Sue received a BSN from Edinboro University School of Nursing, attended Cleveland Clinic’s WOCN program in 1987and in March 2014 completed her Master’s in Nursing Leaderhip and Administration at Benedictine University. She has worked primarily in acute care, joined Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond, VA in 1998 as the manager of the out-patient wound clinic and served as a clinical research coordinator for wound healing clinical trials from 1998-2002. From 2002-current, she works as the manager for VCU’s in-patient wound care team. Under her leadership, the team has grown from 3-9 employees with a full time program support assistant. She is VCU’s program champion for hospital acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) reduction, chairs the Champions of Skin Integrity (CSI) Team and chairs the Interdisciplinary Strategic Task Force for HAPU reduction. She was named VCU’s 2014 Employee of the Year.
Sue is a consultant for VHQC, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland and Virginia. She was one of the founders of the Central Virginia WOC Affiliate and is currently the President. She is a member of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). She had published several articles in peer review journals and has had the privilege of speaking locally, regionally, and nationally on the topic of pressure ulcers. Her professional mission and passion is to influence the reduction of HAPU as an avenue to improve the quality of care delivered to people in all settings.