Indra C. Thadani RN, MS
W: 510 464-3516
H: 510 434-1273

Summary
A highly innovative masters-prepared health care professional, with 17 years experience in acute hospital care, 11 years in management/education and two years in long term hospital care. Expertise in program development, research, teaching, gerontology and college health. Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills. A highly competent systems thinker who values excellence, collaboration, compassion, and is able to achieve results. Strong interest and education (27 years) in dance as a health promotion activity and has been teaching in this area 17 years. Has received 27 awards in education, service and innovations.
Work History

1999 ~ Present

Laney College, Oakland, CA
Director of Health Services, Tenured Faculty.
Provide health assessment, education, and intervention for a 14,000 inner city student body and 700 employees. Developed mental health programs for students. Served three years as a faculty senator and 2 years as a faculty union representative. Serve on multiple college committees. Teach a 3 unit health course in the Fall semester since 2002. Excellent evaluations from Vice President, Deans and students.

2009 ~ Present

Samuel Merritt University, San francisco/San Mateo, CA
Clinical Nursing Professor

2010 ~ Present

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
Clinical Nursing Professor

2009 ~ Present

Institute of Natural Resources, Concord, CA
Nursing Course Consultant

2001 ~ 2004

University of California, Berkeley, CA
Center for Community Wellness. Consultant.
Design Health workshops for the community for Peralta Community College District. Began an acupuncture/massage/acupressure clinic.

1998 ~ 1999

Napa Valley College, CA
Gerontology Instructor for Associate Nursing Program.
I taught theory and clinical. Received excellent evaluations, participated on the curriculum committee and received a grant for improving health status of students by creating a "smoking cessation" program.

1999 ~ 2000

Reliable Health Care Services/Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, CA
On-call for Alta Bates Hospital, worked as a nurse on Oncology, Medical-Surgical, Emergency Room and other units.

1997 ~ 1998

Live Oak Living Center, El Sobrante, CA
Project Director for Live Oak Academy, designed a "Welfare to Work" program for women living in a project in Marin City and were interested in becoming Nurse╣s Aides. A front page article was written in the Marin Independent Journal about this project.

1995 ~ 1996

University of California, San Francisco, CA
Research Volunteer for a $3.6 million grant from National Institute of Health for investigating nutrition in nursing homes.

1994 ~ 1995

Hillhaven Corporation, San Pablo, CA
Director of Nursing, managed long-term care and sub-acute units (103 beds, ensured compliance to government regulations. Directed 68 staff.

1987 ~ 1994

Kaiser Permenante, Richmond, CA
Director of Nursing Education.
Designed and implemented orientation programs, managed professional and administrative staff and quality insurance programs. Facilitated the development of education protocols that have been utilized throughout the Kaiser Northern California Region. Wrote grants, developed and directed the Health Care Alliance, an $83,000 quality of care improvement, education project, which improved satisfaction and utilization without an increase in costs.

1979 ~ 1987

Medical-Surgical Nurse, Emergency Room, Intensive Care, Coronary Care and Ambulatory Clinic Nurse.
Provided patient care and lectured to employee and physician groups about Alzheimers╣s disease.

1986 ~ 1987

University of California, San Francisco,CA
Research Assistant, conducted literature review, and interviewed participants for the study "Physiological Basis for Emotions" which contributed to several publications.

1986

Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, designed a health questionnaire for "at-risk elderly" who reside in their homes, which ultimately decreased cost associated with hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Additional work experience:

Jan ~ May 1996

Laguna Honda Hospital, Hospice Unit Volunteer

1996 ~ Present

Dance Instructor

Education

1985

University of California, San Francisco, Master of Science, Nursing

1981

San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

1978

Napa Valley College, Associate of Science, Nursing


Publications/Articles written about my work
Journal of Gerontological Nursing, "Investigative Tools to Aid in the Restorative Care For Alzheimer’s Patients". Vol. 12, #4, pp.19-24, 1986
Laney Tower Newspaper, multiple articles 1999, 2004
"Learning to Care for the Elderly" Spring 1988
Kaiser "Family Wellness Seminars", Spring 1990
"Health Care Alliance Program", Spring 1992, Summer 1993
Awards
24 Service Improvement Awards, totaling $10,000
Accomplishments
Bicycled from London, England to Venice, Italy in 1982
Completed the Oakland Marathon in 1983
Raising a beautiful, biracial son.