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AMERICAN CANNABIS
NURSES ASSOCIATION

ACNA LEADERSHIP

Barbara J. Ochester, R.N., M.S.N.

ACNA Director

Barbara joined Universal Hospital Services in early 2010 as a Clinical Solutions Specialist working in the Northeast Division. During her tenure in the division Barbara worked to build relationships with UHS customers and provide them with excellent customer service, clinical knowledge and expertise. Barbara enjoyed success in the territory and received the Eagle Award in 2013.

In May of 2013, Barbara moved to the position of Regional Clinical Care Manager. In this role, Barbara has worked to build a team of clinical experts, with a focus on talent, integrity and dedication. The team provided UHS customers and their patients with solutions that provide the best opportunity for optimum health. The team is guided by ethical practice operating with a “Servant’s” Heart. In the past year and a half she has built a strong group of professionals who treat their customers with respect and share solutions that help them do the best for their patients. “Because I Said I Would” is the principal we have adopted with our customers and we have become the Trusted Advisors as we work closely with them.

Prior to coming to UHS, Barbara spent six years as an associate professor of nursing focusing on community and medical/surgical nursing. Barbara also spent twelve years at Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) where she worked as both the Occupational Health Nurse caring for the GSK employees, and as the Vaccine Nurse Educator. Barbara managed the Vaccine Information Program speaking nationally on immunology and GSK vaccine products.

Barbara attended Cornell University for her undergraduate work and received her Bachelors and Masters from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. She has additional certificate/board training in Occupational Health and Wound Care. She resides in Philadelphia with her husband and family.


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