Diane is an Experienced Health Care Provider, Educator and Strong Collaborative Leader that has always been advanced in promotion of change when others hesitate to move forward.
Below is a detailed list of her education, credentials, skills, and ideas that will lead our country forward as the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin Representative at our Nation’s Capital in Washington DC:
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Nursing- UWM Milwaukee
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)-Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Certified Diabetes Care Education Specialist (CDCES) by Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (NBDCE)
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach
Experienced Nursing and Health Career Faculty at 1st District Gateway Technical College (GTC). Educated and mentored countless students that have cared for not only people “Near” in the 1st District of WI & Far online in WI & those that have moved “Far” throughout the US.
Faculty that restarted Licensed Practical Nursing Program at GTC (instructor for theory, laboratory & clinical (preconception-death). Clinicals in LTC, Acute Medical/Surgical, Maternal/Child, Mental Health....)
Nursing faculty for Associate Degree RN Program: Maternal / Child Health theory/clinical, Pharmacology, Leadership Nursing
Health Unit Coordinator Lead Faculty
Specialty diabetes care lecture to Medical Assistant students Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) faculty member when needed.
Specialty courses such as Nutrition & Remedial Nursing Course
Leader in Development of: Policy& Procedures
Continuous Quality Improvement Projects ex. (Diabetes Care Management in large health care system in 1st District, Student/College Program Assessments)
Program/Project development, delivery & assessment
Online education innovator
Curriculum development at local college that was integrated into state-wide curriculum of WTCS.
Collaborative Diabetes Self-Management Education Program in Primary Care
Attainment of ANCC continuing credits for online course “Contemporary Diabetes Care” for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
College District Wide Health Insurance &Wellness Committee health expert member
Demonstrated ability to lead in multi county college and multicounty health care system. Grant writing, delivery, management, analysis, and reporting
Grant Manager Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Grant – City of Racine
Innovative online course “Contemporary Diabetes Care” that improved confidence in knowledge and ability to care for population affected by diabetes delivered to nurses and nurse practitioners that were not diabetes experts.
Leader in Diabetes Care Community Organizations at local, state, national levels
American Diabetes Association: Chapter President Racine, Wisconsin leadership board member, Advocate sent to Washington DC promoting legislation for diabetes care at ADA “Call to Congress”, member of National Inaugural Diabetes Prevention Committee that lead to passage of national “Diabetes Prevention Act of 2009”. Local ADA Advocate for incarcerated persons with diabetes in 1st District.
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES): past president of Southeastern WI chapter, current advocacy member.
State of Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group) DAG) past Co-Chair & member
Team member of ADA’s Leadership Providers that wrote & promoted Hurricane Katrina Emergency Care Guidelines
Leader in Human Sexuality Education inclusion in school system K-8 curriculum city wide and volunteer instructor of Human Sexuality in local high school
Political Leadership / Volunteer Positions including:
Vice President of Horlick High School Student Congress
Representative to Badger Girls State Civic/Political Leadership Program
Political Campaign Manager
Assistant to local alderman
Campaign volunteer for local, state & national offices
Advanced Education in:
Adult education teaching certificate at graduate level
Doctoral level: Biostatistics, Leadership, Health Care Informatics, Evidenced Based Health Care Delivery, Quality Health Care, Lifestyle Behavior Change.
Nursing experience that includes:
FNP/CDCES functioning as diabetologist in large health care system integrating diabetes care in primary care & in private practice with highly published Endocrinologist.
Care of high-risk pregnancies including gestation diabetes (GDM), Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), hypertension, renal failure......
RN or Faculty supervision in: ICU, Step- Down Units, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Burn Units, Cancer Care, Pediatrics, Child Day Care, Woman’s Health Mother/Infant/NICU units, Dialysis, Radiology Specialty Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Orthopedics; Ambulatory Care Clinic (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Diabetes Care), Public Health, Home Care, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Long-term care, Hospice......
CEO of Consulting Company that collaborated with multiple diabetes care companies & professional, community & private organizations as a professional diabetes speaker for audience including physicians, NPs, PAs, RNs, CDECS and other health care professionals (Sunrise Change)
Current CEO of Anderson-Barranco Consulting (ABC) consulting