Dr Geri Amori has been named vice president of academic affairs for medical professional liability provider Coverys. She will be assisted by Nichole Dennis as the new healthcare provider education (HCPE) manager.
“Geri brings industry experience and expertise in communication of healthcare risk management topics,” said Tara Gibson, vice president risk management of Coverys. “Nichole has played a significant role helping Coverys achieve various accreditation through her tenure here. We look forward to utilizing their knowledge and experience to further develop our risk management and healthcare provider education efforts.”
Dr Amori brings over 25 years of risk management experience and has been an employee of Coverys for the past 8 years. In addition to her experience in behavioral health and as a college educator, she served as risk manager at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont, for 12 years.
Dr Amori has previously served as president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and the Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She is a nationally known speaker on healthcare risk management topics, most notably disclosure of unanticipated outcomes and transparent communication.
She has received many awards during her tenure as a risk management professional including the coveted ASHRM Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRM Journal Author Excellence award. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in counselor education from the University of Florida in 1987 and her Master of Science in counseling and human systems from Florida State University in 1976. She also earned an associate in risk management from the Insurance Institute of America.
Dennis has been a part of the Coverys team for close to 15 years providing risk management education and continuing education for physicians and nurses. She has been instrumental in guiding Coverys’ efforts to achieve both the ACCME Accreditation with Commendation and the ANCC accreditation. Dennis received her associate degree from Lansing Community College in 2010 and completed the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council in 2009.
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