Party affiliation: Republican
Debra Rae Barkman, American nephrology nurse. Registered Nurse, Kansas; certified nephrology nurse. Recipient certified for meritorious service Big. Brothers-Big Sisters, Sedgwick County, Kansas, 1982, 83, NKF Distinguished Service award, 1996, NKF Leadership award, 1998; American Nephrology Nurses Association Nurse in Washington internship grantee, 1992.
Staff nurse, surgical gynecology Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, 1975-1978, staff nurse, acute dialysis, 1978-1979, head nurse, acute dialysis, 1979-1986. Head nurse, acute dialysis services Wichita Dialysis Center, 1986-1988, education and quality coordinator, 1988-1992, quality, risk management, satellite supervisor, 1992-1994. Operations area manager Renal Management Inc., 1995-1999.
Regional educator Renal Care Group, Wichita, since 1999. Member early intervention prevention steering committee National Kidney Foundation, New York City, 1993-1995, member key person legislation committee, since 1992. Member National Task Force on Technician Practice Delaware, 1995-1996.
Elected member ESRD Network # 12 Medical Review Board, 1994-1997.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Member quality of dialysis steering committee National Kidney Foundation, 1995-1997, board directors, 1995-1997. Member American Nephrology Nurses Association (chapter president-elect 1992, chapter chair 1993), Association Practitioners in Infection Control (chapter legislation representative 1992-1995), Council Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (program chair annual meeting 1992-1993, national council chair 1994-1996, research chair 1997-1998, chair 1999 spring clinical meeting, Outstanding Contribution award 1992), Delta Sigma Chi.