Kathleen Kovarik & Rosale Lobo

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Rosale Lobo, PHD(C), MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC

Rosale Lobo has been a nursing professional for more than 29 years. She serves as clinical faculty at Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College (New Haven, Connecticut) while completing her PhD research at Walden University. Rosale began working with attorneys in North Carolina and expanded her independent legal nurse consulting practice to New York, Georgia, Colorado, and Connecticut. Plaintiff medical malpractice attorneys have utilized her expertise as both an expert witness and a "behind-the-scenes" consultant.

Rosale is a BSN graduate from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York (1986) and she graduated magna cum laude with her master's degree from Hunter College, New York. Rosale is the author of Guilty or Innocent, Protecting Your License Through Proper Nursing Documentation (PHC Publishing Group, 2012). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, past educational board member for the Connecticut Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and American Society of Public Administration, and a current board member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Rosale Lobo is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media. Ms. Lobo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Nonfinancial: Rosale Lobo has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Kathleen Kovarik, PHD, RN

Kathleen Kovarik has clinical experiences that have taken her from a Level I Trauma Center in Seattle, to summers working home care for Visiting Nurses in Spokane, Washington, to launching a Parish Nursing program in Missoula, Montana. She is an experienced educator, as well as clinician, teaching current healthcare workers through regional and national conferences, workshops and retreats, as well as the future generations of healthcare workers through college settings.

In the areas of ethics, documentation and communication, Kathleen developed expertise through her hands-on clinical experiences and teaching on these very important topics. She enjoys taking topics that might be a bit difficult and dry, and injecting humor and interactive elements that engage the group and inspire high-level learning.

Dr. Kovarik received her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She pursued her Master's in Physiological Nursing (Burn, Trauma, Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist) at the University of Washington in Seattle, with areas of concentration in biomedical ethics and administration. Kathleen's PhD is from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) in Leadership Studies. She currently serves as an Ethics Committee member for Regional Health in Rapid City.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Kathleen Kovarik is the Executive Director for Faces of Leadership. She has an employment relationship with Regis University. Dr. Kovarik receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Kathleen Kovarik has no nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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