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  • Katy Wendel

    Vice President, Nursing Services

    Katy Wendel is a seasoned healthcare executive with a passion for improving patient outcomes in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and STIs. With a master’s in health administration from the University of Central Florida and over 15 years of clinical, leadership, and project management experience, Katy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as Executive Vice President of Nursing at CAN Community Health.

    Before joining CAN Community Health in November 2014, Katy honed her skills working with non-profit organizations, particularly in the fields of emergency medicine and behavioral health. Her dedication to serving vulnerable populations led her and her family to relocate from Kansas City, MO to Sarasota, FL, where she has since made a significant impact on patient care.

    At CAN Community Health, Katy leads the nursing services team in delivering high-quality patient care, focusing on implementing best practices to ensure optimal outcomes for patients living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other STIs. Her strategic leadership and hands-on approach have been instrumental in driving improvements in care delivery and patient satisfaction.

    Katy is deeply committed to advancing the field of nursing in HIV/AIDS care, research, prevention, and policy. She is an active member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, the leading nursing organization in this area, where she contributes her expertise and stays abreast of the latest developments in the field. Additionally, Katy is a valued member of the Association of Nurse Leaders, where she collaborates with other nursing leaders to drive innovation and excellence in healthcare delivery.

    With her unique blend of clinical expertise, leadership acumen, and passion for serving others, Katy Wendel continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other STIs.

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