Randi Koch has worked in emergency medicine in Colorado in many capacities over the past 20 and currently works as the Manager of Simulation Programs at UCHealth and is part-time adjunct Nursing faculty at Front Range Community College. Randi has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology & Criminal Justice from Fort Lewis College; she obtained her MSN in Nursing Leadership & Administration in 2019 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Capella University. As an active member of Colorado ENA since 2010, Randi is presently Chair of the fundraising committee, is an ENPC & TNCC instructor and has been a Colorado Delegate for many years. Randi additionally served as Member-at-Large on the Colorado State Board of Directors in 2022. She passionately believes all healthcare staff have the fundamental right to safety and has worked with other content experts to develop workplace violence education and curriculum for healthcare workers. Randi lives in Erie, Colorado, with her wife, teenage daughter, two active blue heelers, and three adventurous cats. When not working or studying, she enjoys traveling and spending time with loved ones.
I recently transitioned from clinical education to trauma services with HCA HealthOne in Denver and have been working in emergency rooms as a clinician and educator since 2014. I have been an active member of the ENA since 2016 and joined the Colorado ENA in 2022. From my very first meeting, I felt at home in this organization and have been dedicated to the progress being made in Colorado for emergency nurses around the state. Additionally, as a military ENA member I continue to champion for emergency nurses who serve throughout the country/globe. In Colorado, I currently serve as the Education & Scholarship Committee chair and have made great strides (along with my team) to enhance and encourage education at the state level. I am an instructor and course director for both TNCC and ENPC, connecting with thousands of nurses over the course of the past several years. My biggest goal is to bridge the classroom to clinical application in order to improve patient outcomes and nurse confidence. In October 2021, I was honored to be named one of ENA's 20 Under Forty for my efforts in education in emergency and trauma care. For 2023, I was chosen to serve with a fantastic group leaders and educators on the national ENA Education Advisory Council, where I continue to impact education initiatives across the organization. I believe that my dedication, leadership experience, and commitment to emergency nursing will be an asset to our organization as we continue to grow and move forward. I look forward to our work together!
Cindy Joseph has been a nurse for over 20 years with backgrounds in emergency and critical care. Her BSN is from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been an active member of Colorado ENA since 2015. Cindy currently works as a coordinator for UCHealth Northern Region Simulation Education. She also course directs for AHA, NAEMT, TNCC, and ENPC as well as serving as faculty for ENA courses. Ms. Joseph has presented nationally and internationally. She recently volunteered on the TNCC 9th ed. Review Committee and as a CPEN item reviewer and writer. Cindy Lives in northern CO with her 2 teen daughters and husband who is a fire medic.
Ms. Kuehster has been a nurse for over twenty years. She has worked in a variety of arenas from critical care and procedural areas to education and management. Although Ms. Kuehster has explored many different paths in nursing she always tends to migrate back to the Emergency Department. She has a passion for all things pediatric and is a champion for safety, both in practice and in her community. Ms. Kuehster also serves as the chair of the Colorado QSIP Committee
I have over thirteen years of emergency medicine experience, with the last five years working as an emergency department nurse at a level one trauma center. I have experience in both pediatric and the adult settings. I am also a member of the National Disaster Medical System and deploy nationally to natural and manmade disasters to provide health and medical care. Last year, I attended the General Assembly as an alternate delegate at EN22. I have also volunteered with BCEN and their passing point study for the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Exam. I have been a member of the Colorado ENA for the past year and a half, acting as the ED Liaison for Denver Health Hospital Authority. As Secretary Elect, I hope to increase my involvement in this organization, acting as an information and reference point for my fellow officers and members.
In 1982 I became an emergency nurse and joined ENA. I have always enjoyed participating in ENA, attending meetings and conferences, representing as a delegate and this last year I have been the Government Affairs Chairperson for Colorado. Now I would like to contribute back more of my time and experience to Colorado ENA.