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Everett Public Schools Board Member Application

Traci Michele Mitchell 4511 142nd Pl SE Snohomish WA, 98296 425-359-2065 US Citizen, Registered voter Married 19 years to Tim Mitchell 1 daughter, Rebecca Mitchell 11-years-old


Statement of Interest Professional Resume

December 3, 2013 Traci Mitchell 4511 142nd Pl SE Snohomish, WA 98296 425-365-2065 Dr. Cohn and Everett Public Schools Board of Directors: I am contacting you today because I have a sincere interest in joining the school board. My family has lived in the Everett Public Schools District for over 11 years. We moved into the Everett District due to its great reputation. I have an 11-year-old daughter who is a 6th Grader at Gateway Middle School. She entered Kindergarten at Penny Creek not really interested in reading. Shelley Petillo was the Principal at Penny Creek and had a goal that all students who left Kindergarten would be able to read. My daughter knew how to read by the end of the Full-Day Kindergarten year and by the end of 1st grade was placed into the Highly Capable program primarily due to her literacy skills. She is thriving at Gateway in the challenge courses and we are pleased to have Mrs. Petillo again as her Principal. It is because of the great teachers and staff within this district that I seek the Everett Public Schools Board position. This district is a model for STEM education and as a partner with the Everett Public Schools Foundation the district is able to receive funding from Boeing for expanding STEM programs. This district has embraced the Common Core and 21st Century Skills as other districts and states are debating these programs. Also, the Everett School Board was able to successfully negotiate teacher contracts during the worst economy in recent memory. I have served on the Everett Public Schools Foundation Board for the past five years and know the social and economic diversity within the Everett Public Schools District. I have followed the news about state funding and the McCleary decision. I believe in Full-Day Kindergarten and am pleased that EPSF supports many families by providing scholarships until full funding is available. I have enjoyed volunteering at High School & Beyond Nights to help the districts goal for all students to be career or college ready. While not everyone is suited for higher education, through the CTE courses students can learn about automotive technology and floral designs as well as accounting and marketing. There are so many reasons this is a remarkable district which has led to my decision to serve on the board. Based on my professional and personal experience, it is my hope that as an Everett Public Schools District Board member I could continue the impressive work of the district and I would be a valuable addition to the board. Sincerely yours, Traci Mitchell

4511 142 Place SE, Snohomish, WA 98296

425.359.2065 |


Traci Mitchell

Change Management Communication Oral / Written Lean Manufacturing Facilitation Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint) Problem Solving / Analytic skills

Public Speaking Quality / Safety Improvement Service Excellence Improvement Staff Engagement Improvement Training / Coaching

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Manager, Pharmacy Services & Infection Control 4/13 Present Valley General Hospital, Monroe, WA Manage pharmacy team 12 employees o Schedule, train, hire, counsel Manage pharmacy budget 1.2 million o Contract negotiations o Formulary management o Maintain staffing levels within budget Infection Control (10/13 present) o CDC, DOH & Snohomish County Health District reporting o Hand hygiene process improvement plan o Antibiotic stewardship Special Projects o CPOE Implementation o GPO and drug distributor contract negotiations/implementation o Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee Secretary
3/10 4/12 Program Manager; Lean Facilitator Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Kirkland, WA Managed patient experience (HCAHPS, CG-CAHPS) o Reviewed, evaluated and presented results o Identified and recommended areas for process improvement o Negotiated and managed survey vendor contract o Created and monitored annual goals o Presented results to senior leadership and staff Coached providers and staff on Service Excellence, Best Practices and Service Recovery o Partnered with clinic leaders and providers to increase patient experience and medical home plans o Presented coaching sessions to primary care providers, staff and acute care nursing staff o Scheduled meetings working with facilities, managers, and food services Supervised work of department assistants Partnered with Quality Program Manager on Value-Based Purchasing implications, CMS, NCQA and HEDIS goals Produced (60+) videos of providers, patients and service areas for Marketing o Negotiated vendor contract

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o Scheduled and coordinated video sessions with facilities, providers, department leadership and patients o Coordinated provider contracts for videos Lead Marketing team for deliverables for Patient Portal project Managed SharePoint site for Patient Experience Lean Facilitator process improvement (RPIWs) for Diagnostic Imaging and Day Surgery

Clinical Pharmacist 1/08 12/10 Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Everett, WA Developed Emergency Department pharmacist position deliverables: o Standardized PYXIS machines between campuses o Modified medication stock resulting in increased efficiency and satisfaction for nurses and physicians and decreased inventory costs o Revitalized anticoagulation referral process for patients; worked with ED staff and community partners to improve referral process resulting in improved patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes o Launched streamlined antibiotic selections and criteria in the Emergency Department o Implemented medication review processes to meet Best Practice standards Clinical Pharmacist for all clinical areas including: ED, Oncology, Med-Surg, CCU, NICU Identified and implemented formulary and medication usage patterns for cost-saving opportunities (approx. $65,000 annual savings) Ensured CMS requirements met for many medication protocols for myocardial infarctions, stroke and pneumonia MHA Capstone - evaluated patient volumes for inpatient rehabilitation; made recommendations for increased revenue with goals to increase daily census by 25% and decrease stay by 15% Pharmacist
6/98 1/08 Swedish Medical Center First Hill, Seattle, WA Intern Coordinator hired, trained, and evaluated (12) interns Clinical Pharmacist areas include: Retail, ICU, CCU, Med-Surgery, Orthopedics and Oncology Pharmacy lead for development of protocols and programs to meet CMS, TJC, NCQA recommendations / requirements: medication reconciliation, formulary management, chronic heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, stroke, pneumonia and influenza vaccinations, antibiotic management, and anticoagulation management Champion of smoking cessation o Created protocols for the system to become smoke-free o Presented educational programs for staff and physicians o Produced an educational video for patients shown on in-house televisions o Negotiated with drug manufactures for smoking cessation medications for staff as well as formulary additions for in-patients Pharmacy Intern 6/98 5/01


Vice President, Everett Public School District Foundation Executive Board 8/13 Present Board Member, Everett Public Schools Foundation 9/08 Present Co-Chair - Stuff the Bus for Kids (collect and distribute supplies for 1700 backpacks/$75,000) Chair - Classroom Grants (coordinate team to allocate $28,000 in grants to teachers) Treasurer, Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Gateway Middle School Volunteer, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Penny Creek Elementary School 7/13 Present 9/07 6/13

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Chair - Science Day; 2009 2012 ($5000 budget, 30 presenters and 700+ students) Chair STEM Fair 2013

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Phi Lambda Sigma (national pharmacy leadership society) 2008 Present 2001 Present

EDUCATION Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington