Heather Kuzara, RN  began her career as a nurse in 2003 working in an adult and pediatric medical surgical unit and pediatric cardiothoracic ICU setting in Michigan. She moved to North Carolina in 2005 and began working at BAYADA Home Health Care as a field nurse. There, she worked with a large variety of pediatric and adult tracheostomy and ventilator clients. Through the years, she has worked as a clinical manager, office director, and most recently, creator and director of the BAYADA Home Health Care nursing simulation lab in Charlotte, NC. As the director of the simulation lab, Heather provides tracheostomy and ventilator education in a simulated home care setting with high fidelity simulator mannequins. Heather became a Certified Senior Advisor in 2011 and is a Certified Clinical Simulation Instructor. Heather lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband Tim and two daughters, Ella and Mena. Heather has a passion for long distance running and is currently training for her third marathon.

Disclosure: Financial — No relevant financial relationship exists
Nonfinancial — Creator and Director of BAYADA Home Health Care Nursing Simulation Lab