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Mary Kaye Collins, R.N., M.S.N.

Mary-CollinsMary Kaye Collins received her Masters in Nursing in nurse-midwifery from Emory University in 1986, her JD with a health law concentration from Nova Southeastern University and an LLM in Health Law from Loyola University, Chicago in 2014. She practiced full-scope midwifery care in Tampa and then the Treasure Coast until entering law school in 2003. Ms. Collins is currently clinical director of Women’s Health Specialist, Jensen Beach, taught graduate and undergraduate nursing and has done pro bono guardianship work with the disabled. She has published in medical and legal peer-reviewed journals. She speaks around the country on medical, legal and ethical issues. She was elected as a Fellow of the ACNM in 2012. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Florida affiliate and as Chair of the Ethics Committee of ACNM. She serves as a representative for the Florida Affiliate of the ACNM on the Florida Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Board and the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

Mary Kaye Collins can be reached via email at mcollins@irsc.edu.

Patti Corey-Souza Ph.D., R.N.

Patti-CoreyDr. Patti Corey-Souza is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Corey settled in South Florida in 1994, after traveling the country and holding nursing licenses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. She has worked with patients in the fields of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and oncology, which is her nursing specialty. Dr. Corey has cared for cancer patients from diagnosis to hospice and she believes that her experiences have been a constant source of inspiration both personally and professionally.

Dr. Corey graduated from Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden County, N.J., Western Illinois University with her Bachelor’s degree. Dr. Corey’s Master’s degree is in Health Care Administration and her Ph.D. is in Human Services; both from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Her dissertation is titled Compassion Fatigue in Members of the Florida Crisis Response Team: A Consequence of Caring.

In addition to coordinating and directing health services for students and employees at Indian River State College, Dr. Corey is also an associate professor who has been involved with curriculum development and teaching in the areas of wellness, personal safety, health information technology, and healthcare management. Her philosophy is that every student has a unique style of learning that involves collaboration, cooperation, and compassion. Furthermore, in order to be truly successful, each student needs to recognize actual and/or potential barriers to learning and the resources available to them to ultimately achieve their academic and professional goals.

Dr. Corey is a member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), American College Health Association, and the Indian River State College Nursing Honor Society. Dr. Corey is currently the chairperson of the Inner Truth Project Advisory Board and a member of the Mental Health Collaborative of Indian River County. She is also a former member of the board of directors of the Florida Crisis Response Team, Capella University, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Corey can be reached via email at psouza@irsc.edu.

Brett Hall, M.B.A.

Brett Hall earned a bachelor of arts degree from Northern Illinois University, master of social work degree from Aurora University and a master of business administration with a concentration in healthcare administration from Dominican University. Mr. Hall has served in community mental health and healthcare leadership roles for twenty years. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of a community mental health center and the Chief Operating Officer of a large specialty psychiatric hospital. He has served as a Board of Director of a state-wide child mental health policy organization. Currently, he is the administrative director of an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Instructor Hall has vast experience teaching continuing education classes for healthcare professionals. He is dedicated to integrating mental health treatment into the general medical systems and is currently involved in several community projects to increase the access of mental health services.

Brett Hall can be reached via email at bhall@irsc.edu.

Harry Williams - Instructor

Harry-WilliamsHarry Williams is a native of Ft. Pierce, Florida. Mr. Williams holds a Masters in Public Health from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Florida Atlantic University. In addition, Mr. Williams is certified as an Assisted Living Facility Administrator and also a certified Grant Writer through the American Grant Writer Association. Mr. Williams has over 14 years of professional work experience within the fields of Education and Public Health. Most notably, he is a former Public Health Associate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in that capacity gained extensive research experience in the areas of Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Disease and HIV/AIDS Programs. He currently works as a Quality Specialist with Prestige Health Choice.

Harry Williams can be reached via email at hwillia1@irsc.edu.




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