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Carole MacKenzie, BSN, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC

Professional Development Specialist, Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine

Carole MacKenzie is the Professional Development Specialist for the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine. She brings to her role knowledge and skill sets from leadership positions across the continuum of care, including roles in academic medical center, community hospital, school health and public health settings. Prior to her appointment with Lunder Dineen, she was the Director of Nursing Professional and Practice Development at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Director of School Health Services for the Needham Public Schools.

Carole has broad experience in developing and implementing professional development programs for nursing and interprofessional staff, continuous quality improvement processes, and academic and community-based partnerships to advance health and educational initiatives. Patient and family-centered care and interprofessional collaborative practice are two of her areas of study and focus.

Carole is Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) and has been a presenter at the 2016 and 2017 ANPD National Conventions. Carole was selected to be a Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Nursing Fellow for 2017. She developed and presented a Clinical Instruction Training Program for Nursing Faculty, Master Degree Nursing Students and Clinical Nurses at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara, Uganda. She holds a Nursing Diploma, a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and a Master in Education Degree.