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Linda Tovaas RN, MPH

Linda Tovaas RN, MPH

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Skills & Interests

  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Nursing (Expert)
    30-yrs successful Nursing experience in various healthcare venues. I enjoy teaching new Nurses Aides & Medical Assistants about quality care & specific considerations for various age groups.
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Healthcare Administration (Advanced)
    Extensive management experience as Director of Nursing LTC, Clinical Director Hospice, Operations Manager Wellness Center, Nurse Manager Med-Surg (hospital). Strengths include Root Cause Analysis, Creative Problem Solving, Team Leadership, Servant Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Workflow Analysis, Process Improvement, Program Planning, Relationship Facilitation, Healthcare Ethics, Staff Development.
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Nutrition (Advanced)
    Individualized health coaching in Whole-foods Nutrition & Environmental Health. Areas of expertise include allergies, food sensitivity/intolerance, functional foods, organics, GMO's, nutraceuticals. Specific nutritional approaches given for various conditions such as IBS, MCS, ADHD, recurrent URI's, pre-pregnancy planning, toddler nutrition, school lunches, and more.

Associations

  • AONE - American Organization of Nurse Executives
    Member 01/2010 – Current
  • NASH - National Alliance of Small Houses
    Member 06/2008 – Current
  • AHNA - American Holistic Nurses Association
    Member 01/2001 – Current

Education History

  • MPH Public Health, minor Integrative Health & Preventive Medicine (05/2004)
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • BS Healthcare Administration, minor Human Resource Mgmt (08/2003)
    Philadelphia University
  • RN Nursing (08/1980)
    Albert Einstein Medical School of Nursing

Teaching Experience

  • ESW/NUR-210 Holistic Health (Current)
    • Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell PA – Exercise Science & Wellness/ Nursing
    • Course covers Whole-foods Nutrition, Environmental Health, Traditional Allopathic Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, Therapeutic Massage, Healing Touch, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Stress Management, Work Life Balance, Therapeutic Humor, healing partnerships, etc.
  • Holistic Health Concepts & Implementation (Fall 2011)
    • Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell PA – Health & Wellness
    • Newly developed Community Ed certificate course (non-credit). This course will explore a Holistic approach to health & wellness with a focus on achieving better body balance and enhancing long term health. For those already working in health care settings and for anyone interested in learning how to enhance assessment & analytical skills.
  • MAS-112 Medical Assisting Clinical Skills Lab (Fall 2010)
    • Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA – Medical Assisting (lab)
    • o This course introduces students to the clinical procedures commonly performed in a medical office; explores anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, common pathology and diseases, diagnostic treatment modalities, infection control practices, and patient care techniques.

Languages

  • English
    • Speaking level: Superior
    • Reading level: Superior
  • German
    • Speaking level: Intermediate
    • Reading level: Intermediate

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Volunteer Award, SASD (04/1996)
  • Nurse of the Year Award for Nursing Excellence, Pennsylvania Nurses Association (05/1983)

Positions

  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Sciences Division (08/2007 – Current) Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell PA
  • Founder & Holistic Health Educator (01/2006 – Current) Harleysville Health Coaching Services
  • Health Coach & Wellness Program Coordinator (12/2011 – Current) www.WellNow.us