Joan Quinn, RN, MSN, FAAN, GSA
Joan Quinn, RN, MSN, FAAN, GSA is currently the President of Quinn Consultants, which is involved with all aspects of healthcare delivery and has particular emphasis on older and disabled adults. She is involved in care management and has been instrumental in its development and implementation of this service nationally and internationally in Australia, New Zealand and Canada for many years.
Quinn began her career in the healthcare system in the hospital and homecare settings. Subsequently, she worked in one of the first research and demonstration programs funded by the Department of Health and Human Services implementing community based care management programs for older and young disabled adults.
Quinn's recent work has been in the private sector where she was the Senior Vice President for Anthem Blue Cross and BlueShield in Connecticut engaged in implementing all Medicare and Medicaid programs in that Company. She then was a Senior Manager in the merger of Nevada, Colorado Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies into Anthem and then Wellpoint companies.
Her most recent employment was with United Health Group, headquartered in Minnesota, starting their Evercare Program in Connecticut. This program provided community care management services to high-risk people of any age and targeted older adults with chronic illness by providing Nurse Practitioners in Nursing Homes and the community settings.
Quinn is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and is engaged on an advisory board at the University in that school. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the Gerontology Society of America.