State-wide Director of Missouri Kidney Program, advocating on behalf of MO citizens with Chronic Kidney Disease. Eight years of healthcare management experience with exceptional people skills. Versed in program oversight of $2 M yearly state appropriations, contracting with 160 facilities, and serving 1,200 low-income kidney patients. Desires to seek other avenues to improve the lives of Missouri citizens who are low-income in this challenging role as a Executive Director of MACA.
Strategic oversight of statewide program
Excel in teamwork and collaboration
01/2009 to Current
DirectorMissouri Kidney Program, School of Medicine at University of MO － Columbia, Missouri
Manage state-wide non-profit agency that promotes education, research, and financial assistance programs for low income patients.
Advocate for kidney issues and funding at the state level.
Partner with state agencies to enhance MoKP's mission.
Oversee financial contracts with the Missouri kidney facilities.
Maintain a fair policy for patient assistance programs.
05/2000 to 12/2008
Transplant and Dialysis Social WorkerUniversity of MO Hospital － Columbia, Missouri
01/1998 to 05/2000
Social Work SupervisorDialysis Clinic, Inc － Columbia, Missouri
01/1987 to 01/1998
Clinical Medical Social WorkerDialysis Clinic, Inc － Columbia, West Plains, Mexico, Louisianna, Missouri
Bachelor of Social WorkSouthwest Missouri State University － Springfield, Missouri
Masters in Social WorkUniversity of Missouri － Columbia
Masters in Health AdministrationUniversity of Missouri － Columbia
Missouri Licensed Clinical Social Worker, #000736
National Executive Committee of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers, under the National Kidney Foundation.
Past Chair: 2015-presentChair: 2013-- 2015
Vice-Chair: 2011-2013Membership Chair: 1999-2004
Region 3 Representative: 1997-1999
Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Dept. of Health and Sr. Services, Council member: 2009 to present.
Missouri Heart Disease and Stroke Program, Dept. of Health and Sr. Services, Council member:2009 to present.
CLAIM: MO State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Board member: 2009 to present.
Governor's Council of Organ Donation, Partner: 2009 to present.
Adjunct Field Instructor, University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Social Work 1993 --2005.
Co-presentation: "Practicing Clinical Social Work in a Business World", NKF-CNSW, Washington DC, May 10, 2012
Co-presentation: "Advocating Is Not just for patients", NKF-CNSW, Orlando FL, April 5, 2013.
Practicing Clinical Social Work in the Business World", ESRD Network of Texas, Dallas, Oct. 26, 2013.
Patient Centered Care in the Nephrology Setting", 33rd Annual Dialysis Conference, Atlanta GA, Feb. 22, 2014
Understanding the Affordable Care Act for Kidney Patients" , ESRD Patient Services, Las Vegas, NV, April 24, 2014
Advocating for the Future of Nephrology Social Work: Choose Your Own Adventure", NKF-CNSW, Las Vegas, April 26, 2014
Understanding Insurance Concerns for Kidney Patients", American Assoc. of Kidney Patients, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 27, 2014
Patient Centered Care: Where Do You Fit In?", Annual Dialysis Conference, New Orleans, Jan. 31, 2015.
Health Literacy: Current Social Work Practice", Annual Dialysis Conference, New Orleans, Feb. 1, 2015
Improving Low-Income ESRD Patients' Transplant Knowledge: A Case Management Trial. Funding Agency: US Dept. of Health & Human Services- Human Resources & Services Administration Research Team: Waterman, A., Peace, L., McSorley, A., Goalby, C., Peipert, J. Dates: 2013-2016. Total Costs: $1,000,000.
A Pilot Intervention Study to Improve Adherence in Dialysis Patients Funding Agency: American Nephrology Nurses Society Research Team: Russell, C. L., Knowles, N. Peace, L. Ponferrada, L. Dates of Project Period: 2009-2010 Total Costs: $15,000
A Pilot Study to Improve Medication Adherence in Older Transplant Recipients Funding Agency: Geriatric Nursing Intervention Research Center Research Team: Russell, C. L., Conn, V., Ashbaugh, C., Peace, L. Madsen, R., & Wakefield, M. Dates of Project Period: 2008-2009 Total Costs: $15,000
Project Title: A Pilot Study to Improve Medication Adherence in Older Transplant Recipients Funding Agency: READ Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, University of Missouri Research Team: Russell, C. L., Conn, V., Ashbaugh, C., Peace, L. Madsen, R., & Wakefield, M. Dates of Project Period: 2007-2009 Total Costs: $8,000
Co-author, "Motivational Interviewing in the Dialysis Adherence Study (MIDAS)", Nephrology Nursing Journal, 2011.
CNSW's Standards of Practice---6th edition, 2014, publication editor.
Co-author: "Improving Health Literacy in Kidney Patients: Nephrology Social Workers as Leaders", Journal of Nephrology Social Work, (2015) vol. 39., pg. 32-37.
advocacy, association membership, fiscal responsibility, grant writing