Nominees for our up-coming vacant board positions
Below are the nominees for our up-coming vacant board positions: President-Elect and Treasurer.
Please email your vote to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your anonymous ballet to: Wendy Edwards, 5106 Wood Lilly Lane, Waterford, WI 53185
All votes must be in by August 15th. Winners will be announced August 23rd.
Wendy Edwards, FNP-BC
I have been an RN since 1994. I started my nursing career working on a telemetry unit at SLMC. I actively participated in the shared governance Nursing Practice Council as well as functioning as preceptor and charge nurse. After 2 two years, I began working in MRICU at SLMC where I continued as a Nursing Practice Council member and also became in engaged in formal leadership training. I complete the Nursing Leadership Series and was an active participant in helping the leadership team, headed by Vicki George, Chief Nursing Officer, articulate the Aurora Health Care Mission & Vision Statements at that time. I also completed the Experienced Preceptor training and continued to precept new ICU nurses. I then transferred to SLSS ICU and again became an active member of the shared governance Nursing Practice Council for the ICU at SLSS. I continued in a charge nurse position, staffing the unit, coordinating transfers, and triaging incoming patients. I also received two “Golden Sneaker” awards for excellent patient care, after being nominated by patient family members. During this period, I was also active in my community, regularly participating in offering self defense classes for women. I went back for my FNP degree in 2003 at UW Milwaukee where I received a teaching fellowship. While completing my FNP degree, I taught in the clinical instruction lab at UWM. I presented my clinical research project at the Building Bridges Poster Presentation. After graduation, I continued to teach one clinical a semester at UWM, while working in the Aurora QuickCares. I quickly realized I loved the convenient care model and joined my colleagues at TakeCare Health in 2007. Since joining TakeCare, I have opened, launched, and managed 4 out of our 7 Milwaukee Clinics. I currently manage the Brady Street Clinic. I am also active in the TakeCare Health shared governance model as member of the NP/PA Practice Council & Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Council. I also helped develop the billing and coding PowerPoint presentation used nationally in all our new orientations. I am a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and am completing an online course for billing and coding at this time. I have applied for the DNP Program at Concordia for the Fall 2010 Class, but am now contemplating possibly obtaining an MBA instead. I continue to participate in community events, contributing to both self defenses for women and stranger awareness for children & families. I look forward to the possibility of being the new president-elect for MMNP and thank you for your time and consideration.
Marlene Gresser (Current Treasurer)
I have been an active member on the MMNP's since 2001. I also belong to Sigma Theta Tau for nursing honors. I obtained by BSN from UW-Oshkosh in 1997. I started working at SLMC in 1998 on a surgical-telemetry unit. After 2 years I transferred to SLMC's float pool from 1998-2007. I worked in all areas of the hospital and St Luke's South Shore Hospital during this time. While working in the float pool I obtained by FNP at UW-Milwaukee in 2002. Since 2006 I have worked for Alverno College teaching med-surg clinical to first semester senior BSN nursing students and continue to do this. I was also working with a group on internists at SLMC from 2004-2007 doing hospital rounds. Since 2007 I have worked for Take Care Health Systems in numerous roles: as a clinic manager, resource, preceptor, to educator. I take pride in precepting and teaching nursing. I hope to pursue my PhD in the future and do more formal teaching. Currently though, I really enjoy the convenient care model I am working in, and the access it grants to uninsured and under insured people. I look forward to serving another year as your treasurer if so elected.
My healthcare career has spanned over the past 15 years. I initially worked as a CNA for 5 years before obtaining my BSN from UW-Oshkosh in 2000. The next 7 years of my nursing career were spent working in L&D and on the gynecology surgical unit. I also worked for 2 years in Day Surgery. In 2007, I graduated from Concordia University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Since then I have worked in the Urgent Care setting and really enjoy the diversity of patients and challenges that I encounter daily. One of the things I really enjoy doing since obtaining my NP degree is being a clinical preceptor for NP students. I will be graduating this December from Concordia University with my DNP degree. On a personal note, I have 3 awesome children ages 2, 4, and 7 and a wonderful husband of 10 years. I really enjoy exercising, traveling with my family and being active in my church. I have been busy with school, work and starting a family for the past several years. I now hope to become more active professionally.