Diploma in nursing, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, 1973. Bachelor of Business Administration, City University, 1986. Master of Business Administration, Kennedy-Western University, 1987.
Doctor of Philosophy, Kennedy-Western University, 1991. Postgraduate Executive Program, Wharton Business School, 1007.
Nurse Intensive Care Unit Good Samaritan Hospital, 1973-1975. Charge nurse Crestview Convalescent Hospital, Portland, 1975. Director nursing services Roderick Enterprises, Inc., 1976-1978, Holgate Center, Portland, 1978-1980, nursing consultant in field of administration, 1980-1984, coordinator Cardiac Care Unit.
Manager Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit Tuality Community Hospital, Hillsboro, Oregon, 1984-1986. Head nurse Intensive Care Unit, cardiac surgery unit, coronary care unit Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center, Portland, 1986-1988, manager critical care units, 1988-1992, assistant vice president patient care services, 1992-1993. Director heart center Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, Washington, 1992-1993.
Assistant executive director Children's Cancer Center King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1994-1996. Assistant administrator, chief nurse executive King Fahad National Children's Cancer and Research Center, 1996-1999. Director pediatric intensive services/solid organ transplantation St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2000—2002.
President Emerson Rollins International Consultant Associates, since 2002. Vice president patient care services Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, 2002—2003. Consultant Joint Commission Resources, 2003—2007.
Member speakers bureau Nurses of America. Member task force Oregon State Health Division Rules and Regulations Revisions for Long Term Health Facilities and Hospital, 1978-1979. Numerous international and national speaking presentations.
Member Consultant Consortium, Inc., 1997-2003. Developer moder CAPPS International: Cultural Appreciation through Professional Practice and Synergy, president, senior consultant.
Member of American Organization of Nurse Executives Council Nurse Managers (board directors region 9 1991-1992), American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association (certified), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (chapter consultant region 18 1978—7989, management Signal, Image, Communications region 18 1990-1992, president elect greater Portland chapter 1985-1986, president 1986-1987, board directors since 1985), Geriatric Nurses Association Oregon (founder, charter president), American Heart Association, Sigma Theta Tau.