Curriculum Vitae of


President/CEO San Diego Legal Nurse Consultants & Associates, DBSRN, LP

7484 University Avenue, Suite 250, La Mesa, CA 91941

Tel: 619-955-1075 Fax (619) 644-0544 Mobile: (619) 518-6476


¨  Thirty plus years of professional experience gained through varied achievements in diverse industries within the private and public sectors, with a successful record of building and maintaining strategic partnerships and leading complex initiatives.
¨  Functional areas of expertise include the evaluation of business potential for small business start up companies, development of business plans, including marketing, information management, customer service, and creation and management of strategic relationships and alliances within the industry.
¨  Consulting for the medical-legal communities including insurance companies, plaintiff and defendant attorneys in malpractice, 3rd party liability, and employment law.
¨  Consulting for healthcare organizations, facilities, provider groups and sole provider offices related to regulatory compliance, audit readiness, government programs including Medicaid (MediCal) process reengineering for quality improvement, and financial management including cost avoidance and recovery.
Associates in Applied Science in Nursing (1974) Orange County Community College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (1995) University of Phoenix
Legal /Paralegal Nurse Consultant Diploma ( 2002) Kaplan College of Professional Studies
Masters of Science in Nursing University of Phoenix ( 2006 )
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) University of Phoenix ( 2006 )
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York, (1975) State of California, (1978)
Certified Parent Educator (Chemical Dependency) Happy Child, Inc., San Diego CA, (1992)
Massage Therapist, Mueller College of Health Careers, (1991)
Public Health Nurse Certificate, State of California (1996)
California Department of Health Services Facility Site Audit Certified Master Trainer (2002)
1974 to 1983 / Acute Care Clinical Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse
Medical-Surgical; Pre & Post Op; Pediatrics, Labor & delivery, Pre-Post partum, Nursery, Hemodialysis, CCU, ICU, Recovery Room
St. Luke’s Hospital, Newburgh, N.Y., Horton Memorial Hospital, Middletown, NY; Grossmont Hospital-, La Mesa, CA; UCSD Medical Center, San Diego CA; Professional Nurses Bureau, San Diego, CA
1984-1985 / Nursing Faculty - LVN Program
Hillcrest College San Diego
1985-1986 / Director of Staff Development
Anza Convalescent Hospital, El Cajon
1986-1987 / Director of Nursing
Bradley Skilled Nursing Center, El Cajon, CA,
1987- 1994 / Case Manager, Home Health
Scripps Mercy, Sharp-Grossmont Home Health, San Diego, CA
1992-1994 / Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Specialist
Sharp-Home Health Business Services, San Diego CA
1994- 1996 / Case Manager (Population Based ) and Nurse Evaluator II
California Department of Health Services- San Diego Medi-Cal Field Office
1996-1998 / Case Manager-Home Health
Valley Home HealthCare, San Diego, CA
1997-1998 / School Nurse (Substitute)
San Diego Unified School District (K-12), San Diego, CA
1997- 2001 / Health Educator
University California San Diego Hospital and Health Plan
1998- 2005 / Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Geographic Managed Care Contract and State Programs Coordinator, DHS Certified Master Site Trainer
Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Service Area, CA
2002 to current / Legal Nurse Consultant/CEO
San Diego Legal Nurse Consulting & Associates, La Mesa, CA
2005-2006 / Quality Management Specialist /Interim Manager of Clinical Practice
Gentiva Home Health Care, San Diego, CA
December 2006-to July 2007 / Business Development Consultant / Manager of Medical Services, San Diego Branch Office Administrator
Care1st Health Plan, Chula Vista, CA
July 2006 to current / Vice President of Business Development & Marketing
Libertas Enterprises, Inc, La Mesa CA
~ American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
~ American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
~ American Nurses Association
~ American Nurses Informatics Association
~ American Public Health Association
~ American Telemedicine Association
~ Golden State Nursing Foundation
~ Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS)
~ Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Mu Chapter
~ San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders (ACHE chapter)
~ San Diego East County Camber of Commerce
~ The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
~ American Nurses Association/California -Practice & Ethics Committee member (2004 to present)
~ American Nurses Association/California, Board of Directors- Communication Liaison (2005 to 2006)
~ Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), San Diego, CA
~ Golden State Nurses Foundation, (GSNF) Board of Directors (2005 to present)
~ Healthy San Diego Collaborative Joint Professional and Consumer Advisory Council (1998 to current)
~ Healthy San Diego Collaborative QI Subcommittee ( 1998 to current )
~ San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative Committee- Health Domain
~ San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders, Board of Directors, Public Relations (2006)
~ San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders, Board of Directors, Member Relations (2007)
~ Expert Witness: California Board of Registered Nursing
~ Founder and CEO American Association of Bariatric Nursing, San Diego, CA (1996)
~ California Board of Registered Nurses-(BRN #11902) (July 1996)
~ Grant Writer for Golden State Nursing Foundation. Awarded $100,000 from WebMD for Disaster
Readiness Initiative (July 2007
~ Grant Recipient:-Kaiser Permanente SCAL Nursing Research Committee Evidence Based Practice
Targeted Outreach Approach for Medi-Cal(Medicaid) Geographic Managed Care (GMC) Beneficiaries
Frequenting Emergency Room Care” (2004).
~ Project Manager Golden State Nurses Foundation, Disaster Readiness Initiative and Task Force (2006).
Available Upon Request

CV of Denise Sannicandro, RN, MSN, MBA