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StayWell Digital Health Content Reviewers

Our Commitment

StayWell makes a significant investment annually to medically review content and support its commitment to current high standards of accuracy. Health content is developed in conformance with current Practice Guidelines of government agencies and medical specialty organizations. For new content, the staff is exclusively dedicated to developing health communication solutions that are evidence-based, easy to understand, and behavioral-change focused.

Our Quality Oversight Committee meets on a quarterly basis and make updates to accommodate new medical practices and knowledge.

 

Our Medical Reviewers

Independent Contractors

The following table lists the credentials and backgrounds of independent contractors who medically review digital health content for StayWell. StayWell medical reviewers are asked to review content in their specialty to assure that stated facts and recommendations are evidence-based.

Digital health content is clinically reviewed or developed by a minimum of two clinicians and one of the clinicians is an expert or specialist in the area pertaining to the condition under review or being developed. Digital health content is medically reviewed and updated as appropriate when medical advances or new guidelines arise. Please review our Editorial Policy and Evidence-based Digital Health Content Development Policy.

Credentials of medical reviewers are verified with their state professional licensing or medical board to ensure that debarment or the suspension or revoke of licensure has not occurred. If a medical reviewer does not have a current professional license, then s/he will not perform any clinical duties until a professional license has been obtained and verified by their state licensing or medical board. After hire, the process to verify certifications and/or licenses of medical reviewers or authors occurs every 1 to 2 years based on their expiration date(s). 

List of Independent Contractors

Richard F. Alteri, MD

Dr. Alteri is a medical editor for the American Cancer Society (ACS) National Home Office in metro Atlanta. He has held positions as a supervisor, medical technologist, clinical research coordinator, and medical author during the past 18 years. Dr. Alteri develops, revises, and edits content related to all aspects of the cancer experience for ACS.

Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Bass is a board-certified physician who specializes in both pediatrics and internal medicine.

William J. Bogus, OD, FAAO

Dr. Bogus specializes in optometry and has a private optometric practice; National Vision Service Plan State Professional Representative; Fellow - American Academy of Optometry.

Stephen Eakle, DDS

Dr. Eakle is professor of clinical dentistry and chair of the section of patient care in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California. Dr. Eakle is a 1972 graduate of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.

John Hanrahan, MD

Dr. Hanrahan is a board-certified physician who specializes in Family Medicine.

Ronald Karlin, MD

Dr. Karlin is an attending emergency physician at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Third-Party Vendor

Verimed Healthcare Network -  http://verimedhealthcare.com/ - editorial teams medically review digital health content for StayWell. Digital health content is medically reviewed by VeriMed medical staff and their (medical reviewers) credentials and backgrounds are available upon request. For additional information, click on the following links to review VeriMed's editorial policies and procedures for health content development, review, and updates, and the credentials of their clinicians:

  1. About the Company - http://verimedhealthcare.com/our-consultants.php

  2. Medical Content Writing - http://verimedhealthcare.com/content-writing.php

  3. Medical Content Review -  http://verimedhealthcare.com/content-review.php

 

Our Clinical Reviewers, Editors, and Medical Illustrators

The following table lists the credentials and backgrounds of present and former StayWell employees and independent contractors who contributed to the development of digital health content on StayWell Consumer Health Library (also known as SCHL or StayWell Solutions® Online).

Clinical Reviewers’ credentials are verified with their state’s professional licensing or medical board to ensure that debarment or the suspension or revoke of licensure has not occurred. If a clinical reviewer does not have a current professional license, then s/he will not perform any clinical duties until a professional license has been obtained and verified by the employee’s state licensing or medical board. After hire, the process to verify certifications and/or licenses of clinical reviewers occurs every 1 to 2 years based on their expiration date(s). 

List of Independent Contractors - AND - StayWell Employees 

Trina Bellendir, MSPT, CLT

Ms. Bellendir is a certified physical therapist.

Nancy A. Bowers, RN, BSN, MPH

Ms. Bowers is a freelance editor and writer. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience in labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, newborn nursery, health care consulting, in vitro fertilization, childbirth, diabetes and prenatal education. Nancy is a published author of several textbooks, pamphlets and journal articles. She has presented on a national and local level to professional organizations. Ms. Bowers is the president of Marvelous Multiples Inc.

