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Elise is principal and co-founder at Care Quality Action, LLC, a consultancy company that provides quality-improvement consulting, coaching, training, communications, and analysis services to healthcare companies and organizations.  She brings extensive experience as a critical care nurse, entrepreneur, executive, project manager, and clinical quality improvement coach.

Elise was previously the managing director for the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) quality improvement program, Diabetes INSIDE®, which she co-developed and for which she co-led healthcare systems across the country in achieving quantifiable improvements in evidence-based clinical outcomes for patient populations with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Prior to joining the ADA, Elise was the chief operating officer and co-founder of Intelligent Medical Decisions, Inc. (iMD), a nationally-recognized company specializing in healthcare education and quality improvement.  In July 2016, the ADA acquired iMD to create the ADA’s quality improvement programs.  

Elise was also the president and co-founder of Scientific Software Tools, Inc. (SST), an award-winning custom software company that developed more than 70 commercial products for international companies in the semiconductor, telecommunications, test and measurement, industrial process control, agriculture, hospitality, scientific research, pharmaceutical, medical, and life science industries.

Elise started her career as a registered nurse at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she had broad experience caring for critically ill patients in the surgical, medical, cardiac, and pediatric intensive care units.
Elise received her bachelor of science degree in nursing and master of business administration degree from Villanova University, as well as a master of education degree in exercise physiology from Temple University.