Emily Greenstein

American Association of Nurse Practitioners 

1. Name of your organization and your current role/title:
Certified Wound Nurse Practitioner, through the Podiatry Department at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. 

2. How long have you been engaged as an Alliance member? 
I have been a representative to the Alliance for 7 years, currently representing AANP. 

3. What is an example of when the Alliance added value to the wound care space or to your business specifically?
The Alliance does a great job advocating for patients and clinicians. I have personally been able to present at several open meetings with CMS and the MACs in which the Alliance has had a strong voice and influenced the decision outcomes. For example, the recent suspension of the Novitas cellular tissue product policy. 

4. What career advice do you live by? 

My biggest career advice is to do what makes you happy. I recently changed positions because I wanted to focus more on the diabetic foot and limb preservation. I feel that is an area where I can make a big impact on patients' lives. 

5. If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
I am fortunate in the fact that I have been able to meet and work with many amazing clinicians around the world. If I could pick one person to collaborate with, I would choose a little bit different route and not pick an individual, but an organization such as the Red Cross.  

6. What does an ideal day off look like to you?
Well, I have 5 kids so most of my days off are spent chasing after them. Ideally my day off would be spent relaxing and catching up on reading outside of medical journals. 

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