WENDY A. JORGENSEN
Family Health Educator & Administrator
Experienced professional with over four years of hands on experience in pediatric home health care and over nine years of teaching in social sciences. Dedicated, enthusiastic, motivated, resourceful and ethical worker. Skillful at working with children and their families to maintain compliance with plans of care and adaptation into their communities; sensitive to ethnic and religious factors in various cultural and home environments. Administrative skills include computer literacy, maintenance of accurate records, and communication (letters, telephone and interpersonal).
Information and Referral Helpline Specialist, Helpline 211, Delaware Ohio: 2016. Provided
information, referrals, and community support to callers in a three county area. Consumers’ needs ranged from emergency financial assistance to mental health issues.
Pediatric Home Health Care aide, Pro Health Care Services: 2012–2016. Provider of health care
services based on the physicians’ plan of care to clients with disabilities such as autism,
Downs syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Home care services were provided on both a short
and long-term basis, utilizing a team-based approach based on play therapy.
Pediatric Home Health Care aide, Maxim Health Care Services: 2011-2012. Provider of health care
services based on the physicians’ plan of care to pediatric clients with disabilities.
Instructor, Columbus State Community College: 2002–2003; & 2007–2009. Taught interdisciplinary
Undergraduate Social Science courses: Cultural Diversity, Social Problems, Popular Culture, and Family Sociology. Earned excellent student and faculty evaluations.
Americorps© Vista, Development Department, Children Hunger Alliance (CHA), Columbus, Ohio:
2003-2005. Designed & organized, “A World of Sharing,” a multicultural resource development event, on behalf of Children’s Hunger Alliance, Columbus, Ohio, January 2005. Expanded networking opportunities and raised approximately $2500 for the agency.
Child Care Provider, North Broadway Child Care Center: 1997-2001. Provided care to children ages
infant through preschool in a church-based child care program accredited by the National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Research Associate, Eisenhower Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC),
The Ohio State University: 1993-1997. Original member of Acquisitions Team for this
federally funded collection. Over 700,000 items were collected and entered into a
customized online database for science, mathematics & environmental education.
Professional Experience (continued)
Teaching Associate, Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), The Ohio State
University: 1990-1992. Taught undergraduate courses in Human Sexuality Education, Community Health, First Aid, and CPR. Excellent teaching evaluations.
Education & Training
The Ohio State University, Graduate School, Columbus, Ohio. Ph.D., Family Health Education.
The Ohio State University, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Columbus,
Ohio. Master of Arts, Health Education.
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Bachelor of Arts, Sociology. Other coursework included
Anthropology, German and French.
Goodwill Education Center, Columbus, Ohio. STNA course and certification.
State Tested Nursing Aide, Registry #4(concealed information)1 (current)
Adult & Pediatric CPR (expires 3/2017)
Standard First Aid (expires 5/2017)
Other Experience & Publication
Jorgensen, W., Polivka, B., Lennie, T. (2002). Perceived adherence to prescribed or recommended
standards of care among adults with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 28(6): 989-98.
Panel Participant on DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) International Training Center, College of
Education & Human Ecology, The Ohio State University: October 2014 & June 2015.
Provided information to international trainees about home health care. The trainees were
from Indonesia and Kenya.
Member of the Columbus Folk Music Society, Columbus, Ohio, a community-based music alliance.
Provided performances that included piano, singing, folk guitar, and original compositions.
Developed and completed a one-of-a kind interdisciplinary doctoral program at The Ohio State
University Graduate School in Family Health Education (1992-2001).