CPM was founded in 1983 by Bonnie Wesorick. Since then, the team has grown to include many experienced clinicians with an extensive track record of accomplishments that have not only moved the company into what it is today, but have worked hard to advance the healthcare industry as a whole forward. Our team members are continuously engaged in research and development of the CPM practice, culture and technology framework.
Meet some of our leaders below:
Bonnie Wesorick, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Bonnie is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of CPM, and the Founder of the CPM International Consortium.
Her innovative work around CPM’s mission to co-create and sustain the best places to practice and the best places to receive care has brought healthcare providers together from across the continent. Over the last two decades, she has partnered with thousands of interdisciplinary practitioners from rural, community, and university settings who have formed an international consortium to carry out the work necessary to create healthy, healing practice cultures and a patient-centered, integrated healthcare system. Her leadership in the development and implementation of an interdisciplinary professional practice framework with evidence-based tools and resources has revolutionized practice and automation.
Bonnie led the first Practice-Technology Partnerships by partnering with healthcare technology companies. These unprecedented and entrepreneur partnerships have brought to the healthcare arena the first automated, preconfigured, evidence-based interdisciplinary documentation systems. The pre-configured systems are driven by a professional practice framework intentionally designed to serve both those who give and receive care as they transition from old to new ways of thinking, practice and relationships. The outcome is real-time clinical decision support to serve those that give and receive care, and sustainable positive patient outcomes.
Bonnie has shared her expertise and learned from the expertise of others from over 1,000 diverse clinical settings and professional organizations both within and beyond the healthcare arena. She is an internationally known speaker, storyteller, author, and healthcare futurist who has authored many books, articles, videos, CD’s and DVD’s. She is often a keynote or featured speaker at local, state, national and international conferences across the world. Bonnie connects with the hearts and minds of others and brings a sense of direction and hope in the midst of chaos in today’s healthcare arena. Bonnie resides in western Michigan.
Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP Executive VP and Chief Professional Practice Officer
Michelle is the Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Practice Officer for Elsevier. She has been an executive leader since 2001 with CPM. Michelle has over 20 years experience in creating and sustaining healthy, healing workplaces and integrated healthcare services. Her passion is creating environments that “live” the high-tech/high-touch polarity to transform healthcare locally and globally.
Michelle has been a leader in creating professional nursing and interdisciplinary practice environments for over two decades. She has experience in using and co-creating an integrated clinical practice framework to strengthen practice at the point of care and improve the quality of work environments for leaders and practitioners across the United States and Canada. Michelle led an interdisciplinary point of care design process that resulted in the first available advanced clinical documentation system with evidence-based knowledge integrated into a computerized product. Following a strong interest in nurse-physician relationships, Michelle’s master’s research thesis was “Nurse-Physician Collaboration and Nurse Satisfaction”. She was awarded a Sigma Theta Tau Kappa-Epsilon Chapter Grant for her research efforts and received the Best Nursing Research Award from the Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Collaborative. Michelle also co-authored “Partnership Council Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Co-Creating a Healthy Workplace.”
Michelle has co-authored articles regarding Clinical Documentation and Intentionally Designed Automation (IDA) published in Healthcare Technology. She frequently speaks on the topic of Professional Practice and Healthcare Technology at conferences such as Sigma Theta Tau International, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA). Michelle was one of the original members of the IHE Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Domain. She is also one of the founding leaders of the national Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative and recently served as the Program Chair for the TIGER Summit held in the fall of 2006. She currently co-leads the national TIGER Collaborative Workgroup on “Usability and Clinical Application Design”. She is often a keynote or featured speaker at local, state, national and international conferences across the world. Michelle was inducted into the National Academy of Practice in Nursing in 2007 for her significant contributions to advancing nursing practice with evidence and informatics. Michelle resides in Western Michigan.
Cathy Schwartz, MSN, RN Senior Vice President, Transformation Services
Cathy is the Senior Vice President, Transformation Services for CPM. Cathy provides executive leadership and business strategy for practice transformation consulting services in the delivery of the CPM CarePoints through various vendor partnerships, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary practice advancement, healthcare workplace and cultural transformation. She also provides executive leadership for outcomes measurement, evaluation and research work.
Cathy has over 25 years of healthcare experience as a clinician and administrator in a wide spectrum of clinical areas including med-surgical, critical care, rehabilitation, emergency, home health and education. In addition to receiving academic and professional honors and awards, she held adjunct faculty positions working with senior baccalaureate and masters students. For 15 years, she was responsible for in-field implementation and evolution of an interdisciplinary, evidence-based, professional practice model utilizing the Clinical Practice Model Framework.
Through her expertise in engagement structures and processes, organizational change and complex systems, Cathy oversaw nationally-linked quality improvement work, clinical scholarship, outcomes measurements, research and publication. Her in-depth experience with shared governance councils and small and large group facilitation allows Cathy to guide individual units, organizations and large healthcare systems to align initiatives, refine strategies, and co-create cultures so that services, patient experiences and staff work environments grow toward becoming the best places to give and receive care. Cathy’s strengths include connecting with clinical executives in healthcare organizations and building strong transformation service teams. Cathy resides in central Illinois.