Welcome to the Department of Clinical Affairs

Clinical Affairs is a multi-disciplinary group comprised of individuals with expertise in the following areas:

  • Evidence-based clinical/medical information for patients and healthcare providers
  • Clinical research management and support
  • Publication development and support
  • Clinical education, including CE modules and presentations
  • Training support and clinical consultation
  • Formal clinical presentations by nurse experts
  • Grant support and sponsorship opportunities

If you’d like more information about our department or activities, please send us an email.

Meet Our Clinical Affairs Experts

Sage Products’ Department of Clinical Affairs team was developed in response to customer requests for unbiased information about healthcare products and issues that are important to their staff. The Clinical Affairs team is comprised of advanced-degree nurses from a wide variety of clinical backgrounds and experiences. Our team is prepared to present clinical information in a variety of formats:

  •  Education targeted toward clinical staff related to common conditions impacting the hospitalized patient (many eligible for 3rd party CE accreditation)
  •  Presentations to clinical organizations, facility committees and staff
  • Training support and clinical consultation
  • Evidence-based clinical/medical information for patients and healthcare providers
  • Formal clinical presentations by nurse experts
  • Small group or round table discussions
  • Rounding on floors to provide clinical education
  • Peer-to-peer discussions

JOYCE RYANScreen Shot 2015-07-30 at 7.35.58 AM, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, RN

Vice President, Clinical Affairs

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), University of Missouri, Kansas City (focus on health care policy)
  • MSN, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

BACKGROUND

Joyce spent her bedside nursing career in the ICU, where she served as a mentor and charge nurse at a New York Magnet hospital. She worked in private practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on infectious disease, gastroenterology, oncology and addiction medicine. Joyce continues to work in clinical practice. She worked at Schering Plough as a clinical educator and expert as well as a product manager in the marketing department. She now is the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Sage, where she focuses on clinical research and education. In addition to her work in industry and clinical practice, Joyce has acted as an expert witness for several law firms, defending bedside nurses in medical malpractice cases.

MARCIA BAUMANScreen Shot 2015-07-30 at 7.36.09 AM, RN, MSN-HCM, MBA

Director, Clinical Education & Program Development

EDUCATION

  • MSN, concentration in Health Care System Management, Loyola University
  • MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University

BACKGROUND

Marcia Bauman spent most of her bedside nursing career in the neuro/surgical ICU. She entered the profession as a diploma nurse and continued her education to achieve a BSN, a MBA and a MSN with a concentration in Health Care Systems Management. She has extensive experience in the medical device industry where she served in a variety of clinical roles, including clinical training and education, clinical marketing, new product development and clinical research and marketing. In this capacity, Marcia worked with key opinion leaders and researchers around the world to help clinicians get the best possible outcomes from processes and protocols related to patient mobility, pressure ulcers, healthcare acquired infections, and safe patient handling. Marcia has also served as a clinical consultant for medical device companies and health systems around the country in the areas of protocol development, best practices, research and medical writing.

Marcia joined Sage Products LLC in February of 2013 as a Clinical Science Liaison in the Department of Clinical Affairs. In her most recent role as Director of Clinical Education Programs, she is responsible for the development of clinical educational programs geared toward nurses and other professionals on various clinical topics. She continues to serve as a clinical advisor in the area of patient mobility and healthcare quality.

Marcia has a special interest in the area of nursing education and has co-developed online nursing education modules and serves as adjunct faculty for the Utica College of Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program.

JULIE WAKEFIELDScreen Shot 2015-07-30 at 7.36.19 AM, RN, MSN/ED

Clinical Science Liaison

EDUCATION

  • MSN, specialization in Healthcare/Nursing Education, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, Daemen College, Buffalo, NY

BACKGROUND

Julie has experience in areas such as infectious disease, oncology, gastroenterology, neurology, and clinical research. After several years as a bedside nurse, in adult and pediatric oncology ICU, she moved into home infusion therapy, where she served 18+ years in several roles such as field nurse and staff education and as Director of Nursing. Julie later transitioned into the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical science liaison, which involved providing nursing, pharmacy staff and provider education regarding delivery of medication, clinical research, medication side effects and safety data pertaining to infusible medications.

TANYA SEAMANScreen Shot 2015-07-30 at 7.36.29 AM, RN, MSN, NP

Clinical Science Liaison

EDUCATION

  • MSN, Kent State University
  • NP, Kent State University
  • BSN, Kent State University

BACKGROUND

Tanya spent a number of years working as a staff nurse in the neuro step down, intensive care, and labor and delivery units. She later became a nurse practitioner and worked in gynecologic oncology, educating staff and mentoring new graduates. After some time, she moved into the pharmaceutical industry, working for Glaxo Smith Kline and, more recently, into the medical device arena with Emory University Hospital.

HEATHER HUSTONScreen Shot 2015-07-30 at 7.36.37 AM, RN, MSN

Clinical Science Liaison

EDUCATION

  • DHSc, A.T. Still University (pursuing)
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, Allen College of Nursing

BACKGROUND

Heather has experience in areas such as infectious disease, immunology, gastroenterology, dermatology, clinical research, urgent care and clinical management. After a few years as a bedside nurse, Heather transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical nurse educator, which involved providing patient education, staff and provider education regarding disease states and delivery of clinical research, medications, side effects and prevention pertaining to a variety of injectable and infusible products. She has also served as a consultant for patient education materials and speaker for clinical organization meetings

JEAN “TONI” MONTONYEScreen Shot 2015-07-30 at 7.36.45 AM, RN, MS

Senior Manager, Clinical Science Liaison

EDUCATION

  • MSN, University of Colorado School of Nursing
  • BSN, University of Colorado, School of Nursing

BACKGROUND

Toni has extensive clinical and educational experience in critical care, trauma, emergency, and burn. She was actively involved in clinical research including multidisciplinary research committee member, publishing research, and organizing research conferences. After moving from bedside practice, Toni spent a number of years in the medical device industry where she served as a consultant to provide clinical expertise assisting hospitals with improved patient outcomes, protocol development, educational programs, and other consultative services. She currently serves as the Senior Manager, Clinical Science Liaison at Sage.