Fran Russ and Angela Presley have something unique in common! They both started their careers with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater Dallas. A Dallas native, Angela went off to school in Lubbock at Texas Tech, and came back. Fran grew up in Houston, went to Baylor University, then came to Dallas to work for MDA. Today she is the Director of Business Development for MDA Dallas, while Angela is the Healthcare Services Coordinator. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to conquering more than 40 muscle diseases that affect a million Americans of all ages. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. To contact the Dallas Chapter of the MDA, call them at (972) 480-0011, or visit the national website at www.mda.org. And mark your calendars for March 5, 2011 for the annual MuscleWalk at Cowboy Stadium.
Kim Bunker is from the South…just barely. Growing up in Kentucky, she attended the University of Kentucky for her nursing degree. She did a little “missionary work” in the north (New York and New Jersey), and spent time in Florida before settling in Atlanta in 2004. She spent a good bit of her career in a clinical environment, including time in the ICU. During her time in acute clinical medicine, it became apparent to her, just as to last week’s guest, Angela Thomas, that there was a great need for patient advocacy on a more personal level. Five years ago this month, Kim started her company, Southern Cross Professional Nurse Consulting. Though she started out providing legal nurse consulting to attorneys, she was quickly overwhelmed with requests for assistance from families in the areas of both forensic nursing and geriatric care management. Look for an upcoming show with Kim focused on the fascinating topic of forensic nursing! In the mean time, you can contact Kim at (770) 317-8244, or via email at email@example.com. Check her out on the web at www.southerncrossmediation.com.