Company Profiles

Important note

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Classroom Location

222 W Mission #134
Spokane, WA.

Please note: We do not receive mail at the classroom address

Mailing address:
12402 N. Division #291

Spokane, WA 99218

Education line:  509-319-6099

Tel:                  509-466-0216

Fax:                  509-271-0050

Empowering People
Mailing Address
12402 N division # 291
Spokane, Washington 99218-1930



Our Nurses- We are dedicated to the needs of your Residents and Staff


Nora Laughlin
RN00077928 Ex 101616

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 101616

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

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!



I am Phil Wacker, A.K.A. The Computer Guy. I support businesses and individuals throughout the world. I am married with two daughters, 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.


Penny Moyer

318 W 36th Ave
Spokane, Wa 99203

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.