I have worked for EPIC Long Island for over 14 years. In 1994, graduated from the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing and received licensure from the University of New York State Education Department, office of Professionals. I remain registered to practice in NYS as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
I started my career as a residential nurse in a 10 bed ICF. Prior to this, I worked in the for-profit sector at a Hospital and a Long Term Care facility as a charge nurse.
The leadership and development I found at the EPIC Long Island has guided me over the years. While working as a residential nurse my strengths were recognized and in 2005, I was promoted to a new position. I began working as the Medical Regulatory specialist for the Quality Improvement Department. While working in this capacity I continued to develop my skill set for compliance. In 2008, I was promoted to the position of Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance/HIPAA Officer for the agency. Currently I chair the Compliance Committee and the Incident Review Committee.
I am responsible for a team that develops, applies and maintains quality standards for the programs run, with adherence to both internal and external standards. I assist departments with the coordination of audit information, and recommend appropriate mechanisms, procedures, etc. to maintain these standards.
My personal commitments have guided my life in a direction that helped me make good career decisions. The decisions have led me to continue to support the vision and mission of the EPIC LI. I am committed to the values reflected here. These values are seen in the services provided, in the respect given, in the teamwork experienced, as well as in the integrity and the enthusiasm I have seen here.