Amanda's passion is improving efficiency in healthcare operations so that care providers are able to deliver safe, quality patient care, and patients are the recipients of satisfying, healing healthcare services.
An industrial and systems engineer as well as a registered nurse, Amanda has served as a consultant during most of her career.
Amanda has a Master of Science in Health Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia State University.
Amanda is a Diplomate in the Society for Health Systems (DSHS) and served on the board of directors for 6 years as president and director. She served as Conference Chair for the 2013 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, where the Society for Health Systems celebrated its 25th anniversary. She served on the board of the Georgia HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society) chapter from 2000 to 2008, including serving as President in 2007. Amanda is a Senior Member in the Institute for Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), and is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. She served as the health systems track coordinator for IISE's Annual Conference in May 2011 and May 2014 and the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference in October 2015. She has presented on industry topics at several healthcare conferences.
Specialties: healthcare facility planning and design, process improvement, patient flow and logistics, Lean and Six Sigma, patient satisfaction, revenue cycle, decision support, technology implementations, pediatric nursing, facility planning, facility space programming, facility transition services