Brenda Munson, BS

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
Memorial Hall 203
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
 
Phone: 701-858-4477
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 09, 2019

Brenda Munson
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: ND Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), ND Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC)
 
Discipline(s): EMS
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

Accomplishments
 Acquired research associate skills through program management at North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD)

 Developed grant writing capabilities and communication awareness through experience as project coordinator at NDCPD and as office manager at a pain management center

 Gained experience in working with culturally diverse populations, particularly individuals with disabilities, in my work at NDCPD
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Work Experience

June 2008-Present
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities Minot ND
ND SMP Coordinator of Volunteers:
- Implemented and coordinated Volunteer Risk and Program Management as mandated by the Administration on Community Living
- Gained organization and management skills necessary to hire, train and manage Regional Volunteer Coordinator staff across the state
- Developed expertise as state and national conference speaker on risks of healthcare/Medicare fraud
- Gained experience in research, writing and data collection which will be a benefit to the Research Program Specialist position at AUCD
- Acquired TA skills as SMP dissemination coordinator

July 2001-2008
Tri-Life Chronic Pain Management Center, Minot ND
Office Manager
- Supported medical staff in daily operations of clinic
- Implemented clinic policies and procedures
- Gained experience in clinic accounts receivable and payables

March 1976-2001
St. Joseph's Hospital, Minot ND
Medical Office Administrator
- Provided clinical and clerical support for medical oncology practice
- Gained experience in electronic billing
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Education
Fall 2009-Present
Minot State University. Minot ND
Nachelor of Science Degree-General Studies
GPA: 3.68
Fall 2018-Expected Graduation Date

2000
Dakota College, Bottineau ND
Associates Degree-Medical Office Administrator
General Studies

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PRESENTATIONS
Munson, B. (2009-Present) Statewide Medicare HealthCare fraud and scams presentations.

Munson, B. (2017). Tips and Tricks for Engaging Hard-to-Reach Beneficiaries, SMP/SHIP National Conference. Austin, TX.

Munson, B. (2017). When Will I Get My New Medicare Card? NDLTCA Annual Convention. Bismarck, ND.

Munson, B. and Madsen, L. (2013). Medicare's Alphabet Soup: scams
and fraud found in each program, Aging in America Conference. Chicago, IL.

Munson, B. and Madsen, L. (2012). Training beneficiaries to access
mymedicare.gov, Aging in America Conference Poster Session. Washington, D.C.

Munson, B. and Madsen, L. (2011). Training beneficiaries to access mymedicare.gov, Association of University Centers on Disability Conference Poster Session. Washington, D.C

Munson, B. (2011). Affordable Care Act and Health Care Fraud, Governors Committee on Aging Education Forum, Grand Forks, N.D.

Munson, B. and Schmidt, K. (2011). Healthy Lifestyles, NDacp Conference, Fargo, N.D.

Munson, B. and Schmidt, K. (2011). Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities, Nordic International Conference, Minot, N.D.

 

Social Media Abilities
 Social media policy management to include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
 Manage social media planning for implementation and execution of marketing strategies and communication management
 Manage online media with user engagement and customer relationship development
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Computer Competencies
 Graphic Design and Word Processing
Experienced graphic artist in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

 Spreadsheets and Databases
Skilled in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 Operating Systems
Experienced in Windows, Mac, UNIX and AIX

 Software/Applications
Skilled in MS-Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, QuickBooks, and Oracle

 Technical Skills
Skills include ability to use markup languages like XML, knowledge in basic scripting languages like Java, and knowledge in network protocol
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Organization(s)

 Member of American Society on Aging (ASA)
ASA is a diverse association of individuals bound by the common goal of supporting and improving the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families

 Member North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association (NDEMSA); This association is dedicated to sustaining and strengthening the EMS system in North Dakota by providing a voice and resources to members to ensure exceptional pre-hospital care in the state.

 Member National Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA); This organization promotes educational programs supporting state emergency medical services

 Member Quality Health Associates (QHA) Council of North Dakota' QHA is a team of physicians, nurses, analysts, statisticians, IT specialists, and other allied healthcare professionals working together to improve healthcare quality and patient safety to all North Dakotans
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Volunteer Responsibilities
 Peer Reviewer 2017 ASA National Conference

 Peer Reviewer 2018 ASA National Conference

 Peer reviewers play a critical role in conference programming by evaluating proposals and making recommendations that inform proposal acceptance decisions by ASA Conference staff. Reviewers are invited based on expertise in the field of aging, involvement with ASA and past experience reviewing abstracts for aging conferences

 Board of Director Minot Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC). The DVCC board represents a cross-section of interests from the community. Those who serve have a passion to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization as it offers empowerment to survivors to live a life free of violence
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Honors, Awards, Certifications, Patents
 2001 Award for Excellence Recipient Unimed Medical Center
 2012 Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum Lead Trainer Certification from Oregon Health and Science University Portland OR
 2016 MSU Staff Senate Scholarship Recipient
 2018 MSU Staff Senate Scholarship Recipient