Chief Clinical Officer Bio
PhD RN ACNS-BC CCRN-K CEN CNRN TCRN FAEN
CO-CEO & CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Dr. Criddle's passions are emergency, trauma, neuro, transport, and critical care. She is board certified in emergency nursing (adult and pediatric), trauma nursing, orthopedic nursing, gerontological nursing, critical care (adult and pediatric), neuroscience nursing, stroke nursing, flight nursing, and nursing professional development. Laura holds advanced practice certifications as an adult acute care clinical nurse specialist and as a critical care clinical nurse specialist.
Dr. Criddle has been a clinical nurse specialist since 1990, practicing as an emergency, trauma, flight, or neuroscience CNS at 5 health care organizations across the country. Throughout her career, Laura has cared for neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations and has published over 100 journal articles, books, and book chapters covering a wide range of topics. She regularly speaks to health care audiences across the country. Dr. Criddle is a fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing, former chair of the Academy, case review editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, and a former editorial board member for the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Laura has held academic appointments at 4 universities and colleges and is the co-founder of TCAR Education Programs where she currently works as a clinical nurse specialist and serves as the company's chief clinical officer.
MS RN ONC OCNS-C
Orthopaedic Nursing Review
Ms. Evan's varied nursing background includes staff nurse and manager positions in acute and long-term care. Ms. Evan is an orthopaedic clinical specialist with 17 years' experience as clinical faculty at Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Florida nursing schools.
Mary is known for her engaging teaching style, and she has given countless presentations to nurses and students, as well as presentations at local and national NAON meetings. Mary maintains both ONC and OCNS—C board certifications and has taught orthopaedic nursing review courses for many years.
BSN RN CNRN CCRN CEN
Neuroscience Nursing Review
Ms. Girardeau has been in nursing for over 30 years as an ICU nurse, pre-hospital transport nurse, and an emergency nurse. She holds certifications in emergency, critical care and neuroscience nursing. For the past 10 years Rosemarie has been an educator for the Integra Clinical Educational Institute speaking nationally and internationally on a wide variety of neuroscience topics to audiences large and small. Ms. Girardeau has many years' experience teaching CNRN review courses across the country.
Rosemarie has served as a trustee on the board of directors for the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation and is currently enrolled in school in pursuit of an advanced practice degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
MSN RN CNRN CCRN APRN
Stroke Nursing Review
Ms. Kajs-Wyllie has a passion for teaching. She is especially astute at explaining difficult concepts to learners in ways that are both simple and interesting. As an active local and national member of AANN and AACN, Marylyn regularly shares her critical care and neuroscience expertise in settings that variety from bedside in-services to university lectures, continuing education courses, and national presentations.
She has also published on a number of topics in neuroscience and critical care nursing journals. She serves as a state stroke surveyor and liaison for the American Stroke Association. Marylyn has 32 years of experience in the areas of critical care, neuroscience, and rehabilitation. She holds board certification in both critical care and neuroscience nursing. Ms. Kajs-Wyllie received a graduate degree from the University of Arizona as a clinical nurse specialist.
Serena Phromsivarak Kelly
MS RN CCRN CPEN FNP-BC
Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Review
Serena Kelly obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon before attending Oregon Health & Science University where she earned both Bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees. Ms. Kelly has an extensive clinical background in pediatric critical care and pediatric emergency medicine. Previously a pediatric emergency nurse practitioner, Serena currently works as an NP in the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Pediatric ICU in Portland, Oregon. Besides her family nurse practitioner certification, Ms. Kelly is also a board certified pediatric emergency nurse and pediatric critical care nurse.
Serena has lectured on a variety of pediatric topics throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country including several presentations at AACN's National Teaching Institute. Ms. Kelly is the on-line editor of the AACN's Advanced Critical Care Journal. She has published a number of books, chapters, and articles and is a faculty member in the OHSU Department of Pediatrics.
MSN RN CEN CPEN CCRN FNP-BC TCRN FAEN
Emergency Nursing Review & Pediatric Emergency Nursing Review
Ms. Randolph received a masters of nursing science (MSN) degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a post-graduate family nurse practitioner certificate from the University of San Francisco.
She has practiced critical care nursing for the past 22-years in ED, PICU, ICU, and PACU settings. Cheryl has provided CEN review courses to hundreds of nurses across the U.S., has worked as an academic nursing instructor, and is a popular lecturer at national conferences including the Emergency Nurses Association Scientific Assembly. She currently works as an emergency nurse in San Francisco, as a family nurse practitioner in Marin County, as an independent legal nurse consultant, and is also the founder of Paragon Education.
Cheryl's vast clinical experience brings to her presentations an impressive depth of knowledge and skill, offering current and practical information that learners can readily incorporate into everyday practice.
