Over the past 21 years, I have developed Neurogastroenterology and Motility Laboratories at numerous healthcare systems in the United States. My roles range from Director to consultant. I am the Senior Manager for Education and Training for a Gastroenterology Robotic Company. My professional journey has provided opportunities to experience a diverse view of healthcare: academic to community-based to industry.
My research portfolio has included partnering with diverse investigators and interdisciplinary teams. These projects range from clinically centric, to pharmaceutical pathology, and bio-medical technology. Over the past 21 years, I have performed all aspects of a research project: technician, project manager, co-investigator, and principal investigator. This experience has provided a solid pedagogical foundation for consulting individuals with their projects. Many years before receiving my Ph.D. (2018), I competed for funding from the Paralyzed Veterans of America to explore patient vs. provider communication concordance relative to bowel regimens. I was awarded the grant in 2012. My research portfolio has allowed me to present abstracts at internal symposiums, national GI scientific meetings, and international GI scientific forums.
Over the past seven years, I have developed educational opportunities for allied health professionals within the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). I have facilitated and developed the Allied Health Professional section related to motility testing at the annual American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) meeting since 2015. Additionally, I have participated in leadership and technology committees with the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN), the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA), and the Michigan Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (MSGNA). I am a council member of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). Lastly, I am the Co-Chair of the International Lower Body Consortium.