Company Profiles

 
 
Important note

Please call at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled classes to cancel, or you may be billed.

Classroom Location

222 W Mission #134
Spokane, WA.


* Across from the Northtown Sears *

mailing address
12402 N. Division #291

Spokane, WA 99218


Tel 509-466-0216

Fax 509-271-0050
E-mail empoweringclassroom@gmail.com
 
Empowering People

12402 North Divsion #291
FAX 509-271-0050
Spokane, Washington 99218-1930 United States
E-Mail empoweringclassroom@gmail.com



 


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Michelle Brittain
RN00152752 Ex 070112

Michelle graduated from WSU in 2004 with a BS in nursing. She has been practicing 7 years.  Her specialty field is cardiac nursing. Michelle works with Family Home care and is a supplemental RN for Empowering People.  We have been fortunate to have her as an addition to the Empowering People delegation staff nurse body for a little over a year.  The future of excellent nursing is protected with nurses like Michelle. 
 




Vallery Cogo
RN00051794 Ex 111912

Val graduated from WSU and Intercollegiate Nursing Center.  She has been a nurse for 38 years.  She has 25 years experience in cardiology. Val is a native Spokanite, having grown up and attended school in Deer Park.   She has lived in Anchorage Alaska, Seattle, and in Spokane since 1991.  She has one son who is attending SCC.  Val has been with Empowering People for 6+ years and has taught Fundamentals of Caregiving, Nurse Delegation and Insulin Specialty courses and Dementia.




Nora Laughlin
RN00077928 Ex 101612


Nora graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington with a BSN in Nursing. Her Registered nursing diploma was obtained at Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane, Washington. She is also an adjunct teacher at Spokane Falls Community College and taught the I-BEST program for many years at that facility. Nora has been a registered nurse for 42 years. As a young bride, Nora worked as a caregiver in Omaha Nebraska. Nora has 4 grown children, 9 amazing grandchildren and is married to John Laughlin, the love of her life. Nora has taught Fundamentals of Caregiving, Nurse Delegation, Nurse Delegation Specialty Focus on Diabetes, Dementia, Mental Health, HIV AIDS, CPR First AIDE and has written a curriculum for the 48 hour course. Nora considers her specialty areas to be geriatrics, and education. Nora is one of the founding members of Empowering People.




Lori May-Kenney
RN0015183 Ex 101612


Lori May-Kenney RN has been in nursing for 32 years.  29 of those years involved in long term care settings such as Skilled Nursing facilities and Adult Family Homes.  Lori was Director of Nursing Services of Skilled Nursing facilites for 15 years in Southern California.  She has been a Nationally Certified Director of Nursing since 1995.   Lori opened her own Adult Family Home in Nine Mile Falls in 2004. Lori is Geriatric Certified though UW for her AFH.  She has been doing teaching and consulting with the Washington State Care Council of AFH's for the past 2 years.  Lori is a board member of both the Spokane chapter and the State Wide WSRCC organization.  She has been doing Nurse Delegation for the last 6 years.  Lori is married to Joe who is an RN at the VAMC in Spokane.  They have 4 grown children, two currently in college here, one at EWU and the other at WSU.




 



Lisa Green
Administrative Assistant
lgreen@ccspokane.org
 

I am Lisa Green, My husband and I have three children ranging in age from 17-22.  My full time job is case manager for Catholic Charities Childbirth and parenting Assistance program.  I am the daughter of Nora and John Laughlin owners and managers of Empowering People Inc.  I have been support staff to the Billing and Education department for Empowering people for the past year.  I am available to help with any billing issues and education questions you may have.  I look forward to assisting you in anyway possible.



 


Website Consulting




The Computer Guy!

 

509-720-7856
philwacker@gmail.com
www.tcgspokane.com



I am Phil Wacker, A.K.A. The Computer Guy. I support businesses and individuals throughout the world. I am married with one daughter, and technology is my cup of tea. I wish I could list interests and hobbies, but other then my family all I do is technology. Websites, computers, networking, servers, cell phones, handheld gaming/book devices - if it has a battery or power I either know about it, or can fix it.


Bookkeeping



Penny Moyer

Bookkeeper
509-951-9714
318 W 36th Ave
Spokane, Wa 99203
pmnwas@comcast.net


Northwest Accounting Services P.S. best accountant, Penny Moyer has been taking care of Empowering People for many years. If you have any bookkeeping needs please call anytime!



A Brief Biographical:  Nancy L. Edison

Nancy has a varied work career.  Self employed almost all her career  dance teacher with her own dance studio until she enrolled in college in 1968.

BS    U of Idaho    1974

After college,1974-1984.  Worked in the alcohol and drug addiction recovery field in Idaho and Washington.  She has worked with teens, adults and families as a counselor and education specialist providing community outreach, education and consulting. She has worked in state and private agencies. When she began her private practice she left the position of Family Treatment Coordinator/Counselor in a Spokane outpatient agency, Colonial Clinic.


Nancy is in her 27th year in her diverse private practice.  In the beginning her practice was primarily with women addressing the non-chemical addictions i.e. codependency, relationship, food to name a few.  Through this work she began incorporating massage helping women to deal with body image, recovery from abusive relationships, repression and self awareness to learn self nurturance and live enrichment.  Her practice and further education in mindfulness has deepened her practice in helping others.

Other Training:
    
-Nancy received training in meditation in 1973 while in college.
-5 Years in training and practice with Anne Wilson Schaf, Internationally recognized leader and author in issues of society and addiction.  Began her practice at the regional professional trained in Living in Process with Anne Wilson Schaf offering groups and intensives.
-Training and Leadership role with the Oceanic Foundation based in Boulder, Colorado for 6 years in the Living the Truth Teachings.
-Leadership training and 5 years as a volunteer with Landmark Education.
-On-going training in various body/mind integration modalities.