Twenty years of service in the U.S Army afforded Greta the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills in both clinical and administrative positions. Trained as a critical care nurse, she has practiced in austere environments both within the continental United States and overseas and has extensive experience in medical evacuation, triage, and emergency medical preparations. She served as a part of the White House Medical Unit from 1995-1997 coordinating the medical contingency planning as well as routine, acute, and emergency care for President Clinton, Vice President Gore and their families. Before her retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel, Greta was the Deputy Commander for Nursing and Clinical Services at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, Fort Myer.
Greta is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Advanced Course, Combined Arms & Services Staff School, Advanced Nurse Leadership Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She holds several awards and recognition’s from her military service to include the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Presidential Service Badge, and the Order of Military Merit. Greta received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University of Delaware, a Master’s degree as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from Georgetown University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
In her current position as the Associate Director for MSQC she hopes to blend her clinical, administrative and scientific background to improve patient outcomes, help shape the future of surgical care delivery and most importantly, enhance the lives of patients and their families.