2019 Board of Directors
Sylvia Rivas - President
Sandra Krug - President Elect
Eula Anyiwo - Secretary
Position Vacant - Treasurer
Donna C. Allen - Education Committee Chair
Sylvia L. Rivas is an independent LNC based out of Orlando, FL. She has been a Critical Care nurse for 10 years. Sylvia graduated from Valencia College in Orlando with her Associate of Science Degree, and a few years later she received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She worked as a critical care nurse at Central Florida's only level one trauma center. She then took on a per Diem position where she floated all throughout the hospital. This helped Sylvia further expand her nursing knowledge by giving her exposure in multiple areas within the same level one trauma hospital. She did this until she decided to move her career in another direction when she became interested in Legal Nurse Consulting. Sylvia eventually decided to start her own consulting business known as East Orlando's Legal Nurse LLC where she has worked primarily on Medical Malpractice and Mass Tort cases.This in turn has brought her to the position of President of the WVUOV Chapter for 2019.
Sandra Krug - CRNA, APRN, RRT
Sandra began her profession in the health care industry by earning an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy. After passing the Board exam, she became credentialed as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. She then returned to school to obtain advanced certification in Respiratory Therapy. This enabled her to take the two Board exams required to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, Sandra revisited her college career and earned the Bachelor of Nursing Degree. The pinnacle of her academic endeavors has been ultimately earning a Master’s Degree and becoming an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse working as a self-employed Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
As a result of working for over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Sandra has experience in a large university teaching hospital, a small rural non-profit hospital, home healthcare facilities, nursing homes, a large for-profit hospital, a small medical center, an outpatient surgical center and a long-term acute care facility. She has worked in many areas of care including Emergency Department, Medical-Surgical, and Intensive Care. She was asked to teach ACLS to employees, served on an Employee Satisfaction Committee, and helped to organize and lead a Joint Commission Preparation Committee. She has been instrumental in creating and implementing policy and procedures at facilities where she has worked.
Sandra founded and is the Lead Legal Nurse Consultant at Krug Consulting Firm. This is a full-service Legal Nurse Consulting firm offering a wide array of services, including case screening, education for legal teams, exhibit preparation, deposition review and more. She is also creator of Lessons for Legal Nurses providing tips for nurses to begin or grow their businesses.
Eula is an RN with over 30 years of health care experience including inpatient and ambulatory nursing as well as multiple levels of managerial and leadership oversight roles. Her clinical experience was in medical and surgical nursing with a specialty in oncology including bone marrow transplant.
She also has specific experience in quality assurance specifically identifying gaps in clinical care with potential for or resulting in actual quality of care and risk implications.
Eula is well versed in regulatory standards for Medicare and the Department of Managed Health Care (California) as they relate to Expedited Review, Member Rights and Responsibilities, Access to Care and accreditation standards for the Joint Commission and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Anyiwo owns a Legal Nurse Consulting business based in Southern California partnering with and offering defense and plaintiff attorneys an array of services including but not limited to reviewing cases for merit with supporting analyses, attending Defense /Independent Medical Reviews with a complement of reports and digital files and assist in with discovery pleadings and much more.
She is an active Expert Witness for the Board of Registered Nurses where she opines on nursing standards as specified in the California Nurse Practice Act.
Treasurer - Position Vacant
Donna C. Allen - RN
Education Committee Chair
Donna comes to our chapter with almost 37 years’ experience as an RN. Her primary concentration has been in the operating room and labor and delivery. However, as most “seasoned” nurses can attest to, she has worked in multiple settings and specialty areas from high risk obstetrics to pre-op and PACU and even medical offices.
Healthcare has been a part of her life since the age of 18 and she has served patients in the roles of nursing assistant, staff nurse, and unit manager.
Donna is excited about the future of the West Virginia Upper Ohio Valley chapter of AALNC and is honored to serve as Education Chair for 2019. Her goal is to promote education for LNCs with a collaborative approach so that all chapter members glean knowledge from one another.