I spent my entire career in public health and safety. I believe my prime responsibility as an elected official is to keep our citizens safe and that includes ensuring our first responders have the resources they need.

Prior to moving to Mesquite in 2012, I worked at Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, as Transplant Services Data Manager whereby I was responsible for follow-up of kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant patients and living donors, reporting to the United Network of Organ Sharing for compliance and regulatory standards.

For 20 years, I worked in two city Fire Departments in Emergency Medical Services.

At the Salt Lake City Fire Department, I was the Data and Information Administrator, responsible for designing, modifying, and monitoring the department’s computer-aided dispatch and records management system software. I served as the database administrator, identifying and performing system modifications, installing new releases, performing backups, and maintaining security systems. I was also responsible for developing continuing quality improvement processes and goals and managing those activities of the Medical Division. 

I worked at the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services as Data/Research Evaluation Specialist to develop implement systems to collect and analyze data related to the delivery of all aspects of emergency medical services in Fresno, Kings, and Madera counties. 

I was a Budget Analyst at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fresno where I performed budgetary analysis and cost projections, distribution of funds, and preparation of the medical center’s annual budget plan as well as monitoring of fund accounts to ensure availability to the end of each quarter, and preparation of quarterly, monthly, and special reports. Early in my career I worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis in Research and Education.

At the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Fresno I was responsible for independently planning and implementing continuing medical education programs based on identified needs of the San Joaquin Valley. 

My Education

University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2002
Fresno City College Training Institute, Fresno, California, 1989
St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978
Belleville Area College, Belleville, Illinois, 1976

Certifications and Appointments

Secretary, National Association of EMS Quality Professionals, 1998-2000
Board Member-at-Large, National Association of EMS Quality Professionals, 1997
Instructor I & II, Utah Fire Service, June 1997
Instructor, EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum, September 1996-1998
Certified Facilitator, Salt Lake City Corporation, Utah, April 1998
EMT-Basic, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 1996
EMT 1A Primary, Fresno, California, December 1989


Efficacy of an EMS Quality Improvement Program in Improving Documentation and Performance, Steven M. Joyce, FACEP, Karen L. Dutkowski, and Timothy Hynes, CEP, presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference and Scientific Assembly of the National Association of EMS Physicians, July 1995, published as a supplement to Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol 10, No 4, Sup 3, October-December 1995

National Association of EMS Quality Professionals Quarterly, serving as editor of the publication, 1998-1999.