicians and Dr. Robyn Madsen-Phillips with the organization Reach Beyond Borders.                      

Nov 2008-  Faculty Advisor position for the Emergency Medicine interest group at

2012 Pacific Northwest Osteopathic Medical School, Yakima, WA.  This involves monthly meetings, lecture series on various subjects including ECG interpretation, patient case presentations and other activities. We launched the suture lab which was a four part series I taught to medical students and also recruited the assistance of Ethicon and volunteer community physicians.

June 2006-  Founder/director of Partners for Life  (www. partnersforlife.net) which provided

2012 Medical education to two cities in Turkey with a specific emphasis on Emergency medical Residency training programs. The moto and mission is “Saving lives through Holistic Emergency Medical Care”. The education focuses on training trainers and a coordinated interactive, multidisciplinary approach.  We integrate the international and US team in the education and disaster response.

 2007 Led the Partners for Life (PFL) team to two cities in China for coordination and presentation of Disaster management and Emergency Medicine training at the request of hospitals and a college.  Staged disaster drills in Shanghai and Yiwu.

2008 Launched Partners for Life team to China to participate in Shanghai hospital trainings at the request of the hospitals.

2009 Led PFL team back to Shanghai for CPR training. We were also requested to develop their first hospital wide fire drill with 10 moulaged victims after a week of emergency medicine training for their doctors and nurses. A second hospital that year requested an Emergency Dept surge drill involving 5 moulaged “victims” which was also appreciated at the conclusion of their training week.

2010 Led PFL team to Mongolia at the request of the Minister of Health in their capital city of Ulaanbaatar August-Sept (2 weeks). Emergency medicine training including spinal immobilization, triage, spiritual health assessment took place. Specifically a Train the Trainers CPR course for 30 participants concluded with a drill involving a hospital based explosion as well as multi victim MVA with Emergency Dept surge to facilitate the ED doctors practice of triage skills.                                        

2002-2007  Founder and Medical Director Grace Clinic (Free Clinic in Kennewick, WA (www.gracecliniconline.org). Over 9000 patient visits in the first 5 years with a holistic approach to medical care including on site medical exams, diabetic and nutritional educational programs, mental health counseling and depression recovery groups, emergency dental care , food bank and spiritual care if desired. Responsibilities include coordination of medical and non-medical volunteers Supervision and clinical education or nurses, paramedic and Nurse Practitioner students.

April 2006 Medical Education to Kazakhstan physicians and medical students. This also involved teaching the Oklahoma Family Practice Residents from In His Image.

June 2005 Clinical professor of medical students from University of Alabama volunteering in Venezuela for a 2-week medical mission trip.

Dec 2004  Medical Education and volunteer work in various settings Amazon, Brazil

Feb 2004 ACLS/ATLS type educational CME to Medical Professionals in various locations in Kenya combining US medical team with Kenya educators

1999 Emergency Medicine Professor at three University hospitals in Turkey-short term

  • Medical Advisor/Instructor Paramedics CME program, Kennewick, WA

ADDITIONAL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER WORK OR TRAVEL

2013-Current  Board member, visionary founder and faculty development for Trinity Chaplain College, Lusaka Zambia

2013 Assisted 50 medical students in a medical outreach to Mukushi, Zambia

2002- 2006 Medical Advisor for Coalition against Domestic Violence, WA

1998-2000 Domestic Violence Coalition Advisor, Roseburg, OR

1980-1998 Assistance with various short-term projects including nursing/medical programs in Mexico, Honduras, Uganda, Kenya, Haiti, Israel, Asia

Travel to over 36 different countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, South, North and Central America, Middle East as both a tourist and medical assistant

MEMBERSHIPS-Previous and Current

Washington Osteopathic Medical Association, Yakima Medical Society, American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) since 1987