Washington State Office of Rural Health
Rural Hospital Program Manager
NOSORH Member since 2016
What I’m working on right now: Working on our EMS Flex grant with our EMS Project Coordinator to develop webinars for trainings – learning a lot from him as he is also a trained EMS personnel that lives and works in a rural community.
Best advice I ever received: Don’t sweat the small stuff that makes you stumble – just keep moving and don’t look back. Live in the moment.
The SORH work that I am most proud of: Developing a relationship with each of my 30 CAHs so that I hear directly what their challenges are – which then drives our program goals. Each CAH is so unique.
People would be surprised if they knew: How many places I’ve lived – I’m the happy wanderer!
What’s your hidden talent? Creating organized and creative spaces.
What was your first job? Summer camp counselor and craft instructor for a private summer camp.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Glass fusion and metal work to create beautiful pieces of art.
What advice do you have for new NOSORH members? Network network network – learn from others as you learn the job.
Last place I traveled to: New Orleans
Favorite thing about working at a SORH: The collaboration between staff members as we all work from different angles. So much diverse knowledge and experience in one office!