Lead the Continuous Improvement program at a multi-national med tech firm. Teach powerful operational excellence methodologies, including designing systems focused on customer value, and training trainers for effective & broad standardization of best practices. Expert in coaching leaders & team members to develop skill in scientific problem-solving. Technical background in Quality Engineering & Mathematics.
Since 2012, collaborated with hundreds of healthcare professionals to drive favorable outcomes for my medically complex son. Experience includes thousands of hours spent in inpatient settings on both coasts of the US, and countless hours working to manage care at home. Through repeated success in the face of terrible odds, developed a deep passion for co-produced care leveraging the unique assets that patients/carers and professionals each bring to the table.
Eager to help any organization seeking to move in this direction.
I am the bridge and voice of the customer (s) - translating user needs to the team building the solution. I establish strategic alliances with prospective customers / users / experts and others who help to define core problems including current solutions that do not work. At the early stage, this most often leads to the creation of some set of unique processes and set of features that address and resolve unexpressed problems and unmet needs. From that point on, I am the connector both within the team, between the team and users, and with prospective customer champions. I am an evangelist, strategist, solution designer, team builder and team member (my favorite role).
As a Clinician, I use the same process in assessing and addressing symptoms . Knowing the cause is not enough to stop the behavior and improve one's daily existence . I believe everyone does the best they can based on the information they have at that time. I endeavor to increase that information.
I've been a member of several online diabetes communities for close to a decade, and have been one of dLife's paid bloggers since 2009. My other half and I have been living with type 2 diabetes for more than a decade, and our treatment needs can hardly be more different. While we represent the majority of people with diabetes "in the wild", we're still a minority in the online community. This means that more of my "out of the closet" friends with diabetes are living with type 1 diabetes than with type 2.
The big unmet needs of people with type 2 diabetes are access to care (financially, logistically, and/or based on our insurance or lack thereof), access to education, budgetary issues (many PWT2D are lower-income), and access to appropriate foods. I live close enough to people with those issues that I feel it my responsibility to speak out for those who don't have the online access and skills that I do.
International Public Health Manager, with over 10 years’ experience living and working on two continents. Passionate about public health and patient engagement. Uses innate ability for creating links and motivating people across levels and cultures to develop opportunities, drive results and solve complex problems. Conversant in French and Spanish.
* Patient Engagement
* Health (HIV, Immunization)
• Writing and Editing
* Budgeting and Administration
* Strategic Planning
* Training and Education
In the early 90s I went from my healthcare journalism background to both print and online marketing. I have a special expertise in reaching America's aging population, their families and caregivers. For 10 years I've had a Boomers & Beyond section on my website. I write and plan for this growing arena working with Fortune 500, non-profits, hospitals and many others....helping them win awards, gain recognition. You'll see much more as you continue.
I have 25 years experience with bipolar disorder, self harm, anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia, borderline personality disorder, migraines, panic disorder and severe depression. I have written a book on my life and also have a successful blog. My husband and I also host our own mental health podcast. I may not have any degrees, but I can offer advice and guidance on any of these topics.
For fifteen years I enjoyed building a software company beginning as an entry level tech and rising quickly to become Vice President. In that time I trained employees and designed a national training program that sent me around the country training groups of hundreds of customers and prospects. I created marketing materials and helped drive corporate strategies.
When I became chronically ill I used my skills to create a foundation supporting thousands of “Chronically Awesome” patients with ANY chronic condition.
I live with, blog about, and am active in the Bipolar community, an illness I’ve managed for 30 + years. I contribute equally to the Ehler’s Danlos community, a disease that is rare. I have hypothyroid, arthritis, spinal conditions, PTSD and I am a 22 year cancer survivor.
At Chronically Awesome we work to bring art to the chronically ill, particularly children. We believe in positivity and an insiloed environment that allows us to all learn from each other.
