Indra C. Thadani RN, MS
W: 510 464-3516
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, teaching, gerontology and college health. Strong leadership, organizational, project management and communication skills. A highly competent systems thinker who values excellence, collaboration, compassion, and is able to achieve results. Strong interest and education (32 years) in dance as a health promotion activity and has been teaching in this area 10 years: www.salsa2wellness.com. Has received 28 awards in education, management, service and innovations.
1999-present Laney College, Oakland, CA Health Services Coordinator, Tenured Faculty, full-time; Evening Administrator Tuesdays and Wednesday.
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. Mentored two minority high school students for two years. Serve on multiple college shared governance, tenure review and hiring committees. Teach a 3 unit health course in the Fall semester since 2002. Excellent evaluations from Vice President, Deans and students.
Spring 2007 Clinical Nursing Instructor of Contra Costa College
2002-2005 University of California, Berkeley, CA Center for Community Wellness. Project Manager, part time.
Designed 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, full-time.
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.
1998-2000 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.
1997-1997 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.
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 upon request:
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: 25 Service Improvement Awards, totaling $10,000
Raising a beautiful biracial son, who is now 19 years old and is attending
the University of California, Davis
Bicycled from London, England to Venice, Italy 1982
Oakland Marathon, 1983
Laguna Honda Hospital, hospice unit volunteer, January-May 1996