Attributing much of her success to her father for encouraging her to do anything she wanted, Joe-Anne Charleszetta McCormick was inspired to pursue a career in nursing by her desire to help others. Attending Cass Technical High School where they had career focused curriculum, she switched over to the brand-new health care administration program following her freshman year, which she’d spent in the acting program. Subsequently, she earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing, specializing in geriatrics and pediatrics, from the Institute for Medical Studies in 1979 and a second bachelor’s degree in computer science and programming from the Denver Technical Institute in 1982.

A registered nurse and IT technician, Ms. McCormick attained a massage therapist license from the National Holistic Institute in 2001. In 2002, she accepted her current role as a telecom administrator analyst with the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, where she manages the telecommunications for all nine of the of the institute’s offices, including phone, fax and video conference lines, and the visuals and sound for broadcasted and recorded surgeries. To further her skills, Ms. McCormick joined Ashford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in health care administration and long-term care in 2014 and a master’s degree in health care administration in 2017.

Outside of her primary responsibilities, Ms. McCormick has been a volunteer trainer with the Heart Touch Project, an organization dedicated to training caregivers and massage therapists in mindful touch practices when dealing with medically fragile and terminally ill patients, since 2000. She is proud to have been presented with the Heart Touch Project’s Richard Rider Award for her contributions to the organization. She is also working with her brother to develop an organization called Mini’s Health, to provide services to senior, disabled and homeless individuals. Other memberships of hers include the Mitel Business Group, the American Public Health Association and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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