Listee Features — Nursing

DIANE BROWN BALDERSON

With a longstanding love of taking care of others, Diane Brown Balderson, RN, first earned a diploma in nursing from St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, in 1974. Following this, she worked as a nurse in the office of Dr. M. Homer Cummings in Huntington and as a staff nurse for Timken Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio. She then found success at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, where she worked as an ICU nurse in the open heart intensive care unit. Returning to West Virginia, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing from West Virginia University in 1989 and began work at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, where she spent time as the administrative

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JENNIFER H. THOMPSON

With over a decade of expertise in the field of medicine, Jennifer H. Thompson, MS, MPH, RN, presently specializes in regulatory management. She first began her journey in health care with a mind to become a physician, and later a physician’s assistant. However, once she was exposed to the field of nursing, which she found to be a much more versatile area of medicine, she changed her trajectory and earned her nursing degree. Since 2018, she has excelled as the manager of quality and compliance with Bon Secours Mercy Health, having been active in the quality and compliance department for five years prior to her appointment as manager. In looking toward the future, her professional goals include striving to reach

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Carla Lee

CARLA A. BOUSKA LEE

Prior to embarking upon her professional journey, Carla A. Bouska Lee, PhD, APRN-BC, pursued a formal education at Marymount College, from which she earned a Registered Nurse certification and Bachelor of Science in 1964, later named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1987. Varied in the scope of her academic path, she subsequently attended the University of Kansas, where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1967, and Wichita State University, where she attained a Master of Arts in 1972, an Education Specialist degree in 1975 and a Master of Arts in nursing in 1984. Dr. Lee then earned a PhD from Kansas State University in 1988 and an additional Master of Arts from Holy Names University in 2002. As

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Laura Maresca-Sanatore

LAURA MARESCA-SANATORE

Laura Maresca-Sanatore is renowned as an interior designer with more than 15 years of creating thoughtful and modern residences for clients in New York and Connecticut to her credit. Prior to entering the design industry, she pursued an education at Capella University, earning a Bachelor of Science in hospital administration and health care management. Subsequently completing coursework in nursing at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Ms. Maresca-Sanatore has been certified as an EKG technician and phlebotomist. Ms. Maresca-Sanatore ended up going into interior design after she moved, wanting to take a break from health care. From 2005 to 2017, she found much success as the lead designer for Hampton Design Interiors Inc. Initially hired to do their

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Selina Ellis

SELINA Y. ELLIS

From an early age, Selina Y. Ellis has harbored an affinity for helping others, specifically individuals with disabilities and the elderly. Originally cultivating a future for herself as an attending nurse, she quickly realized her potential to assist those in need both inside and outside of health care facilities. Equipped with a newfound sense of purpose, Ms. Ellis embarked on a professional venture that has culminated with the foundation of S. Ellis Adult Day Care Services LLC. Prior to establishing the aforementioned company, Ms. Ellis obtained her certification as a nursing assistant. Additionally, she enrolled at Perimeter College at Georgia State University and earned an Associate of Arts in business in 2010. Combining her edificatory experiences with her passion for

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Kathryn Froiland

KATHRYN G. FROILAND

Senior oncology nursing educator Kathryn G. Froiland has found success with Tesaro, a public pharmaceutical company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, which focuses on drug development for cancer. Hired in 2015 as an oncology nurse educator, the company was acquired by Glaxo Smith Kline in 2018. She formerly taught for GSK as an oncology clinical nurse educator between 2003 and 2015. Prior to that role, she was also a program director of the wound ostomy continence nurse education program, a senior wound ostomy continence nurse and a senior nurse instructor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Likewise, Ms. Froiland has held various nursing positions in Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic Foundation, the Methodist Hospital, and the

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Lorraine Wilson

LORRAINE M. WILSON

Growing up, Lorraine M. Wilson, PhD, RN, was raised by her grandmother, who passed away from cancer when she was 9 years old. While her grandmother was ill, she acted as her caretaker, which inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. Initially, she started out as a general practitioner and later ventured into different specialties. Dr. Wilson made the decision to focus on renal because she had a background in chemistry and considered herself an expert in kidneys, fluids and electrolytes. With more than 65 years of professional experience, Dr. Wilson has excelled as a professor of nursing with Eastern Michigan University since 1989. Prior to her current role, she worked as an associate professor at Oakland University from

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Anne Perry

ANNE C. PERRY

With years of practiced nursing experience under her belt, Anne C. Perry, FNP-BC, currently serves as a representative for District 140 of the Maine House of Representatives. Earlier in her career, she worked for Moses Ludington Hospital as an obstetrics nurse, and the Essex County Head Start Program as a nurse and social worker. Following these appointments, she accepted various roles in the field of medicine, including a prepared childbirth instructor, a clinical director, an office nurse and a family nurse practitioner for Essex County Clinic, Southern Adirondack Planned Parenthood, Adirondack Mountains Family Practice and Family Practice of Laurie Churchill, Maryland. More recently, Ms. Perry excelled as the president of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association, the vice chief for Staff

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SHIRLEY A. SCHRANK

Shirley A. Schrank is renowned as a retired nurse and visual artist with a career spanning more than 50 years. She began her career in nursing as part of a federal nurse training program instituted after World War II, earning a degree in nursing at the University of Rochester in 1954. Ms. Schrank concluded her academic efforts at the University of Rochester, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1960 and a Master of Science in nursing education in 1961. From 1954 to 1956, Ms. Schrank worked as a staff nurse in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, where she was subsequently active as a team leader of the Department of Medicine from 1956 to 1960.

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Patricia Forde

PATRICIA A. FORDE

Having accrued more than 40 years of experience in the field of nursing, Patricia A. Forde, RN, has garnered a laudable reputation as an executive director of nursing LHC Group DBA Life Care at Home in Cranston, Rhode Island, since 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1975. Ms. Forde proceeded to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland in 1977 and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College in 1985. Previously, Ms. Forde served as the director of clinical services at Pinnacle Home Care in Warwick, Rhode Island, from 2011 to 2014. She was likewise a registered

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