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Tour of the EU Parliament

Tour of the EU Parliament

What a fascinating tour of the European Parliament! Here are some behind-the-scenes candid shots that I captured for posterity. Taking in the sights is one of the most exciting aspects of my trip to the European Business Aviation Summit in Brussels, which takes place...

Visiting the MedAire Europe Offices

Visiting the MedAire Europe Offices

What a delight to visit MedAire Europe and tour the offices. Here I am with Dr. Neil Nerwich of International SOS, and I had a great time with the doctors and nurses. Best of all, I shared how MedAire was founded and the entrepreneurial backstory that took us from the...

Quick Trip to Helsinki, Finland

Quick Trip to Helsinki, Finland

  What a delight to meet up with wonderful friends in Helsinki. I was able to detour to Finland on my to the European Business Aviation Summit in Brussels for a too-short visit with Dr. Jannicke Mellen, Dr. Jorma, a famous Red Cross surgeon who saved thousands in...

The National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center

The National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center

How nice to be mentioned in the National Aviation Hall of Fame's Learning Center as both an Inductee and an Enshrinee. After a career that merged my love of medicine with my love of aviation, it's wonderful to be recognized time and again by this wonderful...

A Look at MedAire’s Accomplishments

A Look at MedAire’s Accomplishments

Many, many thanks to MedAire for presenting the National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony of 2022. MedAire and the National Aviation Hall of Fame spread the word about this event across social media. It certainly drew a prestigious crowd of movers and...

Enshrinement Ceremony, National Aviation Hall of Fame

Enshrinement Ceremony, National Aviation Hall of Fame

How wonderful to attend the sold-out National Aviation Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony last month. This "Oscar Night of Aviation” was held two years after my induction into the National Aviation Hall of Fame's Class of 2020. COVID had just hit, and I was...

A Heartfelt Book Review — with Backstories!

A Heartfelt Book Review — with Backstories!

Every so often I receive notes and thoughts from colleagues who have meant so much to me personally and professionally. Some have also read my book, One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of A flight Nurse Turned Medaire CEO.   Following is one such...

A Busy Summer!

A Busy Summer!

It was a lot of fun attending the NNBA convention this past July 21st. From 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. I presented the Keynote Address, One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of a Flight Nurse Turned MedAire CEO. What an enthusiastic audience of nurse entrepreneurs and...

Meet the Speakers — NNBA 2022

Meet the Speakers — NNBA 2022

National Nurses in Business Association Empowering Nurses Through Entrepreneurship I hope to see you at the NNBA Conference this summer! When: Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Pre-conferences Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Meet and Greet Reception Friday, July 22, 2022 – Main...

Keynote Address Coming up July 21 – 23rd, 2022!

Keynote Address Coming up July 21 – 23rd, 2022!

The NNBA Conference is just around the corner! When: Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Pre-conferences Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Meet and Greet Reception Friday, July 22, 2022 – Main Conference Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Main Conference Where: South Point Hotel, Casino and...

Mark Your Calendars!

Mark Your Calendars!

Please join me at the Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada July 21 - 23, 2022, hosted by the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA). I'll be the keynote speaker — what an honor! — and will discuss my own journey into...

NNBA 2022 Conference: “Empowering Nurses through Entrepreneurship”

NNBA 2022 Conference: “Empowering Nurses through Entrepreneurship”

Many thanks to the Digital Journal for sharing times and dates for the upcoming National Nurses In Business Association (NNBA) Conference. What an honor to be a keynote speaker for this vibrant group of nurse entrepreneurs, described as an Educational and Professional...

A Real-time Example of an Inflight Medical Emergency: The Heba Tape

A Real-time Example of an Inflight Medical Emergency: The Heba Tape

The Heba Video At my upcoming keynote address at the 33rd Annual Women in Aviation Conference, I'll reference the "Heba Tape" — a real-time transcript of an inflight medical emergency. Although the passengers aboard airplanes may not be aware of the words "MedAire" or...

I’m a Keynote Speaker at the WAI Conference — See You There!

I’m a Keynote Speaker at the WAI Conference — See You There!

Keynote Speaker at the 33rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference It's a privilege and an honor to be featured as a keynote speaker at the upcoming 33rd Annual Women in Aviation conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center during the...

Book Signing Ahead!

Book Signing Ahead!

Shaking Hands, Signing Books I look forward to shaking hands and signing books at the WAI conference in Nashville, Tennessee on March 17-19! My autobiography, One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of a Flight Nurse Turned MedAire CEO, shares personal stories about...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

How wonderful to celebrate International Women's Day and recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and brilliance of women the world over. Today, March 8, 2022, I'm grateful to be acknowledged for my role as a pioneer in remote medicine and aviation safety, and many thanks...

Social Media

Social Media

Although I'm not the typical "social media butterfly" (I have yet to make my Facebook page public or use Twitter), I do appreciate when people and organizations kindly mention me in their posts and tweets. Many thanks to the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) for...

The One and Only Harry Robertson

The One and Only Harry Robertson

Harry Robertson's friendship meant so much to me throughout the years. He was a beta reader for my book, provided advance praise, and was a stalwart friend and supporter. We shared a passion for aviation and a passion for ranching. His company, Robertson Fuel Systems...

“Oscar Night” of Aviation… and Our Leather Flight Jackets

“Oscar Night” of Aviation… and Our Leather Flight Jackets

Not everyone has heard about the leather flight jackets given to International Air & Space Hall of Fame inductees. Here are some fun facts. If you've ever wondered if there is the equivalent of "Oscar Night" in the world of aviation — there is! The annual...