Kim Deneris Brown, MSN, APRN- BC

Ms. Brown is a board-certified nurse practitioner who specializes in obstetrics and pediatrics.

Anne N. Clayton, BA, MPH, APRN-BC

Ms. Clayton is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who specialty areas include: cardiology, cardiovascular, and public health.

Louise A. Cunningham, RN, BSN

Louise (Lu) is a StayWell employee and her title is Coordinator, Clinical Content, Digital. Her duties have included setting the standards and implementation of the medical review process of StayWell Digital Content Team. She trained StayWell medical reviewers and third-party vendors by hosting one-to-one training sessions, live webinars, and developed an online medical review training support application. Lu also worked with the URAC coordinator to facilitate URAC standards and compliance. Louise has 20+ years of professional experience in healthcare. She worked primarily in a cardiovascular (CV) surgical step-down unit and an intensive care unit (ICU) at a major teaching hospital in Atlanta, GA. Lu served on the Residency Preceptor CV Department Representative for Joint Commission Survey. She mentored new nurses in the CVICU. As department Safety representative, Lu was responsible for coordinating staff education for Joint Commission Surveys. She has worked as a Telephone Triage Nurse in the cardiovascular area providing patient education and management of pro-times as well as directed staff orientation and participated in the development of an outpatient Right Heart Cath program and services. Louise has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society.

Tennille Dozier, RN, BSN, RDMS

Ms. Dozier is a registered nurse who specialty areas include: pediatrics, pregnancy, childbirth, high-risk pregnancy, and high-risk newborn.

Anne Fetterman, RN, BSN

Ms. Fetterman is a registered nurse who specialty areas include: critical care, neurology, and cardiology.

Amy Myers Finke, RN, BSN

Ms. Finke is a registered nurse who specialty areas include: pediatrics, childbirth, normal newborn, high-risk newborn, and high-risk pregnancy.

Marianne Fraser, MSN, RN

Ms. Fraser has expertise in public health, gerontology, hospice, health promotion, and chronic disease management.  She also has extensive clinical experience in case management, patient education with high risk populations, health care disparities, gerontology, hospice, and health care policy.  As an educator, Marianne taught community health nursing courses in university settings and implemented both national and international public health clinical experiences in geographic areas at high risk for health problems.  In addition to her bachelor's degree in nursing, she has a master's degree in community health and cultural anthropology, and doctoral work in health policy, American national government, and biomedical ethics.

Donna Freeborn, PhD, CNM, FNP

Ms. Freeborn is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a board-certified nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner. In 2008, Ms. Freeborn received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and has over 35 years of professional experience in health care.

Wendy Hiller Gee, MA, CMI, FAMI

Ms. Hiller Gee is a StayWell employee and her title is Director of Medical Illustration and Design. She has more than 25 years of experience in medical illustration, creative direction, and design, with a strong focus on health literacy and patient education. She holds an M.A. in medical illustration from the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School and a B.A. in Fine Art from San Jose State University. She has been a Certified Medical Illustrator for over 15 years. She is a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), past Chair of the Board of the AMI, and is AMI President-Elect for the 2016-2017 term.

Cynthia Godsey, MSHE, APRN-BC, MSN, FNP

Ms. Godsey is a StayWell employee and her title is Director of Clinical Content, Digital. From 2000 to 2007, she was the Director of Product Content for HealthInk, Medimedia. Ms. Godsey has a Master of Science degree in Advance Practice Nursing and in Health Education. She also has a master’s certificate in Clinical Informatics. In addition to Cynthia’s work with StayWell, she has more than 20 years of experience as an APRN (advance practice registered nurse) in primary and specialty care clinics; eleven years as a director and planner for nonprofit organizations and multiple state, federal Public Health Programs; and five years' experience as an RN. She lived in Botswana Africa for two years and during the past eight years, she has worked with a Utah- based voluntary organization to plan and conduct sustainable health programs in Mexico, Peru, and Nepal.

Quinn Goeringer, PA-C

Mr. Goeringer is a board certified Bilingual (English/Spanish) Physician Assistant who works in Cardiology in the subspecialty of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He completed his undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University majoring in Exercise Science, graduating cum laude. Quinn completed his Physician Assistant training at Des Moines University in 2015, graduating with honors with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. His experience includes working in Cardiac Rehabilitation where he first became passionate about assisting patients with cardiovascular disease.

