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					                                LOIS ANN WESSEL, RN, CFNP
                                      lwessel@igc.org

Summary of Qualifications

 Health training in primary care, adult medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics and HIV/AIDS.
Bilingual Spanish/English, including certification in medical and legal translation.
Clinical, administrative, research and educational experience in health care in inner cities
  and third world.
 Strong organizational skills, computer literate, good sense of humor and reliable.

Education

Georgetown University School of Nursing, MS, FNP. 1996.

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, BSN, 1994.

Oberlin College, BA, Third World Studies and Political Science, 1984.

Professional Experience

2004-present      Mobile Medical, Incorporated, Nurse Practitioner on mobile van providing
                  primary care to the uninsured.

2002-present      Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Associate Director for
                  Programs. Organize and present workshops to primary care providers on
                  these topics at local, regional and national conferences, promote ACU
                  advocacy and policy messages at local, state, regional and national levels,
                  interface with other national health care organizations to improve health
                  care services for the underserved.

2002-present      Georgetown University School of Nursing, Clinical Instructor of Nursing

1998-present      Family Nurse Practitioner, Celebremos la Vida, Lombardi Cancer Center,
                  Georgetown University. Clinician for breast and cervical cancer screening
                  program for Hispanic women.

1998-2002         Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry Department, Georgetown
                  University. Clinician for long term prospective study in Montgomery
                  County, MD on low-income women and depression.

1998-2001         Program Director, Primary Medicine and Reproductive Health, The
                  Washington Free Clinic. Coordinate primary care and reproductive health
                  clinics, including provision of clinical services to uninsured patients, follow-
                  up, scheduling of volunteer clinicians, grant supervision and clinical
                  teaching for medical and nursing students.




Publications
Warren, AG, Londono, GE, Wessel, LA, Warren, RD (2006). Breaking down Barriers to Breast
and Cervical Cancer Screening: A University-based Prevention Program for Latinas. Journal of
Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 17, no. 3.

Wessel, LA, Wolpin, S, Sheen, J (2005). Early Childhood Caries. Rural Roads, Vol. 3, no. 2.

Wessel, LA and Spain, J (2005). The Chronic Care Model: A Collaborative Approach to
Preventing and Treating Asthma in Infants and Young Children. Zero to Three, Vol. 25, no. 3.

Wessel, LA, Wolpin, S, Sheen, J, Krol DM, Westpheling, K, McDuffie-Bell, P (2005) Early
Childhood Caries Prevention: A Training Project for Primary Care Providers. Journal of Health
Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 16, no. 2.

Wessel, LA (2005). Nurse Practitioners in Community Health Settings Today. Journal of Health
Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 16, no. 1.

Wessel, LA, et. al (2003). Pelvic Examination Training for Interns: A Randomized Controlled
Trial. Academic Medicine, Vol. 78, no. 11.

Wessel, LA (2003). Smiles all round: Oral Health in Pregnancy. Every Baby Magazine.

Wessel, LA and Fleischhacker, D (2002). The Unkindest Cut: Episiotomies, Every Baby
Magazine.

Wessel, LA (2001). Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Every Baby Magazine.

Wessel, LA and Women’s Health Consultants (1999). A Guide to Breast and Pelvic
Examinations. Washington, VA.

Wessel, LA and Campbell, JC (1997). Providing Sanctuary for Battered Women: Nicaragua's
Casas de la Mujer, Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Wessel, LA (1991). Reproductive Rights and the UNO Government, Feminist Studies.

Wessel, LA (1990). Nicaragua Update: Health Advances Threatened, Women's Health Journal.

Wessel, LA (1989). Casa Materna in Northern Nicaragua Brings Natal Care to Rural Women,
Action for Children, UNICEF. Also published in Spanish in Elegimos Vivir: Mortalidad y
Morbilidad Materna, Isis International, Chile, 1990.


Honors

Sigma Theta Tau, Honors Society in Nursing
Provost Award for Undergraduate Research, Johns Hopkins University
Nursing Award for Advanced Practice, Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University School of Nursing Distinguished Service Award
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipient
Member Adventist Health Care Blue Ribbon Panel on Health Disparities
Member Health Services Impact Committee, Takoma Park, MD

References available upon request

				
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