October 22, 2020: Las Vegas, NV: Welcome to our Client Success Team, Ashley Badders and Kristine Mandani! Click for more.
Ashley joined the Client Success Team in July 2020. She brings with her a wide range of experiences from being a pediatric critical care nurse, surgical/trauma intensive care nurse and a nursing instructor at Ursuline College. Ashley hails originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BSN from Duquesne University, an MSN in Nursing Education from Kent State University and is currently enrolled in a DNP program at Case Western Reserve University; she is set to complete her latest program in 2022. Her favorite aspect of the partnerships she is cultivating at Versant has been learning how different organizations have adapted during difficult circumstances, as well as meeting nurses from all over the country. Her favorite hobbies include camping, reading fiction novels, and brushing up on her secret skill: hula-hooping!
Kristine began her nursing career as a pediatric emergency department staff nurse at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and has been part of the Versant family in various capacities for many years. She was an Implementation Manager for Versant before stepping away to focus on her family. She then spent nearly a decade with her children, working as their school nurse and a PTA representative while also working part-time on projects with Versant. A major life goal was to step back into a full-time role with Versant, one which she accomplished in July 2019. With that achievement in mind, her next goals include authoring a journal article, becoming more involved in nursing advocacy, and mentoring both future and incumbent nurses in their careers. Kristine holds a BSN from Azusa Pacific University and an MSN from University of California, Los Angeles. In her spare time, she loves to travel and has visited five of the seven continents. When not globe-trotting, Kristine relishes family adventures, group exercise, and reading.