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Hi-R-Ed receives course content from the following course authors.  All are considered thought leaders in their respective fields of study.

Cade Fields-Gardner MS, RDN, LDN, CD

Cade Fields-Gardner, MS, RD, LD, CD is an HIV-specialist dietitian providing training, education, research, and program development services for public agencies, professional organizations, health facilities, and industry.  She has authored professional research and review articles, including the 1994 and 2000 Position Paper for nutritional management in HIV/AIDS for the American Dietetic Associations and Dietitians of Canada; patient-oriented pamphlets, handouts, and articles; a Clinicianís Guidebook on Nutritional Management in HIV/AIDS, two books on HIV Medication Interactions, and is working on a cookbook for patients in the era of HAART. 

Ms. Fields-Gardner is currently working on field-testing nutritional management guidelines for pediatric HIV-infected patients in the United States, and developing, implementing, and monitoring nutritional projects in selected Southern African and Central American countries with an emphasis on targeting HIV-infected and affected populations as a consultant to the Global Initiative for AIDS Nutrition Therapies (GIANT), Church World Services (international humanitarian efforts), and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) HIV-targeted efforts.  She is a regular consultant providing body composition recommendations and training for the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group (PACTG) and selected Adult ACTG projects.  She has a special interest in public policy on HIV infection and disease and has presented her work on nutrition-related issues in HIV disease locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Cindy Nissen, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Cindy Nissen, RN, MSN, CWOCN is an advanced practice nurse with clinical specialization in gerontological nursing and wound care. She has worked for over fifteen years with older adults and their caregivers in a variety of settings including acute, ambulatory, home and long-term care. She possesses both a Bachelorís and Masterís degree in Nursing and is a board certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse. She has developed and presented over 1,500 creative educational programs for health care professionals in over twenty states and Canada.

Cindy developed the PARTNERS program, a total quality management strategy for long-term care, which decreased pressure ulcer incidence rates, the results of which have been presented and published at numerous national conferences. She has served as a preceptor for graduate nursing students from Rush University, Purdue and Northern Illinois University, initiated a hospital-based caregiver support group for children of aging parents, and is currently a member of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, Sigma Theta Tau and the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society.

Sheila L. Miles, RN, BA

Sheila Miles, RN, license number 44370, is a registered nurse, currently licensed in South Carolina and Pennsylvania. She is a specialized healthcare consultant with expertise in the home health, home infusion, durable medical equipment (DME/HME), and technology sectors. Ms. Miles has 20+ years of experience in management, education, clinical, and consulting in the healthcare industry. She has published articles on the use of technology in the homecare setting in Nursing Matters and Remington Report, and has spoken at the local, state and national levels on homecare and healthcare issues to professionals, community groups, legislators, students, and ancillary healthcare personnel.

Ms. Miles served on numerous local, state and national boards related to the healthcare industry including President of the South Carolina Home Care Association, the South Carolina Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Council, the Forum of State Associations of the National Association for Homecare, Chairperson of the Greenville County Board of Health, the South Carolina Medicaid Advisory Council, the SC Patient Protection Coalition, Spartanburg County Health il of former US Congressman Bob Inglis. Sheila currently serves on the advisory board of Hi-R-Ed.org an online university. 

Sheila has a clinical background in cardiovascular and critical care nursing and is a former Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN). Her education encompasses both the nursing and business administration fields.

Karleyanne Richards, LBSW

Karleyanne Richards, LBSW, license number 13636, is a social worker currently practicing in South Carolina. In her current position she is performing social work functions with homecare and hospice clients in an eight county area. Functional capabilities include interdisciplinary counseling and care planning, crisis intervention, and family and caregiver counseling. She also provides bereavement education and organizes follow-up support groups in the hospice setting.

Gustavo Wong, MS, RDN, CDE, HFS

Gustavo Wong, MS, RDN, CDE, HFS, License # 802255 is a registered dietitian working with HIV/AIDS, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and clients with other conditions. He coordinates nutritional care for home care, hospice and clinic clients in the Portland, OR area.   He has developed various educational materials and lesson plans for his clients with diabetes and presented a variety of classes and in-services for agency personnel. He provides post-HIV test counseling and has written Diabetes Nutrition Program annual goal objectives for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He has also authored the policies and procedures for referrals, screening, assessment, counseling, and continuous quality improvement for local agencies and has assisted other agencies in establishing their diabetes and HIV nutrition programs.

Anita Novara, RN, BSN

Anita Novara brings with her a wealth of experience as an accomplished professional in healthcare operations and education. Anita's focus in recent years has been the training , development and management of nurses and other caregiver professionals within the homecare and facility-based healthcare markets. She has also performed the marketing, product development and promotion, event planning, and sales functions for a nationwide homecare company. She has been a frequent contributor and developer of many intercompany publications over the years, as well as providing training and education guidance and support for written and classroom learning tools.