Richard Mann & Associates
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Kris Emerson, RN


A creative problem solver, win/win negotiator, candid, open communicator, and thoughtful listener who brings solid experience to the general management and leadership of innovative, growing companies

Particular strengths in:

  • Strategic planning

  • Staff management

  • Instructional design

  • Instruction

A results-orientated business professional with more than 20 years of successful design, development, and deployment of educational and clinical programs in the U.S. and international market segments


Sage Health Management Solutions

  • Provided product development of a software system for radiologist to utilize for coding and billing purposes

SterilMed, Inc.

  • Hired, trained, and managed surgical technicians for hospitals and surgical centers in the northeast region of U.S.

  • Educated surgeons, nurses and central processors on the science and safety of reprocessing

Emphasys Medical

  • Globally planned, directed, and coordinated education, clinical study center selection, and on-going technical/education/support to ensure optimal clinical outcomes and therapy adoption

American Medical Systems

  • Designed, developed, and delivered educational and sales training programs to the sales force, international distributors, surgeons, nurses, and technicians

  • Created global proctorship programs to train physicians and field reps on new surgical products and procedures

  • Facilitated faculty roundtable discussions to develop surgical techniques for new and existing surgeons on new products

Other Professional Experience

Medlogic Global Corp

  • Developed, prepared, and coordinated clinical trials for regulatory, and marketing purposes globally

  • Successfully wrote and obtained an SBIR Grant for a total of $800K for clinical trials

  • Managed national distributors with headquarters in Chicago and Minneapolis, and conducted multiple local and national sales and clinical training seminars

Red Line HealthCare

  • Developed and maintained consistent, relevant training programs in a rapidly changing industry for 250 sales reps

  • Developed and deployed a consistent training program for all managers, as well as customer service, warehouse, and call-center employees

  • Developed several Continuing Education courses for nurses, and obtained approval ANCC

Advanced Medical Solutions

  • Identified and analyzed business opportunities for new wound-care product market segments

  • Developed marketing strategies

AllCare Home Infusion

  • Director of Nursing Operations

Caroline Center

  • Assistant Director of Nursing

Caroline Center

  • Director of Staff Development


  • BA, University of Minnesota

  • RN, St. Mary’s/College of St. Catherine

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Training and Development

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