MS RN CCRN CNS
Adult Critical Care Nursing Review
Ms. Schulman lectures on a variety of trauma and critical care topics throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally, including the AACN National Teaching Institute and the ENA Scientific Assembly. She has published in Critical Care Nurse, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, and The AACN Procedure Manual (5th ed). She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wyoming and her Master of Science Degree from OHSU.
After working as a critical care staff nurse at Denver General Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University, she was the Trauma & Surgery CNS at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington for 8 years. She was the Chair of the AACN Research Workgroup in 2006-2007. She has served as Clinical Faculty for Seattle University, University of Washington, and Oregon Health & Science University Schools of Nursing.
Known for her ability to help nurses understand complex concepts, Christine's extensive clinical experience and sense of humor make her presentations interesting, enjoyable, and clinically relevant.
S. Kay Sedlak
MS RN CEN RN-BC FAEN
Medical-Surgical Nursing Review
Ms. Sedlak has 34 years of nursing experience. Throughout her career, Kay has worked as a medical-surgical, cardiac intensive care, and emergency nurse. She has also been a faculty member in an academic nursing program. Kay is a popular presenter and has lectured nationally on a wide variety of topics at the ENA Annual Meeting and other conferences. Kay received her master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 1990. Since then she has had extensive experience in the area of nursing certification.
Ms. Sedlak was an item writer for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), worked on the CEN Exam Construction Review Committee, and eventually served as BCEN's President for two years. Additionally, Kay was the editor for ENA's 4th edition of the Certification Review Manual. Kay's other testing experience includes teaching NCLEX reviews for 18 years. Currently, she is a faculty member for Kaplan. Kay has published in many venues including book chapters, journal articles, on-line orientation programs, and skills procedures. Many consider Kay's ability to simplify complex concepts as one of her major strengths.
Gerontological Nursing Review
Dr. Shillam is a Gerontological Nurse, Associate Professor, and Founding Nursing Program Director at Western Washington University. She serves as an Expert Nurse Consultant to the AARP Center to Champion Nursing in America's Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders. Dr. Shillam also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives and previously served on the Board for the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at the Gerontological Society of America.
Dr. Shillam's research focuses on supporting nurses and other health care professionals to provide high-quality access to chronic care management for older adults. She has led research studies and community-based initiatives to improve chronic care management, most recently the Palliative Care Initiative. Partnering with multiple hospitals and organizations throughout northern Washington state, Casey is working to transform palliative care by creating a Palliative Community where people with serious illnesses don't have to be cured to heal. She is also conducting research to identify the most effective ways to support patients and families in pursuit of end-of-life care planning.
Dr. Shillam is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University, with a master's degree in Gerontological Nursing and a doctorate in Nursing. Her clinical background includes nursing practice in chronic-care management for older adults in assisted living, home health, and long-term-care/skilled-care nursing. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis and was previously an Assistant Professor at both the University of Portland and Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing in Baltimore.
MS APRN CRNA CEN CCRN CFRN CTRN FP-C EMT-P CCP-C
Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Review & Flight and Ground Transport Paramedic Review
Ms. Thibeault brings to Allegro Reviews over 15 years of expertise in emergency, critical care, transport, and anesthesia nursing. For many years Susan was a flight nurse with LIFE STAR, based in Hartford CT. During that time Sue further honed her advanced practice skills by becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Outside of her dual work focus Susan has been heavily involved in teaching and professional service activities. She is a TNATC Advisory Committee member, as well as a popular TNATC instructor. Ms. Thibeault is the author of multiple articles and books and serves as an editor/expert reviewer for Mosby's Emergency Nursing Skills. Susan is a dynamic speaker with an engaging style that has made her a frequent presenter at national conferences such as the Air Medical Transport Conference and the Critical Care Nurse's National Teaching Institute.
MN RN PCCN CCRN
Progressive Care Nursing Review
Ms. Woodward pursues her love of nursing and teaching in a variety of settings. She has been faculty at UCSF School of Nursing, teaching medical-surgical nursing to students in the Master's Entry Program in Nursing. Kyla appreciates the opportunity to constantly learn more about nursing and to interact with nurses and students in acute and progressive care settings, and constantly strives to find creative ways to help students and nurses learn and grow. Her clinical background is in trauma/surgery critical care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
She completed a Master's Degree in Nursing at University of Washington, with a focus on trauma and critical care. After wearing many hats as staff nurse, classroom educator, and clinical instructor, she worked as a clinical educator in critical and progressive care. During that time, she was responsible for redesigning and overseeing a new graduate RN residency program at Virginia Mason Medical center in Seattle, WA. Kyla's passion is helping nurses achieve their professional goals and contribute their unique voices and talents to the nursing profession.