NWIAA Kentucky Chairperson
I have years of experience with both gardening and community outreach. I have served disadvantaged populations is large cities such as New Orleans, LA as well as Skid Row in Los Angles, CA. In addition, I have extensive experience with the rural population of my hometown city and state of greater Louisville area in Kentucky including underdeveloped areas of Bullitt County.
My greatest achievements will always be my family. I have given birth to 3 children and have 3 bonus children from my marriage to my husband, Sean O’Connell. We have 2 granddaughters that are our pride and joy. We enjoy spending time with our family gardening, hiking, camping, and watching the kids excel in sports and school. You can most often find us outside enjoying the beautiful world we have been given.
Professionally, I serve as a Program Administrator for the department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics with the University of Louisville. I’m currently in my last semester to earn my Bachelor of Science in Organization Leadership and Learning, minoring in Talent Recruitment and Development with a certification in Human Resources Leadership. Through my studies I have obtained the knowledge to use my love of gardening and agriculture to empower and teach other women how to be leaders in a field that is often underrepresented.
Professional Memberships and Activities:
2019- Present: Steering Chair, Association of Radiation Oncology Program Administrators (AROPA)
2019- Present: Greater Louisville Medical Society Member
2019- Present: General Medical Education Program Administrator Organization, University of Louisville.
2022- Present: Leadership Committee AROPA specializing in the development of Medical Physics Programs
Committee Assignments and Administrative Assignments:
2021- Present: GME Quality and Safety Patient Committee, Elected Member
2023- Present: University of Louisville Sustainability Counsel, Elected Member
2023- Present: University of Louisville Brand Ambassador, Elected Position
Honors and Awards:
2020- Present: Dean’s List (3.9 gpa)
2022- Outstanding Staff in Clinical Setting nominee, University of Louisville