2018 Board of Directors

Patricia Ann "Stormy" Green RN, BSHS, RNFA, LNC  -  President
Michael Curran - 
President Elect
Eula Anyiwo - Secretary

Michael Griffith - Treasurer
Joanne Walker - Education Committee Chair

 

Stormy Green BSHS, RN, RNFA, LNC
Stormy is an RN and nurse consultant in San Bernardino, CA. A nurse for well over 30 years, her professional career has been based in perioperative services. Her primary focus was on surgery with a specialty in heart and vascular surgery, and extensive experience in the surgical areas of orthopedics, general, OB/GYN, urology, surgery, and more.  In addition, she has experience in PACU, Pre-op, GI Lab, and numerous other areas such as women's health. Stormy functioned in various roles including clinical nurse, RN first assistant, educator, and administrator. Stormy has owned and operated a successful consulting business, Green Legal Nurse Consultants, since 2013. Her company offers consulting services including medical cost projections, DME/IME attendance, medical record analysis, and various types of reports throughout the nation for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. She loves teaching and welcomes opportunities to collaborate and share her expertise with others.

Michael Curran - President Elect
My name is Michael Curran.  I have been a registered nurse since 2012. The first three years were in a transitional unit caring for acute care to intensive care patients.  The last two years I have been in a cardiac catheterization recovery unit.  Before becoming a nurse, I was a paramedic in Illinois for ten years, and have been a paramedic in Kentucky for the last eight years.

I have also been a member of my hospital's serious communicable disease response team's steering committee for the last three years; focusing on the development of a training program for the team. In my spare time, I am a part-time ER nurse at my local community hospital, a paramedic on a federal disaster medical team in Kentucky, and becoming more involved in healthcare emergency management at the state level.

About two years ago, I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing legal cases involving EMTs and paramedics.  Having worked as an instructor for licensing courses for EMTs and paramedics, this idea interested me.  I have enjoyed the experience immensely. I am grateful for the encouragement that I have received from previous board members of this chapter.  They have challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and develop myself.  I can only hope to have the same impact on fellow members in the future.  I look forward to working with all of you!

Eula Anyiwo - Secretary
Eula is an RN with over 30 years of health care experience including inpatient and ambulatory nursing as well as multiple levels of managerial and leadership oversight roles. Her clinical experience was in medical and surgical nursing with a specialty in oncology including bone marrow transplant. She also has specific experience in quality assurance specifically identifying gaps in clinical care with potential for or resulting in actual quality of care and risk implications. She is well versed in regulatory standards for Medicare and the Department of Managed Health Care (California) as they relate to Expedited Review, Member Rights and Responsibilities, Access to Care and accreditation standards for the Joint Commission and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.) Anyiwo owns a Legal Nurse Consulting business based in Southern California partnering with and offering defense and plaintiff attorneys an array of services including but not limited to reviewing cases for merit with supporting analyses, attending Defense /Independent Medical Reviews with a complement of reports and digital files and assist in with discovery pleadings and much more. She is an active Expert Witness for the Board of Registered Nurses where she opines on nursing standards as specified in the California Nurse Practice Act.

Michael Griffith - Treasurer
I have worked as a critical care registered nurse for over 11 years now. I have taken on different positions over the years as: bedside RN, charge RN, RRT member, clinical educator, and now night shift manager. I manage over 145 employees, which is fun and challenging at the same time. I have recently stepped into the role as an LNC, and I feel a new level of passion that I have not experienced in a while. Very exciting. With that said, I am happy to help out the Ohio Valley/West Virginia Chapter as the new acting treasurer. I look forward to meeting, and working with you in the future. 

Joanne Walker, RN, BSEd, LNC
Joanne attained a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Towson University in Maryland before moving to England, where she trained as a nurse. She has over 30 years of perioperative experience for general, cardiothoracic, urology, retinal, ENT, plastics and neuro surgery. She has been a manager in OR, PACU, GI, and  ASC.

In 2003, Joanne returned to the US, studied legal nurse consulting and founded Clarity Medical Legal Consulting, doing behind-the-scenes reviewing cases for merit and testifying as an expert witness. She has participated in a joint webinar for AALNC and ABA, using her knowledge of GI standards of care. Joanne can be contacted at jwalklnc@yahoo.com