I founded Taking Up Space with Kate Browne (formerly Ramp and Stair Exercise Club) as an advocacy platform for inclusive fitness. I have a PhD in autobiographical literature specializing in women’s disability and chronic illness narratives. Taking Up Space reflects my commitment to sharing diverse experiences of body size as they relate to ensuring equitable access to health and wellness resources. I also advocate for women with lipedema and lymphedema, and share my own story of diagnosis and treatment through my Lipedema Liberated coaching program.
I am available for consulting projects that require skills in using inclusive language, Universal Design, social justice in health promotion initiatives, and rhetorical analysis.
8 years of Registered Nursing experience in the following inpatient areas: Acute Care Medical/Surgical/Pediatric, Emergency Room in Level 3 and 4 Trauma Centers, Intensive Care, Labor/Delivery, Nursery, Post Anesthesia Recovery, Float Nurse, and House Supervisor. Also have experience in Home Health and Hospice Nursing.
Served as the nurse team leader for an electronic medical record implementation for a critical access hospital converting from all paper documentation. Responsible for building electronic version of the paper forms. Also responsible for training all end-users (Physicians, Nurses, and ancillary staff).
I have been home sick for 3 years with autonomic neuropathy, a rare disease, but still have nursing running thick in my blood. I am able to offer expertise in all of the above areas, as well as offering expertise in patient advocacy as well as numerous health conditions.
Gabe Howard is a professional public speaker, award-winning writer, and award-winning activist as well a person living with bipolar and anxiety disorders.
Diagnosed in 2003, he has made it his mission to put a human face on mental illness, confronting the fear, discrimination, and stigmatization people diagnosed with these illnesses often face.
Gabe has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards in the mental health community. His writing has been featured in a number of health sites online. He has worked with several respected advocacy organizations and worked with hundreds of families and individuals.
He currently hosts The Psych Central Show Podcast sponsored by PsychCentral.com, writes for bipolar Magazine, and is the author of the blog, Don't Call Me Crazy.
I am a Wisconsin-based writer living with multiple physical and mental chronic illnesses. My passion is to help patients and organizations alike learn more about illnesses, stigmas attached to them, and how to improve quality of life for all. I have written for and worked with a number of organizations from Creaky Joints to Self Care Catalysts and Healthline to Achieve Clinical. Not Standing Still's Disease helps to display issues related to my personal health. Chronic Sex focuses on how illness and disability affect little-discussed things like relationships and sexuality. ORCHIDS - the Org for Research on CHronic Illness, Disability, and Sexuality - focuses on how to improve research around sex and illness/disability.
I would like to offer services including but not limited to:
Focus group work
Social Media promotion
Experience in healthcare practice, anesthesia, pain management, peri-operative medicine, critical care, obstetrics, all surgeries and all ages.
Well versed in helping others with health and wellness through lifestyle, nutrition, activity, mental and physical health management.
Business development, strategic oversight and advising, finance, marketing, growth, and leadership.
Looking for advising, consulting, panels, research, collaboration, and leadership sharing roles in all areas of health, wellness, clinical practice, patient care and management, technology solutions, business models, caregiver solutions, health care business, health care policy, health care reform, education, design and payment.
As a certified caregiving consultant and a certified yoga instructor, I offer family caregivers: (1) resources; (2) research, and (3) relaxation. It's my "Three R's for Restoring Family Careging Sanity" Look, I know what it's like. The exhaustion. The overwhelm. The fear of not quite knowing you're doing yet needing to do it anyway because if not you then who? I was a family caregiver . . . with my parents . . . in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
My expertise is in health research, specifically in giving specific medical research assistance to patients with new diagnoses. I have multiple chronic health issues including (but not limited to) asthma, Cushing’s Syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and fibromyalgia. Though I have a Master’s degree in public health, I often find it hard to convince medical personnel that I am an expert in and thoroughly understand my medical conditions. Meeting health challenges with humor is very important to me; I have found that laughter is indeed the best medicine.