Paula Goode, RN, BSN, MSN

Ms. Goode is an Application Analyst-Certified Epic ClinDoc and Stork at WellStar Health System. She has 17+ years of experience as a registered nurse in the areas of HealthcareIT, clinical informatics, labor & deliver, intensive care, and acute care nursing.

Beth Holloway, RN, M.Ed.

Ms. Holloway has more than 35 years of experience as a registered nurse and holds a master's degree in Education/Community Health Education. Beth has extensive experience in patient education, medical writing, program development, informatics, teaching, and training.

Cristina Lucuski, BA

Ms. Lucuski is a StayWell employee and her title is Senior Medical Editor, Digital. As editor, Cristina managed the editorial production of publications for more than a dozen healthcare clients, including multiple-versioned publications of Spanish language versions. Ms. Lucuski also served as program manager for MediMedia Managed Markets, a StayWell sister company. Before joining StayWell, Ms. Lucuski worked for NJN Public Television. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Spanish from West Chester University in West Chester, PA.

Geri K. Metzger, BS

Ms. Metzger is a StayWell employee and her title is Senior Content Manager and Medical Editor, Digital. Geri has more than 25 years of experience in writing and editing health information for consumers. She joined SW in 2012, and has experience in plain language, evidence-based medicine, and consumer engagement. Before joining SW, Geri worked at Healthwise, Inc., Mayo Clinic, OptumHealth, and WebMD. Ms. Metzger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical communications from Ohio State University.

Amanda J. (Johns) Moloney, PA, MPAS

Ms. Moloney is a board-certified Physician Assistant and specializes in pain medicine, urgent care, and orthopedics.

Sheralee D. Petersen, MPAS, PA-C

Ms. Petersen is a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular diseases. Sheralee is also a registered dietitian.

Daphne Pierce-Smith, MSN, RN

Ms. Pierce-Smith is a StayWell employee and her title is Coordinator, Quality & Accreditation and Clinical Content, Digital. Daphne manages the accreditation and quality assurance processes for StayWell and serves as the chairperson for the Quality Oversight Committee. Ms. Pierce-Smith has more than 30 years of professional experience in healthcare and has held several leadership and educator positions – Clinical Nurse Manager, Research Manager & Educator, Change-Agent, Research Chairperson, Pediatric Nursing Instructor, and Adjunct Faculty. In 1989, she received a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner/Clinician track - and was certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) by ACRP for almost 20 years. In 2008, she completed a two-year certification program in healthcare management, and in 2013, she completed a federally funded program based on the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act) and received a certificate as a Health Information Technology (HIT) Pro-Clinician/Practitioner Consultant. Daphne was a guest researcher at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and co-authored numerous abstracts, manuscripts, and medical and nursing articles while employed at Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM). She sat on several regulatory, academic, state, and national boards, as well as EUSOM Institutional Review Board. For several years, Daphne sat on the Commission for Nursing Practice for Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) and wrote articles for their official publication. She is published and has been a contributing author in gastroenterology (GI) textbooks and clinical GI handbooks for almost 20 years.

Brittany Poulson, BS, RD

Ms. Poulson is a registered dietitian.

Rita Sather, RN

Ms. Sather is a registered nurse who has specialized in surgical services and ambulatory care.  Rita has been a registered nurse for 35+ years and is currently working as a Legal Nurse Consultant. 

Laura Semko, MA

Ms. Semko is a StayWell employee and her title is Senior Medical Writer, Digital. As editor, Laura helped hospitals and other clients in the healthcare field produce engaging print publications. As a senior medical writer at StayWell, Ms. Semko specializes in creating health content that is accessible to everyone. She also has more than five (5) years’ worth of technical and scientific editing experience. She has a master’s degree in writing from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Dianna Sinovic, MA

Ms. Sinovic is a StayWell Employee and her title is Director, Editorial Project, Digital. Dianna oversees a team of writers, editors, and contractors who create new digital patient education/content and ensure the editorial quality of existing content. She is involved in all editorial aspects of digital content, from the style guide to the technical aspects of metadata, crucial for digital content delivery. Dianna and her team troubleshoot client issues, assess content for readability and plain language, and work closely with clinicians on medical review of digital content. She began her editorial career as a print journalist. Dianna has been an editor and reporter for newspapers in California, Kansas, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Master of Arts with an emphasis in science writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.

