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Class notes 2016

Randy Huard, DNP ’15, is an assistant professor in the Nursing Science division of the School of Health and Human Services at St. Cloud State University. His teaching assignments are in public health and mental health.

Debra Cathcart, DNP ’14, MS ’83, RN, was named chief nurse executive for University of Minnesota Health. She had been serving as associate chief nursing executive and vice president of nursing for the University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Anna Grossbach, DNP ’14, BSN ’11, is employed as an RN clinical integration project manager at Fairview Health System’s corporate supply chain.

Anne LaFlamme, DNP ’13, accepted a newly-created position of chief nursing information officer for Fairview and University of Minnesota Health in November. She is responsible for improving and standardizing nursing and clinician workflow with electronic health record and other health information technology.

Michael Petty, PhD ’11, MS ’96, RN, received the Heart & Stroke Medical Professional Hero Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Petty is a cardiothoracic clinical nurse specialist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Alice Sanders, MS ’09, BSN ’05, is now clinical program manager of case management for Medica. Her previous position was program supervisor for the home care and assisted living program, Minnesota Department of Health.

Angela Mund, DNP ’08, MS ’99, BSN ’90, CRNA, is serving as president of the Medical University of South Carolina Faculty Senate for 2015-2016. The president presides over the Faculty Senate which is the voice for over 1,500 faculty. Mund joined the MUSC faculty in 2010 as assistant program director/assistant professor in the Anesthesia for Nurses Program. She became the director of the program in 2012.

Carrie Neerland, MS ‘05, BSN ‘02, and current PhD student, was elected co-president of the Minnesota Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She also chairs the membership and marketing committee for National ACNM. In addition, she is part of the ACNM’s Healthy Birth Initiative: Reducing Primary Cesarean Project, a national multi-site quality improvement initiative aimed at reducing primary cesareans through systems change.

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