Mandy L. Snyder, MSN, ACNP-BC

Ms. Snyder is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who works in a Clinic/Structural Heart Program. Her specialty areas include: cardiovascular disease, cardiology, stroke, acute and chronic respiratory failure, complex wound management, thoracic critical care, pathophysiology, emergency care, and post-op care to critically ill cardiovascular patients.

Kimberly A. Stump-Sutliff, RN, MSN

 Ms. Stump-Sutliff is certified as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in Oncology. Kimberly is an associate medical editor for the American Cancer Society (ACS), Health Promotion Department in metro Atlanta. She also publishes booklets, pamphlets, and medical information for ACS.

Wanda L. Gomez Taylor, RN, PhD

Ms. Taylor has a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and specializes in geriatrics and hospice care.

Kimberly Tchang, BA

Ms. Tchang is a StayWell employee and her title is Medical Editor, Digital.  Kimberly also served as an editor with StayWell Integrated Content Marketing Division. There she developed and managed custom publications for hospitals and health plans. Ms. Tchang has an extensive trade and consumer magazine background and has written widely on health and wellness issues for national publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/Writing from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

Heather Trevino, BSN, RNC

Ms. Trevino is a StayWell employee and her title is Coordinator, Clinical Content, Digital. Heather is a certified registered nurse who manages the medical review schedule of StayWell digital health content.

Raymond K.  Turley, SR, RN, BSN, MSN

Mr. Turley, Sr. is a StayWell employee and his title is Coordinator, Clinical Content, Digital. Ray Sr. has been a registered nurse for 10+ years specializing in neurology and neurosurgery. He has a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from the University of Utah. Ray Sr. has also successfully completed a Diabetes Educator Certification Course. He manages neurology, diabetes, orthopaedics, arthritis, rehabilitation, vascular, and genitourinary digital health content (for StayWell).

Raymond K.  Turley, JR, PA-C

Mr. Turley, Jr. (a.k.a.Kenny) is a certified Physician Assistant (PA). Ray Jr. has been working as a PA for over 3 years. He is currently working in general surgery and assists with surgical cases in OB/GYN. Ray Jr. also has experience in orthopedics. He attended Des Moines University in Iowa and received a master's degree in Physician Assistant studies. Ray Jr. received a Bachelor of Science at Utah State University in human movement science.

 

Brooke C. Wheeler

Ms. Wheeler is a StayWell employee and her title is Senior Medical Writer, Digital. Brooke has been a writer and editor of consumer health, technology, and education content for more than 20 years. Ms. Wheeler has written hundreds of patient education articles, patient consent sheets, video scripts, and other materials, for consumer-level and low-literacy readers. Before joining SW, Ms. Wheeler held senior editor posts at publications including BabyCenter.com, Americanbaby.com, AOL UK Health, and iVillagehealth.com. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Joanna Wilkins, BS, RD, CD

Ms. Wilkins is a registered and certified dietitian.

Derek Wu, MA

Mr. Wu is a StayWell employee and his title is Medical Illustrator. Derek has experience with both traditional illustration and 3D computer animation and modeling. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Environmental Biology, and from the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas with a Master of Arts in Biomedical Communications. He is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. 

Mary Ann Zapalac, MA

Ms. Zapalac is a StayWell employee and her title is Medical Illustrator. Mary Ann has more than 25 years of experience as an illustrator, specializing in instructional and medical art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from The University of Texas in Austin and a Master of Arts in Medical Illustration from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  

Olivia Walton-Ziegler, PA, MPAS

Ms. Walton-Ziegler is a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in internal medicine and palliative care.

L. Renee Watson, MSN, RN

Ms. Watson (Renee) is a StayWell employee and her title is Coordinator, Clinical Content, Digital. Renee has been a Registered Nurse since 1984, specializing in oncology, hospice and palliative care, triage nursing, ambulatory care, healthcare quality, and medical writing. She holds an Associate of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boise State University and a Master of Science in Nursing and Health Leadership from Gonzaga University. Renee serves as a Board Member for the Idaho State Board of Nursing. 

 

 

Reviewed and Approved by the Quality Oversight Committee: November 2019

Revised: November 2019

Date Last Reviewed: 11/18/2019
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